Impact Hub is dedicated to bringing together communities. But how exactly do we do that? How do we take the words and turn them into action?
It starts by having a team that believes in our mission. Today, we’re highlighting one of our community builders, Beau Mouty.
Beau works out of the N. Lamar location and is an key part of keeping our community growing and thriving. As a community builder for Impact Hub, Beau coordinates with members and business partners, and helps to create a space where everyone is comfortable.
I asked Beau to share about what brought him to Impact Hub and what it’s like to be a part of the community here.
What is your background in? Have you worked in community development before?
My background is sort of all over the place. When I graduated from school I moved down to the USVI where I was a resident beach bum teaching tourists how to sail the Great Bay of St. Thomas. From there I moved to LA where I was a residential assistant at the W Hollywood and then when I first moved to Austin I took a gig working for a local brewery. I have always admired community development and I think that each of these roles have played some varying degree of involvement in building community, but not quite in the same way that my current position does.
What does community mean to you?
Growing up I was a huge fan of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. His ability to build community and blend cultures is so inspiring to me. One of his most iconic quotes is 'Love is at the root of everything, all learning, all relationships, love or the lack of it.' The same is true for community. It's about finding a way to connect with our peers and our surroundings. It's about building these people and places to their best potential and doing so in a collective way.
Why did you want to work for Impact Hub?
If I'm being totally honest it was the people behind Impact Hub that made me want to work here the most. This idea of a human centered company that focuses on the well being of it's employees. It's nice to come to work everyday and know that you are taken care of. That you can be the most true version of yourself possible.
I also love the impact that we have on our community and the work that is done through our Accelerator programs. It feels good to be connected to something larger than yourself and I certainly feel that way working for Impact Hub.
In general words, what do you think the similarities between Austin as a city and Impact Hub as a brand are?
Impact Hub defines itself as being an ecosystem of companies aimed at enriching lives. I think Austin is similar in the way that it's a melting pot of people relocated from all different places. No one person is the same and we all have something to learn from one another. At Impact Hub we welcome everyone, no matter your race, religion, country of origin, gender identity, age etc. We give all of our members the opportunity to learn something from their peers and from the community at large.
If you want to be part of the Impact Hub community yourself, schedule a tour here.