𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟?
I’m a Portuguese 26 year-old guy and a Well&Work neighbour (I live just 10 minutes by foot from the cowork). I lived abroad (for short periods) in Krakow and London.
Passionate about Sports since I can remember (mainly football and tennis) and a Sporting fan (what means used to suffering), I have a first degree in journalism and a Masters in Sports Journalism and everything of what I’ve been doing it’s related with Communication and writing, not only in sports but also human rights and psychology topics, for which I’ve been developing an interest in the last years.
During my still short career, I had experiences as a journalist for Expresso newspaper, worked for Amnesty International Portugal and also wrote for wine and real estate blogs and as a Copywriter for INOV Contacto.
Now I decided to try my own luck by creating PartilhaDaMente. This Project it’s still on its early days, and it’s not online yet, but in a short way, my goal it’s to develop an online platform that I believe has the potential to be a reference in the area of mental health and life issues in Portugal. I want to bring together in this space a community of people interested by those topics, from psychologists to former patients and citizens in general and allowing them to be better informed but also giving them a space to communicate and debate with each other and to come out and tell their life stories on mental health issues.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥&𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤?
I couldn’t stand working from home anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I like remote work, but this was an imposed home office. I was also in the process of starting to work full time on my Mental Health Project and I know that by being in a Cowork space I might meet new people or potential partners (who knows) might be interested in my Project.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐬? 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐞?
I chose the monthly flexi-desk membership because since the beginning I felt that I wanted to be working away from home, just 2 days a week was not enough for me.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥&𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞?
Well, I can tell you that I’ve visited all the cowork spaces (at least all I could find online) in the nearby area (so in Oeiras) and Well&Work was by far the best one.
There are some things you should know about this place:
1. The way the owners treat you. I think before I was a member, I already felt like one. I give you one example - when I found Well&Work, Ben (one of the owners) immediately suggested to me to book a tour to see the space. After the tour, I was comfortable enough to tell Julie (the other owner) I had no decision yet because I still wanted to see the other coworks nearby. Julie answered to me: “that’s fine but in the meanwhile feel free to do a free trial.” No other cowork space did this invitation to me.
Besides this, what I like it’s that They are not just providing me a cool space to work but they also keen to know if I’m satisfied and what they can do to improve their service.
2. The space it’s amazing: cool environment, chilled music and everything you need. A kitchen with free coffee and beer on Fridays, several meeting rooms and auditoriums and even dressing rooms with a shower. And the best thing: even if it has all these things, it’s a calm place to be, where everyone it’s focused on working.
3. Every membership includes events: from yoga, to surf, to HITT and events. It’s a nice way to meet new people. And don’t worry: the events don’t happen at the cowork space while you are working.