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GCUC Radio Episode 1: Intro to Coworking Summary

I listened to episode 1 of GCUC Radio where the host, Tony Bacigalupo, kicked off the series with an introduction to coworking.  Here is what I got out of the podcast. Coworking How it Started Coworking is taking the world on by storm.  It started in 2005 in one small community in San Francisco to 780,000 in 2015.   The idea of coworking started by a few people with the same desire to get out of the house and be…

Angel Kwiatkowski shared some truth about coworking industry at GCUC 2018

GCUC 2018 – Day 1 – Truth About Coworking

When talking about coworking, we oftentimes discuss the logistics.  Things like how many square feet the space is, what amenities are available, and how to upgrade your utilities are usually at the forefront of discussion.  However, Angel Kwiatkowski, the cofounder of Cohere, tells the truth about the coworking industry. Coworking is powerful and can change lives, but no one writes about it properly.  Angel shares some stories about the stuff we do not hear about coworking spaces. These stories really…

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…