Ambassador of the Month: Callie Kerbo

Ambassador of the Month: Callie Kerbo

Name: Callie Kerbo

Company: Honeycomb Creative Consulting

Role: Founder, Creative Director

1. What brought you to Austin and how long have you been here?

A job brought me to Austin 9 months ago and I knew absolutely no one when I moved (or anything about Austin for that matter). Since moving, I’ve fallen in love with Austin.

2. How did you get connected to AYC?

Ashleigh and I connected at my first AYC event, Let’s Talk back in the fall. She immediately made me feel welcome and it’s been one of the highlights of my time in Austin so far.  

3. What are you involved with in AYC or what is your favorite part of AYC?

I am on FAVE Committee and Ambassadors. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know other members and being able to interact with so many talented and driven people through working on committees. It’s made my AYC experience that much better. 

4. Where can we find you brunching in Austin on any given Saturday?

If I’m not making brunch at home, you can find me at La Mancha or Little Barrel and Brown. 

5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and what would you use it for?

I know it’s been used but I wish I had the power of healing particularly for children in foster care. Being adopted, foster care is an issue near and dear to my heart. I just wish I could heal all of the brokenness of the system and the children going through the process.

6. If you could have any celebrity live next door to you, who would it be?

I can’t pick just one so on one side Gary Vaynerchuk and on the other Hannah Brencher because I’m pretty sure she’s my long lost soul sister. 

7. If you had guests visiting Austin for the weekend, where is the first place you would take them to show them a good time?

There’s so many places I love here, but I would probably take them to Parkside for happy hour. 

8. If you played hooky for a day, where would we find you and what would you be doing?

You would probably find me on the nearest golf course playing a round. 

9. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you tell them?

I like to say I’m a cheerleader for my clients. Beyond just consulting, I get a front row seat to their growth. Growing pains and change is tough on any business, but it’s a privilege to cheer them on and facilitate that growth. I tell people I live for the little things that become big things. 

10. What technology could you not live without?

Outside of my smartphone, I would say Google Apps. Pretty much all of my work happens on a GoogleDoc or spreadsheet. 

11. Who inspires you?

Lara Casey, editor-in-chief of Southern Weddings Magazine. She is an inspiration to me on following your passion, being a serial entrepreneur, and balancing life with work. She brings a lot of real-life into her business and isn’t afraid to show the imperfection. She’s everything I strive to be in life and in business.

12. What is your proudest accomplishment?

The phone call to my dad when I landed my first client. It’s been my dream to be an entrepreneur since the age of 4. My dad was a project manager for a his entire career and much of what I do is because of his influence. Unfortunately a disability caused his career to end too soon, but in a way I feel like he’s passed the torch to me. That was a really cool moment to share with him and one I’ll never forget. 

13. If you couldn’t live in Austin, where would you want to live?

Back home in Tennessee, either Nashville or Chattanooga.

14. I want to learn how to…?

Code. I’ve taught myself some basics, but really would love to learn more. 

15. Pick:
Soup or Salad?  Salad
Indoors or Outdoors?  Outdoors
Winter or Summer?  Summer
Tea or Coffee?  Iced Black Coffee
Beer or Wine?  Wine
Mountains or Beach? Beach



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