Featured Member: Ginny Estupinian

Featured Member: Ginny Estupinian

Ginny Estupinian is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. For over a decade, she worked as a psychologist and neuropsychological assessor at Santa Clara Valley Medical center.

Tell me about your business?

The office of Ginny Estupinian Ph.D. is a full-service psychology center providing individual therapy, neurofeedback, virtual reality therapy, and both neuropsychological and psychological assessments. I work with individuals as young as 16 years of age and all the way up to seniors. My office also provides a full range of geriatric psychological services and support for these caregivers.

How did you initially get started in your industry? What drew you to this industry?

I was drawn to this work by witnessing firsthand the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder in a distant family member. I wanted to understand not only how trauma changes the brain, but also what could be done to treat this condition. My doctoral training allowed me to train not only at the county hospital but also at the Veterans Administration and the center for survivors of torture. The combination of a strong academic education coupled with the practical experience gained from these training centers has given me the tools to work with my clients today.

What brought you to Satellite Workplaces?

I needed the flexibility to expand my office as it has continued to grow. Having access to a professional setting, private office, and group meeting room has been invaluable.

What’s your favorite thing about Satellite Workplaces?

My favorite thing about Satellite Workplaces has to be the wonderful staff who always make me feel welcome and are willing to help in any way possible. This is such a lost art today. Since the very first time I walked into the center, I have always been received with kindness and made to feel right at home.

How do you balance work and personal time?

This is always a challenge especially as I am in the growth phase of my business. Nonetheless, it is imperative that I find the time to disconnect and rejuvenate. I really enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors whether it is at the beach or in the woods hiking.

More detailed information about all the various services that Ginny Estupinian offers can be found at ginnyestupinian.com.

 

Ginny Estupinian, Ph.D. Satellite Workplaces Member

Featured Member: Michael Leimbach, LMFT

Featured Member: Michael Leimbach, LMFT

Michael Leimbach is a licensed marriage and family therapist working in the Santa Cruz area. He has a variety of clients. He thrives helping them work through life and mental health challenges.

How did you initially get started in marriage and family counseling? What drew you to this industry?

Two things happened. One, I was finishing my undergrad in Art History at Santa Clara University. And second, I came across a friend who worked in this field. They looked at me and said, “I think you should go into this.”

After I thought about that — with my disability and who I was as a person — it just ultimately felt right. I wasn’t going to be a lifeguard.

Who or what is your biggest influence?

That’s a tough one. Anybody I’ve come across that demonstrates compassion, courtesy, and tolerance. Those people inspire me to be better as an individual and to provide the best mental health support I can for others.

What brought you to Satellite Workplaces?

I needed an office space that was both private for the work I do and wheelchair-accessible. The great thing about Satellite is that I can reserve on an as-needed basis. I really appreciate how awesome and helpful the staff has been.

What’s your favorite thing about Satellite Workplaces?

Can I list more than one? The people, the flexibility of renting space by the hour, and the space itself is nicely put together for what you’re offering. It’s got good feng-shui.

What would you suggest to improve our coworking community?

Let me think for a second. I know it sounds like I’m a cheerleader for you guys, but I can’t really think of anything. Having someone there at the office, putting name tags on the door, having drinks and snacks, I can’t think of anything more I could ask from you.

How do you balance work and personal time?

Sometimes not very well hahah, but in this field we are taught to really pay attention and be mindful of your own needs for yourself, so you can show up fully for others. This is highlighted in graduate programs and internships. The institutions and schools prioritize it.

Can you tell me about any pets you have?

Yes! I have one little 17 year old one-eyed deaf shih tzu dog, with a bad heart, that has seen me and my family through a pandemic. He has been such a fun and amazing little creature of energy for us. He came along at the right time. He came to us as Chewy, because he looks like Chewbacca from Star Wars, but he’s now Smishy.

Do you anticipate staying in this area for a long time?

Yes. Most likely. Unless the perfect opportunity presents itself in Maui, I’ll be staying here.

What’s your website?

You can find me at MichaelLeimbach.com. Check it out and tell me what you think!

 

Michael Leimbach, LMFT
Satellite Workplaces Member

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

We’ve been looking forward to writing this “Welcome Back” message for over a year and finally, the time is right.

California is opening, masks can come off, social distancing is a thing of the past, and business in person can resume… if you’ve had your vaccinations and waited the requisite two weeks. If you’re not vaccinated, per state mandate, please still wear your mask and social distance at Satellite Workplaces.

The safety and cleanliness procedures that we implemented at the Satellites paid off — we did not have a single case of Covid at our centers! We will keep many of the safety procedures in place until further notice. We will continue using Hospital Grade MERV13 filters in our A/C systems and will retain the HEPA air filtration units, scattered around our centers. We will keep the NanoSeptic skins affixed to “high-touch” surfaces to kill viruses and bacteria on contact (https://www.nanoseptic.com). All this will help to enhance the cleanliness of our work environments and help to protect your health.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to those of you that retained your memberships throughout the pandemic and allowed us to stay in operation. Over the next couple of months, we’re expecting Satellite Workplaces to become more robust than ever. Employers have seen that their knowledge workers can do their work remotely and effectively — and we can provide professional work environments close to where they live. The net effect reduces traffic, commuting costs, carbon footprint and enhances quality of life.

So, to all of you who are returning members, all those who will be trying us out for the first time, and all those who have stayed with us, welcome! We’re ready to provide space, security, comfort, and, as always, a great community!!

 

Featured Member: Emily Cohan, Iris & Lily Wedding Video

Featured Member: Emily Cohan, Iris & Lily Wedding Video

Emily Cohan has over fifteen years of video, animation, graphic design, and web design experience, both in agencies and as a freelancer. Emily brings a unique set of creative vision, listening skills and masterful execution to the table. Clients and teams enjoy working with her bright and charming personality, and depend on her to create amazing video projects with lasting impact.

Can you tell us about your business?

I founded Iris & Lily Wedding Video (www.iris-and-lily.com) in June 2016 in Santa Cruz, CA. We film high-quality 4K documentary style weddings, with multiple high-end cameras, microphones and drones. We have had the pleasure of winning four industry awards, including Best of The Knot and Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Awards for 2018 and 2021. We pride ourselves on being easy to work with and producing stunning wedding videos for our clients. We film anywhere between Paso Robles to Napa, and have gotten to see so many amazing venues in the area. It really is a wonderful business to be in.

Emily Cohan, Iris & Lily Wedding Video

What brought you to Greenhouse Coworking?

I actually had side projects last year in East Bay, along with weddings in the Monterey area, so Gilroy seemed like the most convenient place in between everything I was working on. Greenhouse Coworking in Gilroy is such a beautiful and welcoming space, and I was already familiar with coworking spaces in Santa Cruz like Satellite, Cruzio and NextSpace, so that made it easy for me to join. I currently split my time between Gilroy and Monterey.

What’s your favorite thing about Greenhouse Coworking?

The internet is probably my favorite thing about this space. Each of my weddings typically take up 2TB of space, and we back them all up on the cloud. Luckily with the fast internet at Satellite Gilroy, that doesn’t take too long.

Who or what is your biggest Influence?

When I was in high school, my favorite movie was Erin Brockovich, and that actually inspired me to study Public Health at Johns Hopkins. I would say that all of my project and career choices are deeply influenced by the topic of Public Health, whether people are able to see that direct connection or not. I tend to think a great deal outside the box.

What time of day works best for you?

I would say 10am is my prime time for productivity. I’m at my happiest if I can get some solid distraction-free work done mid-morning.

How do you balance work and personal time?

I think the best way to balance is to actually bring in work-day structure, because then as a business-owner you can know this is the time for work, and then after that is the time for rest or play. I think Covid/SiP made it hard for people to get that balance in, because the days just blended together. It’s important for me to make sure to do creative projects beyond the ones I do for work. I see my parents about once a week, and make sure to go dancing with friends and talk to friends on the phone.

Do you find it easy to make friends or Networking Connections here?

Sure. I especially have enjoyed talking to Victor about the video process and film industry culture. I have also enjoyed hearing about Julian’s high-end petting zoo with rescue goats and other animals in Morgan Hill.


Iris & Lily Wedding Video is offering Satellite members 20% off video packages, and double the flipbook bonus ($50-$200 value). Contact Iris & Lily Wedding Video and mention Satellite!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Closure

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Closure

Dear members and friends: We would like to announce that admin will be off on Monday, January 18th, 2021 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Please note: All members will still have 24/7 Access to the center during this time.

Make sure to contact us during regular business hours with any questions, or for admin support before then.

We look forward to helping you meet your business needs when we return to regular business hours next week – Tuesday, January 19th, 2021.

🕊   Don’t Forget your Access Cards!  🕊

December 2020 Holiday Closures

December 2020 Holiday Closures

Happy Holidays, Satellite Members!

Admin will be out of the office Thursday, Dec. 24th and Friday, Dec. 25th, as well as Thursday, Dec. 31st and Friday, Jan. 1st in observance of the upcoming winter holidays. As usual, all members will still have 24/7 Access to the center during those dates.

Make sure to contact us during regular business hours with any questions, or for admin support before then!

We look forward to helping you meet your business needs when we return to regular business hours on the Mondays following these holidays!

❄️  Don’t forget your Access Card ❄️

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