Networking in Denver

SQS026: Networking in Denver with Amy Herman

One of the most challenging parts about life (and moving to a new city) is making and sustaining new connections. I love meeting new people and have never met a stranger. But, when you’re living in a city like Denver that is constantly changing and constantly welcoming new residents all the time it’s good to ask…how do you meet people and make authentic connections. So, I thought I would speak with Amy Herman who is an incredible networking in Denver about this topic. She also happens to be a super nice person as well.

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Show Notes

  • Introduction-Amy Herman Super Connector

 

  • How she connected with over 25,000 people

 

  • The role of Serendipity

 

  • No Small Talk

 

  • Asking the question “What lights you up?”

 

  • Connecting with people in random places

 

  • Being an early adaptor for social media

 

  • How she actively helps people she knows to connect

 

  • Networking in Denver-what it looks like

 

  • Denver is still in its teenage phase

 

  • The power of the follow up

 

  • Transitioning online connections to offline

 

  • Phone calls and why Amy still does them.

 

  • Being an extrovert.

 

  • We talk similarities and differences between Denver and Boulder

 

  • What makes Denver a great city

Connect with Amy

amherman@gmail.com

 

Square State

SQS025: Another Set of Random Musings

I’m in the process of interviewing more fabulous guests for the show! Here is another set of random musings that you may or may not agree with. Let me know.

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Show Notes

  • Michelle Rants

 

  • Why snow matters

 

  • The Denver Welcome Mat Event Series
    • Thursday, July 12th: Single, Single, Mix and Mingle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May Recap

SQS024: May 2018 Recap

Here is a quick recap of the past month. Loving that we’re finally moving into summer! I’ve planted my garden and have begun enjoying all of the amazing things that Colorado has to offer during the summer. What about you?

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Show Notes

 

  • Upcoming June Events

 

  • Green Mountain Hike

 

  • Denver Chalk Art Festival

 

  • The Phroogal Road to Wellness Event (cancelled)

 

  • The Denver June Welcome Mat Event (cancelled)

 

 

 

  • Denver Comic Con…what does Jason Momoa smell like??

 

  • Farmer’s Markets
The Debt Free Guys

SQS023: John and David -The Debt Free Guys

For today’s episode I’m joined by John and David from The Debt Free Guys. These two gentlemen are changing the face of LGBQT Money and are based out of Denver. This interview was truly informative to me and they share helpful tips that are useful to everyone.

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Show Notes

  • John and David introduce themselves and the mission of the Debt Free Guys.

 

  • John and David’s financial story that begins with $51,000 in credit card debt

 

  • The gay cliche

 

  • They decide to create a blog

 

  • The FinCon Community had every niche represented except for the Gay Financial needs niche (opportunity knocks)

 

  • What makes the financial conversation different?

 

  • John and David ask themselves “Where did they want to be?” in the future.

 

  • Working to be in financial alignment

 

  • They created a calendar with free and cheap things to do in Denver

 

  • I ask what does “CIS” mean?

 

  • What is Gay Life like in Denver? Hint-it’s pretty good

 

  • How John and David are a resource for their readers and listeners

 

  • Should other people start a blog/podcast/etc. too?

 

  • A week in their life in Denver

 

  • We discuss cost of living in Denver

Follow John and David

 

Event: The Financial Road to Wellness

  • When: June 9, 2018

 

  • Where: Porchlight Realty

 

  • What: Brunch and Money Conversation

 

  • Click HERE for more details

Resources Mentioned

 

 

Colorado Tool Kit


Alchemy Creative

Where to Cowork in Denver: Alchemy Workspace

If you live in Denver or are passing through and are looking for a place to work I have the space for you. Actually, I have several spaces that I love and will recommend and today’s post shares the first one: Alchemy Creative Workspace.

Love.this.space.

When I decided to take the leap and work for myself, I had romantic notions of working from home and just killing the digital game. In fact, I knew that I would be focused, on task, and productive every single day….from my home.

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In fact, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. I had a ridiculously difficult time working from home. I would look at the laundry that had to be done, the one or two dishes languishing in the sink, and then go insane with the dog upstairs would begin barking in a separation anxiety fit of rage.

There was a moment when I just had to be honest and acknowledge that what I was trying to do wasn’t working. Coffee shops didn’t work either. If I had a huge project that needed a quiet dedicated space to knock some work out from, Starbucks (too noisy depending on location), Thump (not enough outlets) or Nixon’s (fabulous coffee unhappy wifi). Finally, I broke down and decided to check out co-working spaces. The first time I worked from co-working spaces it didn’t work out (long-story).

This time I tried it again and I’m in love with co-working spaces and you will be too!

Deskpass

If you would like to date several spaces before committing to your final space, I recommend signing up for Deskpass. Deskpass works exactly like Classpass does (if you’re familiar with that service). There are different subscription levels that you can choose from which will allow you to visit different spaces that are signed up on the platform throughout the city of Denver. In fact, I will share a review of each space that I absolutely love on Square State.

Prices range from $49-$199 a month and the unused days roll over to the next month. This feature is one of my favorites. Finally, Deskpass hosts monthly events for members at different spaces throughout town. Deskpass is currently available in the following cities: Denver, L.A., NYC, Miami, Austin, and Chicago (and members can use their membership in whatever city they happen to be in at the time. Love.this.resource!

Alchemy Creative Workspace

Is located at 66 S. Logan Space. One of the defining characteristics of the space is how open and airy it is and how warm and welcoming the staff is. Ari and Chelsea are most members first point of contact. And, these two ladies are some of the warmest and most genuine people that I’ve met in a long time. In fact, I judge co-working spaces on how welcomed I feel in the space.

The permanent members who work out of Alchemy also are incredibly warm and friendly and they make it easy to imagine working from the space full-time.

Some of the amenities and perks include:

  • Beer

 

  • Get togethers

 

  • Dog friendly (there are several doggies for those of you who love pets)

 

  • Phone “booths” for those days when you need to take a call in private

 

  • Yoga located next door.

 

  • Restaurants are located across the street and it’s easy to get lunch delivered.

 

  • Programming

 

  • Great location for those of you in the Wash Park/West Wash Park area.

Basically, Alchemy Creative Workspace is a wonderful place to nurture and grow your business. And, one of the businesses housed there is a burrito business. And, sometimes members are called upon to do quality taste testing. Those are my favorite days! Free lunch.