IWCF37 – Coworking, Codebots & Relationships

In this episode, we chat with with Indi Tansey-  botpreneur, Community Lead at Codebots, and co-founder of WorkingMouse – to talk about coworking, code bots, and relationships. She’s passionate about building and nurturing sustainable communities

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About Indi Tansey

Indi Tansey is a botpreneur and Community Lead at Codebots. She’s passionate about building and nurturing sustainable communities. She doesn’t differentiate between online and offline.

She recently joined WorkingMouse, one of Australia’s most exciting AI startups – to build and grow a community that will delight and drive the Codebots innovation platform. Prior to this, she was a rock star of the creative economy, building The Coterie coworking community for QUT Creative Enterprise Australia.

She’s also worked with advertising heavyweights Ogilvy, Publicis and BBDO as an art director, copywriter and brand strategist. She’s created award-winning work for a roster of clients from Guinness and Hyundai, to 7up and Qantas.

On a mission to travel and share, in 2011 she quit her life and invented the first ‘choose your own adventure’ travel blog and her community of 20,000 supporters voted where she went around the world on a bicycle.

In Buenos Aires, she fell in love with the startup life and co-founded OutTrippin, a community of travel experts who competed to design your vacation. Investment opportunities moved her team from Argentina > Chile > Melbourne, where she graduated from the Angelcube accelerator.

Her lean startup and #failfast approach to marketing earned her consulting, community building and mentoring opportunities with startups and established businesses alike.

In a virtual world, coworking connects her to the communities she builds; from running Startup Weekends to Instagram hashtag followings, she grows audiences relevant to the stories told.

Episode Summary

Here are just a few things you’ll learn this episode:
  • What community means to Indi
  • The difference between relationships and connection
  • Reflections on Mark Zuckerberg’s focus on community
  • Codebots and the codebot community
  • Future of online communities

So sit back, relax, and get ready for the show…

Guest Favourites…

What’s your favorite book? The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world’s most successful music Kickstarter.

What’s your favorite quote or motto? “Your vibe attracts your tribe.”

What does “it will come” mean to you? Patience.

What animal would you choose and why? The bat because the way they fly in the dark – the embrace the light and the dark. Click here to learn more about its symbolism.

What advice do you have for our listeners? Looking at what your strengths are, and asking other people about what your strengths are, then building your own career path based on that. Work out what you want, what your strengths are, and it will appear.

Relevant Links

Codebots – the official page of Indi’s latest venture. Request an invite for early access.

Indi Tansey on Linkedin

Also published on Medium.