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6018 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97215

503-754-2636 call/text




Grow, learn and have fun with other mission-driven solopreneurs and creative professionals

Join us for our monthly night of networking for mission-driven and creative solopreneurs. Each month, we'll start with casual mingling and then feature a guest speaker to share insights about a topic relevant to all solopreneurs, whether they run holistic healing, counseling or coaching practices, creative solopreneur ventures, or side hustles. 

This month, Kris Gowen, PhD, EdM will offer a talk called, Grief + Loss = Love, in which she discusses how grief and loss are not as distant as we think.

In this talk, you will learn about about the cycle of grief – and then dismantle it and reflect on what brings you joy – and embrace it.

As a karaoke ambassador, storyteller, and sex educator, Dr. Gowen is the author of the book, One Nation Under Song: My Karaoke Journey through Grief, Joy, and America. She loves talking, writing, and presenting about traditionally "taboo" topics. This short talk will be followed by a brief Q&A and more mingling. ​​(Gowen will also sell and sign copies of her book.)


6:30pm to 7pm 
Mix and mingle

7pm to 7:30pm 
Start discussions on how to dismantle grief and therefore embrace more joy in our lives.​​

7:30pm to 8pm 

More mixing and mingling

These informal, small events are FREE but limited to 15 people.​

This event is designed to offer festive, casual networking without too much formal talking. If you've ever been to an event and found yourself thinking, "I wish the person with the microphone would wrap this up," this event is for you.

WHATSmall-ish networking event for solopreneurs and holistic practitioners

WHENMonday, February 3, 2020 | 6:30pm to 8pm

FREE (but please register)


Brightside Coworking
6018 SE Stark St.
(6:30pm to 8pm) ​


WHYTo meet other inspired professionals and learn holistic health and lifestyle tips and meet other like-minded professionals.


HOWShow up ready to be motivated, open your mind to fresh approaches for your life and business, and connect. Come for as long as you can.​ Space is limited to 15. Register today.



Kris Gowen, PhD, EdM
Karaoke Ambassador, Storyteller, and Sex Educator

Kris Gowen, PhD, EdM is author of the book, One Nation Under Song: My Karaoke Journey through Grief, Joy, and America and considers herself as a karaoke ambassador, storyteller, and sex educator. She loves talking, writing, and presenting about traditionally "taboo" topics such as grief, suicide, sex robots, and talking to young people about sexually explicit media. She is also author of Sexual Decisions, a sexuality education book for young people. Her favorite artists to sing are Olivia Newton-John and Donna Summer, but believes you should sing whatever is in your heart at that moment.