Fitz Ryland pioneers a new way of bringing solos together

Fitz Ryland wants to give solos and creatives a supportive and nurturing place to work alongside other people doing work they’re passionate about.

Here at Better, Smarter, Richer, we’re delighted to announce a brand new platform for the weekly radio show with Solo Pro Radio.  Every week, Jackie has a wonderful conversation with a solo, creative, or encore entrepreneur.  The best part?  You get to listen in!  Now you can join the conversation by visiting the Solo Pro Radio Facebook page every Wednesday at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST (or any time after.)  You can also subscribe to the show on iTunes and listen to archived shows on the Solo Pro Radio website.  Don’t miss out on any of these tips, tricks, and inspiring stories.  And who knows?  Maybe you’ll be Solo Pro Radio’s next guest!

Next week, on February 6th, Jackie will be talking with Fitzhugh Ryland.   Fitz grew up in Atlanta, GA, but moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to attend Lewis and Clark College.  He hasn’t looked back!  He majored in studio art with an emphasis in drawing, and has worked as a freelance web designer.  Check out his website here!

Now, Fitz is the Main Community Organizer at Collective Agency, a community-focused and democratically-organized office and event space in downtown Portland.  The agency strives to be a supportive and nurturing place where members can work alongside other passionate, committed people.  If you’re a solo or creative entrepreneur looking for a healthy alternative to the kitchen table, look no further!  At Collective Agency, you’ll have access to desk and meeting spaces, internet access, office essentials, and even Stumptown coffee—not to mention an inspiring community of people who are as passionate about their work as you are.  Check out the Collective Agency website here!

Fitz first became involved with Collective Agency just a few months before the space opened, when he was invited to hang one of his fabulous paintings in the space (take a look at his gallery!) Shortly thereafter, Fitz joined the Coordinating Council and served for a year, giving broad strategic advice on building the community and business.  Then, Fitz and five others ran for the position of Main Community Organizer—and Fitz was elected!  He has been working hard to build the business and strengthen the community ever since, and his efforts are really paying off: Collective Agency now has 63 members, and is larger than ever before.

Join the conversation with Fitz on February 6th, and learn more about his creative journey and Collective Agency’s success.  And don’t forget—now you can tune in to Solo Pro Radio every Wednesday at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST!