Leaf Institute


12-2PM Tuesday, July 16, 2019 • $25

435 West Washington St. Greenville, SC 29605


 A monthly luncheon for leaders who care about human flourishing


About Our july Event

Equip Studio is turning the typical industry norms on their head, and people are flourishing as a result.

NOTE: Location change this month to Downtown Presbyterian (435 West Washington Street)!

Sims Key, President & Partner at Equip Studio

Sims Key, President & Partner at Equip Studio

Elisa Sowell, Junior Project Manager // Associate AIA

Elisa Sowell, Junior Project Manager // Associate AIA

Sims Key is the President and a Partner in Equip Studio, a nationwide architectural firm that brings the stories of churches and businesses to life with architecture. He'll be joined by Elisa Sowell, one of Equip's newest hires. 

Architecture is one of those industries (like stock trading or healthcare) that is famous for burnout. 

But not Equip. The four partners behind Equip Studio started their company because they knew the culture of an architectural firm could be different. It could feel like . . . family. 

Hear the story of how this company is turning established industry norms on their head, and bring your own questions for the Q&A part of the interview. 

As we always do, we'll have time for you to collaborate with fellow business leaders from Greenville, and start personalizing what you learn to your organization. You'll also walk away with One Thing you can make progress on during the coming month. 


The Story of Flourishment

You know Napa Valley, right? You think of them for their great wine, but for a long time what they produced was so second-tier that they sold it by the gallon. It wasn’t until vineyard owners started getting together regularly and sharing what they knew that the region began to produce world class wine. They started sharing, and then they started flourishing.

It’s the same in the business world of Upstate, SC. Many of us care deeply about building organizations that help employees, customers, and our community flourish. Many are already doing that in our own corners. However, as we looked around, we didn’t see anywhere we could get together as leaders and share what we’ve learned about growing our businesses and people. How to flourish.

So . . . we created Flourishment.

Every month we get together for lunch, a thought-provoking talk, and then—most importantly—discussion where we start personalizing the topic to our own businesses.

Co-Sponsored by Align for Business & Leaf Institute of Art and Vocation

Flourishment is

  • for leaders and their leadership teams who are building something and leading people.

  • for people who care about the idea of flourishing and growth.

  • a “Lunch & Do.” There is always a significant amount of time to workshop what you are learning, so you can begin applying it to your organization. We learn by doing. We grow by doing. Let’s do.

  • a time to meet other amazing doers you might not otherwise meet—because they are busy doing!

If you’re a leader who cares about human flourishing, and who sees it as a key part of success, Flourishment is for you.

Interested, but can't attend this month?

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Location & Venue


Leaf Institute of Art & Vocation • 1278 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC 29611