Today we’d like to introduce you to Christine McDannell.
Christine, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
The idea of Kindred Quarters came to me a few years ago. I always had roommates and loved it, but I had the typical roommates with the 9-5 job, who would come home complaining about their boss or about how much they hate Mondays and how much they love Fridays and what not. But in the world of entrepreneurship, we get excited for Mondays and get bummed out when our work week comes to an end! Being an entrepreneur is a difficult and often times lonely career path, so we thrive on positive energy. And I’m a big believer that energy is contagious, so the opportunity to surround myself with people who are as passionate, excited and driven in their personal businesses as I am was a dream come true. We’re a huge support system for each other.
Fast forward to today and we have two houses fully up and running with another one opening in Mission Hills on Feb. 16 and one in Los Angeles on March 1. But we’re not stopping with the United States and are planning to go international with pending locations in Melbourne and Thailand!
Has it been a smooth road?
You would think putting a bunch of strangers together in the same home would be a horrible idea, but honestly I think because we are all on the same mission and have the same entrepreneurial spirit, it ends up working perfectly. There are 7 a.m. high-fives in the kitchen while making our bulletproof coffee, we are anxiously waiting for Mondays so we can be ‘back-in-the-game’, and our personal and business networks have quadrupled.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Kindred Quarters – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
The idea behind Kindred Quarters is to make it so these entrepreneurs have the opportunity to focus entirely on their company and not worry about the mundane but necessary things like cooking, cleaning, sending mail and anything else you can think of that takes energy away from what’s most important, which obviously is our companies. We work to outsource everything and have curated a team that includes a private chef and a concierge (personal assistant) who together take care of just about anything you can imagine.
Apart from bringing together entrepreneurs in a co-living situation and building community among the roommates, we are also building a community in San Diego and everywhere else we will be opening a Kindred Quarters. We host networking events all the time, produce workshops and all the roommates are available (see our website) to anyone who wants to reach out and schedule a time for a meeting with them.
As a company, we are proud to bring like-minded people together to help one another. We want the kind of environment that fosters growth and success. We’re different because we want everyone to be successful and welcome anyone who has that entrepreneurial spirit in with open arms, we believe whole heartedly in abundance, not scarcity and love lifting others up with us.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Wow, where do I start? The weather, the down-to-earth people who live here, how much San Diegans care about health & wellness, the beauty of the beaches and palm trees and definitely the fast-growing entrepreneur community.
I think being a beach city, we miss a bit of the ‘hustle’ energy you would normally have in a city like New York or San Francisco, so we work hard on creating that within our immediate Kindred Quarters community.
- $2,250-$4,000 – This price is all inclusive (chef, personal assistant, access to all events, etc)
- Website: www.KindredQuarters.com
- Phone: 858-922-2665
- Email: Live@KindredQuarters.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kindredquarters/
- Facebook: https://facebook.com/kindredquarters
Lilay Cai & Ken Conklin