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Wellness Wednesdays are ongoing classes at Impact Hub HNL that allow our multitalented members to share their health and wellness knowledge with our community. To see upcoming events, visit our Facebook events page.
Many of us deal with mid-morning slumps or afternoon crashes. Why do we experience energy crashes of this sort, and how can we improve our productivity throughout the day?
In March we hosted another Wellness Wednesday event called Power Up your Productivity, to help our coworkers and community be their most productive selves. The workshop was taught by Blair Townley, a Western Clinical Herbalist and owner of Wildkraft Apothecary & Clinic, based at Impact Hub HNL.
Blair talked about four areas of optimization in our lives that can help combat the sleepiness, blood sugar crashes, and energy dips: food, sleep, movement, and environment. She chose this topic because of client needs: “One of the things I see often in clients is need for better focus and clarity, and it’s important to make the connection between diet and lifestyle and our overall energy.”
Her first food tip is to avoid blood sugar spikes by maintaining a healthy diet that reduces simple carbs (like white rice and bread) and instead focuses on fiber-rich vegetables, healthy protein, and healthy fats, which digest slowly for more consistent energy. Blair has lots more tips for healthy blood sugar balancing on her website.
The second main way to keep your productivity high is to ensure you get a good amount of sleep each night. Lack of sleep, even for one night, can lead to impeded memory, reduced multitasking ability, slower creative thinking (thinking outside the box), and can lead to feelings of depression.
To ensure you get enough sleep, blackout your room at night (ie: avoid streetlights, gadget lights, and television), avoiding caffeine after noon (or entirely… scary, I know!), and turning off computers and phones an hour (or more!) before bed.
Other tips for better productivity include getting more movement (if you work here it’s just a five minute walk to the beach), and keeping a clean, organized workspace, which can help your brain feel more free.
If you are seeking further guidance, you can make an appointment with Blair. Wildkraft specializes in plant medicine via custom blended herbal tinctures, teas and tonics made from mostly European and North American plants. Off the shelf offerings include teas and tinctures for immunity, sleep, allergies, grounding, anxiety, depression and digestive support.
You can learn more about Blair’s offerings in this recent clip from KITV Channel 4 news.
Images from Unsplash
You have two opportunities to learn from the Poi Planet Team. These events are structured as an informal talk-story sessions to help you navigate the in’s and out’s of modern day public relations and marketing communications.
Whether you are a small business, NPO, entrepreneur, solopreneur, artist, musician and/or have a product or a service that you wish to promote (or if you have a brand that may need re-booting), this information can help you get a better understanding of marketing strategies to help you “get the word out!”
Event Details are as follows:
Session 1, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (5:30-7:00pm)
Session 2, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (5:30-7:00pm)
The cost is $25/session. You do not need to attend both sessions. Impact Hub Members can attend this workshop for free. To register, please email Tracy to confirm your spot. Arrivals at 5:30pm, class from 5:45 to 6:45 pm, followed by Q&A until 7:00pm. Bring a pen and paper for note taking as electronic devices are not allowed. Seating is limited.
We are pleased to announce that Andrea Bertoli will be joining the Impact Hub HNL team as Head Host!
Andrea has been a member at Impact Hub since we started as the ProtoHub four years ago, and has been a full-time member and host since we opened our doors here in August. As Head Host, Andrea will be working daily to support both our members and our community. She will be helping with our social media, event planning and management, and member engagement.
Members and the community are encouraged to reach out to Andrea with questions about membership, renting event space, ongoing community events and planning, and any suggestions for making the Impact Hub HNL better than ever! You can reach her via email with questions or suggestions.
Andrea is a marketing and media professional focused on mission-driven businesses. She currently manages sales at CleanTechnica, the world’s largest cleantech news website. She has worked at startups, in small businesses, and as a freelancer, and brings years of marketing, event management, and community outreach skills to our team. She’s also a plant-based chef, author, and educator, and teaches monthly cooking classes, manages a wellness website, and is always in the kitchen making delicious foods – which you can peek on Instagram.
Curious about membership? Do you have questions about what Impact Hub HNL is all about?
Here’s a teaser video to show you! Remember the first day is free to check out so come in and get some work done!
HEAD HOST POSITION DESCRIPTION
WHAT IS IMPACT HUB HNL?
Impact Hub HNL is an innovative coworking, event, meeting and community space that specializes in building community and making impact. We support the community by developing professional networks, connecting investors and entrepreneurs, providing entrepreneurial training, and implementing investment and social impact programs. We are part of a network of 96 Impact Hubs around the world which are known for producing a dynamic network that that ripples to an entire region. We attract talent and capital and connect local startups, small businesses, freelancers, and entrepreneurs with collaborators, investors and scaling opportunities locally and globally.
WHAT IS A HEAD HOST?
A major purpose of the Head Host is to support Impact Hub HNL in daily operations and be a consistent point of contact at events and for members entering Impact Hub HNL. The Host provides daily support for the community and ensures a positive member experience. The Impact Hub HNL Head Host has the power to be a connector, a helper, a mentor, an ambassador, and an inspirer.
Expect to interact with seasoned and new entrepreneurs, professionals, artists, and students who are pursuing creative, impactful solutions to local and global challenges.
WHAT DOES A HEAD HOST DO?
The Head Host responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
You will receive personalized training from the Community Manager and the Co-Directors upon joining our team. This position will start at 20 hours/week with the potential for growth. An effective head host helps create a positive, motivating, innovative environment for all people that come through the doors of Impact Hub HNL. This position is perfect for a self-starting individual who is community-minded and responsive. As a host, you will have the opportunity to contribute new ideas, think innovatively about how to grow our impact and work closely with a lean team of motivated individuals.
HOW TO APPLY?
WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT BEING A HOST?
There are Hosts at each of the 96 Impact Hubs around the globe so the title and recommendation letter will carry weight internationally! Locally, a Host gets to know the community and builds a strong supportive network of inspiring, talented and diverse people. This could lead to collaborations, partnerships, jobs, and definitely learning. Hosting is a a great way to beat with the heart of the Impact Hub HNL community!
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
We are seeking people who are observant, dependable, smart, socially conscious, willing to be part of our startup “ohana”, keen to spread “aloha spirit”, energetic and do not have a problem helping out with logistics around the space. We want our head host to be interested in creating and building community and enjoy helping others in many different ways and contexts. Head hosts need to be comfortable around people and able to problem solve with others and take initiative. We are a startup that is not averse to pivoting in order to overcome obstacles so adaptability is equally important. If you are looking for a valued exchange and want to make thoughtful, entrepreneurial connections, we would love to talk to you.
Key Skills Needed Include:
TIMELINE & COMMITMENT
We are currently looking for the Impact Hub Head Host to start in the end of February or the beginning of March 2018. The initial commitment for the position is 20 hours a week with some hours needed during the weekend and evenings. Schedules are emergent and coordinated with the Community Manager based on programs and events that are planned on the weekend.
Impact Hub HNL Team