Edition #13: Felicity Maxwell

By Liz Elam On October 15, 2019 In CommunityCommunity 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.

This week we had the opportunity to interview Felicity Maxwell of fibercove. We met Felicity in our city (shout out ATX) and have been popping in and out of her space every since. Check out what she had to say.

Name: Felicity Maxwell
Title: Coworking connector * Community builder * Problem Solver * Founder of fibercove

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

My relationships. Of course, with my husband, my kids, and family. But also with members of my coworking space, my neighborhood, and the community of Austin. The backbone of my coworking space is relationships – between members, coworkers, and myself and our broader community. The connections between all of these people is what makes coworking so exciting. And I get to facilitate those interactions each day? It is so awesome!

What podcast would you recommend to others and why?

Keep It! It’s from the folks who do Pod Save America, but its has a pop culture focus that is super fresh. They touch on all of the hot button topics in Hollywood but still let you know the latest Drake drama. It’s great!

If you had $500 to spend- what would you buy?

A plane ticket. Maybe to Croatia but probably to New York City. I miss living there, so when I do have extra cash, it’s at the top of the destination list.

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

Don’t do it alone! My husband is a serial entrepreneur so I’ve always had a support system. But generally having a business partner or even accountability buddy makes the highs and lows of the journey much easier. I actually think becoming an entrepreneur is easy, but succeeding and staying an entrepreneur takes a great team.

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

Turning off social media. I try to do a detox every couple of weeks by either blocking SM on my phone or simply changing my login. I’m a political junkie so its really easy to spend hours on Twitter rehashing the latest polling data or presidential tweet. When I limit my exposure I’m so much more productive and it helps to clear my mind. I can’t imagine not using these sites, but its also good to be able to step away from the non-stop information flow.

Thats all for this week. Come back next week for another edition.