This week we talk with mompreneur Renee Deming about self care and coworking. We about methods for reaching out to those you look up to, keeping afloat during the feast, taking a break when your body is saying so, and creating healthy boundaries with clients.
Renee is principal and creative director at Studio Bold (http://studiobold.com/) and founder of Pastel (http://pastelplymouth.com/), a coworking space and social club aiming to do one thing… empower women.
When Renee founded Pastel, she knew first-hand that there was a need for independent business women to work and connect out of the house yet still close to home.
In her pre-kid days, she was a graphic designer at Doner Advertising working on Owens Corning, The UPS Store and Scripps Networks. A year after she became a Mom, she shifted gears professionally and said good-bye to the structure of a traditional workplace, and hello to the flexibility of entrepreneurship.
Renee found my tribe by helping other women-owned design agencies with work overflow while mentoring former coworkers as they, too, took the leap into working on their own terms. She landed a large women’s blogging network redesign while jumping in leaf piles with her boys. This opportunity led her to meet more women entrepreneurs who needed design services. Her company, Studio Bold has worked with 100+ companies and entertainers to help them with their brands including The Toy Insider, Diray Media, The Mavins Group, Channing and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Saints and Sinners New Orleans, Q Social Media, and Cassell Communications. She did this all while running kids back and forth to Dearborn to dance classes, Farmington Hills to skateboard lessons and Birmingham to lego camps (just to name a few).
Renee created Pastel to provide a place for independent business women to find support, balance and connection. And because she truly believes that investing in women is the smartest economic venture of today. It will advance our communities, our businesses and our future leaders.