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Dec 31, 2014

Matt Dudley is owner of The Skillery a co-working space, marketplace for classes and workshops, and a community of creative entrepreneurs in Nashville, TN.

Talking about co-working, education and networking.

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Congratulations to the Dudley's for the birth of their daughter, Gwendolyn Rose Dudley.

The Skillery was born as an online resource to find local in-person classes. It became a co-working space because there was a lack of space for classes.

Space + Education are key.

Matt was a teacher for nearly a decade. He taught everything from 4th grade computers to high school theater.

Matt believes there is power in being in a room with other human beings (I do too).

He didn’t like the structure of a traditional school environment. The institution of school felt off to him.

Sir Ken Robinson. How Schools Kill Creativity TED Talk.

We talk about education.

Matt Dudley The SkilleryMatt began is career as a young entrepreneur. He launched a Ghostbuster business as a kid!

We discuss becoming a grand connector when you lead a community.

How to help co-working members connect.

You gotta be here. That’s the thing that makes the difference.

Tips for co-working from Matt.

Co-working isn’t about the space. It’s about camping with other people who are working.

How to avoid being a coffee shop freeloader.

Sounds of a coffee shop at

App Recommendation: Slack for group communication.
Book Recommendation: Bear Snores On . Hop on Pop was our favorite.
Contact: Email Matt at

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