Welcome to the Everything Coworking Podcast Episode Number 12!
Today I talk with Diana Rothschild, current CEO of coworking space Nextspace and founder of NextKids, a highly sought-after combination of coworking and childcare under the same roof. She founded NextKids in partnership with NextSpace, a coworking company with 9 locations in the Bay Area and Chicago. She recently became the CEO.
There is what I would call a desperate cry for the model that Diana is creating. We get right down to unpacking why this model is so hard and Diana shares from her perspective the three critical things you need to have in place to pursue this model.
We also talk about Diana’s perspective on the future of NextKids and the coworking/daycare combo model.
Today I chat with Scott Chambers, president of the Global Workspace Association and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Workplaces which has 15 locations in the Bay Area. Scott has been in the industry for over 23 years and is providing thought leadership as Business centers navigate the quickly-changing landscape of shared workspace. Scott and I chat about the history of the industry and how business centers are changing to stay relevant. We also get the scoop on the Alex Hillman/Adam Tetrus road show that GWA is sponsoring called “SMASH the stereotypes on shared workspaces and modern workers."
Meet Dana Horst and learn about her journey from a love of writing, arts, and theatre, to becoming the Development Director of the fundraising collective Creative Partners. The Collective has only been around since January 2013, but in it’s last fiscal year was able to raise a half million dollars for theater and the arts in Chicago! Listen to hear about her journey and how coworking space Design Cloud in Chicago was an indispensable asset for her & Creative Partners!
In this Episode, we get the juicy download from Liz Elam on the Global Coworking Conference Unconference recently hosted in Australia.
Liz is a well-known veteran of the coworking industry. She opened her first Link Coworking space in Austin in 2010 and her second location shortly after. She was a founding member of LEXC, the League of Extraordinary Coworking spaces, and its president for the first two years. She was also the driving force behind CoShare, the industry’s association. And she is the Executive Producer of GCUC (Global Coworking Conference Unconference).
In our conversation, Liz shares what most surprised her about GCUC Australia, GCUC expansion plans and where she thinks coworking will go in the next 5 years.
Listen to this episode with Matthew Viglione as he describes his path from French Literature, to being a Communications Director in the nonprofit world, to deciding to “cut the cord” and launch himself into co-founding SomaSim to follow his real passion of video game design. Matt was coworking at Design Cloud in Chicago
Listen to Sam's story as he describes how he transitioned from running a digital agency out of coffee shops and his girlfriend's apartment, to running his own Chicago coworking space, where he discovered the need for a software to manage coworking spaces and developed the Desktime App.
Sam has the pulse of the coworking industry in his multiple roles. We talk about Chicago's office-loving coworking crowd and the future of corporate coworking.
In this episode, Patrick describes how he overcame hurdles like learning how to properly manage clients and set appropriate expectations, how to develop business relationships, and why becoming a true ‘professional’ is a necessity for any start up business.
He also shares that he might have gone right back to working for the man without the support of his coworking community.
Troy Evans had such a life-changing experience at Syracuse CoWorks that he bought a building to house an expanded version of the coworking space on one floor, colocated with a coliving space on two other floors.
Join us as he illustrates how he was inspired to go from corporate life to coworking life and paints a picture of his experiment with putting coliving and coworking under one roof in an upstate NY city.
Listen to this podcast to learn about how Claire Goforth went from being lawyer, to pursuing her true dream of being a writer.
Claire explains how intimidating it was to leave a career she had gone to school for 8 years for, but decided that happiness and fulfillment was her top priority and decided to take the leap of faith into full time writing & journalism.
Claire stays productive and sane by working in her community at CoWork Jax in Jacksonville, Florida.
In this episode, meet Mike LaRosa. Mike is a self diagnosed coworkalcoholic, he helped to open a coworking space in Kansas City, and a year and a half later became a producer for GCUC!
Mike and I talk Coworking Trends in 2015 live from the first annual Asia Coworking Unconferece in Bali!
Meet Nicole Yeary and hear her journey from insurance agency owner to unemployed, to founder of Ms. Tech. Find out how Nicole transformed what started as a small women’s networking group into a successful, monetizable platform. You’ll want to high-five Nicole when you hear how she upgraded her mobile office from McDonald’s to one of Chicago’s great coworking spaces!
In this episode, Jeff Joerling describes his work with Turnstone, a division of Steelcase, as a self-dubbed “analog collaboration advocate.”
In his role, Jeff tours the country working with collaborative spaces of all flavors - coworking spaces, incubators, accelerators, corporations. Through his experience and his resources at Steelcase/Turnstone, he has become a real expert on what it takes to design a space to support today's mobiel worker.