There is a wealth of academic research that suggests that differences in risk appetite are at the heart of differences in career and business trajectories. We wanted to go beyond the theory and ask real people from the community about their perspectives and experiences with risk and risk taking.

Chris Hamby | Artistic Director

Risk is something we constantly talk about at TheaterWorks. As an organization we know that success is often connected to risk. However, calculating those risks is what we have found to be the key factor to some of our most successful endeavors. Our undertaking of creating the immersive theater project, Curiouser & Curiouser, was perhaps our biggest risk to date. Read more>>

Niki Gonzales | Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Sound Healer

Risk taking has divinely guided me on my journey. Last year the husband and I jumped in our motorhome and traveled the US. Initially I was terrified. Traveling during a pandemic felt surreal. I soon realized I was pushing through the boundaries and layers of fear and grew to love our experience. Read more>>

Ashley Bowman | Furniture Maker, Carpenter & Artist

Taking a risk can be defined as diving into the unknown, which can feel dangerous and counterintuitive hence why people tend to avoid it. When I dive into the unknown, I navigate more quickly. I adapt to new circumstances and inspiration organically shows itself. The so-called “risk” is more correctly defined as courage to embrace change. Read more>>