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Michele KirkPatrick on Being Brickyard’s Community Manager

Sajid Islam interviewed Michele KirkPatrick, the Community Manager of Brickyard on June 6, 2018. [caption id="attachment_2309" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo by: Benjamin Burgess (kstreetphotographydc.com)[/caption] Transition to Community Manager With a husband in the military, Michele was working 65 hours a week with the constant conflict of having to choose between family or career.  Her husband got an amazing opportunity in Alabama and went for a year. During that time, Michele was on the search for a job that could provide her…

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GCUC Radio Episode 20 – Commitment to Community

Tony Bacigalupo sat with Felena Hanson of Hera Hub.  Felena is one of the original female focused coworking space entrepreneurs. About Felena Hanson and Hera Hub When she was working with a marketing strategy firm, Felena worked primarily from home.  However, over the years she began to miss the sense of community and support that coworkers provide.  So, she looked at a coworking space called The Hive in San Diego and hosted an event there. Unfortunately, despite being a great…

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GCUC Radio Episode 9 – Brad Krauskopf of Hub Australia

Tony Bacigalupo spoke with Brad Krauskopf of Hub Australia. About Hub Australia With about 1,000 members across three locations, one with 40,000, one with 12,000 and one with 8,000 square feet, Hub Australia has become one of the most successful coworking spaces.   Brad tries to provide value to members that goes beyond the physical space.  In fact, many of Hub Australia’s members job because of the strong network it provides, not for the office space.  Hub Australia focuses on…

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GCUC Radio Episode 07 – Relationships and Purpose

Host, Tony Bacigalupo, talked to Iris Kavanagh about the value coworking alliances and building meaningful relationships. Meaningful Relationships There should be the same focus on community and relationship building as there is on the amenities in a space.  Coworking spaces foster unique relationships with members and communities.  These relationships can create a much more powerful force than if your focus is solely on physical space. There is currently a trend towards commercialism.  However, Iris noted that there are also people…

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GCUC Radio Episode 05 – Ashley Proctor

Host, Tony Bacigalupo, talked to Ashley Proctor about her different roles in coworking. How Ashley Came to Cowork Ashley became accustomed to coworking while at Ontario College of Art and Design.  While at school, she and some others would often go to each other’s houses to work on their individual projects separately but in each other’s company. She realized that while she was attending school there was great, supportive community around her with people that had similar interests and views.…