179 | Creating Collaborative Community Environments with Amber Tollefson

Apr 05, 2024

In this episode of the Digital Business Evolution Podcast, Jess sits down with Amber Tollefson, founder and Chief Experience Officer of the Flamingo House, a unique co-working space and community hub located in Boca Raton, Florida . They discuss a wide range of topics, from the importance of dressing comfortably and finding purpose in your work to the challenges and successes of building a community-driven business. 

Amber shares insights into creating a collaborative and authentic workspace, the impact of the pandemic on workspace needs, and the evolving dynamics of work environments. Join Jess and Amber  as they dive into the world of community building, branding, and co-working spaces.

As always, cheers to your evolution!

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the importance of Building a Community and Brand Before Creating a Product

  • Learn about Importance of human interaction and the need for structure

  • Learn how to think big while staying true to the business’s pace


Key Timestamps

[7:40] – Creating hooks with teasers for compelling storytelling.

[19:24] – Finding Inspiration and naming your business

[23:09] – Building a connected community 

[32:06] –  Positive thinking leads to impactful results.

[45:42] –  Chapter of growth and healing amid change.


Episode Quotes

  • “The beautiful thing about community building is that from room to room and hallway to hallway there is something always happening.” - Amber Tollefson


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Instagram: @Theflamingohouse


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