What’s the difference between your space and a café?
Yes, they have awesome coffee, but otherwise they are quite different to your average café. For a start, it’s pretty quiet – there’s no terrible background music or noisy conversations; everything is kept very hushed and calm. Also, the wifi is speedy and easy to connect to, and they have a fast printer and a scanner available for everyone to use. Lastly, you don’t need to keep buying cakes and coffee to stay in their space – and you are welcome to bring your own lunch!
Why should I pay for a space when I could just work from home?
How much work do you really get done at home? Can you work for a sustained period of time without getting distracted by household chores, kids or the fridge? And isn’t working from home all the time just a bit lonely? At Woolf Works, they appreciate having some other people around to chat with by the coffee machine or to get an opinion on a design decision. When it’s work time, they can knuckle down and really focus on the job at hand, without distraction.
Can I take calls there?
Yes, of course – they have a policy of keeping things reasonably quiet and ask you to be respectful of that by keeping your phone voice low, or stepping outside or upstairs for a longer, louder conversation.
Can I have meetings there?
Absolutely – you are welcome to meet in their coffee corner with visitors, or book the upstairs ‘Den’ for a longer, private session.
What are the policies regarding men?
Men are welcome as guests, and to most of their events. However, memberships are exclusively for women.
What’s the upstairs space used for?
The Den is a flexible space that is used as a classroom, a brainstorming room, a yoga studio, a photography studio, a boardroom or a theatre. It’s available to rent by the hour and, if it is not booked, members are able to use it free-of-charge on an ad-hoc basis for calls, video conferencing or short meetings.
Facilities in The Den include: Projector and adaptors, whiteboard wall, 25 folding chairs, two large tables, ten floor-cushions, and a flipchart. Coffee and tea is available for workshops.
What events are on this week?
You can see all their events listed here [hyperlink] and their Facebook page is also a great place to see what’s going on. Follow us here [hyperlink].
How do I get started as a member?
Book in for a visit; come and see the space, meet us and have a chat about how things can work for you. Once you give us the green light, they’ll set you up in the system and give you things such as the wifi password and biometric door access.
How do I pay for my membership?
You will receive an invoice every month via email; this can be paid by bank transfer, PayPal, cheque or cash.
How can I find out about the other members?
They have a membership directory here [hyperlink] as well as a private Facebook group, which you will have access to as a member.
What social events do you organize?
Once a month they host ‘Woolf Works Wednesdays’, which are really fun social nights with guest speakers and wine. These nights are open to their wider community.
For Family.my’s member community, we have monthly lunches and monthly evening drinks, which are a very relaxed and casual way to get to know the other members.
What’s your refund policy?
Membership payments: Woolf Works is a membership-based business and you are billed on a month to month basis. They need a minimum of 14 days notice to cancel your next due invoice and membership. We do not, however, issue refunds for a payments already processed.
Venue Hire: Both members and non-members may book and use The Den and The Main Space at Woolf Works.
The following terms apply to booking payments, cancellations and refunds:
A 50% deposit is required to reserve a space, with the remaining balance due 30 days prior or your event or date of use.
Cancellations made 30 or more days prior to your reserved date will be eligible for a refund (minus a $50 processing fee).
Cancellations made 29 days or less prior to your reserved date will not be eligible for a refund.
If space is being reserved for a date less than 30 days away, payment in full is required and no portion of space use fees will be eligible for refund upon cancellation.
PUBLIC LEAN IN CIRCLES AT WOOLF WORKS
Join the Woolf Works Lean in Community: A tribe of authentic women and the pursuit of personal success, facilitated by Nadine Spalburg.
You might recognise this moment, standing in front of the mirror… or that second right before you enter the room of another networking event… A feeling of restlessness to be present. Feeling connected to who you are, but unsure how to express your unapologetic self.
It’s about being present, rather than just showing up to the occasion. Being seen for what you’re about, beneath the surface. Choosing to shine for who you are, instead of leaning on the labels and hooks you’ve created for others. To be out there and express your strength, character and vocation that defines you as a person (the professional, the mother, the friend, the creative, the activist, the inspirator – all in one).
In reality, expression of their authentic self is often uncomfortable. There is rawness in being unapologetic, which creates a sense of vulnerability to cope with on a deep personal level. Accelerating your goals from a place of being present and unapologetic is something they may all aspire to, yet often struggle with to convey in their everyday interactions. Having strong peer support relationships can be a powerful way to help you align your presence with your authentic self. That’s why they’re starting this community.
They’re not looking to create another networking opportunity.
They’re creating circles of peer-support to ignite bold, brave, unapologetic self-reflection and action – based on the Lean-in Circle method and Centred Leadership framework. This is a tribe of authentic women fierce in pursuing their personal and professional goals, and with compassion to see other women rise and shine.
Be part of the tribe, join their monthly evening sessions. The evening provides a structured facilitated session, and you can expect a thought-provoking opening followed by goal-orientated conversations in a sphere of trust.