Debbie Bates-Schrott

Founder & CEO of Beyond Definition


What, if anything, are you doing differently?

Working from home has not been a new endeavor for Beyond Definition. For the last 5 years, our team has enjoyed one day per week working remote. Endless days of all remote work is new. Luckily, we have been using Zoom, the amazing new tech sweetheart, for our meetings for quit awhile, although using video was scarce. Now, we use video for all meetings. It’s energizing to see the team for each meeting, see how everyone is doing and share a few laughs. Depending on the day you may find a member wearing Mickey ears, sunglasses, or a hat to make you laugh.  We are also having a lot of fun with the Zoom virtual backgrounds. During any given call, you may be transported to outer space, Aruba, the casino or a crowed restaurant, just to name a few from last week. We are sharing all of the places that we are dreaming of and now seem distant memories. 

Are you staying creatively active?

We have really spent time kicking up our insights (blog.) For each article, a different designer is doing a custom illustration that somehow uses Yo, our space-person mascot. These will also probably become new office decor when we return in person to our space.

How are you sparking yourself creatively?

I am spending much of my spare time ready to stay entertained and focused on positivity. Painting has also been an almost forgotten pastime. Getting back to that is helping me stay creative!


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