Community Manager profile: Shannon Richards

I’m live from GCUC Canada in Montreal, chatting with Shannon Richards of The Two Twenty. We talk about her role as a community manager.

About Shannon Richards

Cultivator of community, communicator to the masses, bringer of sunshine, and ambassador of awesome.

Through my work with Shift Development, I am the Community Manager of The Two Twenty; Saskatchewan’s first and largest coworking space.

At Shift, we seek to build and create unique spaces. Essential to our infill designs is the belief that the spirit of community and a true sense of belonging is the heart of creating a great urban life. This vision has made The Two Twenty the game-changer it has become as a catalyst for revitalizing Saskatoon’s historic Riversdale district, as well as becoming home for many of the city’s finest creatives and innovators.

Aside from crushing it at the office, I am also passionate about the performing arts, cycling, yoga, paddle boarding, and all things green.

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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