Liz Elam interviews Sukh Pabial, a new coworking space operator at The Epping Connection in the UK on this exciting episode of the GCUC Podcast. Sukh discusses the excitement and new found passion for his new coworking space and what he wants his members to get from being a part of its community.
Corporate existence got in the way. I have had a regular job for 18 years of my life, and it is hard to balance how I am going to do these things in tandem. – Sukh Pabial, The Epping Connection Operator
There is a dual meaning to the coworking name, The Epping Connection. You can get the connection into the city, but also it is a place for connection to take place as well. – Sukh Pabial, The Epping Connection Operator
One of the things I think coworking operators can do a much better job of is providing upscaling that would be valuable to particularly the corporations that are starting to really put people into coworking spaces in a meaningful way. – Liz Elam, Founder at GCUC
I think what coworking does, is it invites a new way of working and the dynamics of what this is, is different to a normal office environment. That means you have to cultivate a different team ethic and a different team ethos, and I think that’s what gets missed. – Sukh Pabial, The Epping Connection Operator
When people come in and already see vibrancy in the space, they are going to say “hey I want to be a part of this” . – Liz Elam, Founder at GCUC
I miss coming in and hosting the party everyday because that’s what I did. It is so much taking care of the people who choose to come into your space, and that part was fun for me. – Liz Elam, Founder at GCUC
Part of the space that we got, we have created the purposeful chillout space which for all intended purposes is our well being space. It’s that area of calm where I want people to look after themselves. – Sukh Pabial, The Epping Connection Operator
Come and use the space as you need, but I want you to be well, I don’t want you to feel like you’re overworked and we are here to support as well. – Sukh Pabial, The Epping Connection Operator
You teach people what they can expect. – Liz Elam, Founder at GCUC
Vacation. You have to take breaks. Time away is when your brain and body recover, and you come back better. – Liz Elam, Founder at GCUC
There is a natural population here who I think will be more attuned to think this is actually cool and they can actually walk to this space, so it will be interesting to see who our members turn out to be. – Sukh Pabial, The Epping Connection Operator
Every company in the world has had to wake up to the fact that all those security concerns they’ve had and HR concerns weren’t valid. – Liz Elam, Founder at GCUC
Coworking is doing great, so the commercial real estate industry is confused and corporations are trying to figure it out, but these people have now discovered they have a choice. – Liz Elam, Founder at GCUC
Click here to listen to the full podcast with Liz Elam and Sukh Pabial. It’s juicy!