8.7.18 | Photo Credit: Circle+Moon
The woman behind Circle+Moon was craving a shift in her own life. She knew she couldn’t be the only one and that other women in the North Atlanta area were likely craving a shift, too. So she got to work and began to create it.
Heni Kovacs founded Circle+Moon as a work and community space for women in the North Atlanta area. It’s a hub for female entrepreneurs, change makers and leaders. It’s a breathtaking physical space, but what it represents and stands for, which is a soft place for women to land and to share their hearts, their souls and their dreams within a supportive community of like minded women, is the bigger vision. It’s more than just the physical space that’s appealing to not only women in the area, but to women all around the country.
We chatted with Heni and asked her about how her vision for Circle+Moon came to be, the importance of masterminding with other high vibe women and why women supporting each other is such a powerful, powerful thing…
TELL US ABOUT CIRCLE+MOON…WHAT WAS YOUR VISION BEHIND IT AND WHAT IT COULD BECOME FOR WOMEN IN YOUR AREA?
Circle+Moon was created as a space and an environment where women can blossom. It was born out of my desire to connect with women who had the heart and passion and the desire to be in a community of like minded females who can help each other drive their creation to fruition. It is a soft place to land for women who want or need to recharge, receive, revive and create their vision within a supportive community.
I was personally at a cross roads in my life and was really craving this community, and when I realized it wasn’t available yet, I decided to create the very thing I was visualizing and missing. The idea hit suddenly but with such conviction and such clear vision, that I couldn’t ignore it. I knew it was something that was needed by many more than just myself.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME CIRCLE+MOON?
The name was chosen very intentionally. The initial inspiration came from the book, The Circle, where they talk about creating a circle with a specific frequency. Power vs. force. In the book, the author talks about how 95% of the population vibrates on very low levels: levels of guilt, fear and shame. If it weren’t for the other 5%, the entire humanity would self destruct. So our mission with Circle+Moon is to create a circle of women who embody joy, happiness, love and self respect, which we believe will start a ripple effect in those around us.
HOW DOES THE SPACE, MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS WORK? WHO HAS ACCESS TO THE SPACE?
Circle+Moon offers hand selected workshops as well as co-working space and mentoring opportunities. We have two tiers for our membership:
- Full time members get unlimited access to our space as well as free participation in the mastermind groups and events sponsored by Circle+Moon.
- Mastermind members get to participate in the mastermind group as well as free access to Circle+Moon sponsored events.
Photo Credit: Gianna Keiko
YOU ALSO HOST A MASTERMIND GROUP. TALK A BIT ABOUT WHAT THOSE ARE LIKE AND HOW EACH MEMBER BENEFITS FROM BEING A PART OF THE GROUP?
Mastermind groups are amazing. These groups have created such great collaborations amongst the members! The idea of the mastermind was to create an environment and a support system that we as women can greatly benefit from.
WHAT ABOUT THE POWER OF WOMEN MENTORING EACH OTHER…WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT AND WHY DO YOU FEEL IT’S IMPORTANT?
Women can relate to women and many of our struggles and road blocks are self created. It just makes sense that other women who have had the opportunity and the honor to cross these road blocks would be the perfect role models and mentors to guide others.
WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN TO HAVE A COMMUNITY OF LIKE MINDED, SUPPORTIVE WOMEN IN THEIR LIVES?
I can’t talk enough about the power of women truly and authentically connecting with each other. It’s said that the rise of the woman is the rise of the nation and this couldn’t be more true. However, we’ve got lots of work to do to unlearn our competitiveness and embrace collaboration over competition.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGER VISION FOR CIRCLE+MOON? WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON?
We’ve been contacted by women from other parts of the country yearning for a community like ours and we know there is such a great need for these communities across the nation. There are so many great ideas that are being worked on as we speak. The longer term vision is to have these hubs pop up all over and to expand nationally.
WHERE DO YOU FIND SUPPORT, AND WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL SUPPORTED IN YOUR OWN LIFE AND WORK?
I do a lot of reading, listening to podcasts such as How I Built This, meditate religiously and try to make sure that my cup is filled continuously.
WHAT EXCITES YOU? WHAT GETS YOU REALLY JAZZED UP ABOUT THE WORK YOU DO AND THE COMMUNITY YOU’RE CREATING?
What excites me is seeing the excitement on the faces of these women, who many times come in confused, unsure or even discouraged, and then seeing the amazing effects this community can make on their lives and on their businesses. There is nothing more fulfilling then to see women learn to collaborate and support one another, to embrace abundance to grow in their lives and their businesses and to realize that there is enough for us all.