Welcome to the Everything Coworking Podcast Episode Number 14!
In today’s episode, I chat with Matthew Dunstan, author of The Coworking Revolution: Four Secrets to Successfully Working for Yourself, just published May 2015. Matthew spoke at GCUC Australia and I wanted to share his story.
I read Matthew’s book on a recent flight and was really struck at the time by his perspective on the problems that coworking solves. And I have to say that since our interview, I can’t stop thinking about his ideas. We talk a lot in coworking about this idea of “serendipitous interactions” - this idea that if you collide with enough people, you’ll make connections that would otherwise never present themselves. And these connections should help you personally and professionally.
The thing I love about Matthew’s value proposition for coworking is that he’s suggesting that hope is not a strategy. I read that book some time ago and love that title and it’s really making me think about what we’re doing in coworking spaces to facilitate more than just lucky conversations at member events.
I know you’ll enjoy our conversation but I also highly recommend the book.
I love talking shop with Chris. He launched his successful marketing business out of a coworking space from scratch and is directing his coworking passion towards helping other entrepreneurs be successful by introducing them to coworking. He interviews entrpereneurs on his weekly podcast show called Coworking Success.
Chris shares his perspective on what coworking will look like in 2020, some marketing tips for coworking space owners and some personal approaches to keeping himself in top business shape.
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!