Who is HumanHQ designed for?
HumanHQ is designed for folks who care about connecting over meaningful and open discussions about life, being a part of supportive community, and who seek to continuously improve and cultivate their best lives. This is a space for individuals who don't just talk about life, they DO something about it and want to surround themselves in people who do the same. We are the podcast listeners, the book readers, and the goal setters. Our members use this as a space to reflect, open up, and stay intentional with their lives as they encourage their fellow members along the way. We cater to motivated individuals that want a constant meet-up space to make room for curiosity, reflection, and growth within good company because why wouldn't they? Life is short!
When it comes to groups, who is HumanHQ NOT designed for?
We care about your life and want to see you succeed. Depending on where you're at in your life and what your goals are, we may or may not be the right fit. HumanHQ is not a good fit for individuals who have been struggling to create change, have felt perpetually stuck, or otherwise haven't been ready to challenge themselves to grow. Although meaningful discussion and connection is our primary medium, folks who simply have a desire to engage in conversation but not commit to taking action in life is not the best fit. Our members are driven humans so we talk openly about our struggles with things like self-doubt, stress, lack of fulfillment, you name it. That said, if you're currently feeling too stuck to create movement in your life or are facing emotional struggles that are significantly impacting your ability to perform in life, you may be best suited in seeking therapeutic support to help you break through some barriers first. Therapy is awesome. Take some time for yourself and we can help you from there.
What exactly can I expect from a small group?
When it comes to small group, our aim is to leave you feeling more aware, encouraged, and courageous as "you do you" in life. Our small groups offer a super casual and safe space for you to be open and real. It's like, old school salon-style living room vibe. It's highly connections-based and majorly conversational. We bring in the topics, but conversation is organic and ultimately moves wherever the group wants to take it. Every meeting, we bring thought provoking questions to dig into and chew on. As we get to know each other and develop relationships, we'll often take some time to gab and check-in with one another on life before jumping into our question for the evening. To close, we set intentions for ourselves (we might do this on Slack - a messaging system we use to take advantage of time). We have developed four key categories of life and have developed a series of questions (and the occasional activity) for each that we pull from each time to take you through your growth and reflection journey:
1. Hustle - let's talk work, our scariest goals, identify how we bring our personal values and mission to light our fire, our relationship with money (whoa), and philosophize over ideologies
2. Stimulate + Recharge - let's do a mindfulness meditation experiential to help us re-center, share self-care strategies, do a dream building visualization together, and dig into a mindblowing podcast we just heard
3. Connect - Let's get RELATIONAL. Let's talk relationships, sex + dating, attachment styles, the role of social media in our lives, reflect on how connected we're feeling, and encourage each other to bring out our most fearless, authentic selves.
4. Expand - Let's challenge ourselves to grow as a person. Let's talk mindset, limiting beliefs, commit to calling out ugly ideas we hold on to, talk big dreams and ideas, and get our most real so we can release the bullcrap that holds us back.
What's your membership model?
Our small groups are $98 a month. Cost of our events vary so check out our events page!
Should I really do a group or are the events enough?
It depends on your goals (and more often than not, your schedule availability!). Group is casual in style and highly conversational, but man… we can go deep y’all. Our groups are based on a foundational curriculum of questions we’ve created to help you connect with yourself. Events are one-offs and vary from intensives we design, to inspirational talks and activities that stand alone.
Group will be that gentle nudge to connect, reflect, gain more internal insight by sharing your stories and hearing other people's stories and perspectives. Group helps further cultivate confidence through the transformative experience that is sharing and showing up as your real self in front of another human. We’ll be taking you through a whole series of topics that will leave you with new insights into yourself and special connections with your group members. Our events are a great chance to pop in to listen to a talk from an in-house or guest speaker. You’ll get to listen to someone that cares to inspire a full life and meet other people that believe in living with intention too!
Are there guidelines for group members? I'm wondering what other members are like.
You know it's funny. Most people reach out to us because there was something about our vibe that spoke to them. Our members all care about getting the most out of their lives and want to be a part of a positive and supportive space. We take our time to intentionally curate small groups of people that we believe will hit it off. As doers, shakers, and makers, we tend to attract a good amount of independents and people with an entrepreneurial or otherwise driven, go-getter spirit. We have a code of honor that our members don't just abide by, the HELL YES to it:
How often are groups held and when?
Each small group is held twice a month. This typically falls about every 2-3 weeks depending on how the month falls. Our small groups are held in the evening after traditional work hours. Each group confirms a time that works for their members. That time is held consistently throughout the year. Shoot us a contact form and let's talk!
Can I just try one small group meet-up? What is the commitment?
We so get it! We want to give you a chance to get to know us and what we’re about before you sign up. Your host will take the time to meet and connect with you before starting a group and a potential member can always meet with other members before joining.
So here's the thing with the commitment piece. The power of small groups is that the same people show up every time. This allows us to create the incredibly unique experience of openness and vulnerability so our attendees can get the most out of their group. We put a lot of time into curating groups. The goal of each group is to be together for one year. This is a definite journey! We don't have people sign a contract or anything, so we do ask that people make the commitment to group when they feel they are truly ready to and give it at least 3 months to get a true feel since it takes time to settle in and get a real feel for things. As each group uniquely evolves and nears its year together, we will reach a point to close the group or re-assess where the group is. We’ll reflect on how far we've come, and decide how to continue from there (if enough members would like to go another round, we may be able to continue the group, but that would be the time for members to move into a brand new group or reflect on where they'd like to take their lives next to meet their next goal).
I understand that you meet with all potential members one-on-one before being offered a spot at a HumanHQ small group. What does this meeting entail?
We want to meet you and hear your story! We dive right into who you are, where you're at, and explore what your life is calling for right now. This will help us better understand what you're looking for and offer you plenty of space to ask questions about the HumanHQ experience. We help determine what the right fit might be for you as we listen to your goals and where you are in your life. By the end of the one-on-one meeting, you'll get insight into a direction to take things next, whether that be a small group at HumanHQ, life coaching, a social group in the community, career counseling, therapy, etc. Due to the nature and scale of our passion project, we thoughtfully curate all groups. Membership is not guaranteed but we will always leave you with insight into where to take things next.
Wondering.. I was part of a small group through my church once. Is this religious at all?
Nope! This organization is totally secular. That said, HQ is a HOUSTON group. So that means our folks are as awesomely diverse as our city. Members come from different ethnicities, sexual orientations, and spiritual backgrounds. We curate our groups so we think of who might vibe with who and as of now, generally place our 20-30 somethings together and 30-40+ somethings together. There is room for everyone at HQ and we fully encourage members to share their authentic selves freely.
I understand that group discussions are hosted by licensed therapists. Is this therapy?
Nope! This is in no way therapy (although being around like-minded people who care about living well feels therapeutic). We simply want to bring you the best. Within their roles as facilitators, our hosts are focused on sharing their passion and knowledge base with you as fellow life travelers that just happen to know a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff. No more, no less. We are humans right along with you and share ALL our stuff too.
Ok HumanHQ, this is getting interesting. I'm wondering about doing one-on-one coaching or therapy work to dig deeper into some of my stuff. Is this something you can help with?
Awesome! We're glad this experience has motivated you to take things even deeper. We will refer you to folks that can get you the soul work you're looking for. Our founder, Dr. B has a private practice called Modern Therapy in Houston for one-on-one depth work via coaching and therapy. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire more and we'll help you out so you can find the right fit.
Where are you located again?
We are located on the second floor of 1404 Allston street, Houston, TX 77008. It’s the big black house!