Chris Holt is an entrepreneur and a co-founder of TechArtista, a collaborative working environment located in the Central West End. TechArtista provides a community space for small business owners and independent professionals. Amidst all the hustle and bustle of co-running a large community space, Chris finds time to float. We spoke with him about the impact floating has on his day-to-day life.
What is your role at TechArtista?
I am one of the Co-founders of the space, and I manage most of the logistics and systems that keep the space up and running.
Describe the community at TechArtista.
TechArtista is a creative and diverse community of entrepreneurs. We bring a number of different folks together by providing a daily workspace, but also by providing a community space where they can launch and start some of their own projects with that community’s support and feedback.
Generally, what have your floating experiences been like?
Floating has been a great way to find clarity on a lingering problem, or a great way to just clear your mind and decompress. It is a rapid de-stressing tool that is more accommodating to the variability of an entrepreneur’s lifestyle, where it might be hard to maintain a regular meditation practice.
How has floating impacted your day-to-day life?
The calm I’ve been able to find during my floats is something that I can recall throughout the day to help manage stress. It helps me maintain perspective during stressful points in my week.
What are the connections between floating and community building?
Floating has been a very unique offering within our community and is a great resource for managing and handling many of the stresses that are common with an entrepreneurial lifestyle. FLOAT STL has been a beneficial tool in our community, as the FLOAT staff similarly look to help make organic connections between their community members by encouraging dialogue around their experiences.