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Meet Bridget Hansen of Corah Workspace in Encinitas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bridget Hansen.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Bridget. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Originally from Northern California, I moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State University. I spent my undergrad time studying political science and delving into leadership theory and roles. Through professional experiences in consulting and sales, I developed a passion for finding a need and working with a team to creatively develop solutions.

When the opportunity to be a part of the creation and management of a coworking space presented itself, it seemed like the perfect culmination of my skills, experience, and interests. I believe in working hard and having fun while doing it – so that’s what we do!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Life is not linear, so of course, there were obstacles and challenges along the way. I was faced with indecision in terms of my career, but I always knew I valued the community and helping companies be successful. Although I’m not entirely ruling out politics and public service, I have figured out how to use my degree in a different way than I had originally anticipated. Managing a coworking space was not initially on my radar, but it’s no secret that the coworking industry has recently blown up. When an opportunity arose, I was all in. Building a company (and a building!) from the ground up presents many challenges, but a successful end product is that much more rewarding.

Please tell us about your business.
Corah Workspace is a modern coworking space nestled on the 101 in Encinitas, just blocks from Stone Steps Beach. When I was brought on the team in November 2018, we had a building under construction, a company name and a logo. I’m most proud of the impact and community our team has built in less than a year. One of our main goals was figuring out what the need was in the community and being flexible and creative enough to meet that need. We continuously reach out to our neighbors and welcome suggestions from members to ensure that we are providing the best well-rounded experience possible. We are not afraid to try new things and roll with the punches!

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Our future plans are to continue to establish our brand and grow our community. We’re currently expanding our presence as an event venue and looking forward to rolling out more details soon. As our first anniversary of opening will be coming up in February 2020, we will be doing lots of celebrating and reflecting.

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Sophie Melsh, Greg Merino

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