As the host partner for this event by Art Talk Fiji, Greenhouse Coworking proudly supports the growth of all creative minds and creative spaces, and also want to contribute to saving the life of one of the creative arts’ fiercest supporters, Mr. Colin Philp. We encourage families to come with the kids, and bring their mats, food and drinks for this family-friendly event. TICKETS ARE $20 each and can be bought at GINGER CAFÉ.
Acoustic Verse, a poetry and music show, opens at Greenhouse Coworking on –
Saturday 11 December as a fundraiser for Matua and a community elder within the arts community, Mr. Colin Philp.
Colin, who has been an avid supporter of the development of the creative arts industry in its many forms and stages, was recently informed that he needed a liver transplant. It seemed only fitting that The Poetry Shop’s contribution towards his Go-Fund-Me campaign was done in the same vein of work that he always encouraged.
Acoustic Verse #2 brings you the same staple artists and musicians to the show including new artists such as Amelia Rigsby, Christonite Boginikua, and Jairus Mallam. Amelia Rigsby, a familiar face in media & communications, is a spoken word artist and co-organizer of the poetry movement in Fiji. Christonite Boginikua, a veteran DJ that founded the rave and DJ scene in Fiji, is part of the initial LIMEN team that founded the ‘Acoustic Verse’ series, while 7-year-old prodigy Jairus Mallam will be our star opening act as Fiji’s youngest DJ.
To support Colin Philp and Acoustic Verse, tickets are now available for purchase from Ginger Café at $20. There will also be show catalogs available for $10 at the event or at Ginger Cafe.
Visit The Art Talk page on Facebook: Art Talk Fiji
As the host partner for this online event by The Poetry Shop, Greenhouse Coworking proudly supports the growth of all creative minds and creative spaces. We hope to see you there!
Visit The Poetry Shop on Facebook: The Poetry Shop Fiji
Dr Mohit – Friday 8th Oct @ 6pm
To register, please see the link below.
Registration Link: https://form.jotform.com/212757535997069
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Date: 1 September and 8 September (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Are you tired of seeing too many unchecked to-dos in your list? Too many late nights, early mornings, and missing out on a beautiful weekend? Don’t worry we’ve all been there!
Ready for some new ass-kicking set of lessons, habits and tools to whip you into a productive, goal-getting machine? Come join this powerful class designed to help you quickly remove your productivity roadblocks, build habits that will help you conquer your workload, and manage your time to get more done.
Your facilitators Ronna and Lana will meet for a 1.5 hour class on 1 September (Wednesday), and then you will receive your challenge daily on email and on a private group chat. The challenge culminates in another 1.5 hour class on 8 September (Wednesday).
About the Facilitators:
Momma to Māui & Mayari, Mrs to Mr #Sexyguchi, Greenhouse Coworking and The Greenhouse Studio Founder, Graduate Women (Fiji) President, Branding and Marketing Coach for FCEF’s Fiji Enterprise Engine, Pacific Greenpreneurship Program Mentor, East-West Centre Alumni Executive Board 2021-2024, Vital Voices Global Ambassador, VVGrow Fellow, Obama Foundation Leader, and TEDx Speaker. I am passionate about entrepreneurship, design thinking, and empowering women and children through education. I am on a mission to inspire change in others to live full, extraordinary lives, and empower them to do the same.
Community Manager at Greenhouse Coworking. Also, Mama of two not so little humans, a partner, cook, cleaner, advisor, hugger, problem solver, and home keeper. I am realising and fulfilling my purpose, one day at a time, through love, faith, and resilience.
Event Photo Credit: Minh Pham from Unsplash
Date: 12 September 2021, Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Platform: Zoom and In-person
What if we told you there is a way to hack into your consciousness so you are able to tap into your state of flow to get those big items done and done?
Sign up for our Getting in the Zone Sprint to find focus and flow on IMPORTANT over urgent work (like writing that book, starting a side hustle, writing that big proposal, working ON your business, not IN your business, and many others) with other Greenhouse coworking community members.
“Flow is a mental state of focused attention so intense that it does not allow us to have cognitive bandwidth left for anything else. It is a state of such profound task-absorption and intense concentration that makes a person feel one with the activity.”Positive psychology
Our Community Manager will guide you through this 3-hour event and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in this virtual AND in-person coworking activity! Now that we have opened, we can actually cowork and get in the zone in person. If you are based in Suva, we invite you get your free day pass this Friday so you can join us at 33 Des Veoux Road for this event. We have limited spots available if you are joining us in person so make sure you SIGN UP NOW FOR OUR FREE DAY PASS. Please make sure you choose Friday, 12 November.
About the Host:
Lana Smith is the Community Manager at Greenhouse Coworking. Also, Mama of two not so little humans, a partner, cook, cleaner, advisor, hugger, problem solver, and home keeper.
With a diverse background in Fashion Design, Administration, Film Production, Sales and Marketing, I am able to draw from different experiences and knowledge that will help me navigate, and be impactful in both my career and personal life.
I am realising and fulfilling my purpose, one day at a time, through love, faith, and resilience.
Armed with the right attitude, a strong support system, and kindness …. the possibilities are endless.
“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”– Tony Robbins
More info about me:
Event Photo Credit: Chase Clark from Unsplash
Date: 11th May (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Platform: Zoom / FREE Event
With your business or consultancy, it is important to make those connections in order to grow your reach. And with podcasting, you can grow your audience by building those key relationships, sharing your values, starting conversations about topics that matter to you and your business, and reaching out to potential clients and customers.
About our speaker:
Mere Nailatikau is a development communication professional with more than 15 years of experience in research, public diplomacy, and strategic communication. After graduating from the University of the South Pacific (USP) with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and management, and a master’s degree in development studies, Mere has spent several years working in media, the creative arts, civil society, and aid-funded development organisations. Mere has a vast knowledge of communications and advocacy strategies and has supported executives with internal and external communication, stakeholder management, and crisis communication. Mere has also attended the University of Southern California’s Centre for Public Diplomacy Summer Institute in Los Angeles and prior to that, was part of the team that launched the Australia in Fiji Facebook page at the Australian High Commission in Suva, Fiji. Today, Mere is a consultant for a variety of organisations and is currently hosting Season 2 of ‘Vosa’, a Pacific storytelling podcast featuring conversations with creators, thinkers and changemakers across the region.
You can join us from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM for our online Podcasting sesh with Mere as she shares some of those tricky podcasting skills! Book your spot now and don’t miss out.
Date: 15th February 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Platform: Zoom / Members-only event
Do you know that we have our very own member portal (called Nexudus)? You can also download its partner app on your phone (called Passport by Nexudus). Most of our members have not been able to maximise the benefits of using our members-only portal so make sure you sign up for this one!
In Greenhouse Coworking’s members-only portal you can:
- access members-only events
- view the business product and services directory
- check how many hours or days left you have in your plan
- book meeting rooms directly
- update your shareable member profile page
- see the other members and teams who are part of our community
For an hour let us show you step by step how to do the above so you are truly making use of your benefits as a member of Greenhouse Coworking. Our Web Developer and Tech Support Ninja, Shimneet, will lead this session and will answer all of your burning questions.
Hope to see you there!
Date: 18th February 2022 (Friday)
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Platform: Zoom and In-person / Members-only event
Whether you are our in-person or virtual member, you can sign up for our Coffee & Cakes: Gift of Failure session and enjoy a catch up with other Greenhouse Coworking community members over coffee and cake.
Inspired by a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure called Fuckup Nights, GCo is facilitating a roundtable discussion and sharing over coffee and cakes with our members on their greatest failures and f-ups and how they were able to overcome them. Whether it’s a story of a business venture that crashed and burned, a deal that went sour, a product that flopped, or even a personal f-up story that helped shape you and your journey, we’d love to hear them! We’ll vote on the biggest f-up shared and whoever wins takes the literal cake!
If you are an in-person member and joining us face to face, please email us ASAP at email@example.com to secure a seat as spots are limited.
Date: 8 September 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Our How-to-Series are monthly classes that will elevate you from zero to hero in a chosen topic as we bring experts and leaders in the Zoom room.
How-to in September:
Have you noticed that more and more potential grant funding for MSMEs are on the rise as organisations channel their efforts to supporting small businesses to survive the pandemic’s effects? This is especially true for ventures whose goals are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But who has any clue on how to write these proposals? These organisations certainly have a totally different “language” don’t they?
For this September’s class, we’re organising a panel of three who can guide the class on how to write grant proposals that may get you that funding you desperately need!
Meet our Panel of Speakers:
Ken is an ICT professional, consultant, and entrepreneur working in technology, agriculture, and fisheries. He co-founded Traseable Solutions in 2017 with his wife, Shauna, and together they have led innovative projects and digitisation efforts in the Pacific agriculture and fisheries sectors.
Rebecca has worked internationally and locally in the areas of climate change, disaster risk management, disaster resilience, sustainable agriculture and revegetation programmes. She currently runs her own consultancy business, Pacific Connections (Aust) which provides research, advisory and training services, and is undertaking her PhD on local level collaboration for resilience.
Marita is the co-founder of two Fiji companies, Talanoa Treks and Talanoa Consulting, working on agriculture, environmental conservation, sustainable tourism, women’s economic empowerment and community development. She’s an environmental economist and has developed proposals and managed projects of all sizes.
Date: 16th February 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00 PM
Most entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses do not have the resources, the time and the know-how to focus on legal matters even if establishing a strong legal foundation is critical in launching and running a business. If this is you, then you won’t want to miss our FREE session filled with specific legal advice and tips that you won’t get by searching on Google and online.
From complying with employment laws to setting up appropriate legal structures for your business to grow, tax considerations to founding issues, and from protecting your data and intellectual property to minimizing legal fees and using your lawyer’s time more efficiently, join us for this introductory session with our speakers, Mr. Richard Naidu and Mr. Deepesh Singh from Munro Leys.
Munro Leys is Fiji’s largest law firm with 140 years of experience. The firm strengths are the skills, integrity, and experience of its people, its commitment to quality work and commercial outcomes. Munro Leys specialises in the practice areas of Administrative Law, Admiralty Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Aviation, Banking and Securities, Capital Markets, Commercial Property Transactions, Company Law, Competition Contract and Commercial Documentation, Creditors’ Remedies, Employment and Immigration, Employee Share Schemes, Energy and environment, Exchange Control, Foreign Investment, Information Technology, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Mining and Resources, Media Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and due diligence, Personal Injury, Taxation Customs, and Stamp Duty, Telecommunications and Tourism.
About our Speaker: Richard Naidu
Richard has degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and was admitted to the bars of New Zealand in 1989 and Fiji in 1995. A former journalist in Fiji and New Zealand, he worked in major law firms in New Zealand between 1989 and 1995 before returning to Fiji. Richard now leads the firm’s Commercial Group, advising clients in Fiji and abroad in all major Fiji business sectors, including tourism, energy, finance, media, transport, real property, mining and manufacturing. His areas of practice include competition, finance, foreign investment, media, real property and taxation law. He is also a mediator accredited by the Australian Centre for Dispute Assessment & Resolution.
Richard is an occasional presenter and commentator on legal, media and other public issues in Fiji. He advises a range of NGOs, including the Fiji Red Cross Society and the Fiji National Olympic Committee and holds offices in the Fiji Law Society, the South Pacific Lawyers Association and the International Bar Association.
Richard is also the Honorary Consul in Fiji for Belgium.
About our Speaker: Deepesh Singh
Deepesh attained his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of the South Pacific in 2019. He completed his Professional Diploma in Legal Practice in the same year.
Deepesh joined Munro Leys in December 2018 and was admitted to the Fiji Bar in May 2019. He has a keen interest in bankruptcy and insolvency law.
Date: 3rd February 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00 PM
It has never been easy finding the right people for your business and we know it’s definitely not a walk in the park when it comes to managing and leading a team of people. And now with the new normal in the midst and post-pandemic, hands up if you are feeling even more pressure and stress doing all of the above? Say no more and join our FREE online session led by award-winning HR Trainer, Mr Jawal Mangal, on how you can hire, lead, and engage a high-performing team for your business, department or company.
Message from our Trainer:
There is still uncertainty about what the workplace new normal will be, and it is easy for companies to default to old routines and habits. Harvard University has come up with planned opportunities that you should take now to develop thriving employees — those who experience learning and vitality at work and feel that they make difference. By recalibrating expectations, reestablishing commitment, and rebuilding capacity, you strengthen your company’s most important asset (human-capital) to weather the next unexpected, extreme event — whenever it comes. This is planning for future uncertainties too.
About our Trainer:
Jawal Mangal, MBA, PDGBA, B.A. (Psych/PA) Dip in Ed
Jawal has over two decades of professional experience in Organizational Development, Employee Performance Improvement, Diversity Talent Acquisition, Workforce Planning and Development and Leadership Development in Fiji. He is an award-winning strategic and innovative HR Executive and Facilitator/Trainer who translates business vision into HR initiatives/innovative teaching that improve performance, profitability, growth, and employee engagement. As a leader he supports companies and top executives with a unique perspective and appreciation that human capital is every organisation’s greatest asset. His whole career has been strongly dedicated to being a Human Resources Manager at USP, ATS, and as a Trainer at USP Pacific TAFE. Jawal is a genuine influencer who thrives on tough challenges and translates visions and strategies into actionable, value-added goals.