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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 42: Intern’s View

Alex Hillman talked to Indy Hall intern, Mike Mehalick about what it means to develop professionally as a college intern. Mike was in a business class where he was assigned project.  This project was to come up with a business plan. As an audio engineer,  his idea was to make a space that was collaborative and focused around musicians.  His professor liked the idea and knew about Indy Hall. He sent Mike Alex’s contact info and said they were doing…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 41: Future Workshop

In this episode, Alex Hillman conducted a virtual workshop surrounding one’s future.  Here is what the workshop was: Write down personal goals for the next two to five years. The goal should be close enough that you can imagine it realistically.  You should be able to imagine what is going to be like. It does not have to be an exact picture.  This can be something that you already have planned or thought about in the past. However, it should…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 40: Design for Community

Alex Hillman answered a question pertaining to the importance of design for community. How important is the design of a space? Alex recalled a time he went to Liberty Village, a collection of condo buildings lining the streets of a neighborhood in Canada.  The separation of the buildings is the opposite of what he thinks of when he thinks community building. The design of the condos actively divides them.  Unless you are a resident of the building, you cannot enter…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 39: Burnout

Sam Abrams and Alex Hillman talked about burnout. Recognizing Burnout Burnout can take different forms depending on the person and time.  When burnout starts to happen, there is a sort of shut down in communication that occurs.  People do not know how to help when you tell them what is wrong. When there is no communication, you start to assume people know what you need and then get frustrated when they do not deliver.  This causes even less communicate and…

Alex Hillman Episode 38: Career Change

Alex Hillman answered question pertaining to his own decision to switch careers. Why did you switch your career path? If you are looking to leave your day job to start a coworking space, it would be very helpful to keep some consulting on the side.  This way you can make sure there is an ecosystem you can work in. You have the ability to be in control of your income while building the coworking space.  If the space is not…