23 Questions with Bond Collective - Chelsea Freuck from Concrete
23 Questions with Bond Collective is a series highlighting the impressive 1,500+ person community spread across the Bond Collective portfolio. The series will feature members from 60 Broad, 55 Broadway, Gowanus and Flatiron locations and Bond Collective employees as well. 23 Questions will explore all different walks of life and show just how unique and vast the Bond Collective network continues to become.
Chelsea Freuck is the Corporate Sales Manager at Concrete. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Chelsea made her way to San Francisco after college to work for a insurance technology provider. After a few years, she transferred coasts to New York and started working at Concrete full time. In her spare time, Chelsea likes visiting her three siblings and nephew in Milwaukee, shopping, going to dinner and trying new things around the city. We asked Chelsea a few questions...
1 - First thing you do in the morning?
I have a 7 month old kitten and she thinks she needs to eat as soon as the sun comes up. She’s a pretty cute alarm clock, though.
2 - Top 3 songs to listen to when you need to get work done?
I can’t really listen to music at work. I won’t get any work done! But, if I have to get things done at home, I would listen to Howling at the Moon by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Don’t Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes and No Problems by Chance the Rapper.
3 - Favorite coffee shop and go to order?
MyWayCup in Flatiron and I always order dark coffee with splash of soy milk.
4 - Gmail or Outlook?
Gmail right now-- I go back and forth.
5 - App you can’t live without?
I’m still relatively new to the city, so Google Maps.
6 - First job?
Hostess at a steak restaurant in Milwaukee.
7 - Favorite lunch spot?
Dig Inn right now -- I go through different waves of what I like to eat.
8 - Early or late?
Late- always. Sometimes too late.
9 - How do you unwind after a long day of work?
I’ll normally watch one episode of Real Housewives or Shark Tank with a glass of red wine. (My rule is not too much reality TV, but just a little.)
10 - What’s your lucky charm?
I don’t really have anything in particular, but I bought a ring in each city that I lived in that I wear every day.
11 - What inspires you?
Someone telling me that I’m not good enough or I can’t do something I really want to do. I become obsessed with doing everything I can do get better or make it work.
12 - Social Media account everyone should be following?
Everyone should have their favorite meme account-- it makes life better and more relatable.
13 - Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Live a life of “oh wells” rather than “what ifs”.
14 - How long did it take you to get to work this morning?
18 minutes - I walk.
15 - When’s the last time you celebrate a win?
I’m in sales, so whenever we get a big sale we go out as a team to dinner and celebrate.
16 -If you could squeeze one more activity into your daily life, what would it be?
I wish I could work out way more than I have time for now. And read more.
17 - If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I think I would be red- it’s a classic, but bold color.
18 - What is the most interesting thing about you?
I was a bartender at a concert venue in Milwaukee for 6 years, so I’ve seen upwards of 250 concerts. I worked the VIP lounge often, so I have crazy stories with a variety of performers. i.e. shots of Hennessy with the Wu Tang Clan. It was a lot of fun.
19 - Last show you binge watched?
20 - Biggest Cheerleader?
Probably my family, siblings and friends-- I have a really good group of friends. And my bartender, sometimes.
21 - Call or text?
Text for sure.
22 - Favorite book?
Freakanomics. Everyone should read it. And Girl Boss is an inspiring book.
23 - Name 5 people (dead or alive) you would invite to a dinner party.
Obama, Ellen Degeneres, Dorinda Medley, John Stewart, Malala Yousafza
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