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Stories and insights from workspace creators, community catalysts, and coworking thought leaders

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Episode 31: Mountain Coworking Alliance

Episode 31: Mountain Coworking Alliance

Episode 31: Mountain Coworking Allaince The Mountain Coworking Alliance serves spaces and members in coworking spaces on mountains across the globe. I chat with Jasper Welch, of Durango Space, about the alliance and how the collaboration with other coworking spaces...


Past Episodes

Episode 30: Open Coworking

Episode 30: Open Coworking Open Coworking is a non-profit which maintains the 5 open-source resources for the Coworking movement, the Coworking Blog, the Coworking Wiki, The Coworking Leadership Slack Channel, the Coworking Visa and the Coworking Google Group. I chat...

Episode 28: Coworking Services – DeskPass

Episode 28: Coworking Services - Deskpass Deskpass provides a monthly "subscription" to local coworking spaces. Launched in 2016, Deskpass now offers 70 workspaces between it's Chicago and Los Angeles network. I speak with founder, Sam Rosen about the platform, model...

Episode 27: Coworking Services – Cobot

Episode 27: Coworking Services – Cobot Cobot was the first SAAS coworking software platform on the market. Designed by coworking owners to manage their space, it was designed to take care of repetitive tasks to allow coworking staff more time for their members. I...

Episode 26: Coworking Services – Kowrk

Episode 26: Coworking Services - Kowrk Kowrk provides a listing platform for shared work spaces and connects coworkers with over 100 spaces in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Cambodia. I talk with Founder, Honey Kathuria about Kowrk's platform, the state of Coworking in...

Episode 25: Hiring for Community Impact

Episode 25: Hiring your Coworking Team Building a good team is important for any business. Building a team who exemplifies your values and brand promise as a coworking space is crucial to your success and sustainability. In this episode I walk through my hiring...

Episode 24: Mission Based Coworking at Digital Nest

Episode 25: Mission Based Coworking: Digital Nest The Digital Nest provides tech training, job skills and a safe community place to low-income youth ages 12-24. I talk with founder, Jacob Martinez, about providing these free services to 800+ members. About Jacob...

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About Coworking With Iris

Coworking With Iris was created to help drive the coworking movement as a whole towards sustainable success through sharing the stories and insights of workspace creators, community catalysts, and coworking thought leaders.

About Iris

Iris Kavanagh works with shared workspace organizations to streamline operations and develop dynamic communities. She fell in love with coworking when, as a member in 2009, she realized how powerful the experience of a real, in-person community was and quickly started thinking of ways to change the world through the coworking model. Iris led the NextSpace team during initial expansion from 1 location to 9 and co-founded the League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces and COSHARE, produced Freelance Camps and has spoken at various conferences including the Global WorkSpace Association Conference and the Global Coworking Unconference Conference.

Iris currently consults, leads Coworking Mastermind groups, heads the board of directors of COSHARE and showcases industry and movement leaders through her media series, Coworking with Iris. She lives in Santa Cruz, California with her two kids, two cats and two chickens.

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