Many years in business development have taught Jeff MacIntyre that business is built around solid relationships and how rewarding giving back to the community can be.
Jeff leads the Fuckup Nights Kitchener-Waterloo community and is a Vice President Sales of and Corporate Development in the cannabis space.
This conversation takes us from Jeff’s unique wedding, to thinking through the future of events, how to build your network as an introvert, how to leave communities and situations that are no longer serving you, and so much more.
Episode Notes: https://www.createcommunitypod.com/episodes/jeffmacintyre
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Is Community the Answer to The War on Talent? A Conversation with Donut’s Dan Manian
47:45Do you have a best friend at work? According to Dan Manian, it could be a game changer! After spending years working in product at fast-growing startups, Dan co-founded Donut to help teams foster cultures of connectivity and collaboration. In this episode, Dan and Marsha chat about how to create rituals for your team that foster camaraderie and community. Dan also shares some great ideas around how to build connections equitably in a hybrid environment. Episode Notes: https://www.createcommunitypod.com/episodes/dan-manian Donut's Community: #donut-be-strangers Donut has a new community, #donut-be-strangers, to connect the people who connect everyone else. If you're interested in meeting fellow connectors, learning vetted approaches to team engagement, and sharing what's worked for you, then you can go to donut.com and use the chat popup to request your invitation!
Scaling Your Community With Integrity
37:34Ashley Barby is the founder of FashionTech, a global community for people at the intersection of fashion and technology. FashionTech provides programming through speaker series, networking opportunities, ongoing industry analysis and much more. Ashley is also the Retail Strategy Lead at Tulip, a mobile retail technology SaaS company at the forefront of omni-channel experiences. In this episode, Ashley and Marsha chat about scaling a community with integrity, mistakes to avoid when just starting out, the future of retail and how community plays a massive role, and lots more. Episode Notes: https://www.createcommunitypod.com/episodes/ashley-barby
Should EVERY Business Have A Community? A Conversation with David Spinks
46:44David Spinks is the co-founder of CMX, VP of Community at Bevy, host of Masters of Community podcast, and the author of The Business of Belonging. CMX is the world's largest network for community professionals. Over 25,000 of community professionals come to CMX for training, research, events, and community. In 2019, CMX was acquired by Bevy, an enterprise software platform that powers community-driven events and virtual conferences. In this episode, David shares his journey of building CMX, how to turn an audience into a community, his thoughts on the future of the community industry, and so much more. Episode Notes: https://www.createcommunitypod.com/episodes/david-spinks Grab your copy of David’s new book: The Business of Belonging
How To Build Your Network as an Introvert: A Conversation with Jeff MacIntyre
49:07Many years in business development have taught Jeff MacIntyre that business is built around solid relationships and how rewarding giving back to the community can be. Jeff leads the Fuckup Nights Kitchener-Waterloo community and is a Vice President Sales of and Corporate Development in the cannabis space. This conversation takes us from Jeff’s unique wedding, to thinking through the future of events, how to build your network as an introvert, how to leave communities and situations that are no longer serving you, and so much more. Episode Notes: https://www.createcommunitypod.com/episodes/jeffmacintyre
Eradicating Harassment in Creator Communities with Communyco's Bar Kirshon
38:51Bar Kirshon is the Co-Founder and CEO of Communyco, a new platform that helps content creators who teach their craft to connect with their online communities. In this episode, Bar shares her journey of growing up with creative roots, moving from Israel to Canada, and starting and growing Communyco. Bar and Marsha chat about how to keep communities harassment free, how to find work-life balance, and how to find your community in a new city. Show Notes: https://www.createcommunitypod.com/episodes/bar-kirshon Want to check out Communyco’s beta? Sign up on communyco.com using code "communyco-family" + check out their upcoming event - The Creator Series
Why Not You? Breaking Barriers and Creating Community with Sheena Brady
50:42Sheena Brady is a social entrepreneur and leader at Shopify. In 2013, she started her first company, Tease Tea, out of her condo. Today, Tease Tea has grown into a 7 figure social enterprise selling all-natural loose-leaf tea while giving back to programs empowering women. In 2019, Sheena created Founders Fund, the first digital accelerator supporting under-represented, women-identifying entrepreneurs during every stage of their journey. Members can access mentorship, resources, and non-repayable funding for their business. To date, Founders Fund has distributed over $100,000 dollars to fund women owned businesses while providing mentorship and community to over 600 founders across Canada. In this episode, Sheena spills the tea on her winding personal and entrepreneurial journey. She opens up about the challenges and barriers that she’s faced along the way, and how this drove her to help others and create community. We chat about things ranging from entrepreneurship and financial literacy to when Sheena knew her husband was the one. Episode Notes: https://www.createcommunitypod.com/episodes/sheena-brady
Creating A Community Strategy with Marjorie Anderson
42:32Marjorie Anderson is the Product Manager for Community at Project Management Institute, a professional membership association shaping the project management industry. Outside her 9-5, she is the founder of Community by Association, an organization and online community for those who build communities for associations and nonprofits. In this episode, Marjorie and Marsha chat about how to identify and support your community super users, how measure the business impact of your initiatives, and how to create a community strategy. Marjorie shares her career journey in community management, and has some great advice for young professionals looking to advance in this industry. Episode Notes: https://www.createcommunitypod.com/episodes/marjorie-anderson
Creating Kinder Gaming Communities with Victoria Tran of Among Us
39:30This episode takes a deep dive into the fascinating world of gaming communities, featuring Victoria Tran, the Community Director for Among Us at Innersloth. The Among Us Twitter account officially launched with its first post on Nov 18 2020 and gained 1 million followers within 1 month. In this episode, Victoria shares her social media strategies and what she learned after suddenly inheriting a community of half a billion players. In the gaming industry in particular, toxicity and trolling can be rampant. Victoria and Marsha take a deep dive into moderation challenges, creating social values, and how we can create more sustainable and kinder online communities. Episode Notes: https://www.createcommunitypod.com/episodes/victoria-tran
Long-haul COVID, Netflix and Being a Better Ally with Fiona Lowenstein
42:54After being hospitalized for COVID-19 in March of 2020, Fiona co-founded the Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group, which offers support and resources to thousands of people living with COVID-19 around the world. In April, Fiona wrote what is believed to be the first account of long-haul COVID in The New York Times. She’s been covering the patient experience and leading COVID patient advocacy efforts ever since. In this episode, Fiona shares her personal experience with long-haul COVID and how she created and fostered her community. Moderation in a support community is very unique - Fiona and Marsha chat through some of those intricacies. They also chat about how we can recenter the health and wellness conversation around the people and groups that have historically been left out and how we can all be better allies. Episode Notes: createcommunitypod.com/episodes/fiona-lowenstein
How To Find Good People: A Conversation with Niloo Ravaei and Nina Iordanova
53:51Have you ever felt like your life is missing deep, meaningful, long-lasting connections, even though you get along just fine with everyone you meet? That’s how Niloo Ravaei and Nina Iordanova felt before they met. They quickly became best friends + co-founders and set out to build a dating app. They thought there was a better way to date and find meaningful relationships, so they built an AI matchmaker that works over text message. But, they realized along the way that they were solving the wrong problem. Today, their startup has evolved into Good People, a community that brings people together in 3-month long cohorts and creates shared experiences. In this episode, Niloo and Nina share the many twists and turns of their startup journey and why *community* was the answer all along. They also chat with Marsha about how to lead with vulnerability and how to make and foster meaningful connections. Episode Notes: createcommunitypod.com/episodes/good-people Check out the Commerce Chefs podcast What does it take to create a magical ecommerce brand? Join hosts Kyle and Tom as they pit the world’s most intriguing DTC visionaries- the “Commerce Chefs” -- with provoking questions to uncover the secret ingredients that make brave brands enduring classics. Whether you’re a seasoned eComm leader or an up-and-coming maverick, each episode will find something unexpected at the intersection of passion, performance, and leadership in practice. Listen on your favorite platform now!