Tina Essmaker

February 21, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at The Invisible Dog Art Center

part of a series on Invest


About the speaker

Join us for our February event to hear from Tina Essmaker! Please note that doors open at 8:30 AM.

Tina Essmaker is a coach and writer who helps creative professionals navigate transition and thrive on the other side.

An expert in the creative community, Tina spent 6 years interviewing 250+ creators as cofounder and former Editor in Chief of The Great Discontent magazine before she started her coaching practice. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit and is professionally trained as a coach.

Tina has spoken on the main stage at HOW Design Live, taught at 99U in New York City, lectured at Parsons, and led workshops at NEW INC and Sky TV. She writes for 99U and Working Not Working Magazine and has been featured in Forbes, Print, and Brooklyn Mag’s 100 Most Influential People.

Tina believes there is more waiting for us on the other side than we can imagine. Her work is open to all who are navigating ambiguity, change, and transition.

You can find Tina on Twitter and Instagram, read her writing on Medium, and join her monthly newsletter full of practical insights at tinaessmaker.com.

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Additional details

February’s Theme is Invest

“Convert your doubts into positive currency and bet on yourself.”

Our Hong Kong chapter chose this month’s exploration of Invest and Bao Ho illustrated the theme.


Our volunteer sign interpreter, Canara Price joins us this month.

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Reserved seats are available for anyone who is Deaf or hard of hearing. Email us to reserve a ticket.

About our interpreter: Canara Price volunteers in the deaf community as an interpreter for civil rights organizations, churches, and several schools and agencies. She is the founder and executive director of People’s Theatre, Inc., a non-profit organization exposing under privileged communities to the performing arts. She has produced and/or directed over 40 productions with this company. She is also an award winning producer and director as well as a member of Black Deaf Advocates, the SAG/AFTRA, National Association of Black Journalists, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the National Council of Negro Women.