Community of Cultivators: Edition 36

By Stormy McBride On August 24, 2020 In Community Cultivators Blog Series

Community of Cultivators

Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about.

Community of Cultivators is a blog series we created to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors. Each month, we’ll release new interviews that we hope inform and inspire you.

Patrice Cameau is the founder of Camp Spaces a creative collaboration space, host of Shades of color podcast and a Mom boss. We originally meet in Patrice in 2016 when she was a volunteer at GCUC LA and we have been following her ever since. Check out her answers below.

What in your life are you most proud of cultivating or creating? Why?

That’s a hard question. I know that everything I’ve done has led to where I am, so it all makes me proud. But, if I had to choose just one thing, it would be fully pivoting CAMPspace from a cowork location to a content creator studio for women of color. This was a hard decision that caused me to focus on one target customer (vs. appealing to everyone), but it’s all proving to be the best thing I could have ever done. I think I’m most proud of creating this new space for women of color to create content because I’m a Black woman who creates content. I am my customer so I know what my customer needs and I’m ready to serve them fully. It feels amazing.

What podcast would you recommend to others and why?

I actually started a podcast called Shades of Content in March to tell the stories of women content creators of color. But, even before then, I listened to podcasts very regularly. How I Built This and Side Hustle Pro are favorites, and I list a few more on my blog.

What is the best habit you ever started?

Definitely working out in the morning. COVID-19 caused me to put a gym in my basement, and that’s really helped me focus on my physical well-being, which 100% plays a role in my mental and spiritual health. This all really leads back to me putting myself first. As a wife, mom of 3, business owner and branding consultant, I’m more often than not, putting the needs of others before mine. Working out and stretching in the morning allows me to start the day by loving myself and the benefits from that manifest and multiply constantly.

If you had to put a quote on your gravestone what would it be?

“Create the life you want. Then, live the hell out of it.” – Me. A bit ironic to be on a gravestone, LOL, but I feel like that’s actually the perfect place for it to be. Listen, we only have this life. So why wouldn’t you make the absolute most out of it, by doing ALL the things you want to do, getting rid of ALL the grudges, learning AS MUCH as you can… to me, that’s the only way to be. I haven’t quite figured it all out, but I’m working on it daily.