5 Minutes With... | January 11, 2018
Nate Garvis, Co-Founder Studio/E
Is there anything that Nate Garvis can’t do, or anyone he doesn’t know? With a his track record of success and scope of impact on people, the answer would appear to be No. From a big corporate career and board involvement to published author and his current role as Co-Founder of Studio/E, we ask how can he be all of that and at the same time be so approachable, kind and fun to be around? Scouts was curious to learn more…
Q: If you could try a different job for a day, what would you choose?
A: Play guitar in a band and perform at concerts – The Grateful Dead would be my top choice.
Q: What advice would you give someone starting out in your industry?
A: Be curious. Find energy to do what you’re doing because you know why it’s so important to your life. Know your purpose.
Q: What is your mantra?
A: No one does well in a bad neighborhood.
My purpose is to build civic health. I build stronger communities and give energy to others to create a better tomorrow.
Q: How do you get yourself out of a slump?
A: Check in with friends that nourish me, talk to or look at photos of my daughters, put on some music, play guitar.
Q: What companies or leaders do you admire?
A: Patagonia – what they do and who they do it for.
Kaywin Feldman – Executive Director at the Minnesota Institute of Art. She’s an incredibly courageous, innovative leader in a sector not known for embracing change.
Q: What has been the biggest shift you’ve noticed in your industry in the last decade?
A: The biggest change I’ve seen in society and the leaders we work with is the acknowledgment to think and operate differently than we used to.
Q: Who has been most instrumental in your career?
A: My business partner Tom Weise.
Q: What is your go-to celebration meal, drink or tradition?
A: A really good whiskey – life is too short for bad alcohol.