Community of Cultivators: Edition 52

By Stormy McBride On July 19, 2021 In Community Cultivators Blog Series

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.

This week we have the pleasure of hearing from Flip Howard, President and CEO of Worksuites. Flip is a 20-year veteran of the coworking industry and a leader in the rapidly growing market sector. Howard got into the business in 2001 when the industry was still called “executive suites” and “coworking” wasn’t even a word. Under his leadership, the WorkSuites brand has grown to encompass 20 locations across Texas–with many more to come. Personally, Flip and his wife Celeste have seven amazing children, and Flip has served on the boards of many non-profit organizations. Keep reading to see what Flip has to say.

Photo of Flip HowardWhat in your life are you most proud of cultivating or creating? Why?

I am most proud of cultivating seven amazing humans that I genuinely love being around. (MY 7 kids – ranging from 9 years old to 22 years old.) There is no happier place for me than around a dinner table eating Italian food and drinking Italian wine with all of them.

What is one piece of advice you give everyone that works with and/or for you?

Do not be afraid of making mistakes. If you aren’t making any mistakes, you aren’t trying hard enough or doing enough.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of becoming an entrepreneur?

Go for it now. The timing will never be perfect. The worst that can happen is not nearly as bad as you think, and the best that can happen is better than you can imagine.

What is the best habit you ever started? What habit do you want to start but haven’t yet?

The best habit I ever started is daily prayer/meditation. When I stray from that, I get less able to see everything in proper perspective. The habit I have tried to start, but always failed, is reading. I know that I could expand myself so much if I could make time for books, but I always fall asleep when I try.

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

There is more joy in the world because of this man’s life.

Come back next week for another interview!