Through my career journey, I have worked at and with companies of all sizes. Regardless of my given work situation, I always found myself craving an escape from the “office”. Whether it was for a focus day or just to shift my energy, I found myself migrating to a local coffee shop. I love coffee but even more than the amazing smells and soul-warming drinks, I found myself inspired by the environment and energy. There was something about the “buzz” of a coffee shop that elevated my sense of inspiration and happiness. People were choosing to be there to relax, engage, connect, re-energize.
Coworking: Coffee Shop Buzz on Steroids
The first time I walked into a coworking space in 2012, I felt that coffee shop buzz on steroids.
The energy, freedom, movement, and inspiration were palpable. Inside of one space, I could meet and connect with architects, health professionals, software engineers, chiropractors, construction professionals, consultants, teachers, and countless others all pursuing their dreams. I continued to be drawn back to the spaces for meetings and days when I needed extra inspiration, connection, or a change of scenery.
Enter Fueled Collective
In 2019, it became possible for me to help lead a company that was a pioneer in this space in Minneapolis, called Fueled Collective. I jumped at the opportunity to be a more integral part of the community and spaces I had grown to love so much. The entrepreneurial spirit that flows through the halls of flexible workspaces, as well as the community of professionals who found and operate them, is uplifting and inspiring.
Most often the question I hear is, “How can I help you?” Working crazy hours and going to the ends of all things we thought possible, this community is never too busy to stop and help a fellow entrepreneur. One of our members summed it up best when he said:
“…Imagine hundreds of freelance professionals, bloggers, social cause organizations, and VC-funded startups with the diversity of the United Nations all grinding it out in unison to help accelerate each other’s dreams. That’s what it’s like at Fueled Collective. It’s like Shark Tank except everyone is rooting for you to win.”
Coworking in the COVID era
Coworking/shared workplaces have taken COVID precautions very seriously and I would strongly encourage you to check one out in your area. There is a community of amazing people waiting to welcome you and lift you up. If you happen to be in the Minneapolis area, I would LOVE to welcome you to our space and community. We are here every day to listen, engage, support, and help you be the most successful version of yourself.