30 episodes

Join us for weekly chats with women of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). The Space to Build podcast promotes the opportunities and challenges that exist in our industry through the lenses of women in construction.Let's bring action items to the next generation of construction professionals as they navigate their careers. There are so many roles and topics to explore.If you like this show, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Space to Build Kathryn Hart | Construction | Architecture | Engineering | Career Development

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Join us for weekly chats with women of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). The Space to Build podcast promotes the opportunities and challenges that exist in our industry through the lenses of women in construction.Let's bring action items to the next generation of construction professionals as they navigate their careers. There are so many roles and topics to explore.If you like this show, please subscribe, rate, and review.

    Self Advocacy Starts Now!

    Self Advocacy Starts Now!

    Summary:  Jennifer Todd – Jennifer Todd is President of LMS General Contractors, demolition, and abatement contractor, performing word across the Southeast. She is the Founder, A Greener of Tomorrow, a 501 c3 nonprofit committed to skilled trades opportunities for underserved people. Todd is a 2021 ENR Top 20 Under 40 Professional, 2020 ENR Top 25 Newsmaker, and 2020 CBO Outstanding Women in Construction finalist. Todd is an ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law graduate.

    In this episode we cover:
    Prioritizing yourself and saying NO!What to do if you want to move into a trade role.Self-advocacy at work to up-level your career.How COVID shifted her contracting business.A Greener Tomorrow - a non-profit focused on promoting trade opportunities for minorities.Resources from this episode:       
    Workshop E-Book - It's Him, Not YouWebsite:  http://agreenertomorrow.org/IG:  @constructionlawgalLI:  @Jennifer Todd LMSCaterpillar Boots:  click hereSpecial Thanks to Lucinda Dykens  of Coastal Virtual Solutions for editing this episode of Space to Build.
    spacetobuild.co | IG @spacetobuild
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    • 28 min
    4 Tips to Becoming a Stronger Leader

    4 Tips to Becoming a Stronger Leader

    Summary:  Coralee Beatty (Owner of ThriveHQ) – After 25 years in the construction industry, and successfully selling her HVAC/Plumbing business, Coralee now shares her knowledge, experience, and expertise with women in construction and trades to build their business for greater profitability, flexibility, and freedom.  

    In this episode we cover:
    4 Tips on becoming a strong leaderLearning to be compassionateHVAC business ownership in CanadaPushing ourselves to make independent decisionsChallenges to look for if you plan on starting a construction biz in the near futureResources from this episode:       
    Website:  ThriveHQ.caIG:  https://www.instagram.com/coraleebeatty/LI:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/coralee-beatty-627a001b1/FB:  https://www.facebook.com/thrivehq.caSpecial Thanks to Lucinda Dykens  of Coastal Virtual Solutions for editing this episode of Space to Build.
    spacetobuild.co | IG @spacetobuild
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    • 35 min
    Why Sharing Your Story Matters

    Why Sharing Your Story Matters

    Summary:  Courtney Kelly – She is a construction project management professional specializing in civil and commercial construction. She is also the author of the children's book, Celeste Saves the City, which encourages girls of color to pursue careers in civil engineering and construction. 

    In this episode we cover:
    The value of asking for helpHow your hobbies or side hustles can help you hone your construction management skillsHow Hurrican Katrina influenced her careerWhat it is like to publish and promote a children's book while working full-time AND pursuing a Master's Degree.Resources from this episode:       
    Lucchese Boots - lucchese.comWebsite – courtneykellybooks.comLinkedIn and Instagram - @CourtneyKellyBooksSpecial Thanks to Lucinda Dykens  of Coastal Virtual Solutions for editing this episode of Space to Build.
    spacetobuild.co | IG @spacetobuild
    Subscribe on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Audible!

    • 32 min
    How to Give Your Team Agency

    How to Give Your Team Agency

    Summary:  Diana Pauro – She is the Founder of Rebel Builders, a Design-Build Company based out of the Greater Boston area.  In this episode, we chat about her epic experiences.  She shares: 
    ·       How she landed a gig teaching an Architect AutoCAD as a 15-year-old
    ·       Why she sold a firm to backpack across South America 
    ·       How she ended up in the US. 
    ·       How she encourages autonomy among her team and welcomes diversity in her business.
    Resources from This Episode:
    ·       The Composite Toe Shoes Diana mentioned:  Timberland PRO Women's Reaxion Composite Safety Toe Static Dissipative Industrial Athletic Boot 
    ·       Website – rebeldesignbuild.com
    ·       Instagram – @rebelbuilders
    Special Thanks to Lucinda Dykens  of Coastal Virtual Solutions for editing this episode of Space to Build.
    spacetobuild.co | IG @spacetobuild
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    • 37 min
    3 Strategies for Negotiating Your Job Offer

    3 Strategies for Negotiating Your Job Offer

    Summary:  Come meet Manoela Evelkin, owner's rep in New York City!  She shares with us are career story and the behind the scenes of what she does.  Manoela also shares three tips for negotiating job offers and a bonus one for change orders.
    References:
    Instagram - @casera.nyc


    Special Thanks to Lucinda Dykens  of Coastal Virtual Solutions for editing this episode of Space to Build.


    spacetobuild.co | IG @spacetobuild
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    • 24 min
    How You Can Encourage the Next Generation

    How You Can Encourage the Next Generation

    Summary:  Come meet Han-Mei Chiang, a licensed architect and construction project manager in Portland, OR for Hoffman Construction.  She is also the secretary at NOMA PDX.  In this episode, we discuss the value of having an architect’s perspective in a construction environment.  Han-Mei also shares her experience with NOMA PDX and Project Pipeline, an advocacy program introducing middle school children to architecture.
     
    References:
    NOMA Project Pipeline 
    nomapdx.org
    hoffmancorp.com
    Foresake Hiking Boots 
    Instagram - @swankychiang
    LinkedIn – Han-Mei Chiang


    Special Thanks to Lucinda Dykens  of Coastal Virtual Solutions for editing this episode of Space to Build.


    spacetobuild.co | IG @spacetobuild
    Subscribe on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Audible!

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Rebecca Folly ,

Something for Everyone

I absolutely love this podcast! The guests always have great knowledge to share, and even though I’m not directly in the construction business, I’ve learned so much that still applies to my life. It’s inspiring to hear from other women who are killing it in their fields. Kathryn is a talented hostess and I recommend her podcast to everyone.

Tyscotty92 ,

So good!!

Kathryn is a natural interviewer. On top of that she puts a ton of thought and preparation into the guests and as a result the show is so insightful.

jtodd0413 ,

Young Leader Sharing Valuable Stories

Kathryn is a young construction mind with a thirst for sharing stories. She’s ask the right questions and is a thoughtful interviewer.

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