Member Spotlight: Rebecca Cooper
Coworking in the News:
Writer at WorkIT:
No Cubes At WorkIT:
We are Learning and Lunching!
Rebecca is a customer success, marketing, and social media engagement specialist. After graduating from OSU and landing her first management job in Stillwater in the mid-90s, she has traveled extensively lending her expertise to financial (American Express, TradeKing) and media + entertainment (Oxygen Network, ESPN, A&E Networks, Disruptor Beam) companies large and small in New York, Boston, Charlotte, Tulsa, and San Diego. Freshly relocated back to Stillwater this year to work remotely on projects from the comfort of her home office alongside her software engineer partner, she is currently the director of operations for GoShare, a transportation sharing startup based in San Diego. She continues to moonlight for large US consumer clients on an ad hoc basis as a social media engagement expert for The Social Element, a social media consulting agency in the UK.
Perusing the coworking news this month, the editor discovered people inside bright yellow shipping containers. Were they happy fugitives? They were coworking in an old warehouse, naturally. Check out this article in Treehugger by Lloyd Alter.
Belinda Bruner, Ph.D., has several writing projects going on. Recently, one of her poems was accepted for publication in a literary magazine maintained online by The Writing Colony in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. You can learn more about this specific location by clicking here:
Or, you can stop by Dr. Bruner’s office—WorkIT first floor, 3rd door on the left—to ask about her experience with creative writing retreats. Here is a link to her poem, “A Matter of Gravity”:
For more information about finding an artist retreat or writing colony that could meet your creative needs, check out this website:
Here at WorkIT, you will never be assigned to a cubical. The space at 9th and Main was easily renovated to remove all cubicles, and there is plenty of light downstairs, both natural and enhanced. If you prefer darkness, you will find what you want upstairs, either in an office or the Nap Room. Oh, yes, you heard that right. The Nap Room.
Our atmosphere is professional-casual. This means colleagues are available, as well as limited free printing, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. We have educational gatherings and social get-togethers. Studies show that a professional-casual atmosphere is best for creativity, and that people concentrate better when they are among colleagues rather than alone or at a home office.
If you prefer to work alone, you can. We are all very congenial and considerate. Just choose a private office or share one and ask for quiet. We are all about meeting each other’s work needs, and we’re flexible. If you join and find you don’t like something, voice your concerns. We are always ready to accommodate.
At the end of January, we learned about setting and actually sticking to our goals. Kristen Hadley of Masters Technology Services led the event and gave us detailed ideas about making goals a reality by the end of the current year.
On Valentine's Day, Rebecca Cooper, of GoShare, presented practical tips on using Trello, an online application for collaborative work. This was a followup to Kristen's second presentation on goal setting. She discussed making a dream board the old fashioned way with paper and magazine cutouts and a more modern, productive way using Trello.
Check back for details on future Lunch and Learns!