Alex Linsker's personal thoughts on Collective Agency Portland coworking and other self-governing communities


Alex Linsker’s focus is self-governing workplaces with people whose ideal is working alongside other people, and who value ‘society-as-family’.

In 2016 he was listed as one of the 30 most influential people in coworking, for consistently focusing on culture, and for three years Collective Agency has been listed as one of the top 30 coworking places in the U.S.

Collective Agency is a member organization of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives as a workplace democracy, with companies like Equal Exchange. And in 2013 Collective Agency tied for best practices as a self-governing workplace with the company WD-40, as voted by CEO’s of that and other companies.

Since 1998 Alex has done marketing, management and community experience, bringing people together to get results with constant improvement. He’s had profit-and-loss responsibility for a $3 million marketing budget.

Collective Agency has been open six years. There are two Portland Oregon membership locations and the search is on for a third location.


This bio is from LinkedIn. Alex’s work is Collective Agency coworking in Portland Oregon. This is press and awards.