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StartUp Toolbox - How's that working for ya?

Discover Your Sweet Spot.

Life as a freelancer can make you crazy. We're constantly balancing competing demands and trying to figure out how to do things that have never quite been done before. And to make matters worse, we are bombarded by new "best practices," "life hacks," and "secrets of success" everyday. It's easy to feel overwhelmed, demoralized and confused. 

Einstein described insanity as doing the same thing and expecting different results. If that's true, then there's one question that can help you get sane again: how's that working for ya?

Join us for a conversation on how this one question can unlock a simple process to help you discover your sweet spot, build on your strengths and make it easier to let go of things that just don't work anymore.

12:00 Meetup start / Networking
12:15 Presentation
1:30 Wrap up

About Our Speaker 

Ben Kadel (rhymes with bottle) is a social psychologist who specializes in the emotional dynamics of work and work groups. He has spent the last 15 years or so figuring out what it takes to help people do work that is both personally fulfilling and materially successful. He is on a personal mission to convert all the energy that is currently wasted in fear, doubt, confusion and conflict into productive energy moving people towards goals that really matter.

Ben brings over a decade of organizational development experience and a unique mix of skills to every project he facilitates. Equally at home with hard data or hot emotions, Ben has developed an approach that understands the basic fundamentals—structure, process, and culture—required to create an effective and productive workplace whether that’s a workplace for a freelancer or a large department.

He has a PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is a founding partner of Emotus Operandi. He is an engaging speaker, accomplished writer and snappy dresser – even if he does say so himself.

Emotus Operandi is a new process created by Ben Kadel PhD. and a cross-disciplinary team of experienced professionals to effectively harness your energy to make real progress on those big goals that mean so much, but seem so hard to achieve.

To read more about about his company, Emotus Operandi, please visit 

Sponsorship Opportunity
We are looking for sponsors. As a sponsor, you will be given extra time during the meetup to talk about your business and services and table tentcards highlighting you as a sponsor will be present during our meetings. Your logo will be added to this page and your business information will be included in our marketing and social media efforts promoting this group. In exchange, your business will sponsor the beverages/snacks for the meetup. This is a one-month commitment, covering the two regularly scheduled meetups each month and any other additional scheduled meetups during the month. Other sponsorship levels and opportunities are available. Please contact us through this group or discuss at the meetup. An information form will be available soon.

Metered street parking is available on Hill and Broadway Streets. There is also a covered parking lot immediately north of us (Bamboo Plaza -- enter from Bernard Street). Check out the ParkMe app to get real-time parking information, options, and pricing. We are a couple of blocks from the Chinatown Gold Line station and multiple bus routes go up and down Hill and Broadway.

Map to help you find us:
Kleverdog Coworking is located on a small street between Hill and Broadway; just a couple doors down from Phoenix Bakery on Broadway. Look for the bright red door with the 418 address.

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  • Tiana

    Good talk, learned some stuff & met some nice people.

    September 29, 2013

  • Larry A.

    Good topic - and presenter

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent walk-through a new way of thinking about the work we're doing and what's working or not working. Presented in a very easy-to-follow and inspiring way.

    1 · September 27, 2013

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    September 27, 2013

  • Peter P.

    Sorry to cancel, but I'm too sick to come.

    September 27, 2013

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