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Hi, I’m Lindsey. I’m an avid cyclist, dogged creator of efficient systems, an urban and experiential design student, relentless self-improver, and very early riser.

I recently left my day-to-day role as Co-Founder and COO at Impact Hub Seattle to explore a few different areas, particularly commercial real estate development in affordable housing + consumer waste management and recycling.

The topics you’ll find on this blog reflect the multi-faceted components that come from co-founding a space whose sole purpose is to equip individuals with the tools they need to reach their most impact possible – with some random tangents along the way!

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The most written-about categories on this blog can be described as the following:

Impact Hub: My day job for seven years was a mixture of property manager, chief operating officer, content creator, commercial real estate broker, strategic vision-er, manager and leader, and community builder. I write about a lot of my learnings here!

Systems & Tools: I’m a huge systems-thinking nerd. What does that mean? That I’m constantly refining and tuning my systems so I spend more time on the things I want to spend time on, and outsource the things that I don’t want to spend time on. I talk a lot about delegation and reflection here.

Community: Community is incredibly important, because communities create culture, and culture facilitates individual behavioral change – the only tool to sustainably create large-scale change. I write and talk to large groups about this topic quite a bit.

Leadership: A leader’s role is to empower individuals to be more successful. I write about doing this through transparency, feedback loops, working myself out of a job, illustrating vulnerability while staying emotionally constant, sharing power and responsibility, and having fun while you’re working.

Building a Business: Building a business is hard, but we make it harder with our nuances. The ingredients you need for your business to succeed are pretty simple: you need to create a product or service that is designed with a real human problem in mind that ideally comes about organically, you need to own that product niche, and you need to sell to the right people. I write more about that here.

Urban Design: Cultural and socio-economic diversity is crucial to forming a thriving community and economy. Our public spaces and our housing options largely shape what type of experiences we have in our city. I write quite a lot about Impact Hub’s role in community space as well as successful urban design case studies (particularly in Pioneer Square) here.

While I hope you are able to easily peruse this blog’s content, you can also subscribe to my email list that is published every Thursday morning, which contains new content for that week.

You can contact me here. (I know, I know – Twitter. But trust me, it’s the best way!)