We had the good fortune of connecting with Krista Goode and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krista, how does your business help the community?
We help the community in a few ways: When a new member joins the community, we donate funds to a non-profit – the more new members, the more donations we make. We pick a different non-profit each month. As a community, we also gathers supplies and donations to deliver 200 blessing bags to homeless in Colorado Springs. Bags are being delivered March 6. Six small businesses are partners in the community to enhance the membership experience. We use small businesses and local business for marketing, administration, and supplies as much as possible. This summer we will be hosting our first annual #GoodeCause Golf Charity Tournament with proceeds going to Safe Passage located in Colorado Springs.
What should our readers know about your business?
The Goode Life started on it’s own – after starting to use Instagram with the hashtag playing on my own name, I had people coming up to me and telling me about how they love The Goode Life and how their life is. I broke out LIFE to stand for Lifestyle. Involvement. Family. Excellence. With this in mind and after being a part of an intense three day online seminar, I knew I wanted to start the #GoodeCommunity. Bringing people together to laugh, smile and share stories is something I love to do. If I could bring more people across the country together to bond together through social media with a positive, good vibe while supporting small business owners and giving back to non-profits, then it would be even better! Along with the connections, we send out #GoodeMail packages that bring joy and fun to the beginning of the month. I’m very proud of this community as it’s only a few months old and already bonded together to provide 200 Blessing Bags to the Colorado Springs homeless on March 6. The members have giving hearts – as donations have come from all over the country and Canada to help out the local Colorado Springs Community. Along the way, I am learning more about how to make Zoom Happy Hours fun, keeping a positive tone on social media and ways to spread the word. Overall, this community is about connection and starting a ripple effect of positivity not only within our #GoodeCommunity, but throughout the world. We choose to look at the world with goodness and want to share that with others.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would go to Colorado Springs Country Club for golf and dinner, hike around Garden of the Gods, drive out to Manitou Springs to play arcade games and go to SunWater Spa afterwards. We would hop around to a few restaurants and breweries including Jaks, Peaks n Pines, Rock Bottom, Deuces Wild, Urban Egg, and Fuzzy’s. We would drive up to Centennial to go shopping at Park Meadows followed by some fun at Top Golf. An overnight trip to Breckenridge to snowboard or hike, walk around Main Street. And who knows what else!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
eWomen Network Colorado Springs and Denver chapters made a huge impact on my life. On the personal and business side, this is a group of dedicated business owners that always have each other’s back. Lead by Sandra Yancey out of Dallas, the spirit of lifting each other up as we climb and thriving together is part of their values and deeply resonates with me. I met all my #GoodePartners through this networking group and when they jumped in immediately on the idea of the #GoodeCommunity, I knew I was on to something.
Tricia Turpenoff with Turpenoff Photography