Co-founder of Influence Group, Michael Owens: Let’s Talk Spaces
New York native, avid-traveler, co-founder of influence group, and apparently also a natural at podcasting, we introduce to you Michael Owens! Influence group produces invite-only leadership retreats, virtual roundtables and custom content in a variety of industries. WD invited Michael on to this week’s episode to discuss all things Spaces. As you may have heard, we are attending RestaurantSpaces, RetailSpaces, and HealthSpaces LIVE. Michael exposes how influence group has had so much success in hosting these destination conferences, and many more, including how they have thrived through a period of virtual events during the pandemic.
1:13 – Meet Michael
5:38 – Going Virtual
9:38 – Spaces! Spaces! Spaces!
14:46 – Store Within a Store?
22:47 – Warby Parker – A Model for Success
26:10 – Healthcare Gone Retail
30:11 – Conference of the Future
34:56 – Michael asks Lee Who’s Killing It?
38:49 – Impact of Work From Home
41:53 – Roadtrips, Playing Music, & Boxing