As passionate coworking enthusiasts, it is our responsibility to give our members more than just an office to work in and other people to be around. We have the opportunity to connect them to support systems they need to not just survive but truly thrive.
With Cotivation, members are given a safe space to open up about their challenges in a way that invites others to do the same. As members find ways to help one another, they form genuine connections along the way. The result is a culture of passionate, supportive members unlike anything that could be found in a traditional workspace rental environment.
Cotivation is a five-week program for members of a coworking community. Participants meet on a weekly basis to set goals and revisit previous commitments, so every participant has a chance to make progress with the help of fellow coworkers. Weekly meetings ensure everyone has a sense of accountability as well as ongoing guidance from helpful peers. Challenges are routinely identified, tackled, then re-examined, so participants can feel a sense of not just progress in their work but in their development as better professionals and more well-rounded people.
Our program will give you everything you need to start and successfully run a Cotivation group in your coworking community.
"Being your own boss is the biggest pro and con of freelance life, which is why Cotivation is so awesome. You get to define and track your own goals in an inspirational environment that provides the encouragement of friends and the accountability of coworkers."
"Cotivation re-connected me with a thriving community and prompted many thoughts in terms of what I could/should be doing for my business. It was refreshing to be among so many thoughtful colleagues!"
"Cotivation has made getting things done more fun. Instead of looking at a to-do list with dread, we think of celebrating victories with friends. It's rewarding to know I've brought this to other people's projects.
I've gotten to know many more members since I started hosting Cotivation, which has strengthened my connection to my coworking space. By identifying myself as a Cotivation host, I invite others to ask me how things are going or talk about their own work obstacles. At a traditional office where everyone is working on the same projects, this invitation for conversation is a given. In a group of independent workers, it needs to be cultivated.
Cotivation has been well attended and is very simple to run."
Cofounder of Office Nomads, a coworking space established in Seattle in 2007. She's run over a dozen rounds of Cotivation in her community, developing programs, resources, and best practices along the way.
Cofounder and Mayor of New Work City, a coworking space in NYC. He invented Cotivation when he saw that culture in his space needed a boost. Instead of just trying to get more people to rent desks, he used Cotivation to attract people who wanted to connect in a deeper way, so a more powerful spirit of collaboration started to form over time. Cotivation helped completely reboot New Work City's culture and, over time, make for a more vibrant and lively atmosphere. He's excited to be sharing that with more people now!
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