Hannah and I connected through being in the Create & Cultivate FB group, subscribing to her email list and responding back to her email. Now 2 months later we’ve already hosted an instagram live, she’s contributed to our blog and we’re planning an event together. Oh the things you can do when you put two networkers together. Hannah is the Founder of The Leading Lady and has dedicated her business to shed some light on how networking doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Learn more about Hannah’s journey from performer to professional and catch us in SF on June 6th for our event together.
One only hopes that a summer internship leads to a full-time job! Well that’s exactly what happened to Mercey Livingston in NYC the summer of 2017. She had moved from Mississippi to participate in an internship she found through networking (shameless plug) and moved to NYC expecting to return back to Mississippi at the end of the summer. Except Well + Good offered Mercey a position she couldn’t resist, so she officially became a New Yorker!
Some people like their jobs and then there are those people that LOVE their jobs. Well, Allison Hedlund, Consumer Engagement at noosa yoghurt LOVES her job. She gets to spend her day rewarding and appreciating noosa fans with product and special prizes. Learn how this mom of four found her dream job and lives a life of balance!
Paige is amazing. She’s one of those people you meet and wonder how you can work with her or near her all the time! Paige also is the Founder of Paige Media, an company that focuses on video– so you don’t have to! Having recognized the importance video plays in your brand Paige built a company that offers various starting points for your team. From coaching, video production and editing she’s your one stop shop!
How many times have you logged into your bank account terrified of what number will be starting back at you? Yea, that’s not how it should feel when talking or looking at your own money. Enter Brittney Castro, Founder of Financially Women, a program focused on empowering women and giving them the conference to control their finances.
How many times have you wondered where someone bought something to only find out that it’s no longer on the market? Rather than hunt down that exact piece why not rent it from that person you saw it on? Homa Zaryouni, Founder of 10 Wooster, is doing just that. Rather than save up to buy one item, you can spend less money to rent the dress of your dreams that you’re only planning on wearing once. Homa sources the closets of coolest and most stylish lenders and invites you to shop.
Do you need a job to get one? Ask Alexandra Dickinson. She’s taken a not so great situation and turned it into an amazing company empowering women to know their worth and get what they ask for. As the founder of Ask For It, she speaks to individuals and companies on how to ask for their worth.
Nestled in lower Haight past the hot dog shop there is a lovely store called Concept 47. The pieces are a mix of local vendors and vintage treasures. It was there I found beautiful dangled gold earrings and pieces I wanted to scoop up. Learn Alysha’s journey from NYC to SF and starting her store.
Meet SF based growth hacker Peter Wang. The moment you meet Peter you’ll be caught up in his energy and excitement for what he does. Plus he’s got this amazing smile that lights up his 6’1 frame! Peter is incredible adept in understanding the email and social hacks that takes a business from 10 customers to thousands. Learn more why you need a funnel and how to think outside of the box.
Rachel East is co-founder of Clarity on Fire, the go to destination for helping people find their passion in life and in their careers. Her site is something that should be immediately sent to the college graduate who is struggling to find their purpose. Yet Rachel and her co-founder Kristen had their own personal struggles before they landed on creating a platform to help others! Learn more about Rachel and the famous passion profile quiz that helped make their website a household name.
Staying productive when you have an endless list of things to get done can be a challenge when you have even more distractions in your head. We’ve all been there, especially after Monday hits and you can’t stop thinking about hometown dates on The Bachelor. I mean seriously, “WHO will be taking home that final rose??” Do you find yourself constantly trying to get things done but you end up with 50 tabs open on your computer and skimming a Buzzfeed quiz wondering what kind of pasta lover you are? Yes, these thoughts are unproductive when you’re trying to get sh*t done, so I’ve decided to come up with a few new tips and tricks to help you effectively check off that list before your mind starts wandering.
One of the best aspects of a coworking space is that you’re working alongside people from all different walks of life. It keeps your workspace fresh and inspiring. However, diverse personalities and backgrounds also means that there needs to be certain rules in place to keep the peace and maintain the positive environment. Without these rules, you can have a disgruntled group of coworkers — which makes for a not-so-great workspace.
Here’s what you can do to keep your favorite workspace from dissolving into chaos.
Weather-wise, this has certainly been an eventful winter for most of us. After all, how many “bomb cyclones” have you experienced before? And places have gotten snow for the first time in over 20 years. If you’re like me, your skin is really feeling the effects of the wind and cold outdoors combined with the dry heat indoors. These conditions can stress even the best complexions and most well cared for skin. While I can’t make spring come any faster, I can share a few tips for your skin care routine that will help your skin stay hydrated and yes, even glow, until the flowers are in bloom!
Some people think that having a kid slows down your game, but I’m here to scream “BULL.” My kid gives me more opportunities to talk to new people in one outing than the average person gets in an entire day.
Child-led interaction is an awesome way to connect with others, not only because it’s frickin’ cute, but because your kid takes the lead, making you the hip sidekick (#yesplease).
And before you say it, no, I’m not lazy, I’m BRILLIANT. Well, actually my kid is, but I made him so whatever. The point is, I birthed him and he helps me make new friends. Only fair, wouldn’t you say?
I was 26 years old in 2015 when I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I had gone for the dreaded pap smear that June (my first in 3 years) and when the results came back abnormal, I didn’t think anything of it because I knew I had HPV when I was 19. Then, I put off the follow-up colposcopy for months because I had a new job and trip planned to the Bahamas. I couldn’t be bothered with something as harmless as a few abnormal cells. There was practically no indication I was sick – I felt fine, worked out regularly, and went to happy hours and out on weekends like we all do.
2017 marked the end of year two of business with Six Degrees Society. Two years ago I was in a corporate office, not quite sure what drove me and trying to figure out who I was. I was so unsure of myself and the choices I made. As a business owner I still have no idea what I’m doing but love making choices knowing that if they don’t work that it’s on me. While running a business feels like your whole life, I took this year to start understanding how I wanted my life to look. Through our event programming I learned so much that I was able to implement into my own life. Check out my year of learnings below.
Last week I wrote about how you can stay motivated to work out during the fall. This week I’m giving some insight into the workouts you can do without a gym as the season gets cooler.
The air is crisp, the leaves are starting to turn orange and red. Every third person you pass in the street is drinking a pumpkin spice latte. It’s the perfect weather to curl up in slippers and binge your favorite Netflix show. Or should you work out?
Props for getting a first date! It’s time for a second. Here are a few tricks you can use while on your first date to snag your second.
(Permanent) roadtrip anyone? From Los Angeles to Wellington, New Zealand, here’s how Six Degrees Contributor, Alyson Garrido made the move!
Also known as the Garden City, Lima represents coastal Peruvian life at its absolute best. We concluded our journey to Peru with a few days in Lima, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring this modern city and having an incredible culinary experience there. Note that the city is expansive and thus not walkable, so choose a neighborhood and explore that area by foot, whether it’s seaside Miraflores, artsy Barranco, or the old, historical city center. Read on for all of the details for what to do, where to sleep, and what to eat in Lima, Peru.
Like an oasis in the middle of the California desert, Palm Springs is a refuge for all arbiters of style. One could make a long weekend just out of exploring the hotels in the area, which showcase an incredible fusion of kitsch, high design, and everything in between. Take a road trip out from LA (In-N-Out rest stop optional) and park yourself in this design mecca for a long desert weekend.
I had the pleasure of visiting Austin in mid-October for good friend’s wedding and instead of getting in and out for the wedding. My friend Carolyn Stine and I turned it into an exploration trip where we ate, walked and waited (Franklin BBQ) our way through Austin! I was really taken by the city and the people and loved the southern hospitality feel but also felt like a manageable “big city”.
In addition to our trip suggestions below (planned by Carolyn Stine of Caro’s City) you can follow her Instagram photo journey through Austin via her hashtag #caro_in_austin, as well as her Instagram takeover of the @zipkick feed with all of her Austin recommendations!
Below you’ll find all of her recommendations!
Every year I take a trip with my girlfriends to some place we’ve never been before in the USA. This fall we traveled to the Pacific Northwest to Portland, Oregon to explore the quirky city the and the famous wine country.
When we travel Ms. Carolyn Stine is our official tour guide planning a creative and detailed itinerary. Check it out below and for more inspiration on travel, dining and cooking check out her new blog at CarosCity and book your next trip to Portland stat!
Living in NYC can be daunting, stifling and at times frustrating. Some people find solace in weekends in the Hamptons, others travel further to Nantucket or Cape Cod. However, only a few hours north of the city are some charming places to rejuvenate. Whether you’re looking for a foodie’s paradise, a challenging hike or a leisure canoe trip the Hudson Valley has a little bit for everyone. I’ve consulted Carolyn Stine for the best things to see, experience and eat in the Hudson Valley. Want more of her pics? Check out her instagram at @Carobaker1.
Back in April 2016 I launched the New Orleans chapter of Six Degrees Society. While in NOLA I was struck by the European influence that was seen throughout the city, the incredibly delicious seafood selection and the kindness of the natives. I enlisted the help of one of my favorite NOLA foodie natives to write her guide to New Orleans. Enjoy reading about NOLA through the eyes of Sarena Teng, a pediatric anesthesiologist and native.
My first time in Cartagena was in January 2016 for our annual January girls trip. I went with several girl friends including Carolyn Stine, our official itinerary planner. To me Cartagena felt like you stumbled onto a movie set. The buildings are brightly colored with balconies adorning them and giving off a New Orleans type feel. My favorite part of the trip were the amazing street vendor offerings. The mochilla bags illuminated the street with their vibrant colors and affordable prices. In addition to doing some serious shopping we did some serious eating. The food was heavy on seafood to reflect its coastal positioning. Check out our itinerary and snaps from the pic, all courtesy of Carolyn Stine. To see more travel and food inspiration follow her @Carobaker1.
I haven’t been to Lisbon in years and when I did I was a vegetarian and didn’t have the same foodie tendencies I have now. But now, when I go back I’m fully prepared with a jam packed itinerary written by the wonderful Carolyn Stine, owner of the FOMO inducing instagram handle @carobaker1.
As many of you might realize, I love traveling. I think I’d be a pretty boring if it wasn’t for Carolyn Stine who pushes my limits when I travel and finds the most unique and “fabulous” places to eat and spots to visit. In January 2015 Carolyn, my younger sister Ali and I said goodbye to January depression and spent a week in Tulum. Tulum is an incredible little not so hidden piece of paradise a little over an hour from Cancun, Mexico. The feel is local, the lodges “eco” and all of the restaurant’s chic but rustic. You might run into everyone you wanted to avoid in NYC but it’s hands down one of the top 3 favorite vacations I’ve ever had. Check out what we did and note that this entire itinerary was planned by Carolyn Stine. Check out more of her photos and travels on instagram @carobaker1.
In June of last year I went on a girls’ trip to Nashville. Nashville, also lovingly called “NashVegas” is a popular destination for brides and grooms to go and celebrate their upcoming nuptials. However some people come to Nashville not just for the Honky tonks and the pedal taverns but also for the food and culture. Check out our wonderful itinerary from our trip and yes we ate at ALL of those places in 3 days. At one point someone asked us, “Let me guess, bachelorette party?” In which I responded, “Nope, just came here to eat.” Check out the winning picks from Carolyn Stine below and make sure to follow her food filled insta @Carobaker1.
SDS EVENT RECAPS
It’s an understatement to say that dating in New York City is hard. Millions of people live here and it can be difficult to find a “perfect” match – or any match that doesn’t ghost you or send unsolicited pics. Perhaps that’s why “The Psychology of Love” event with Aimee Barr was packed on Galentine’s Day, Feb. 13.
Chances are that you’ve already joined the 80% of people that give up their New Year’s resolutions by mid-February. It’s easy to feel discouraged when you’ve skipped a day or two of your goal – and figure it’s better to just try again next year – but certified life coach Laura Killick says there’s hope if you’ve lapsed.
When most people think of buying an apartment in New York City, it seems like an impossible dream. You would have to be a millionaire, right? Danielle Nazinitsky, a licensed real estate agent with Corcoran, works specifically with homes that are under $1 million – and gave Six Degrees Society a roadmap to home ownership.
A good workout can bring endorphins, exhaustion or energy (sometimes a mix of all three!) Fitness and wellness coach Elyse Sparkes believes that getting fit doesn’t have to mean measuring progress by pounds or percentages; it’s about tuning in to your body’s needs.