About North Star Offices

Heidi Arizala Showman

Heidi lives in Redmond, WA with her husbandm, two kids, and two dogs. She received her Masterís Degree in Social Work in 1997 and then worked for 9 Ĺ years at Youth Eastside Services in Bellevue, WA as a therapist working with adolescents and their families. Since having kids a few years ago, Heidi has worked part-time, running North Star Offices and opening her own private mental health practice (heidisprivatepractice.com). She also wrote the North Star Girls Group curriculum (northstargirls.org) for adolescent girls. She is excited about having created a community-oriented work environment that is supportive, professional and fun both for herself and others. Heidi works in one of the private offices at North Star Offices 3-4 days a week.

A message from Heidi
My business partner Molly and I opened North Star Offices in 2006. At that time we both had very young children and we would meet for a weekly evening coffee date to talk and we both expressed interest in wanting to find part time office space for our individual businesses. We tried to look for part time office space near each other but that seemed to be impossible to find so that is when we came up with the idea of shared office space. Little did we know that there was a co-working movement being born outside of our coffee dates on the national level as well!
Molly and I were interested in creating a space that felt professional, but also inviting and warm and had a sense of community. We decided to take the risk that others would also see the value in working in a space that was already furnished and that could be flexible. We were right and it has been an amazing and successful venture.
In September 2015, Molly chose to leave North Star Offices to take her career and work in a different direction and I have taken on being the sole owner and director of the company. I look forward to the next steps of this journey.