In this edition of Workflow, we have Jamie King, Co-Founder of Flex & Flow, a global wellness community committed to inclusivity and accessibility based in Portland, OR, that connects people digitally, locally for live events, training and retreats.
Describe what you do: I own and run a movement powered community that is rooted in inclusivity. Through powerful storytelling, wellness activism, and community centered events, we help our community connect digitally, locally, and globally at our various events, trainings, and retreats.
Our wellness practices support every body and we believe that all bodies and minds should have access to wellness – which is why we’re trying to cut through the noise in the wellness industry.
How do you like your coffee: I don’t just like my coffee, I LOVE my coffee. And I love it strong, over ice, and with a splash (or 5!) of oat milk, preferably in my Takeya tumbler.
Device(s) you use: I’m tethered to my Apple devices (MacBook and iPhone).
I also wear a Suunto Ambit 3 watch daily for tracking my runs, swims, bike rides, and more (hello, data junkie!). And I can’t live without my AfterShokz headphones – they’re my constant companion for work, running, and getting things done around the house.
Describe your working style in one sentence: I am passionate, dedicated, hard working, and often have an “all in” attitude when I get excited, but I am also adaptable, curious and creative, meaning I love to be challenged and am always willing to listen, learn, and change course.
What does your workspace look like: I have always worked out of my home office, which is essentially a sun room overlooking our back deck (which also serves as my yoga room). The only difference since COVID began is that I now share it with my partner.
We have two desks set up in an “L” shape and work side by side, often taking turns with earplugs when the other is on a call or retreating to the bedroom when we need more quiet.
My desk is organized-ish – not free of clutter but not overly cluttered. I have a single monitor hooked up to my laptop, plus a wireless keyboard and mouse, and my podcast headphones and mic at the ready. I also always have my Takeya waterbottle and my planner in front of me.
How does your workspace affect your creative process: Truthfully, I work really hard to preserve my productivity and creativity and I try not to let my workspace affect my creative process.
If I start to feel like my productivity is waning, I simply change location, or even go for a run or take a yoga break.
Do you have a favourite playlist for work: Yes! I love this Productivity playlist for when I need to focus (or tune my partner’s phone calls out).
Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Maca Guzman.
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