GCUC Podcast

Step into the dynamic world of coworking and flexible workspaces with the GCUC Podcast, where industry leaders, innovators, and visionaries converge to explore the future of work. Hosted by seasoned experts, this podcast delves into the trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the global coworking movement. Join us as we engage in insightful conversations with trailblazers from the coworking community, sharing their stories, experiences, and valuable insights. Whether you’re a coworking space operator, a remote worker, an entrepreneur, or simply curious about the evolving landscape of work, this podcast offers a front-row seat to the discussions that are shaping the way we work and collaborate. Each episode features thought-provoking interviews, thought leadership discussions, and practical tips to navigate the ever-changing world of workspaces. From the impact of technology on workspace design to the role of community in fostering innovation, the GCUC Podcast is your go-to source for staying informed and inspired in the coworking ecosystem. Tune in, stay connected, and discover the key trends influencing the future of work on the GCUC Podcast. Whether you’re a coworking enthusiast or just getting started on your flexible work journey, there’s something for everyone in this engaging and informative series. Subscribe now and be part of the conversation that’s shaping the future of workspaces around the globe!

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In today’s episode, Liz chats with Timothy Hasse, the Founder of General Provision. Explore the transformative impact of technology on personal lives, the genesis of General Provision, and Tim’s commitment to visual problem-solving.
 
Discover the pivotal coworking moment that ignited Tim’s passion for community-building and his insights on the term ‘community.’ Uncover General Provision’s strategic differentiation, spotlighting its innovative mobile app. 
 
Learn why Tim prioritizes internal growth over competitors and his plans for expansion beyond South Florida. Delve into General Provision’s event growth strategies and the balance of food & beverage services. 
 
Liz and Tim also discuss the evolving landscape of remote and hybrid work, emphasizing the importance of flexibility and giving people a choice. 
 
Lastly, Tim shares his insightful response to the question he wished Liz asked. Don’t miss this engaging conversation!
 
Show notes:
GCUC Tickets: gcuc.co
Tim on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timhasse/
General Provision: https://generalprovision.com/

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

Join us as we chat with Anna Squires Levine, Chief Commercial Officer at Industrious and featured speaker at GCUC 2024. From a background in chemistry to impactful roles in research, consulting, and entrepreneurship, Anna's journey to Industrious is a testament to seizing opportunities.
Discover Anna's insights on the intersection of business and community, fueled by Industrious's family and transparent culture. She previews her GCUC 2024 talk on leveraging data and integrating science into coworking.
Anna and Liz explore post-pandemic "hybrid" work trends, how commutes influence professional lives, and the importance of cohesive teams in achieving success. Anna also shares valuable lessons learned and advice for her younger self.
Tune in for a compelling discussion on innovation, strategy, and the evolving landscape of coworking.
 
Show Notes: 
GCUC tickets: gcuc.co
Anna on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annasquireslevine/
Industrious: industriousoffice.com

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

Dive into an engaging discussion as Liz sits down with Danielle Noel, co-founder of Apt Cowork, to uncover her journey from the student housing industry to co-founding Apt Cowork. Learn how Danielle's realization of the underutilized real estate in apartment buildings sparked the creation of Apt Cowork. As a mother and entrepreneur, Danielle shares candid insights into the trials and triumphs of business ownership, illuminating Apt Cowork's mission to reinvigorate leasing offices and nurture community within apartment communities.
Discover the intricacies of making spaces accessible to both residents and non-residents, including the complexities of background checks and forging partnerships amidst a pandemic landscape. Gain valuable insights into Apt Cowork's ambitious goals for national expansion and Danielle's upcoming participation in a roundtable discussion at GCUC, where she emphasizes the importance of maintaining a cohesive online and physical presence.
Join us for a captivating exploration of the convergence of coworking and software, as well as Danielle's personal reflections and advice for her younger self. Don't miss this enriching conversation shedding light on the vibrant worlds of coworking and entrepreneurship.
 
Learn more about Apt Cowork here and connect with Danielle.

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Join us for an insightful journey into the dynamic world of coworking as Stormy shares her remarkable rise from intern to Director of Operations at GCUC, alongside Liz's visionary outlook. Discover their favorite moments steering GCUC, emphasizing quality over quantity in post-pandemic events.
 
Uncover their quest for partners and the exciting plans for GCUC in Salt Lake City, featuring engaging roundtables, a captivating keynote, and unforgettable parties. Learn how you can sponsor and experience Liz's dedication to infusing fun into GCUC.
 
Don't miss Stormy's advice to her younger self as they explore themes of growth, resilience, and seizing opportunities. Tune in to GCUC's 100th podcast for an enlightening episode filled with fun and inspiration!
 
GCUC 2024 is coming up fast. If you haven't secured your ticket, make sure you visit na.gcuc.co/buy-tickets

Tuesday Feb 20, 2024

Discover the entrepreneurial journey of Sneh Kadakia, founder and CEO of from HERE, as she shares insights honed through adversity and triumph. Explore the intricacies of managing a coworking space with a coffee shop attachment amidst business fires and partner separations. With recognition from Forbes and Bloomberg, Sneh embodies the spirit of innovation, proudly representing New Jersey.
 
Learn from Sneh's expertise in differentiation strategies, essential for thriving in a competitive market. Delve into the burgeoning trend of non-traditional coworking spaces and the significance of catering to diverse audiences for fostering customer loyalty. Amidst challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, Sneh offers practical advice on business expansion and cost management.
 
Uncover Sneh's personal journey and the wisdom she would impart to her younger self. Don't miss out on her inspiring reflections and invaluable guidance for fellow entrepreneurs. Join Liz and Sneh in this exploration of the entrepreneurial mindset and the resilience needed in today's ever-changing business landscape!

Tuesday Feb 06, 2024

Explore the vibrant fusion of coworking and innovation alongside Liz and Flexspace co-founder and CEO, Eyal Lasker! Engage in compelling conversations covering topics from mental wellness and marriage to the intricacies of dynamic pricing within coworking. Eyal provides an in-depth narrative of integrating technology into the coworking sector through Flexspace. Fueled by a dedicated passion for uniting technology and community, he is committed to propelling advancements with smart pricing engines and prioritizing e-commerce overlays for emerging Flexspace markets.
However, questions linger about the impact of technology on coworking. Join these seasoned coworking professionals as they unveil insightful perspectives into the future of coworking and the ever-evolving landscape of the real estate office market in the United States!
 
Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eyalasker/  https://flexspace.ai/
 

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

In this compelling episode, delve into the success story of one of the co-founders of the thriving Australian brand, The Commons. Discover how 2023 marked the pinnacle of his professional career, rising above the challenges of the grind that preceded it. Uncover the unexpected benefits of COVID for The Commons, as they secured six lease deals, including a prime building in Australia, all amidst the pandemic.
Witness the remarkable speed at which they're filling spaces and achieving numbers that leave other operators envious. Join us to explore the unique strategies employed by Cliff and his partner Tom, gaining insights into what sets them apart. Gain candid insights into their harmonious partnership, a rare gem in the business world, as Cliff shares the secrets to their conflict-free collaboration.
Embark on a journey through Cliff's origin story, including candid admissions of mistakes made along the way. He generously imparts key insights and significant numbers, aiming to empower and inspire others in the industry. Don't miss out on this special episode – tune in, and be sure to share it with your community for a dose of inspiration!

Tuesday Jan 09, 2024

Liz and Flip get into a discussion on nomenclature around flex and coworking and whether it not it matters. They also dive into how Flip picks where to put his locations and why he won’t be going to Florida and that he probably did too many locations in Dallas. With 25 locations and more on the way it’s interesting to learn that Lucid is bucking the trends and doubling down on traditional lease arrangements. In addition to covering what makes Lucid unique you will learn what Flip would go back and then 12 year old Flip.
There is a reason Flip has been around over 23 years and these locations are doing better than ever! Like and follow for more juicy content. Don't miss out on this condensed yet insightful episode that peels back the layers of Lucid's success. Subscribe for regular doses of insider content on the GCUC Podcast!

Tuesday Dec 12, 2023

A year and a half ago, Paz unexpectedly found herself becoming the founder of a business that has now become a high-growth enterprise and a community movement. The Community Collective cohort currently boasts a waiting list of over 450 individuals eager to join the next launch. Paz, deeply rooted in non-profit work, coworking, and the startup community in Australia, identified a need and addressed it. Learn about how they're upskilling and assisting people in building a community-led business. Liz and Paz also discuss mediation, the Suzuki guitar method, and the question Liz should have asked...
Join us to delve into the dynamic world of this innovative business, where we explore the evaluation of business processes, discover the nuanced distinction between an audience and a community, delve into the concept of a north star metric, and the one thing Paz would tell her 12 year old self. 
 
 
Show notes:
https://pazazz.beehiiv.com/p/how-can-you-set-your-community-up-to-run-without-you
https://pazazz.beehiiv.com/p/how-to-determine-whether-to-build-a-community
pazsounds.com 
https://thecommunitycollective.co/cohort
 
Paz on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paz-pisarski/
na.gcuc.co 

Tuesday Dec 05, 2023

Join host Liz Elam, as she takes a deep dive into the future of coworking, unraveling the megatrends that will shape the industry landscape in 2024.
As a seasoned expert in the field, Liz shares her predictions and perspectives on the changes that lie ahead. Elam goes deep on topics including workplace hospitality, real estate spend and margins, amenitization, global uncertainty and more. 
Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of flexible workspaces. Tune in now. 

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