A Quick Trip to Nashville
Over the holidays, a short 4 hour drive from our headquarters in Saint Louis, MO took me to Nashville, TN. I found Nashville to be a fast-growing city and an exciting place to visit. I was enthusiastic to meet the people behind Float Nashville. I also found an amazing coffee shop while I was there!
My very first stop on my trip was Float Nashville. I was greeted kindly by Mark Chesshir, float enthusiast and manager. Mark immediately showed me around the cozy and comfortable space, he showed me their devices including an open float space he designed and built himself. He brewed me Float Nashville's famous cinnamon tea and I plopped down of the couch feeling relaxed and at home. Amy Grimes, owner and renaissance woman sat down across from me. When Amy isn’t operating the shop you can find her giving massage, creating best practices for her business, consulting with other entrepreneurs, hosting Art of the Float podcast, and getting her hands dirty with her new wellness center project “Float Alchemy.” We discussed topics ranging from floating to manatees. Amy's devotion to her employees was a constant theme. I felt her desire to help people grow is at the forefront of her business. Delegated responsibilities for employees include, social media, community outreach, and special programming. Handing over these key responsibilities empowers staff and frees Amy to create more opportunity. This was confirmed as I spoke to Heather, an employee at Float Nashville, she was producing some beautiful digital graphics for upcoming programs and loved feeling useful and appreciated at work. Mark and Amy at Float Nashville have created a healthy community for float guests and employees. You can look forward to a deeper look at Float Nashville and their new project Float Alchemy in the first issue of Third Wave Magazine.