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Faces of Shift with George Curtis of Zoetic Coaching

Each month at Shift we highlight a valued member of ours. This month, we are highlighting George Curtis, NBC-HWC, CPT of Zoetic Coaching from Shift Corona. Continue reading to discover how George’s expertise positively impacts the health and wellness of people in our local community.

Tell us about the work you do at Zoetic Coaching. 

I am the Founder and Lead Coach at Zoetic Coaching. We are dedicated to helping people embrace positive behavior change and then equip them with the tools to take action in improving their health and wellness. 

What about this business/industry motivates you? 

I am motivated by the profound impact that a higher degree of wellness can have in improving people’s lives. A small amount of positive behavior change can produce an outsized improvement in one’s day-to-day life. With a little lifestyle tweak here and there you can have more: strength, stamina, flexibility, clearer cognition, healthier aging and better mood.

What are your company’s core values? How do they inform how your company serves clients? 

The core values of Zoetic Coaching are:

1) Integrity – Integrity is the basis of everything we do at Zoetic Coaching. Because trust is the starting point for all successful behavior change, integrity is the number 1 core value at Zoetic Coaching. We have no products for sale or “one size fits all” systems. We are not trying to sell anything other than our honest, hard work helping people identify a path to better health and then moving forward to achieve it. 

2) Mastery – wellness and exercise instruction are complicated. Success demands mastery of many disciplines, Zoetic Coaching is committed to finding and incorporating the best, most current methods of coaching and exercise instruction available to help guarantee success. Because a wellness coach helps develop a vision of what being healthier looks like and a personal trainer is a subject matter expert in exercise methodology Zoetic coaching has developed expertise in both areas. Board certification and Mayo Clinic training are requirements for all coaches at Zoetic.     

3) Inclusion – Wellness is for all. Zoetic Coaching is passionate about ensuring that we warmly welcome all who are interested in becoming healthier regardless of who they are, where they come from or where they are on their wellness journey. 

What has been the number one key to your company’s success throughout the past year? 

Zoetic Coaching is successful when our clients improve their lives.  So, the number one key to our success has always been and will always be our clients. Additionally, because our clients are so passionate about the success they have achieved at Zoetic Coaching, 100% of our current clients are customer referrals.

What drew you to Shift to be the home base for your company here in Denver? 

Shift has been transformational for Zoetic Coaching. Shift’s unique combination of a relaxed vibe with a high-end feel makes our clients feel pampered and right at home, simultaneously. 

What do you enjoy doing with your time when you are not working? 

I love to be outdoors. I spend my time off: walking my dog, skiing and riding my mountain bike.

If you would like to learn more about Zoetic Coaching, you can visit their website. All Shift Workspaces members from any location are invited to join a complimentary boot camp class on Thursdays at noon with George at the Corona location.

Work and Play at Colorado’s Best Ski Resorts

It is a fact that exercise is beneficial for the brain, sharpening your thinking, enhancing memory, and combating stress. When you find yourself spending too much time behind a desk this winter, take a break and get a workout. You may use office space solutions that provide amenities for getting the muscles moving; however, nothing beats the great outdoors. Why not head up a mountain to do some skiing? Invite customers or others within your coworking space. It’s a great way to network and gain new perspectives out in the fresh air.

Colorado’s Top Ski Destinations

Shift Workspaces provides a handy location, as Denver is considered the gateway to some of the best ski resorts in the country. Skiing now encompasses several new winter sports, including heli and snowcat skiing, and there are over thirty areas to choose from, large and small. Here are four of the top-tier resorts that offer a wide-ranging experience.

Vail

The ridge of mountains in Vail is truly magnificent to behold and experience. A global Icon among skiing enthusiasts, Vail is the largest luxury ski area in the state. A free bus system connects three areas of Golden Peak, Vail Village, and Lionshead, and each offers a world-class skiing experience with beginner to advanced terrain. 

Vail Village has a charming European flair and is pedestrian-only, with amenities that include heated sidewalks, luxurious accommodations, and limitless options for dining, nightlife, and shopping. The Golden Peak and Lionshead offer luxury accommodation in a quieter location. 

Aspen

This renowned gold star ski location has now grown to include four majestic mountain resorts of Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Buttermilk, and Aspen Highlands, each offering their own unique ski experience. Appealing to the rich and famous since the first resort opened in 1946, Aspen allows one ticket for all four locations, spread over nine miles. 

Explore the lively town’s restaurants, shops, and nightclubs, with other fun activities geared to younger family members. Luxurious accommodations range on the pricier side.

Telluride

This town has a genuine western feel with impressive terrain and breathtaking views, reminiscent of what you see in Hollywood movies. One of the top-rated Colorado ski resorts, all skiers from advanced to beginner will find the terrain challenging and exciting.

Families will appreciate the additional amenities like ice skating, kids camp, and the wild west feel of the former mining site, with plenty of shops and restaurants. The historic atmosphere, top-notch amenities, and magnificent scenery surrounding Telluride can’t be beat.

Breckenridge

This historic ski town boasts a vibrant nightlife, perfect for cutting it loose with friends, coworkers, and clients. There are close to two hundred trails that range across five peaks. Why not hit the top on the continent’s highest chair lift! There are numerous award-winning parks, bowls, and groomers in addition to excellent beginner and intermediate runs.

Other activities include dog sledding or snowmobiling. Visit shops, art galleries, cozy bars, and restaurants. Lodgings range from comfort to luxury accommodation, meeting all budget levels. 

The state of Colorado boasts some of the best skiing resorts in the US. There are several others worth investigating, depending on what you are looking for regarding the level of luxury and challenge in terrain. Many have been rated on several points, including the level of expertise, price, distance from the airport, etc.

Combining a business trip with some powder runs can rejuvenate your mind while destressing your body. Gathering with coworkers at your Shift Workspaces location will provide relaxed and fun downtime and some great networking opportunities.

Inviting Nature into the Workplace

Today’s workspace interiors are slowly moving away from the former windowless cubicles, plain walls, and harsh lighting, as modern workers are choosier about how and where they work. Employees are more reluctant about returning to a stuffy and impersonal workspace.

Coworking spaces are attracting more usage due, in part, to their attractive open floor designs with incorporated natural elements. Larger companies are taking a closer look, reviewing how nature can help improve the office mood and stay current with workplace trends.

People are now drawn to working environments influenced by a closer connection to nature. To lure new talent and their staff back into the workplace, companies are rethinking the layout of their corporate environments and turning to Biophilic Design as a way of enhancing their workspaces.

What is Biophilic Design?

Simply put, biophilic design incorporates elements of nature and natural materials into buildings and communities, bringing people and the outdoors together in a shared space. In environments where greenery and other live features are not practical, biophilic design may rely on the strategic use of colors and architectural shapes mixed with more natural lighting.

Natural Elements 

Recent studies show that people who share their office space with greenery and natural features have higher levels of wellbeing, feel more productive, and notice a boost in creativity. There are several excellent biophilic additions to a workspace that will achieve these benefits.

Greenery gives an instant boost and improves air quality by naturally removing carbon dioxide, producing oxygen-rich air, and absorbing pollutants. Living Walls and small indoor garden areas to add freshness and a splash of color.

– Large windows maximize natural sunlight and enhance views. If security and safety allow, operable windows draw in the fresh air. 

– Architectural features that mimic natural elements add warmth to a workspace. Expose wooden beams and combine with textures like brick and paint tones found within nature. 

– Water features such as small fountains, fish tanks, and ponds add living energy, and the audio aspect enhances relaxation.

Proven Benefits

The addition of even a small amount of greenery can have a substantial and quantifiable impact on worker health and attitude. Mental, emotional, and physical benefits have been linked directly to the addition of natural elements within the workplace. Employees are the first to relate their improved overall performance in a biophilic environment.

Declining stress levels lead to increased motivation, improvement in concentration, and enhanced creativity. Add to that the physical benefits, including fewer stress-related illnesses and quicker recovery times. 

The new trend towards biophilic design is worth the investment to any company and doesn’t need to be large to be effective. The incorporation of natural elements into a workspace provides several definable benefits to both workers and management.

Virtual office spaces like Shift Workspaces are way ahead of the game by using nature and natural elements within their co-working spaces, attracting an ever-increasing number of workers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs through their doors. Large companies and corporations should take note and learn from their example.

A Comprehensive Guide to Google My Business

Google My Business is a free tool that helps local businesses manage the information that is displayed in different ways on Google Search and Google Maps. 

For example, if you do a Google Search for a business that is listed in Google My Business, you will see an information box on the top-right side of the results page that displays key information about that business such as the address, their operating hours, phone number, and useful links to their website and the Google Maps app to get directions. 

People are already accustomed to finding all the information they need just by checking this information box, so having a current and complete listing is crucial. Let’s talk about how and why you should be utilizing Google My Business.

Showcase your products and services

The information box is also a great way of demonstrating the quality of your products and services through the reviews that are displayed there. This is a key element people are looking for when deciding who they want to do business with. 

Another important feature is the Google Local Pack. These are the three business listing results that appear right under the map whenever you do a local search. In order for your business to appear on the Google Local Pack at all, you need to be listed on Google My Business.

Finally, if you want your business to appear as a result on Google Maps, a Google My Business account is very important. These features all contribute to your organic growth and Search Engine Optimization that will help you in generating sales and increasing brand awareness on the web. 

The benefit of Google Analytics

Google My Business not only provides you with a free listing on Google, it also provides you with valuable data you can use to gain insight into the search queries people are using to find your company. This includes statistics like profile engagement, views, audience demographics and click information. You can then evaluate this data to make strategic decisions and increase your website traffic. 

Setting up your Google My Business page

Setting up a Google My Business page is easy and quick. You just need to fill out a few pages with information such as your real-world business name, the main category that best represents your business, your address, select the areas that you cover, add your contact information. 

Once you verify your listing via an automated phone call or by postcard you are given access to your very own Google My Business Dashboard, where you can complete your listing with opening hours, photos, logos, and a description of your business.

After you begin developing your Google My Business page, slowly but surely you will start to see these great benefits positively impacting your business. And as always, for all of your needs here at the office or from home, Shift Workspaces will be here to help.

Faces of Shift with EPIC

We love getting to know our Shift members on a level that goes deeper than the surface. Each month we highlight a group from the Shift Workspaces community to learn more about. This month, we interviewed EPIC from Shift Workspaces Bannock. We hope you enjoy getting to know more about EPIC as much as we did!

  1. Tell us, what is EPIC and what does your firm specialize in?

Evolution Private Investment Collective (EPIC), is a Denver-based asset management firm opening up private markets by connecting three stakeholder groups with unique problems: individuals, their financial advisors, and the managers to whom the firm allocates capital. EPIC was incubated inside a large multi-family office and now operates independently. Our flagship fund series is designed to empower financial advisors to focus on achieving their clients’ financial objectives through a diversified allocation to private markets.

  1. What are EPIC’s core values? How do they inform how your company serves clients?

EPIC’s mission is to make private markets simple and accessible for everyone. Right now, this means that we are focused on expanding the private market investor base. Historically, private markets have been dominated by large institutional investors such as university endowments or public pensions. Through our innovative fund structure, our transparent fees, and our focus on lower-middle market investment opportunities, we enable individuals and their families to confidentially invest in private markets.

  1. Speaking of clients, who is your target customer, and how do you successfully reach them?

We target individuals and their families, often working in partnership with that individual’s financial advisor. We have implemented a B2B2C model whereby we are focused on establishing relationships with independent RIAs (Registered Investment Advisors) who wish to offer their clients private investment opportunities via our strategies.

  1. What makes EPIC different from your competitors?

Our competitors often pitch financial advisors and their clients a story of access as the sole solution to participate in private markets. Realistically, in addition to access, advisors need to be confident that they are investing in high-quality opportunities, meeting client investment objectives, and offering a scalable and consistent strategy. All without significantly increasing their overhead and introducing administrative complications. We believe we are the only group acknowledging advisors’ needs in a holistic way.

  1. All companies face everyday struggles. What are some of the challenges you face as an asset management firm?

Trust is a key component of the financial services industry, and, as a result, most young financial services firms are hesitant to refer to themselves as start-ups. We are lucky enough to have a 3-year track record from our first fund which was started in 2018 when our investment team operated inside of the family office that we’ve since spun out of. That said, we face the same problems that most start-ups face: how do we establish our brand in the marketplace? where do we allocate our next dollar? and who should we hire to facilitate growth?

  1. What is your biggest piece of advice for those starting out in the industry?

The financial services industry is dominated by a handful of large incumbent players, which can be intimidating. But it is this dominance that creates space for smaller start-ups to differentiate themselves by embracing new ways of thinking and doing. Additionally, this market is generally ripe for innovative disruption, whereby new firms can expand the market by addressing previously unserved or under-served customer segments.

  1. How did the two of you become business partners? Who else is on your team?

Michael Fitzpatrick and I (Alec Garza) have known each other for close to 20 years since we both grew up in Austin, TX. We used to play football and lacrosse together in middle school and we went to high school together, and we stayed close throughout college. Over the years, Michael became a sounding board for me as I started outlining a vision for EPIC. Once I launched the firm, it was a natural progression to have Michael join the team. The two of us work with Jimmy Hirschmann who was on our legacy investment team at IWP and is our third full-time partner. We have a handful of part-time investment committee members and advisors, and we were lucky enough to also have two interns this past summer.

  1. Share with us how you “Make private markets simple and accessible for everyone.”

I’ll address this question in two parts. First, we make private markets simple through our customizable fund-of-funds structure that provides broad diversification to private markets while taking into consideration an investor’s objectives.  Investors determine their allocation to the share classes in our fund, and from there we handle all the complexities of portfolio construction, reporting, capital calls, etc. Second, at the highest level, we make private markets accessible by developing strategies specifically designed for our target market (individuals and families) who were traditionally ignored by the incumbent players. It used to be that only large institutional investors were ever made aware of private investment opportunities; we are changing that.

  1. What is your long-term vision for your collective?

The long-term vision for EPIC is to facilitate a network of like-minded stakeholders (fund managers, individuals, and independent investment advisors) so that those stakeholders can realize the value created in private markets. In general, the opaque nature of private markets makes them difficult to operate in, let alone understand. By creating a network of others with similar goals, we will both encourage new participants while expanding the market itself.

  1. How has coming to Shift Workspaces Bannock contributed to your growth and success?

Shift lets us right-size our office space for our firm. With a dynamic team, it is important for us to have the flexibility that’s inherent in the Shift business model. Besides the business consideration, the space is enjoyable to work in and you can’t beat the people you see on a daily basis!

If you would like to get to know more about EPIC, you can check them out on their website and LinkedIn.

How to Better Prioritize Mental Health for Your Employees

Everybody’s mental health has suffered in varying degrees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The uncertainty of the situation, the panic that came with the lack of information, and having to adapt to a completely new work routine was the perfect mix for an increase in anxiety, financial insecurity, and worry for loved ones among most workers. 

Now, after a very efficient and successful vaccine distribution, more and more companies are requiring workers to come back to the office and back to things as they were before the pandemic hit. 

To some this is fantastic news, others have seen this as another threat to their mental and physical health. After all, the pandemic is not fully over yet, and the fears that came with it are still very present in most peoples’ minds. 

Add to that the fact that in a little over a year and a half, people started to feel like they had some sort of control over their routines when working remotely. Not to mention the huge change that going from being completely alone or around very few people all day to going straight into crowded public transportation and huge crowds will feel like for most. 

So making mental health in the workplace should be a priority for most companies, especially during this transition period. 

Here is a quick guide to help you better prioritize mental health in the workplace:

Stay flexible

Making it mandatory for every employee to come into the office does not help promote mental health. Instead, you might want to keep the option of working remotely open for those who don’t prefer to head back to the office. 

Even if your goal is to have everybody back in the office at a certain date, it is better if you let your employees ease into the idea of going back in person by providing them with the option of working from home or in a safe coworking space, even if it’s only part-time or temporary. Coworking spaces are proven to increase productivity and benefit mental health.

Promote emotional well-being

Help your employees to keep track of their emotional well-being by providing them the tools and resources they need for that purpose. There are many apps that help people track their pulse, mood, and engagement every day. Also giving them the option of taking a decompression day to focus on their mental health can be a great way of helping people not feel overwhelmed. 

Pay attention to warning signs

Learning to identify early warning signs can help you provide assistance to your employees before their mental health hits a low point they can’t bounce back from easily. 

Some common signs are struggling to meet deadlines, resistance when given feedback or having strong reactions to minor incidents. If you notice any of these, you might want to reach out to these employees privately. 

When the time comes to look at flexible remote working options for you and your employees, let Shift Workspaces guide the way and show you a better way of working.

Faces of Shift with the Outside Magazine Team

At Shift Workspaces we love getting to know our unique members on a personal level. Each month we sit down and chat with a different member to get to know more about them and their business. This month we’re highlighting the team from Outside Magazine. To learn more about the Outside Magazine team and how they value the outdoors and adventure, continue reading:

Since 1977, Outside has been about one simple idea: to inspire active participation in the world outside – how do you feel the team lives this out?

You’d be hard pressed to find an employee of Outside anywhere that doesn’t have a deep passion for the outdoors. You’ll find most on the weekends participating in outdoor activities or using their free time to advocate for environmental protections.

What roles do your Outside employees who office at Shift hold?

Laura Addison – Digital Campaign Manager

Jacob Longnecker – Digital Media Director

Rebecca Constant – Senior Digital Campaign Manager

Maggie Sweeney – Digital Campaign Manager

Jen Penningroth – Digital Product Director

Meghan Karcher – Digital Ad Operations Director

Jimmy Mills – Email Strategist

Can you tell us what one of your favorite Outside Magazine articles is? Why is it special to you?

Frozen Alive

This chilling article touches on what your body goes through during a hypothermic incident. It will have you grabbing a blanket and making sure your car always has the gear you need…just in case.

When planning a day hike or weekend camping trip, what are some of your favorite Colorado spots?

Many, many secret spots but some spots that we love for a day hike are the Twin Sisters Peaks near Estes Park, Royal Arch in Boulder or for Denverites Golden Gate Canyon is the quickest spot to feel like you’re really out there. For camping there are so many beautiful spots, I recommend always going off grid into BLM land and making your own adventure or there are always spots like Cottonwood Lake near Buena Vista or Red Feather Lakes near Fort Collins that are absolute musts. Also don’t be afraid to do some driving into Wyoming, Utah, or New Mexico; Colorado is incredible, but it just grazes the surface of the West.

Any interesting projects in the works that we should keep an eye out for?

Our company was recently acquired by Pocket Outdoor Media and the whole company has rebranded as Outside. This week we have released a membership program called Outside+ that includes exclusive access to the world’s best resources for training, nutrition, know-how, and how-tos—designed to get you where you want to be: an active life well-lived.

What is your biggest piece of advice for anyone looking to become an avid outdoorsman (or woman!)?

Just get outside! Start with day hikes from popular apps like AllTrails or take a friend’s advice and go from there – you’ll quickly come to find what you like and don’t like about being outdoors. Camping not your thing? There’s still so much you can do in a day. I’ve found that exploring news places makes me the most excited to be outside. And always remember: Leave no trace.

Share with us the benefits you find by being a longtime member?

The benefits have been great, we have definitely taken advantage of the coffee of course, the honor-system food options always come through when needed, and the offices are bright and comfortable. We love that the group is B-Certified. And we cannot wait for the post-COVID benefits of having happy hours once again at Shift.

How to Become the Best Version of Yourself

Becoming the best version of yourself is one of the most satisfying lifelong journeys you can commit to. But it can also be a very difficult path if you let yourself be distracted from it. As you improve some areas of your life, you will inevitably be tempted to compare your progress with others. 

Social media has made it almost impossible to stop comparing yourself to others. And with hyper curated feeds, filters, and photoshop as the norm, it is hard to distinguish what is real and what isn’t. This makes comparing your life with that of others even more depressing, since everybody seems to have the best bodies, cars, houses, partners, kids, etc. 

So, the first key step towards becoming the best you, is to stop comparing yourself to others and focus only on your own progress. Once you are able to focus solely on yourself you can determine what needs to change. 

Find out what you love most

Self-improvement is a matter of deeply connecting with yourself and being honest about what interests you, motivates you and which areas you want to improve on. The important thing is that you are completely honest with yourself and that you are willing to go deep on the things that matter to you. 

The idea is to know where you are in order to be able to determine where you want to go. If you do not examine yourself, how will you know what needs to be better?

Search for perfection in the simple things

Instead of trying to do everything all at once, aim to do less things but try to do them as perfectly as possible. Remember that being better means doing things in a better way, and multitasking makes it very hard for anybody to actually achieve that. 

Focus on your strengths

Nurturing your strengths provides you with better tools to tackle other areas of your life that need improvement. So, for example if you find that you are a good listener you can find ways to improve that skill and use it to become a better negotiator, a better partner, a better mentor, or a better friend. Use the strengths you already have as solid foundations on which to build your better self upon. 

Create a nurturing environment

Even if you have the best intentions and attitude, in order to become a better version of yourself you need the right environment. A great idea is to surround yourself with good people, read about others you admire, follow some positive role models on social media and while you are at it you might want to curate your feed to include only content that lifts you up and inspires you to be better. Within a nurturing environment it is more likely that you will bring about the changes you need, and that they will become ingrained in your life. 

These are just a few tips to help you on your self-improvement quest. Remember to be patient with yourself and to love yourself unconditionally through the whole journey and you will become the best version of yourself. 

Faces of Shift with Mackenzie Sweeney

At Shift Workspaces, we love to be able to get to know not only our members, but our employees as well! We enjoy being able to learn more about what everyone does not just on a professional level, but on a personal one as well. A few months ago, we welcomed Mackenzie Sweeney to the Shift community as our new Community Manager at our Corona location. We hope you enjoy getting to learn more about Mackenzie as much as we have!

Tell us what excited you most about joining the Shift Workspaces community?

The more I learned about this company and the Shift family, the more excited I was to be a part of it. I am a big proponent of sustainability and supporting local businesses. I love that not only is Shift locally owned, but truly cares about giving back to and being a part of the community. Since joining the team, I have so enjoyed building relationships with members of the community and creating meaningful experiences here at Shift.

Where did you grow up?

I am from the Poconos in Northeastern Pennsylvania, in a small town called Kunkletown. I grew up in the same house my parents built together, right next to a small ski resort where I spent most of my childhood snowboarding.  Then I went to college at Penn State, moved to the Bay Area right after graduation, and to Denver a year later!

What were you doing before joining Shift as our Community Manager?

Before joining the Shift team, my background has always been in hospitality. I was a Conference Coordinator at the Gaylord Rockies with Marriott where I coordinated events on site for anywhere from 10-3,000 people. Before that, I worked for a local Denver-based event production company, spent some time as a Banquet Manager, and got my hands dirty working at Firefly Music Festival.

What does your ideal weekend look like?

The best weekends are the ones where I start my day off with a class at Fly Kickbox in Stanley Marketplace or take a quick trip to the mountains to get in some early runs. I love spending afternoons reading in the sunshine at Cheesman Park, roller skating, going to the Sie FilmCenter for a movie, and cooking for friends or grabbing food at a local restaurant. My current favorite is Ash’Kara in LoHi!

Feel Safe Returning to In-Person Meetings

During the height of the covid-19 pandemic, virtual meetings played a key role in keeping businesses running. Since face-to-face meetings were banned, this was the next best thing, and for a few months it seemed like nobody would ever want to go back to meeting in person. 

But after the novelty of virtual meetings wore off, and “Zoom fatigue” kicked in, most people were longing for a time when traditional meetings would come back. 

Now that in-person meetings are slowly starting to be an option again, it is important to take some steps to ensure that you feel safe at each meeting. And if you are the host, it is important that you keep your attendee’s peace of mind and safety at the top of your list of things to plan for. 

Here are a few ways you can feel safe returning to in-person meetings:

Follow CDC and State Health Department Recommendations

Since you have probably been following official guidelines for almost a year now, you know how this goes, but a quick reminder never hurts. Whenever you attend an in-person meeting, make sure to wear a mask, stay 6 feet away from others, wash your hands often, carry a bottle of hand sanitizer around, monitor your health daily, etc. If you are organizing a meeting, it helps to post these guidelines somewhere visible, so attendees are confident that you are taking the necessary steps to keep them safe. 

Keep PPE easily accessible

If you are organizing an in-person meeting, make sure to give everybody easy access to PPE such as facemasks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes. A fantastic idea is to prepare individual personal protection kits that include all the required supplies. This will help people avoid crowds and stay safe during the meeting. 

Set expectations 

Covid safety is a conversation that needs to happen before any meeting takes place. Everybody should be clear about what your covid policy will be way in advance of the day of the meeting. This conversation should include things like whether or not masks will be mandatory for everybody at all times (they should be), will you ask people to get tested before the meeting, will you have some form of contact tracing, among other information you might require from every attendee to ensure that you are managing the risk of transmitting the virus as well as you can. 

Use many types of spaces

Not everybody will feel comfortable going back to a closed meeting room, so the best way to accommodate most people is to provide them the option of choosing the setting they are most comfortable with. Some would feel better if the meeting was broadcasted to an open space such as a foyer, others would prefer to have access to the meeting while outdoors, and many others will not be comfortable meeting in person yet and would prefer to be able to attend the meeting virtually from their home office. 

Attending in-person meetings might still be an intimidating prospect for many people, but it is also true that there are many ways of staying safe while taking advantage of the many benefits that meeting face-to-face has. So, keep these pointers in mind for your next in-person meeting and you will definitely feel a lot safer.