The Culture of a Successful Business
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)
Happy Hours: Culture at Work is a curated peer-to-peer crash course in company culture—defining it, creating it, managing it and, most importantly, not screwing it up if you’ve got it going right. It’s all about tapping into each other in the best way possible—engaging our experience—creating a space where we can learn fast and learn from each other so we can get on doing what we do best—growing the business.
Sandy Tipton, S. Tipton Studio
Sandy Tipton has a clear vision to integrate her value for client service and her design experience. Since launching her own firm in 2009, S. Tipton Studio, she has built a strong reputation among growing companies of providing creative and functional design. Some of S. Tipton Studio’s clients include WP Engine, SpareFoot and Golfsmith International.
Elijah May, SocialGood.TV @elijahmay
Elijah May, who is the co-founder and host of SocialGood.TV, has a sort of obsession with the power of culture in the workplace. In eight years of managing Hollywood productions and other high profile media events for the University of Southern California's public relations department, he learned first hand that the single greatest factor in collaboration and productivity is how people feel about their jobs. People who feel powerless, uninspired, or unappreciated only aim to get by, whereas people who feel empowered, inspired, and appreciated work harder, stay later, take on challenges that no one asks them to. Understanding this simple fact helped Elijah to develop critical relationships, both internally and externally, and accomplish things previously considered impossible. Now a Brand Officer and widely sought-after strategist, who receives requests to speak all over the US, Elijah adamantly maintains that a strong company culture is the bedrock of building a company that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Linda Asaf, Designer @lindaasaf
Linda Asaf is an Austin-based fashion designer specializing in what she describes as 'Social Clothing' which includes outfits a woman would wear in social settings like a party, dinner or night out on the town. She is also a couturier creating luxury wedding gowns and investment pieces for private clients. In a highly creative industry like fashion design, it is important to create a culture that fosters individuality with a point of view. She believes that part of being a good leader is to inspire not only her clients but also her employees and achieves that by creating an atmosphere that encourages fresh ideas. In fact, her design studio's motto is 'Indulge'!
Kevin Kerner, Mason Zimbler @kjkaustin
Kevin Kerner is the Managing Director of Mason Zimbler's North American operations. In addition to leading Harte-Hanks’ technology-focused digital agency on a day to day basis, Kevin also spends a great deal of time collaborating with customers, partners and anyone who’ll listen on advanced direct and digital marketing tactics. Kevin’s home base is Austin, TX.
At turnstone we are inspired by the spirit of small business and we design workplace solutions that help create great work environments that are easy to own and exhilarating to use. Running a small business is hard enough — having a great space to work in should be easy.