As the co-founder and CEO of Groove, an online coworking community and mobile app for solopreneurs, Josh Greene is building on his passion for community to help transform the way people on wavy career paths (solopreneurs, freelancers, creatives) can find support and human connection to help them accomplish great things.
Josh’s career itself follows a wavy path — after working as an engineer, he studied meditation as a way to combat his burnout, spending time learning at ashrams in India. He brought together his spiritual practices with bringing people together through cultural events and programming as Managing Director at London’s Village Underground and working on festivals like Wilderness Festival.
He continued freelancing as a strategy and innovation consultant. He believes in work-life harmony — how we work shapes how we live, and vice versa. He experienced this firsthand as an exec at WeWork in the office of the CEO working across the business.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Josh and his co-founders saw that the world had changed, along with our traditional work systems. Groove was created as a response to that, and is here to support the next generation of solopreneurs as they break open the ideas of how we can connect and work on energizing projects.
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Josh’s path from university to leadership. (0:02)
Introduction to Josh’s background. (1:53)
Dropped out of school and started a company. (5:56)
What does it mean to feel connected online? (10:35)
Value orientation towards life is more important than job description. (16:44)
Leadership and thriving in a digital space. (22:15)
Ability to grow and let go. (27:13)
What makes a great leader? (32:24)
The importance of being a decision maker. (36:26)
Books that have been instrumental on Josh’s leadership journey. (42:01)