Our July presenter is Tekla Hoehn. She is an accomplished consultant with nearly 20 years of practical experience partnering with clients on communications strategy, change management, and business process improvement. Tekla has worked in a variety of industries and disciplines, from Fortune 500 companies to international non-profits, Internet startups, and financial services — including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for 10 years, Nike and Wells Fargo. Tekla believes that employee-focused communications are central to a strong, connected, and authentic company culture. Outside of work, you can find her adventuring across Oregon state with her partner and 8-year-old son.

Tekla will be talking about the book Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life, which is about applying design theory and design problem solving to broader life issues. Tekla has always questioned the idea the the 40+ hour work week and our workaholic / live-to-work culture. And she attributed not following a straightforward career path as a failure or lack of insight. Now she has a better handle on the elusive work-life balance, sees her trajectory as a series of experiments and is much more at peace. The approach in this book outlines framing she wishes she had at the beginning of her career. She’s amazing, so come on out and join us!

  • Wednesday, July 5th, 8am-9am
  • Nutcase Headquarters, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, on the second floor
  • Coffee will be served


Odd-numbered months:
We meet at Nutcase Headquarters in the Ford Building at 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, on the second floor. The building is equipped with an elevator and an accessible bathroom. Wheelchair users, the main entrance on 11th Avenue is your best choice. Bicycles please lock up out front.

Even-numbered months:
We meet at the Bike Farm, located at 1810 NE First Ave, just north of Broadway. The space is on the ground floor and is accessible to wheelchair users. Bicycles are welcome inside.