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The Everything Coworking podcast shares trends and how-tos for coworking operators and anyone following this exploding trend. Jamie owns coworking spaces in Chicago and Palo Alto under the brand Enerspace Coworking. She is the president of the League of Extraordinary Coworking spaces, a global network of 35+ boutique coworking spaces. She also advises start-ups, Fortune 100 companies and other coworking spaces on space design and operations.
 
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Women Leading In Cannabis

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Women Leading In Cannabis

Kyra-Reed, PodConX, Jamie-Humiston, Dan-Humiston

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Raw, inspiring and real conversations with women leading the worldwide cannabis industry. Learn what it takes to create a successful business, change policy, fight stigma and thrive as a woman in a male dominated environment. The emerging economy provides women an unprecedented opportunity to build an inclusive, diverse, equitable and just industry from the ground up, but we can’t do it alone. Through conversations with women on the front lines we’ll weave the threads of unity necessary for ...
 
Broadway’s Podcast, “The Fabulous Invalid”, presents essential conversations with a curated roster of the best, most important, and innovative theatre-makers working today. Put on your headphones and join theatre savant Jamie DuMont, writer and critic Rob Russo, and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard as they get up-close with the most prominent people in the theatre, from actors, to writers, directors, designers and everyone in between.The podcast takes its name from the title of a 1938 back ...
 
This podcast that speaks to activists within the Broadway community in hopes of inspiring a whole new generation of them and getting them to jump into action for the 2020 election and beyond.What is one of the most valuable armies that any Democratic Presidential or Congressional Candidate doesn't realize they have? The theatre community. Hordes of passionate and talented humans who have the freelance schedule to actively work deeper on campaigns than most other Americans can afford. Spokesp ...
 
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The real story of women in cannabis Women's role in the history of cannabis is not well known. Independent filmmaker CJ Russo interviewed 100's of women to create her first full-length documentary Lady Buds. She and Chiah Rodriques join Kyra Reed to talk about the movie and why everyone in the industry today owes these women a debt of gratitude. Pr…
 
Things have changed. You must question all aspects of your coworking business. I like to refer to this shift as “The New Rules of Engagement.” This is the third episode in a series on “The New Rules of Engagement.” In the first episode of the series, I walked through the key areas of our business that we should question post-COVID. In last week’s e…
 
Creating the Etsy of Cannabis. Kyra Reed talks with Rebecca Goldberg and Abbey Weintraub-Sklar co founders of the The Artsy Leaf . Seeing a need for a safe platform for cannabis venders to sell their products, they launched the Artsy Leaf, a centralized marketplace of cannabis friendly small businesses, artisans, and creators selling to consumers l…
 
Things have changed. You must question all aspects of your coworking business. I like to refer to this shift as “The New Rules of Engagement.” Last week, I walked through the key areas of our business that we should question post-COVID. In this episode, I do a deep dive on the aspects around “What you sell” that you should review/consider updating.…
 
Arizona dispensary is expanding to Puerto Rico and Israel As the founder and CEO of one of Arizona's only women and minority owned cannabis business Lilach Mazor Power has been defying the odds for nearly a decade. She joins Kyra Reed to talk about the challenges she's faced as a female in male dominated business. She shares her commitment to corpo…
 
Things have changed a lot over the past 18 months. You must question all aspects of your coworking business. I like to refer to this shift as “The New Rules of Engagement.” In this episode, I walk through the areas of your coworking business that we should question: - Who you serve - What you sell - How you market - Your real estate structure Every…
 
The coworking ethos promises a lot. Productivity, hospitality, community, networking, business growth, and more. I had a serious case of expectation failure when I toured two coworking spaces in the town next to mine...which was amplified when I joined one of them. In this episode, I talk about: - How frustrating the tour experience can be when you…
 
We discuss Arvid's book launch of The Embedded Entrepreneur, Craig's work on his new book, and how we struggle to market them. Marketing our products can be hard, especially if we feel guilty about doing it. Follow Jamie Russo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamierusso/ Follow Arvid Kahal on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arvidkahl/ Follow Craig Burg…
 
Phil Kirschner, Senior Expert, McKinsey Real Estate and Organizational Transformation practices, has a pretty unique perspective on coworking & flexible workspace. On this episode, he shares a personal experience using a coworking space for a last-minute client call first thing in the morning...and how that sent off both literal and figurative alar…
 
Every time Mitch Gray spoke to a group or a new client, he heard "Our biggest business challenge is that t's really hard to find good people." He had discovered a simple approach to his own hiring practice that gave him a constant pipeline of good people. He decided to share this with others. On this episode, we talk about how to always be hiring, …
 
Cofounders Amirh Davis and Christina Gutierrez met each other through a mutual friend that connected them to work on their mutual passion for coworking and childcare. They renovated a former bank building and opened in March 2, 2020, just a week before the stay-at-home order in response to COVID-19. They give us a behind-the-scenes experience growi…
 
Youthful energy is propelling Michigan's cannabis industry As the youngest executive in Exclusive Brands history, Chief Development Office Narmin Jarrous is helping to make sure everyone in Michigan has access to clean, safe cannabis. She joins Kyra Reed to talk about the challenges of being a young women executive in the industry. She talks about …
 
MRP launched its first flexible office concept under Make Offices. Over time, MRP expanded that brand into non-owned assets. After several years of learning, a global pandemic, and significant evolution in what tenants want from office space, they relaunched a more inclusive building services platform under the moniker “Heyday Properties.” Link to …
 
Engaging and supporting underrepresented business interests and communities. Advocating for the creation and fair enforcement of sensible, equitable policies; Amber Littlejohn the Executive Director of the Minority Cannabis Business Association joins Kyra Reed. MCBA is the first non-profit organization created specifically to progress the cannabis …
 
When I met Tessa in 2016, she had a lot of passion and a vision for Kwench that came with a big ticket buildout and a big funding gap. Since then, she opened a 5,000 square foot beta space, redeveloped 25,000 square feet of an old rail house and moved in five months before COVID hit. Kwench is a full-service work & culture club for creative, ambiti…
 
Identifying innovative and necessary solutions for cannabis companies to scale while putting the consumer first Working as the chief communications officer for multi-state-operator, Grassroots, Mahja Sulemanjee Bortocek gained the experience and insight necessary to launch High Havens. She joins Kyra Reed to talk about their plan to open vertically…
 
Adam and Zach, co-owners of Workspace Collective in Ocala, Florida, opened their first coworking space in October 2019 in a house built in 1890. They opened their second location in June of 2021 in a 7,000 square foot modern, industrial building downtown. On this episode, we talk about: - How the business is a family affair - their wives really run…
 
How can independent dispensary owners compete with large MSO's? Becoming a franchisee is a great way for entrepreneurs to enjoy the same economy-of-scale benefits as large companies while still maintaining their independence. The Co-Founder and CEO of The Open Dor Dispensary, a national cannabis retail franchise, Kathryn Blackwell joins Kyra Reed t…
 
Ben Wright is Head of Flexible Office Solutions, SquareFoot. He is also the founder of Upsuite, a digital platform that helps people find and book flexible work space. Ben is a former economist and a data nerd. His passion for data surfaces insights that help coworking space operators get access to market dynamics that they can act on. On this epis…
 
Can plant medicines relieve the troubling emotions that undermine our life's? Cannabis and psilocybin microdosing can help release stress, fear, anxiety, self-doubt, depression, anger, sadness and other on-going patterns of troubling emotions. Becca Williams from Emotional Liberation Master Series joins Kyra Reed to talk about how she is helping he…
 
On this week’s 100th and final regular episode of the series, Jamie and Rob cap off their season-long theme of “our favorite things” by recounting and celebrating some of the great performances by great performers that they’ve been fortunate enough to see over a lifetime of theatergoing. Joining them in sharing their personal remembrances for this …
 
Jenny Poon is the CEO and founder of CO+HOOTS coworking in Phoenix, AZ. She is a true OG in the coworking industry with a wealth of experience to share. In this episode, we talk about: - How Jenny got her first space started by doing a management agreement with her landlord way back in 2010. - How she eventually moved her community into a building …
 
Committed to maintaining a female environment both inside and outside of her company. Cannabis entrepreneur & advocate for women's wellness, Angela Arena Foster joins Kyra Reed. As the founder of Kind Lab a plant-based radical wellness company that offers potent and powerful solutions that work with and for a woman's body. She explains how her prod…
 
Justin and Kelly are co-owners of Flocc Studio in Dallas, TX. Kelly is also a sculptor and Justin is also a photographer and the founder of a digital lighting school. On this episode they share: - Their unwavering decision to serve a creative niche at their space - How they curate their application-based membership - Managing a business with a spou…
 
On this week’s penultimate episode, Jamie and Rob are joined by stage and screen legend Sheryl Lee Ralph for their final regular interview of the series. Together, they talk about Sheryl’s remarkable career, from star turns on Broadway in “Dreamgirls”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, and “Wicked”; to her advocacy efforts combatting HIV/AIDS stigma; and…
 
Mark Gilbreath is the CEO of liquidspace, a real-time booking platform for offices and meeting rooms by the hour, month or longer. On Wednesday, August 18th, GSA, the federal agency responsible for managing the world’s largest workplace, a 700M square feet of real estate portfolio serving over two million employees, announced that they have awarded…
 
Breaking the YouTube censorship chains Despite the overwhelming acceptance of cannabis and state after state legalization the companies that control the internet still censor and prohibit pro-cannabis content and advertising. Frustrated with YouTube arbitrary and capricious censorship of cannabis related content, Ariana Newton and a group of delete…
 
Creating a marketing list for your coworking business opens up opportunities to use email marketing as a tool. On this episode, we talk about three things you can do with a “marketing” email list: Sales Funnel tool: To nurture those that aren’t “search and join” members. Direct Sales: To announce office openings, run BOGOS, sell event tickets Indir…
 
Breast cancer changed her career-path trajectory to cannabis. Inspired by how cannabis helped through her cancer treatments Marianne Cursetjee purchase property in Oregon and started a farm. She joins Kyra Reed to talk about her company, Alibi Cannabis and the challenges of growing cannabis indoors. She shares her experiences of being a female farm…
 
This week we're shifting from working on the "how" to working on the mindset challenges that often prevent us from making progress and living our best lives. I am highly trained in the “how” department. So much so that my analytical rigor as an MBA grad from the top business school in the country might have squashed some of my intuitive side. I got…
 
On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob sit down with their season one and two co-host Jennifer Simard for a reunion conversation. Together, they talk about Jennifer’s pandemic experience as a working actor, her remarkable career on stage, her mentors, and her excitement about getting back on Broadway in “Company” this fall. At the top, Jamie and Rob…
 
For some of you, the idea of being your own landlord is terrifying. For others, it's a compelling way to create operating income and build long-term wealth at the same time. Jerry Alexander has been running this combo successfully since 2004. He is a commercial real estate investor running seven flex office/coworking locations out of buildings he o…
 
Using her powers to increase global climate literacy. As a Saudi-American Hebah Saddique grew up exposed to 2 very different worlds which helped her to form an inbred curiosity that shaped the foundation of her character. She joins Kyra Reed to talk about how her company Green Takeover helps simplify the complex world of climate change, showcase so…
 
Potential members that tour looking for office space understand that "product" and they usually "need" it and value it enough to pay for it. Often they require privacy, a space to meet with clients, or make frequent ongoing phone calls. Outside of major markets, you likely tour fewer potential members that come in looking for a flex desk or dedicat…
 
On this special bonus episode, Jamie and Rob return to the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison, New York to check back in with Artistic Director Davis McCallum. Together, they discuss what it has been like producing theatre during a global pandemic, the shows they have playing this summer, and some exciting future plans for the company. …
 
Customer Lifetime Value is a key metric for coworking space operators. CLTV is important because it can help you make decisions about: Product mix Pricing Services offered Profit margin In this episode, we cover three decisions you can make with CLTV data - how to measure it, what drives it, and how to increase it. Link to show notes here!…
 
Tracy Wilson is an OG of shared workspace. She is a partner at Pacific workplaces (18+ locations in California) and CloudVO. She is also now co-founder and COO at SUPER, which is on a mission to reduce single use plastic in businesses. Coworking is part of the circular economy. It is inherently environmentally friendly. If you think your members wo…
 
Highlighting the collaboration of cannabis and other lifestyles in an elevated, elegant way. Presenting cannabis in a professional manner has been the center-piece of cannabis media's evolution. Stephanie Graziano Co-Founder and CEO of Sensi Media Group joins Kyra Reed to talk about media's role in changing the image of cannabis. She also talks abo…
 
Ted Laatz, COO of Success Magazine, gives us a preview of the new SUCCESS Space concept. The suburban-focused locations will show up primarily in strip malls with each access and parking. The front of the space will be a publicly accessible cafe with coffee in the morning and wine/beer and snacks in the afternoon/evening. The workspace will be uber…
 
How to improve women's decreasing industry participation. President of Gemini Twin Consulting, Attorney Leah Heise joins Kyra Reed to talk about her many cannabis industry experiences. From running Women Grow to building and selling a dispensary to scaling two MSOs through IPO's, she shares her thoughts on how to help women excel within the industr…
 
Raw, inspiring and real conversations with women leading the worldwide cannabis industry. The emerging economy provides women with an unprecedented opportunity to build an inclusive, diverse, equitable and just industry from the ground up. Kyra Reed the host of Women Leading in Cannabis joins Dan Humiston to talk about interviewing women in cannabi…
 
Marc Blum redeveloped his 80,000 square foot building for commercial office use. He built out all eight floors for Spaces, an IWG brand of coworking. Spaces filed for bankruptcy less than 6 months after moving into the space (during COVID-19). Marc had a dilemma on his hands. Should he/could he find another tenant? Should he run the flex office mod…
 
Coworking space owners wear a lot of hats. "Content Marketer" is one of those hats that often times doesn't get worn as much as it should. Creating relevant, consistent content can be challenging for owners and Community Managers. Taylor Mason shares his perspective on where to start, where to focus and what to measure to see the ROI of content mar…
 
On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob chat with Rob Laqui and Sammy Lopez, two founding members of The Industry Standard Group (TISG), a new multicultural commercial investment and producing organization aiming to make theatre accessible, inclusive, and more equitable. With a unique focus on addressing current disparities in the commercial producin…
 
It's summer in the northern hemisphere, so your coworking space is likely getting quiet as parents deal with summer camp schedules, kids at home, family vacations, and more time off in general. While we're all celebrating the reclaimed freedom to move about the country, we cringe at a quiet coworking space. Distract yourself by doing the work now t…
 
So you've got your audience and you've started to consider selling your first product. You're entering the creator economy. But how do you get over that nagging guilt? Jamie, Arvid and Craig discuss their personal experiences with this and how to get over it.By Arvid Kahl, Craig Burgess and Jamie Russo
 
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