Chelsea Rustrum

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Snappy version:
Chelsea Rustrum is sharing economy author, facilitator, and consultant with deep practical knowledge and hands on understanding of how the collaborative economy has come to fruition, grown, and continues to change business and disrupt industries. She’s the author of It’s a Shareable Life, the founder of a social and educational series in the Silicon Valley, dubbed The Sharers, has advised dozens of marketplaces, and speaks to corporate audiences such as PwC and J&J, helping organizations understand the changing nature of business. Chelsea has participated in various conferences and summits speaking on the growth and development of the collaborative economy including TEDx, Expo Italy, Grow Co. and has also contributed to articles in Inc. Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Forbes, and The Economist.

Detailed version:

Chelsea Rustrum is a sharing economy practitioner and consultant with projects that range from authoring a book on leading a shareable life to building a tiny house village (in progress) near San Francisco. Through her work, she builds movements and community around the practical applications of doing more with less, focusing on experiences over stuff.

Today, she’s working diligently to build that reality – along with her paradigm shifting generation who years for more purposeful, conscious living – lives that hold meaning and connection above all else.

Chelsea co-authored “It’s a Shareable Life,” a practical guide to the sharing economy, showing people how to save money, make money, and lead a more fulfilling life. In tandem, she also founded the Sharers of SF, a social and educational series exploring the limits of what sharing can do for business, culture, and lifestyle.

As a long time internet entrepreneur, she operates several web properties in addition to acting as a marketplace and strategy consultant for sharing economy marketplaces. She’s working on how sharing can be built into business models and built environment and has work with innovative organizations such as OpenDoor and Yerdle, as well as leading global organizations such as PwC and J&J.

Chelsea has also collaborated with some of the top though leaders in the collaborative economy to help organizations and individuals learn and adapt to the changing landscape that has been created by growing this movement.

Chelsea has participated in various conferences and summits speaking on the growth and development of the collaborative economy including TEDx, Expo Italy, Grow Co., etc. Chelsea has also contributed to articles in Inc. Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Forbes, and The Economist.