CAVO Visiting Virtual Expert

2022 CAVO Visiting Virtual Expert



Each quarter, the CAVO Virtual Visiting Expert shares their knowledge and expertise to support a diverse audience of professionals in business, education, nonprofit, and government in all aspects of virtual and hybrid work.

The visiting expert’s contributions enrich our understanding of virtual/hybrid work and enhance the NCU student experience.

We’re now seeking our next expert, to start April 1, 2022!

What does the CAVO Visiting Virtual Expert Do?

  • Serve in this volunteer role for three months
  • Develop at least one blog post, podcast episode, and webinar about a remote/hybrid work topic of your choice

Give a listen to podcasts by previous experts such as:

Ep. 20: How to Successfully Approach Trust and Accountability in the New Virtual Normal with Catherine Mattiske

Ep. 22: Virtual Teams Across Cultures: Create Successful Teams Around the World with Theresa Sigillito Hollema

Ep. 50: Thrive in the Face of Change and Uncertainty with Emotional Intelligence with Silvia Bafour

And blogs such as:

Lead Remotely and Effectively with Emotional Intelligence

Words of Wisdom for Managing Virtual Teams

Steps to Improve Psychological Safety in a Virtual Team

Could you be our next CAVO Visiting Virtual Expert?

  • Do you have a least five years of virtual/remote or hybrid leadership and/or management experience?
  • Are you a recognized virtual/remote/hybrid expert?
  • Have you presented and/or published on topics related to the virtual/remote workplace?

If so, we invite you to apply!

Please share your resume and a brief introduction to We’d love links to your publications or presentations to get a sense of your expertise.

Meet Our Past Visiting Experts:


Sylvia Baffour


Sylvia Baffour is a professional trainer and executive coach who helps organizations thrive with emotional intelligence. She was recently named by HubSpot as one of the top 15 female motivational speakers. Sylvia is the author of I Dare You to Care, a book about using emotional intelligence skills to inspire, influence, and achieve remarkable growth. Through December 2021, Sylvia will share her knowledge and expert insight through CAVO podcasts, blogs, and a webinar.





Theresa Sigillito Hollema is the author of 'Virtual Teams Across Cultures' and has worked in and with global teams for over 25 years. As a cultural consultant and team facilitator, she’s helped hundreds of leaders around the world learn how to excel when working with virtual, culturally diverse teams. Previously a consultant for Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, a leading cultural consulting firm, she now leads the team at InterAct Global, a group helping organizations capitalize on cultural diversity and virtual connections. Theresa left the US for a three-month assignment 23 years ago and has lived in the Netherlands ever since.



Catherine Mattiske


Catherine Mattiske is the founder of The Performance Company and inventor of the globally acclaimed instructional design system – ID9 Intelligent Design. She is a globally recognized training expert with a focus on energizing and influencing organizations to change employee behavior to drive business results and achieve goals. Residing in Melbourne, Australia, and traveling the globe, Catherine has been referred to as 'the maestro of changing behavior'. She is the author of Leading Virtual Teams: Managing from a distance during the coronavirus.