Episode 16: Coworking Services: GCUC Canada 2016

Ashley Proctor joins me to chat about GCUC Canada, now in its second year. We chat about the people attending, speaker topics and my favorite, the unconference! I also ask Ashley about COHIP – the coworking insurance program she founded, and managing life and work between three cities and two countries.

About Ashley Proctor

Ashley Proctor founded Creative Blueprint in 2006 and launched Foundery in 2011. The Foundery Buildings in Toronto, Canada are now home to both vibrant coworking communities.

A founding member of the Coworking Toronto and Coworking Ontario collectives, Ashley also created COHIP – the first Coworking Health Insurance Plan – for all independent workers in Canada.

Ashley currently manages The Foundery Buildings in Toronto ON, Creative Blueprint’s newest location in Seattle WA, and the 312 Main project in Vancouver BC.

Ashley is also the Executive Producer of GCUC Canada, and is looking forward to seeing you all again in Montreal, Quebec this October!

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.

Visit CoworkingConsultant.co to learn about working with Iris.

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