We had the good fortune of connecting with Meredith Wheeler and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Meredith, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting a business always seemed exciting to me. In my eyes, the coolest people around were entrepreneurs bringing their ideas to market.

After having my first daughter, I knew I wanted to start my own business, but I had no clue what that business should be.

I tried out many ideas. Was there a market for this? What would it look like? What would my role be? Did I feel passionate enough about this to pursue it? As I went through this journey, I felt lost, doubtful and unsure. I had so many questions and no one to ask. I also felt immensely lonely. I dreamed of being able to go to a space where I could connect with like-minded women and escape the confines of my house.

Then it hit me – THIS is the idea.

A community and workspace designed for women like myself was exactly what I needed to create.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
There is so much about Sesh that I am proud of. First, I am so impressed with our ability to build an inclusive and safe community for all. Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the nation and here at Sesh, we celebrate that beautiful diversity. Every single person who walks through our doors should feel respected, heard, seen and their individuality celebrated.

Second, I am proud of our growth despite the adversity we faced in opening our first location in Montrose. We opened our doors to that space in February of 2020, just 6 weeks before the pandemic. We closed for 2 and half months and truly did not know if we’d ever be able to reopen. Our entire business was built around the idea of shared workspace, so you can imagine the hesitation of customers in visiting us.

Despite the pandemic’s massive set back, we persevered. When we had few customers, we opened our doors to local nonprofits fighting again social inequality. We created a digital membership to bring members together. We tried many ideas – some worked, some did not.

After the uphill battle of 2020 and 2021, I am proud to say we grew out of our Montrose location and opened the doors to our newest Midtown location. We increased our footprint 10x in order to account for a growing community’s needs. Our Midtown location will now serve as our headquarters as we look to expanding beyond Houston.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
After giving them a tour of Sesh, we would pop downstairs to Weights & Measures. They have awesome margaritas that just so happen to be on Happy Hour specials in the early evening. I would also take my friend to Montrose Cheese and Wine to pick out some delicious cheeses and a bottle of good wine.

Other spots we would visit would be Kindred Stories, a quaint bookshop in the Third Ward, Discovery Green and Twilight Epiphany Skyspace.

For delicious food we would hit up The Breakfast Klub, Melange Creperie, Hubcap Grill, Hughies, Local Foods, Nancy’s Hustle, Rosie Canon Ball and Eloise Nichols.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband, Drew. He has supported Sesh Coworking since the beginning even though starting a business is far from his comfort zone.

Website: www.seshcoworking.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seshcoworking/

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/meredithwheelersesh

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeshCoworking

Image Credits
Ellen Renee Photography FilippoNenna Photography

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