Member Spotlight: Shelley Leveridge

www.foldedowl.com

The members at Halcyon make our world go ’round. We’re ready to shine the spotlight on another awesome Halcyon Works member who has been with us since the beginning. Meet the owner of Folded Owl, Shelley Leveridge. She helps business owners remove some of the financial work from their plates… thus providing them with extra time to create, explore, and live their best lives. Learn more about Folded Owl and Shelley below!

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  1. How long have you been a Halcyon Works member?
    I have been a full-time Halcyon member since March 1, 2017. Fun fact: I was the first full-timer to sign up! One tour through the then unfinished space was all I needed to see to know this was where I belong.
  2. Tell us about your business and what you do.
    Folded Owl services include bookkeeping, payroll management, and personal finance coaching. My dreamiest clients are people who are creatives or work in a creative industry. I have great respect for what they are able to create and relish in being the person to take things off their plate that they don’t enjoy. Me + creative entrepreneur = a really good balance for both of us. It’s my job to get the financial tasks that creative minds often despise off of their to-do list and onto mine. I love a good spreadsheet and will forever be #TeamOxfordComma.
  3. What are your goals or major milestones?
    I just celebrated my five year company anniversary in September. I hear that the sixth anniversary is the real milestone, so everything I do this year will be working toward that goal – making it to six years. My plans currently include: launching a Nestkeeping game for a community of people to come together and declutter their lives to create room for financial and mental abundance (already in progress and going so well!); growing my personal finance coaching service offering; and adding 5-8 more dreamy bookkeeping clients to have deep financial/business relationships with.halcyon works
  4. How do you stay engaged with your community?
    Community is something that is very important to me and one of the reasons why I love Halcyon so much. I stay engaged primarily through volunteerism and sponsorship of events that are important to my personal values. Currently, I am the president and co-founder of Exchange Rotary Club – a dynamic service club dedicated to education in Oklahoma City. I also serve as the Treasury Chair for the Plaza District Festival. Past commitments include Sustainable OKC, Leadership Oklahoma City, OKC Midtown Rotary, and deadCENTER Film Festival. Sponsorships are already committed to Western Avenue Association, Paseo Arts Association and Plaza District for events they will hold in the next six months or so.
  5. What are your favorite things about being a member of Halcyon? 
    – The space is so lovely. All of the natural light (and great views of the rain on other days) gives such a boost to my mood. It’s far from the dullness of any other space I have worked in before. It is so clear that the partners put thought into every single aspect of the space. Not one thing exists there that doesn’t have a reason and purpose behind it being there.
    – Other members are like family to me. There are some of us who have been members together long enough that we’ve developed some really deep bonds. We work together and for each other. And when new people join on they are welcomed into the fold right away. We get to know each other, both from a work perspective and about our personal lives.
    – As I’ve told Erin before – Halcyon has all of the benefits of having coworkers without the drawback of actually having to work with them. (unless we hire each other, which we often do)
    – I have seen a dramatic increase in my creative output thanks to working at Halcyon. I’m working out the creative muscle in my brain just by sharing space with professional creatives.
    – We share our struggles and celebrate our successes together. Like I said, we’re a family.
    – And if I didn’t already know all of that, the fact that I get grumpy when I have to work from home instead of coming into Halcyon tells the story.

Are you ready to get back to your community and back to your business? Join us at our Member Spotlight at 5PM on Wednesday, November 27th. You will learn more about Shelley Leveridge and Folded Owl.

Member Spotlight: Dylan Calhoun

Our members are the coolest – and we’re not just saying that.

There is a completely diverse group of entrepreneurs, business professionals, creatives and small business owners inside Halcyon. One of our favorite ways to get a more in-depth view of what our members do is inviting them to be our Member Spotlight! September’s Spotlight is on Dylan Calhoun, the OKC Regional Manager for Francis Renewable Energy.

Check out his interview below to learn more.

How long have you been a Halcyon Works member?
3 months

Tell us about your business and what you do.
I work for Francis Renewable Energy, a solar and geothermal EPC based out of Tulsa with operations in OKC and Austin, TX as well. I am the Regional Manager of OKC focusing on business development and commercial/utility scale solar systems.

What are your goals or major milestones?
FRE’s goal is to help diversify the energy landscape in Oklahoma and to educate the public on solar and geothermal systems. A major milestone for FRE will be completing our first commercial solar system in OKC, which we hope to do before the end of the year.

How do you stay engaged with your community?
I actively try and attend local networking and social events to get the word out about Oklahoma’s new but growing solar industry. I myself have created an informal meet-up, RenewaBrews, which is held at Anthem Brewery the first Thursday of every month and brings together individuals who share a passion for renewable energy, sustainability and other likeminded technologies. It was picked up by the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council and is now an official OREC event.

What are your favorite things about being a member of Halcyon?
Some favorite things about Halcyon include the laid back vibes that the paintings and sculptures bring. It’s easy on the eyes and de-stresses me during a hectic work week. The members are also very kind and welcoming, bringing outside perspective and unbiased opinions when you need help.

 

Stop by to learn more about Dylan at on September 20th during our free weekly event, Halcyon Lounge.

Event Starts at 4:30pm – come get settled in a cozy desk or seat, grab a snack and a beverage! Dylan will begin speaking at 5PM and take Q&A afterwards.

Member Spotlight: Dr. Seth Hickerson

We believe in our members the same way OU fans believe in Sooner magic. No matter what your business endeavors may be – we know you have the power to accomplish awesome things. We’ve decided to shine the spotlight on our full-time members each month. Meet our August Member Spotlight – Dr. Seth Hickerson, Chairman/CEO of BOOST. His business is dedicated to creating mental toughness and leadership in athletes.

 

 

How long have you been a Halcyon Works member?
I have been a member since “the beginning”…I think I joined in March.

Tell us about your business and what you do.
At BOOST we help athletes recognize stress and develop ways to overcome adversity (in game) so they can be present and perform at their best even when things aren’t going their way. We use real qualitative and quantitative data to “diagnose” their strengths and weaknesses with regards to mental toughness and leadership…then depending on the profile results, the priority and goal of the athlete, we get to work using applied methods to help them change the way the handle stress.

 

What are your goals or major milestones?
To have 1,000 members in the 1st 12 months is the next goal. But more importantly to demonstrate effectiveness with re-evaluations of current members.

 

 

How do you stay engaged with your community?
Networking and getting out in it.

What are your favorite things about being a member of Halcyon?
Great people, inspiring people, motivated people, outstanding spaces and very welcoming to all.

 

 

Stop by our weekly networking event, Halcyon Lounge, on August 30th from 4:30 – 6:00pm to meet Seth as he tells more about BOOST! Give the Boost site a visit to take their free assessment.

 

Food Around Us

Trust us. We understand there are a plethora of super important amenities when it comes to coworking – food being at the top of that list. Enjoy a list of some of the best spots around us for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks!

 

 

Breakfast

Cafe Kacao
Cafe Kacao is known for their amazing Latin Cuisine. Their Desayuno (breakfast) is served all day, everyday! You can snag some of the best Huevos Rancheros you’ve ever had – or try a different traditional Guatemalan dish like the Desayuno Chapin. P.S. if you’re in the mood for french toast.. Cafe Kacao serves up some of the best there is! It’s a quick 4 minute car drive from Halcyon Works.

3325 N Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

The Red Cup
This place is an OKC staple. It’s described on Google as “Hip cafe with front porch serving vegan & vegetarian dishes & pastries in art-filled ambiance.” It really is just that! Breakfast is served until 2:30pm. Two of our favorites are the oats or the veggie scramble! And their espresso will get you hopped up for that work session back at Halcyon. It is also about a 4 minute car drive from Halcyon Works.

3122 N Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

 

 

Lunch

Picasso Cafe
Their slogan “Great food is an art” is no joke. Everything on Picasso’s menu is delish. Right around the corner from us, Picasso offers everything from health-conscious, made-from-scratch meals to tequila, we want everyone to feel like they have a seat at our table. Picasso is a 5-minute walk from the office.

3009 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Sauced on Paseo
Pizzzzzzza. Sauced is where the pizza is, people. Snag one of their specialty pies or you can order an entire platter of cheesy breadsticks (we won’t judge you) – they’re amazing! But, don’t come back to Halcyon without some. It’s a quick 6-minute walk or 2-minute bike ride from Halcyon Works.

2912 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Prairie Gypsies
You don’t have to walk far to snag lunch from our favorite gypsies! Prairie Gypsies are the queens of carryout. They prepare a delicious daily entrée serving and soup – both available, Monday through Saturday. You can give them a call – or take a 30 second walk over to find out what they’re serving up!

411 NW 30th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

 

 

Dinner/Drinks

Paseo Grill
If you’re meeting a partner or loved one for dinner after a big day at Halcyon – Paseo Grill features classic American cuisine with an international flair! You can get the very best of land & sea with their prime steak and fresh fish selection. Their dishes are best accompanied with the top-rated wines that have been hand picked to compliment your meal. The Paseo Grill has been a staple in the district for 11 years! It’s just a 2-minute car ride from the office.

2909 Unit A Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

The Other Room
On the flipside of Picasso’s – there is The Other Room! Great for meeting some friends for after-work drinks. You can snag an appetizer from Picasso’s or just soak up their patio for the evening.

3009 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

The Pump
Tater tots and tiki drinks, anyone? The Pump is the spot for all of the above. They’ve got a great patio, great drinks and yummy food. Take a friend and soak up the atmosphere after work! Just a quick 2-minute drive from Halcyon Works.

2425 N Walker Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

We really could go on all day about the amazing eateries within 5 minutes from Halcyon Works – but, you’ve got work to do and so do we! So, go snag breakfast and espresso at the Red Cup and meet us at the office for some productivity.
Cheers, OKC!

Get to know Halcyon Works

Hey there! Here at Halcyon we’re big believers in the power of community. This often means utilizing the Halcyon Works Slack channel to ask our coworkers opinion on a new logo or client proposal. Community also plays a huge role in our shared amenities and workspace! Below you will find our top FAQ and what you can plan to experience at the ultimate coworking space, Halcyon Works.

 

 

What is around Halcyon Works?
We’re lucky enough to be located adjacent to the Paseo Arts District. There are tons of amazing eateries and shops surrounding us. If you’re feeling the need for fresh air, you can step out for a quick walk through Sparrow Park or take one of the many bike trails up to Edgemere Park!

What is the Work + Life + Balance all about?
We understand the importance of balancing work and life. We’re dedicated to boosting productivity and serenity in the same space. We have 100/100 fiber internet with 24/7 access to our full-time members. You can print, copy, scan and fax as much as you need! There are complimentary snacks and unlimited fresh local coffee + tea… WOOT. Gain inspiration in our library, fix yourself lunch in our thoughtfully designed kitchen or step out to one of the nearby restaurants.

 

 

Who works at Halcyon?
Halcyon is made up of a diverse community of freelancers, creatives, executives, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Everyone at Halcyon Works is here to be productive, evolve and get engaged!

Where can you work at Halcyon?
Our flexible space allows you to sit wherever you prefer every day. Drop in, pick a desk and get to work. You can also perch or stand at our window bar-style seating. You can book our conference room or bullpen for a meeting or you can kick your feet up in the library! We also have a cozy phone booth for taking private calls.

 

 

How can I become a member?
Get started here with our membership page or just come on over, hang out with us for a day and get to work!

We’re lucky to be in such a community-oriented city full of flexibility & creativity – all of which, are fueled by the hardworking people who make it so. Speaking of… we want to meet you, know you and cheer you on like we’ve known each other since kindergarten. Stop by Halcyon Works soon, we’ve got a fresh cup of coffee with your name on it.

 

 

Have more questions for us? We would love to answer them! Drop a question below in the comments or shoot us an email.