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I Want Her Job

If you've ever thought, "I want her job!" then join us for curated career conversations with women leading the future of business -- including both entrepreneurs building something of their own and thought leaders disrupting storied industries. In each episode we'll give you the inside perspective on different career choices, along with specific advice and tips for building balanced careers and fulfilling lives. We believe that you can have a high-growth career and still make a social impact. We believe you can boldly challenge the status quo, while taking a step back to build a life you love. And, we firmly believe that your success can be determined by your own success metric. No one else's. Join us every week for a virtual sit-down with game-changing women who believe in helping one another, and if you like what you hear, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review.
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Dec 30, 2017
Grace Kraaijvanger is the founder of The Hivery, a women's co-working space located in Mill Valley, California. But, as good as she is at creating a delightful environment for her members, her goals go beyond simply offering a beautiful space. The Hivery, Grace says, aims to be a community and movement of women supporting one another. In today's episode, Grace shares how her career in professional dance and marketing roles merged with her desire to build community, and led to her idea for The Hivery.
 
We also discuss how a powerful, personal loss changed Grace, and how we feel loss can transform our lives. She also shares her funding story, lessons learned along her path and the way that her previous career in dance taught her the power of resilience and showing up. "So much of what I learned in dance is [about] showing up when you don't feel like it," Grace says. "in life, all kinds of crazy things are going to go wrong. [For example,] kids are going to get sick and things are not always going to go according to plan, but we have to show up, and we have to keep showing up."
 
If you've had an itch to make a change in your life, we hope Grace's story of launching The Hivery also will inspire you to make your bold move. 
Dec 12, 2017

Oftentimes the answers we are searching for can be found within us. And this was certainly the case for Sadie Lincoln, the co-founder (along with her husband, Chris) and CEO of Barre3, a bar-based fitness program with more than 130 locations worldwide. Barre3, which is part of a robust $30B dollar fitness industry, is a business that is spiritually aligned with how Sadie desires women to treat their mind, soul and bodies. Barre3's classes encourage its participants to do what feels right for them. Instead of vigorously working to copy instructor-led moves, it's a place that encourages and fosters individuality.

In today's show, Sadie shares with us how her unconventional upbringing in Eugene, Oregon, by a group of four women who were best friends that she affectionately calls her "aunties" shaped her future. She details how this upbringing shaped her path and ultimately, influenced the way she now runs Barre3—tapping into the collective wisdom of her tribe of employees, members, franchisees and her own inner wisdom. In fact, it was this intuition that led her from a great managerial role at 24-Hour Fitness in San Francisco where she worked for a decade learning about the industry from different angles, to a bold move to Portland with the goal of starting a business and finding the community she craved. Other topics discussed include her franchising philosophy and selection of applicants, as well as her managerial practices that help her run such a grand and successful business.

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