GCUC Podcast Recap: Cat Johnson

By Stormy McBride On May 16, 2024 In CommunityGCUC Podcast

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In this podcast, we sat down with Cat Johnson on our podcast to discuss her writing journey and impact in the coworking world. Through her work with initiatives like the Coworking Convos and The Lab, Cat has been instrumental in shaping the narrative around coworking, emphasizing its core values of hospitality, community, and inclusivity.

Recently, The Daily Co, her literary masterpiece that has been years in the making, was finally released. As an avid writer, author Cat Johnson highlights creating this book to be a daily read, giving readers little snips everyday to keep them aligned with what’s really happening in the coworking world.

“It’s really important to me that we retain those roots of heart, collaboration, connection, and community in coworking,” Cat said. “I thought this would be a good way to do it.”

In conversation, both Cat and Liz shared their need for a consistent morning routine, giving themselves time and grace before diving into work.

“It’s a huge part of my mental wellness,” Cat said. “Just slowing it down because I have a very busy brain.”

The Daily Co offers the perfect addition to any routine, giving readers 366 days of coworking and community.

Aside from her book, Cat emphasized the human element of coworking during our chat. Highlighting her pandemic project, Coworking Convos, she discussed her appreciation for registrants and operators coming together in one place to share insights and tips. “It’s like coworking at its finest, we’re not sitting there being cagey with each other,” Cat said. “We’re giving it all away so that we can all be better for it.” What started as a pandemic project has now transformed into Cat’s primary strategy in elevating indie coworking spaces.

To market these indie coworking spaces, Cat created The Lab, another pandemic project. Since then, it has grown into a thriving community full of support and coworking masterminds. Through an array of workshops, webinars, and virtual events, The Lab empowers individuals to unlock their full potential, equipping them with the tools and insights needed to thrive in coworking. By providing a collaborative environment where ideas can be freely exchanged and tested, Cat has cultivated a community of forward-thinkers who are driving the coworking movement forward.

As a visionary thought leader, Cat has transformed the way we perceive and engage with shared workspaces. Through her new book The Daily Co, captivating talks, and innovative projects, Cat has infused coworking with a sense of purpose, community, and boundless potential.

To hear more about how awesome Cat Johnson is, tune into this episode of the GCUC podcast.