Helping Gig Workers Thrive

February 20, 2018
Hosted by Thomas Rosenberg and Rani Langer Croager

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The gig economy presents freedom and flexibility for workers. However, thriving in the gig economy can be a challenge. With self-employment comes the responsibilities of marketing oneself, trying to find work, and receiving the appropriate value for one’s work. In addition, gig workers must cover expenses that employers would typically handle such as employment taxes, health insurance, and the general costs of running a business. In this week’s show, we’ll be talking about a solution to help gig workers thrive. Our guest, Josh Danielson, co-founder of Loconomics, will talk about how he’s formed a cooperative that allows service professionals in the gig economy to connect and offer services on a technology platform they own.

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The purpose of this show is to accelerate the shift towards building an inclusive, just future by connecting people and ideas. Be inspired to become the change agent for your community. Our guests describe some of what’s happening across the country and around the world to improve community resilience and build a regenerative community.

Our topics range from money and what it is, the challenges and success of global resilient community efforts, models for bringing alternative health care to underserved and minority communities, suggestions for fostering greater community through social entrepreneurship, building leadership, to reflecting on the language we use and whether it is inclusive or exclusive. Envision is broadcast live every Tuesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Thomas Rosenberg and Rani Langer Croager

Thomas Rosenberg and Rani Langer Croager

I am passionate about changing mindsets and behavior. Since 1994 my career has been focused on change leadership around environmental initiatives, facilitating change, and empowering others to lead change from within their organizations and communities. I have worked with private and public sector organizations in the US, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Client organizations include Fortune Global 750 companies, local and national governments, and small and mid-sized firms.

I serve on the Advisory Board for SxSW Eco’s Startup Central. Previously, I served on the National Sustainability Committee for the Clean Tech Open, driving the creation of a new curriculum for participants. I also served on the Bay Area Biomimicry Leadership Team and as an Advisory Board Member for Shukuru.org.

I hold an MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird, an MS in Environmental Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, a BA in International Relations and Asian Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and I am currently pursuing certification as an Integral Coach through New Ventures West in San Francisco, California.

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