As one of the founders of Canada’s coworking movement, Ashley has worn many hats over the past 2 decades and through her consultancy Creative Blueprint has inspired a global network of catalysts and change makers, working in partnership with neighbourhood residents, community organizers, students, unions, collectives, coworking leaders, community groups, policy makers, activists and all […]
Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this week's edition of the Coworking values podcast and our guest this time is a friend, advocate, ally and a generally nice person to be around is actually from Coworking Canada — Ashley Proctor. And we are going to be deep-diving on their upcoming annual Coworking Canada Conference on June 3rd at 9:00am — 1:00pm (Pacific Time) 12:00pm — 4:00pm (Eastern Time). We are going to be talking about what the unconference is all about.
Hello European Coworking Community! We’re back with another scintillating episode for Coworking Values Podcast. And for this episode we welcome back Ashley Proctor, founder of Creative Blueprint & Coworking Canada. She talked about Movement vs Industry with us before about — how running a genuine coworking space makes entrepreneurship accessible and breaks down barriers. With that she is known for her works with Coworking Canada, Coworking Toronto and Coworking Ontario bringing these communities together and leading them to be inclusive and diverse. And this episode she will be delving on the Coworking Idea Project, wherein they are pushing for a more inclusive, diverse and equal coworking industry. And she will also talk about “A Just Cause for All”, a movement that aims to push for a just recovery from the business from the pandemic.
Coworking Out Loud 021 – Ashley Proctor on Our Collective Power and Her Punk Rock Roots
Coworking Out Loud
This week I spoke with Ashley Proctor from Creative Blueprint, COHIP (the Coworking Health Insurance Plan), and GCUC Canada.Ashley is one of the pioneers and champions of the coworking movement. She’s been building community for
Listen in as we chat with Ashley the Brene Brown of Coworking! Ashley delves into how when you run a genuine coworking space you're making entrepreneurship accessible and breaking down barriers. You're building bridges between industries. You're inspiring and powering your members and sharing best practices all while helping people expand their networks. Ashley also stresses that it’s about bringing people together and dismantling loneliness and building a strong community. If you do it right, you’re accelerating economic development, protecting Freelancer rights, increasing productivity and the capacity of your member organisations. In turn that ensures the sustainability of social enterprises and small businesses. Together we can model diversity and inclusiveness. Collectively, we're shaping the future of work. A coworking space is a lot more than desks, coffee and Wi-Fi and she’s here to tell us why.
S2: Ep. 76: A church without god. No seriously! A Disruptive Conversations with Ashley Proctor.
In this conversation, Ashley Proctor and I we talk about the difference between the coworking industry and the coworking movement. There are a number of things that stood out for me in this episode. Build something for community larger than you. Build something for people. Ashley points out that she is driven to build things for people. Essentially, that is the difference between coworking the industry and coworking the movement. The industry focuses on the Real Estate play while the movement focus on the people. For the movement, it is not about the space, it about the people. What drives Ashley is building something bigger than herself and building something for people. Building something for a larger community. Work towards dismantling loneliness, accelerating serendipity, and making meaningful human connections. For Ashley, Coworking firstly a verb. It is a shared office space for people who work independently or remotely. It is about having the freedom to choose where and when you working. Ashley gets a lot of meaning from her work because its not about subdividing space, it is about people. Focus on the mission or purpose of what you are doing, and it will help you build great things. She things of building spaces like planting a flag where people can meet connect and build the future. Surround yourself with people who care about you have your success in mind. At the heart of building coworking spaces is building a community where you surround yourself with people want you do well, people want you to be the best, they want you to be strong. Instead of saying no, show people what you are building. I asked Ashley about how they say no, when curating communities. Ashley pointed out that sometimes you do not need to say no. Let people self-select. Show them the space, explain what you are trying to build and if it works for them, they will opt-in. You build big things one tiny step at a time. When you are trying to build something that people think is impossible you do it one step at time. Focus on putting one tiny piece after another and rally more people together. Bring people together to build the future with you. When bad things happen to you separate what happened from your identity. An event or misfortune does not thing does not define you. I found this to be a very profound reminder and I have seen many people struggle to not let bad things define them. It is a very privileged things to say but it is important that we not let misfortune consume us and define who we are. You can reach Ashley and learn more about all of her projects (including COHIP and GCUC Canada) by visiting her website www.CreativeBlueprint.caYou can learn more about the 312 Main project by visiting www.312Main.ca
Episode 05 - Ashley Proctor of GCUC Canada, COHIP, Foundery, Creative Blueprint, and more!
In this episode, Tony interviews Ashley Proctor of GCUC Canada, COHIP, Foundery, Creative Blueprint, Coworking Toronto, Coworking Ontario, and more.Among other things, we'll talk about the intersection of coworking and artist studios and the value of diversity, as well as the upcoming conferences in Beijing and Montreal.