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.