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Liz Elam at the GCUC 2018

GCUC 2018 – Day 1 – Women Who Cowork

Women play a prominent role in the coworking industry.  However, they are still faced with barriers that keep them from contributing as much as possible.  Laura Shook , CEO of Soma Vida Wellness Coworking, Women Who Cowork, and Iris Kavanagh, Co-founder of Women Who Cowork, talk about the importance of inclusion. About Women Who Cowork Women Who Cowork is about creating a culture of inclusion.  They include the five core coworking values: openness, collaboration, sustainability, community, accessibility.  Inclusivity is implicit…

GCUC 2018 – Day 1 – Health

The environment we work in can greatly impact both our mental and physical health.  Mark Strauss, President Emeritus of Interior Design Media, and Karen Quintana, Vice President of Technical Solutions International WELL Building Institute Works talk about how your coworking spaces can help keep its members healthy.    Building a Healthy Space The WELL Building Standard is a serious of best practices for how to design, maintain, and create a healthy space.  It is organized into seven concepts: air, water,…

Liz Elam welcomed everyone at GCUC 2018 event.

GCUC 2018 – Day 1 – Welcome

There were three themes at GCUC 2018.  Liz Elam, GCUC Executive Producer and Founder of Link Coworking laid them out.   Three Main Themes for GCUC 2018 Health is your most valuable asset.  However, health is different from healthcare.  In the United States, we often associate health with disease prevention.  What we mean by health is that we need to be addressing wellness, both mental and environmental in our spaces.  We currently have a loneliness epidemic circling the world. The…

Bill Jacobson, Vince Pan and two other presenters at GCUC

GCUC 2018 – Day 0 – Q and A with the Presenters

At the end of camp GCUC, during which attendees learned about the basics of coworking, a panel of some of the industry’s best answered questions from the audience.  The panel consisted of Benjamin Dyett, Partner at Openwork Agency and the Cofounder of Grind, Bill Jacobson, Cofounder and CEO of Workbar, Liz Elam, Founder of GCUC and Link Coworking, Vince Pan, Founder of Analogue Studio, Ashley Proctor, Executive Director of 312 and Executive Producer of GCUC Canada, and Tony Bacigalupo, Founder…

Vince Pan at GCUC 2018

GCUC 2018 – Day 0 – Design Elements

Vince Pan (pictured on the right), Founder of Analogue Studio talks about how to use design to activate your coworking space and help its members thrive. Three Main Phases There is no single solution.  You need to approach design for every market and culture differently. Vince broke design down into three main phases: Define your tribe. Who are you catering to? Who do you want to bring into your space? What kind of community are you looking to build? Define…