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Thrive Co-Living Podcast

Thrive Co-Living Podcast

By Thrive Co-Living Communities
Thrive Co-Living is a new concept in creative community building. Sustainable, multicultural, multigenerational, and inclusive, Thrive Co-living communities are built from repurposed big box stores or other suitable buildings. In this series, your co-hosts Jennifer Hooper and Thrive founder, Mark Stein, weave together a tapestry of topics that make up the physical and spiritual components of this new concept in community living.
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32. Bourbon and All Things Alcohol with Nicho Nelson
In this Thrive Passon episode,  Mark Stein is joined by Nicho Nelson, a consultant with Unbridled Spirits in Louisville, Kentucky. As the founder of Unbridled Spirits, Nicho works with businesses in the alcoholic beverage industry to help them grow their brand. He talks about his role in the alcohol beverage industry, how he helps with branding, and his thoughts on bourbon and all things alcohol. To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/ ABOUT THE HOST Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/
55:58
August 9, 2021
31. Remote Chronic Health Issues Monitoring with Sherri Williams
In this episode, Thrive Co-Living Communities founder and executive director Mark Stein is joined by Sherri Williams of Health Maintenance Advantage. With over 20 years of nursing experience, Sherri works with patients to help them address their chronic health issues, improve their outcomes, and lower their healthcare costs. She chats with Mark about her experiences with nursing and patient care, and shares more about how Health Maintenance Advantage has improved the quality of life and care for people with chronic health conditions. ABOUT THE HOST Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/ To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/
45:19
August 4, 2021
30. Community and Memory Care with Erika Kerins
In this episode, Thrive Co-Living Communities founder and executive director Mark Stein interviews Erika Kerins of Belmont Villages personal care communities, which specialize in memory care. Erika talks about her role with Belmont Villages and its unique approach to memory care, and her views on the importance of communities. ABOUT THE HOST Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/ To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/
59:31
July 23, 2021
29. Cybersecurity Concerns and Remedies for Small Businesses with Bonnie Stith and John Langford
Bonnie Stith returns for another exciting episode! A former director with the CIA Center for Intelligence, Bonnie now educates others through leadership and cyber coaching. She is joined by John Langford, a business insurance agent with USI Insurance Services. In this Thrive Business segment, Bonnie and John discuss some of the cybersecurity concerns that often impact small businesses, and offer some remedies on how small business owners can address and prevent cybersecurity issues. ABOUT THE HOST Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/ To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/
01:01:25
June 24, 2021
28. How Drug Testing Reduces Workplace Accidents and Lawsuits with Mark Eddy
In this episode, Thrive Co-Living Communities founder Mark Stein interviews Mark Eddy of Fastest Labs on how he helps businesses with their drug testing needs, and why employee drug testing is so important when it comes to avoiding workplace accidents and costly lawsuits. ABOUT THE HOST Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/ To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/
59:15
June 16, 2021
27. Permaculture Principals with Chris Isgrigg
In this episode, Thrive Co-Living Communities founder Mark Stein interviews Chris Isgrigg on the principals of permaculture. Chris shares his thoughts and expertise on the basics of permaculture, plus chats with Mark about how permaculture practices could be incorporated into the first Thrive Co-Living Community in Florida. ABOUT THE HOST Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/ To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/
01:02:40
June 2, 2021
26. Bitcoins Basics with Paula Kaeser
In this episode, Thrive Co-Living Communities founder Mark Stein interviews Paula Kaeser, who shares her expertise on bitcoin, block chains, and cryptocurrency. ABOUT THE HOST Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/ To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/ ABOUT THE HOST Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/
01:05:21
May 17, 2021
25. Decision-Making and Consensus with Allison Trimarco
In this episode, Thrive Co-Living Communities founder Mark Stein interviews Allison Trimarco of Creative Capacity, LLLC. Allison shares how she helps organizations increase their management capacity, plus shares her insights on decision making by consensus and how it cold benefit organizations like Thrive. To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/ ABOUT THE HOST Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/
01:01:17
May 5, 2021
24. From CIA to Consulting with Bonnie Stith
In this episode, Thrive Co-Living Communities founder Mark Stein interviews Bonnie Stith, a former director with the CIA Center for Intelligence. Bonnie talks more about her long career with the CIA, what drew her toward working in intelligence, and how she now helps others through her leadership and cyber coaching. To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/ ABOUT THE HOST Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/
01:13:07
April 22, 2021
23. Conflict, Conversation, and Community with Gayle Van Gils
In this episode, Thrive Co-Living Communities founder and co-host Jennifer Hooper interview Gayle Van Gils of Transform Your Culture. Gayle is an award winning author, leadership consultant, and life coach who supports greater focus, engagement and connection, and a productive and compassionate workplace. She chats with Mark and Jennifer about appropriate ways to address conflict and how to foster productive conversations. To learn more about Gayle and Transform Your Culture, please visit https://transformyourculture.com/ To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/ ​ABOUT THE HOSTS Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/​. Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/​. She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust.
48:15
April 6, 2021
22. Own Your Own Greatness with Steve Harding
In this unique follow-up episode to our last podcast with Dr. Aileen Curtin of The Institute of Leadership and Lifelong Learning (ILLI), ILLI course instructor Steve Harding shares his story about how his experiences with homelessness lead him on a journey to rediscover a life of joy, universal faith, and peace. Steve is the author of “My Journey from Homeless to Abundance: Owning Your Own Greatness” and uses his personal insights to help others take responsibility for their own lives through his ILLI course.   To learn more about Steve, please visit http://ownyourowngreatness.com/​    To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/ ​ABOUT THE HOSTS   Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/​.   Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/​. She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust.
48:46
March 30, 2021
21. Consciousness and Empowerment with Dr. Aileen Curtin
In this episode of the Thrive Co-Living Communities podcast, Thrive founder Mark Stein and co-host Jennifer Hooper interview Dr. Aileen Curtin, the Dean of Education for the Institute for Leadership and Lifelong Learning. She shares more about her organization, which aims to spread the tenants of spiritual principles, healthy living, and joyful living through accessible classes. She also discusses empowerment and consciousness, and the importance of these principles in the modern world.   To learn more about Aileen and the Institute for Lifelong Leadership and Learning, please visit https://illli.org/​    To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/ ​ABOUT THE HOSTS   Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/​.   Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/​. She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust.
47:25
March 30, 2021
20. Rainwater Capture Systems with Christy Langendoen and Heather Kincade
In this episode of the Thrive Co-Living Communities podcast, Thrive founder Mark Stein and co-host Jennifer Hooper welcome two members of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA), Christy Langendoen and Heather Kincade, to talk about rainwater capture systems and how they could be incorporated into Thrive Co-Living Communities to safely and sustainability harvest rainwater for use in each community.   To learn more about ARCSA, please visit https://www.arcsa.org/   To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, find us online at https://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/ ABOUT THE HOSTS Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/ .   Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/ She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust.
51:48
March 30, 2021
19. Solar Charging with Mark Stein and Jennifer Hooper
In this episode of the Thrive Co-Living Communities podcast, Thrive founder Mark Stein and co-host Jennifer Hooper get caught up on the latest and greatest news about Thrive Co-Living Communities. They also discuss Thrive’s plans to incorporate solar charging options into each co-living community, plus give an update on the search for a location for the first co-living community! ABOUT THE HOSTS Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/ Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/ She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust.
20:24
March 30, 2021
18. Holistic Health, Part Two with Patricia Simone
Patricia Simone of Jewels Hypnosis, one of the guests on Episode 17 on holistic health, returns to chat more with Thrive founder Mark Stein about her practice, plus gives a demonstration of a device she uses to help her patients learn more about their health, wellness, and energy.    To learn more about Patricia Simone and Jewels Hypnosis, please visit https://www.jewelshypnosis.com/   To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, please visit www.thrivecolivingcommunities.org  ABOUT THE HOSTS Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/ .   Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/ . She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust.
28:59
March 30, 2021
17. Holistic Health with Patricia Simone and Lisa Henke
In this episode of the Thrive Co-Living Communities podcast, Thrive founder Mark Stein chats with Patricia Simone from Jewels Hypnosis and Lisa Henke from Integrative Wellness Solutions, two holistic health practitioners from the Tampa Bay, FL area. Patricia and Lisa share more about their practices and what inspired them to get involved in the holistic health field. They also discuss their practices through the lens of community.   To learn more about Patricia Simone and Jewels Hypnosis, please visit https://www.jewelshypnosis.com/ To learn more about Lisa Henke and Integrative Wellness Solutions, please visit http://www.iwsipro.com/    To learn more about Thrive Co-Living Communities, please visit www.thrivecolivingcommunities.org ABOUT THE HOSTS   Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/ .   Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/ . She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust.
48:16
March 30, 2021
16. Co-Living and Co-Learning with Harris Ambush
In this episode of the Thrive Co-Living Communities podcast, Thrive founder Mark Stein and co-host Jennifer Hooper interview Harris Ambush, the co-founder and partner of RadSchools.org, a decentralized and collaborative lab. In this podcast, Harris shares more about his project and defines what it is, talks about the importance of collaboration and community through learning, and gives his unique insights into the intersections between Thrive Co-Living Communities and collaborative learning.  You can learn more about Harris and his project at https://www.radschools.org/ ABOUT THE HOSTS Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/. Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach who works with women who have had ENOUGH with self-doubt, fear, and holding themselves back. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/. Jennifer is as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust. ABOUT THRIVE CO-LIVING COMMUNITIES Thrive Co-Living Communities are cooperative residential living communities in re-purposed big box stores for people of all ages. Thrive Co-Living Communities provide a concrete solution to the growing sense of isolation and despair that is leading to depression, addiction, and suicide among many sectors of the U.S. population. Serving young people, millennials, baby boomers, artists, young families and any other progressives in search of a harmonious community life, the organization promotes and supports the development of abandoned big-box stores into sustainable co-living communities, offering the exact balance of independent living and co-living experience that each resident member desires.
49:38
December 8, 2020
15. How co-living spaces can benefit from mediation. An interview with Mark Stein.
In this episode of the Thrive Co-Living Communities podcast, Thrive founder Mark Stein is both the co-host and the guest as he and Jennifer Hooper discuss mediation. They talk about Mark’s previous experience with mediation, do a deeper dive into mediation and what it is, and discuss how Thrive Co-Living Communities will include mediation services to help its residents solve disputes and live harmoniously. ABOUT THE HOSTS Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/. Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach who works with women who have had ENOUGH with self-doubt, fear, and holding themselves back. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/. Jennifer is as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust. ABOUT THRIVE CO-LIVING COMMUNITIES Thrive Co-Living Communities are cooperative residential living communities in re-purposed big box stores for people of all ages. Thrive Co-Living Communities provide a concrete solution to the growing sense of isolation and despair that is leading to depression, addiction, and suicide among many sectors of the U.S. population. Serving young people, millennials, baby boomers, artists, young families and any other progressives in search of a harmonious community life, the organization promotes and supports the development of abandoned big-box stores into sustainable co-living communities, offering the exact balance of independent living and co-living experience that each resident member desires.
33:09
December 8, 2020
14. The Co-living Experience with Leah Ziliak
In this episode of the Thrive Co-Living Communities podcast, hosts Mark Stein and Jennifer Hooper chat with Leah Ziliak. Leah recently launched The Coliving Consultant website and works with co-living communities to improve their guest experience. In this episode, we cover a wide spectrum of topics, from how COVID-19 is affecting the co-living industry to what qualities make co-living communities so popular with their residents.   To connect with Leah and learn more about The Coliving Consultation, please visit https://www.colivingconsultant.com/  ABOUT THE HOSTS   Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/.   Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/. She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust.    ABOUT THRIVE CO-LIVING COMMUNITIES   Thrive Co-Living Communities are cooperative residential living communities in re-purposed big box stores for people of all ages. Thrive Co-Living Communities provide a concrete solution to the growing sense of isolation and despair that is leading to depression, addiction, and suicide among many sectors of the U.S. population. Serving young people, millennials, baby boomers, artists, young families and any other progressives in search of a harmonious community life, the organization promotes and supports the development of abandoned big-box stores into sustainable co-living communities, offering the exact balance of independent living and co-living experience that each resident member desires.  
42:48
November 12, 2020
13. Religion and Co-Living: An interview with Molly Shoulta Tucker and Rob Tucker
This week, we interview a ministerial couple, Molly Shoulta Tucker and Rob Tucker, on how to integrate religion into Thrive Co-Living Communities.  It’s a tough topic in these days of polarization, but we discuss the pros and cons and search for a healthy way to bring religion and spirituality into co-living communities. No firm answers were unearthed, but it is a lively discussion and provides a basis for how to handle this potentially divisive issue.  See what you think and please offer your feedback in the comments section below.     To learn more and to connect with Rob and Molly, please visit https://watkinsumc.com and https://ridgewoodlouisville.org/ ABOUT THE HOSTS   Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/.   Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/. 
56:11
November 4, 2020
12. The Business of Co-Living: An interview with Connor Moore
In this episode, we interview Connor Moore, a recent MBA graduate with a focus on co-living. He recently started his first co-living facility job in New York and is passionate about the future of co-living communities. In this interview, Connor tells us more about his Coliving Corner project, his research on global co-living, and why he thinks co-living is so important for positivity and connectivity.   During the interview, Connor shares these resources:  Co-Liv: https://www.co-liv.org/ Outpost Club: https://outpost-club.com/ Nomos Group: https://www.nomosgroup.co/  To learn more about Connor, please visit https://colivingcorner.com/  ABOUT THE HOSTS   Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/.   Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping women trust themselves more.  She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/.
01:01:20
October 28, 2020
11. The Community Needs of St. Petersburg, FL
Today we interview Chris Steinocher, President of the St. Petersburg, FL Chamber of Commerce. In this episode, Chris talks about the unmet residential needs of the St. Petersburg community and what makes a community unique and lovable. Chris was one of the earlier supporters of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He shares why he thinks why the concept is so important and attractive.    During the interview, Chris recommends these resources:   - Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putman, which can be found at http://bowlingalone.com/ - The World Cafe - http://www.theworldcafe.com/  To connect with Chris and learn more about the St. Petersburg community, visit https://www.stpete.com/. ABOUT THE HOSTS Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/. Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach who helps women learn to trust themselves, grow their confidence, and enjoy their lives even more. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/. She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust! ABOUT THRIVE CO-LIVING COMMUNITIES Thrive Co-Living Communities are cooperative residential living communities in re-purposed big box stores for people of all ages. Thrive Co-Living Communities provide a concrete solution to the growing sense of isolation and despair that is leading to depression, addiction, and suicide among many sectors of the U.S. population. Serving young people, millennials, baby boomers, artists, young families and any other progressives in search of a harmonious community life, the organization promotes and supports the development of abandoned big-box stores into sustainable co-living communities, offering the exact balance of independent living and co-living experience that each resident member desires.
44:37
October 5, 2020
10. Conscious Co-Living
In this interview, we chat with Penny Clark, the Head of Research and Sustainability at Conscious Coliving. In this episode, Penny tells us more about her role with Conscious Coliving, an impact-driven spatial and experience design consultancy that supports co-living spaces, and shares some of her experiences and insights from working with co-living communities.  To connect with Penny and learn more about Conscious Coliving, visit https://www.consciouscoliving.com/ ABOUT THE HOSTS Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/. Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/. She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust! ABOUT THRIVE CO-LIVING COMMUNITIES Thrive Co-Living Communities are cooperative residential living communities in re-purposed big box stores for people of all ages. Thrive Co-Living Communities provide a concrete solution to the growing sense of isolation and despair that is leading to depression, addiction, and suicide among many sectors of the U.S. population. Serving young people, millennials, baby boomers, artists, young families and any other progressives in search of a harmonious community life, the organization promotes and supports the development of abandoned big-box stores into sustainable co-living communities, offering the exact balance of independent living and co-living experience that each resident member desires.
53:37
October 5, 2020
09. Software for Co-Living Communities
Today we interview Ajay Kumar, the founder and CEO of The HouseMonk, a software platform for student co-housing, rental housing, and other types of shared living spaces. In this episode, Ajay talks about what inspired him to create this software and shares some of his unique perspectives on co-living in Asia.   To connect with Ajay and learn more about TheHouseMonk, visit https://www.thehousemonk.com. ABOUT THE HOSTS   Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principal at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/.   Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/. She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust! ABOUT THRIVE CO-LIVING COMMUNITIES   Thrive Co-Living Communities are cooperative residential living communities in re-purposed big box stores for people of all ages. Thrive Co-Living Communities provide a concrete solution to the growing sense of isolation and despair that is leading to depression, addiction, and suicide among many sectors of the U.S. population. Serving young people, millennials, baby boomers, artists, young families and any other progressives in search of a harmonious community life, the organization promotes and supports the development of abandoned big-box stores into sustainable co-living communities, offering the exact balance of independent living and co-living experience that each resident member desires.
54:26
September 17, 2020
08. Commercial real estate considerations for co-living communities
In this episode, we interview Craig Scafidi, CCIM, Senior Associate at Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Craig is currently helping Mark Stein, founder of Thrive Co-living Communities, search for and secure a viable property for the first Thrive Co-Living community. During this interview, we cover: How COVID-19 has impacted commercial real estate (in both expected and surprising ways) Why Craig is enthused about our project The differences in 3 site locations that Thrive is currently considering. To learn more about Craig and connect with him, visit https://www.cbcworldwide.com/professionals/profile/B11AE189-95E5-42E3-A4A7-0DB5556E0CA1. ABOUT THE HOSTS: Mark Stein is the founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities. He’s also the principle at Outmarket.Pro, a digital marketing agency that helps clients grow their businesses using lean startup principles. Learn more at http://outmarket.pro/. Jennifer Hooper is an Intuitive Life Coach specializing in helping divorced women write a very happy ending to their divorce story. For more information, visit https://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/. She’s as passionate about Thrive Co-Living Communities as she is about helping women grow their confidence and self-trust. ABOUT THRIVE CO-LIVING COMMUNITIES: Thrive Co-Living Communities are cooperative residential living communities in re-purposed big box stores for people of all ages. Thrive Co-Living Communities provide a concrete solution to the growing sense of isolation and despair that is leading to depression, addiction, and suicide among many sectors of the U.S. population. Serving young people, millennials, baby boomers, artists, young families and any other progressives in search of a harmonious community life, the organization promotes and supports the development of abandoned big-box stores into sustainable co-living communities, offering the exact balance of independent living and co-living experience that each resident member desires. Thrive Co-Living Communities are charged with: ➡️ Educating communities about co-living options ➡️ Assisting with the design and development of big-box co-living communities ➡️ Providing grants or short-term loans for early development costs for new communities ➡️ Maintaining an archive of architectural designs and programming templates for members to access ➡️ Developing community and supporting cooperation among start-up and existing co-living communities ➡️ Fostering the development of community programs and activities (e.g. in-house mediation programs, opportunities for social interaction through movies, lectures, concerts, poetry readings, etc.) To learn more about Thrive Co-living Communities, visit http://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/.
42:07
September 3, 2020
07. Trends and Opportunities in the Co-Living Industry
In this interview, Thrive cofounder Mark Stein speaks with Christine McDannell, cofounder and CEO of Kndrd.io, the first management software platform and global directory for co-living. She’s also host of “The CoLiving Code” on YouTube and author of The CoLiving Code: How to Find Your Tribe, Share Resources, and Design Your Life. Christine is one of the world’s leading experts in co-living. She’s researched and visited co-living communities in major cities around the globe, and has interviewed more than 100 co-living guests on her YouTube show. This episode offers a wealth of information about co-living. Mark and Christine touch on these topics and more: Current trends in co-living experiences. How to facilitate a sense of community in a co-living situation. The difference between co-housing and co-living. Best practices for offering programming in a co-living community. How co-living communities are striving to keep their residents safe amidst COVID-19. To learn more about available co-living communities around the world—or how to share your own co-living community online—visit https://kndrd.io. To check out The CoLiving Code show on YouTube, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWeCRX1V3e1e3MmqlXHqFGg. To order a copy of The Coliving Code: How to Find Your Tribe, Share Resources, and Design Your Life, visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GQ9GYX1/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 ABOUT THRIVE CO-LIVING COMMUNITIES Thrive Co-Living Communities are cooperative residential living communities in re-purposed big box stores for people of all ages. Thrive Co-Living Communities provide a concrete solution to the growing sense of isolation and despair that is leading to depression, addiction, and suicide among many sectors of the U.S. population. Serving young people, millennials, baby boomers, artists, young families and any other progressives in search of a harmonious community life, the organization promotes and supports the development of abandoned big-box stores into sustainable co-living communities, offering the exact balance of independent living and co-living experience that each resident member desires. Thrive Co-Living Communities are charged with: ➡️ Educating communities about co-living options ➡️ Assisting with the design and development of big-box co-living communities ➡️ Providing grants or short-term loans for early development costs for new communities ➡️ Maintaining an archive of architectural designs and programming templates for members to access ➡️ Developing community and supporting cooperation among start-up and existing co-living communities ➡️ Fostering the development of community programs and activities (e.g. in-house mediation programs, opportunities for social interaction through movies, lectures, concerts, poetry readings, etc.) To learn more about Thrive Co-living Communities, visit http://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/.
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August 19, 2020
06. Livable and lovable cities
Meet Peter Kageyama: author, speaker, and expert in livable and lovable cities. Peter is the author of three books: 1) For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places, 2) Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places and 3), The Emotional Infrastructure of Places.  He is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization and the co-founder of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary conference that brings citizens and practitioners together around the big idea of ‘the city.’ He’s also spoken at a number of TEDx conferences. In this interview, Peter shares his love for lovable cities, and simple and small changes can make a big impact before grandiose big planning. He believes FUN is an important element to lovable and livable cities, and shares numerous examples from cities across America. He explains how cities can leverage “co-creators” in the community to serve as a catalyst for supporting new ideas. Tune in, and learn about “wheat pasting” and “yarn bombing” too! Thrive strives to create livable and lovable residential living communities, and Peter’s expertise helps guide and inform our work. To learn more about Peter Kageyama, visit http://www.fortheloveofcities.com To learn more about Thrive Co-living Communities, visit http://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/.
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August 5, 2020
05. About Aquaponics
Aquaponics is a technology that blends aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water) to grow chemical-free produce and fish without soil. It’s a way to produce food in a clean and environmentally friendly way. In this episode, we are joined by Scott Rizzo, President and Co-owner of River City Aquaponics. Tune in to hear Scott's in-depth take on the value and benefits of aquaponics. You’ll also get a chance to learn how River City Aquaponics operates their system, and understand how aquaponics will benefit the residents of Thrive Co-living Communities. Fun facts: Aquaponics uses ⅙ of the water required by traditional farming. It is less land intensive than traditional farming. Aquaponics requires no chemicals. It is sustainable. To learn more about River City Aquaponics, visit https://www.rivercityaquaponics.com/. To connect with Scott Rizzo, visit https://www.rivercityaquaponics.com/contact. To learn more about Thrive Co-living communities, visit http://thrivecolivingcommunities.org/. 👍🏽👍🏽 Like this episode? 👍🏽👍🏽 ⭐️🌟 Rate it with 5 stars! 🌟⭐️ 🔔🔔 Please subscribe! 🔔🔔
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July 21, 2020
04. The future of education and co-learning at Thrive
In this episode, we discuss the future of learning, and how co-living and co-learning provide incredible, synergistic learning opportunities within communities. We are joined by Adam Rubin, Founder and Partner at 2Revolutions. Adam has spent over two decades catalyzing change through the design and launch of social enterprises across the education and community development sectors. He started 2Revolutions to feed this love, and to reinforce a belief that two critical levers we can pull are the birth and scaling of innovative ventures as a way to affect real change. At 2Rev, he is able to feed his love of both systems change and practice innovation. Please join us as we dive into Adam’s research and experience, and learn about the synergy we can create a Thrive for residents to learn from each other.
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July 3, 2020
03. Sustainable architecture considerations
In this episode, we interview Tom Szumlic, Ph.D., who helps us take a deep dive into the considerations, challenges, and opportunities that Thrive Co-living Communities have as we design our shared living spaces. Tom is a practicing architect with expert experience in the fields of architecture, interior architecture, industrial design, building construction, community development, and design education. We cover a wide range of topics including environmental design, insulation considerations, air quality, net zero energy, hydroponics, aquaponics, waste as food, and much more.
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June 19, 2020
02. Pets are an important part of co-living communities
In this episode, we are joined by special guest Christine De Lazerro, vet tech and animal advocate, who shares her thoughts on how pets and people can peacefully co-exist in a co-living community. To connect with the Thrive community and learn how you can get involved, visit http://thrivecolivingcommunities.org. We discuss rules and protocols, pet access (and restrictions) in community areas, access to veterinarian and pet-sitting services, and more.  This podcast is sponsored by Jennifer Hooper Coaching, life coach for people who are ready and motivated to change an areas of their lives. Her coaching is perfect for people who have survived a difficult life change such as divorce, bankruptcy, co-parenting challenges, new living situation, or job transition. She will teach you how to a clear vision for yourself and provide ongoing support to help you achieve it. Visit http://jenniferhoopercoaching.com/ to book a free discovery session.
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June 6, 2020
01. What are Thrive Co-living Communities?
In this episode, we talk to Mark Stein, founder of Thrive Co-Living Communities, who explains his vision for sustainable, multi-cultural, multi-generation, and inclusive living communities developed in repurposed big box stores. To connect with the Thrive community and learn how you can get involved, visit http://thrivecolivingcommunities.com.
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May 20, 2020