chick who is starting her own business and eager to secure that first big client.
Weekdays, while the kids are at school, I continue to at least look like a very busy professional. Apparently, I am good at networking. I kinda knew this already; now its confirmed. I occasionally meet people in their offices. But most mornings and afternoons you will find me in one of Denver's charming, funky, work-friendly coffee houses. Talking to presidents and communications directors and VPs of public policy/affairs of nonprofits and foundations about their organizations. Shmoozing with other communications consultants, lobbyists, and fundraising specialists about collaboration. Sending emails introducing myself and Becker Impact and asking someone to meet and caffeinate with me.
I am learning. Getting to know nice, smart, interesting people. Feeling confident and hopeful, and insanely vulnerable.
Larry and "G" have suggested that I write a coffee table book about all these delightful places. Love the idea. In the blog world, you can find a comprehensive list at milehighbuzz.com. And from yours truly, a quick list with links to my favorites. (Plus a little shout-out to good 'ole Starbucks because I frequent about a dozen Greater Denver locations, sometimes 2 or 3 in one day).
Fluid Coffee Bar
St. Mark's Coffee House
Taza de Cafe
Wake up. Enjoy. Get to know someone new.
*About a month ago, after a hell of a lot of cups of coffee, my stomach started to rebel. I have therefore, for at least most of the time, happily made the switch to the kinder and gentler tea.