Hivery Circle: Being Boss • April 17, 2018

Emily Thompson (Being Boss co-author), Grace Kraaijvanger (Founder of The Hivery), and Kathleen Shannon (Being Boss co-author)

Emily Thompson (Being Boss co-author), Grace Kraaijvanger (Founder of The Hivery), and Kathleen Shannon (Being Boss co-author)

Dear Beautiful Community,

The energy from last night’s Hivery Circle evening event was electric! What an incredible night starting off with a moving dance performance from Stacey Printz, artistic director of the Printz Dance Project. And then a beautifully heartfelt introduction by Sophie Davies and Jenni Brown, Hivery members and co-founders of Prim’d Marketing. These dynamic, creative women set the stage for an incredibly fun and open discussion with Being Boss authors and podcast pros, Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson.

These business besties, who run the podcast Being Boss (amazing guests, thought-provoking conversations and 5 million downloads) made us laugh, inspired us to show up, gave us practical tips, and pushed us to Get Out of Our Comfort Zone—our April theme at The Hivery.

Here are some highlights that stuck with us:
“We decided: let’s go on a business bestie vacation. And, what if we invited some of our podcast members? Seventy-five people came on vacation with us in New Orleans. Getting that face-to-face time with them was where the magic happened. Inviting your podcast to come on vacation with you...that’s putting yourself out there.”

“Routines can be what we rely on during times of transition and can carrying us through. ... And, sometimes we can routine ourselves into a rut. ... Give yourself room in your day for being creative for fun. ... Remember, we are creatives and creating can get us out of ruts.”

And, most importantly of all...
“We figured it out as we went. ... We didn’t polish any rocks. We threw stones through glass ceilings and saw what worked. ... You just have to hit publish.”

It was such a pleasure to welcome so many new faces to The Hivery last night. And, we want to remind you that we're here for you and we want to help you be as “boss” as you’d like! 

In community,


Gratitude to our Event Collaborators:

Performance by Printz Dance Project
Wine provided by Belden Barns
Light Bites by Urban Remedy
Photography by Kim Thompson Steel
Audio / Visual by MavMedia
Flower arrangements by Sara Marshall Flowers