The Best of Personal Fulfillment 2021
Check out our readers' choices for everything from MBA programs to the best city to open a business
University of Colorado-Boulder (CU Boulder)
Nestled below the Flatirons, the University of Colorado-Boulder is a hub for those looking to push the limits of education and self-fulfillment. Offering more than 4,000 courses that span 150 fields of study, CU consistently lives up to its reputation as a desirable and enriching place of higher education.
“A degree from CU Boulder not only provides our students with promising career potential, it also expands their worldview, influences their social network and adds to their life experiences,” the university’s website states.
Best EMBA Program
Whether it takes you two years or five years, the Colorado State Executive MBA program will adapt to your schedule and work with you to make sure you are able to get the most you can out of its program.
Ranked No. 1 in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report and No. 15 in the world by The Financial Times, CSU’s program will help to further your career while allowing you the flexibility to continue to navigate the professional world.
Best Coworking or Collaborative Workspaces
With two locations in Denver and one in Littleton, Shift Workspaces aims to create an environment that ignites productivity and workplace happiness. Whether you need a private office or just a meeting room for the afternoon, Shift has multiple options to cater to your specific professional needs.
“Our friendly staff keeps the coffee hot, the building spotless, the wifi blazing fast, and our wellness centers stocked with everything you might need to support your journey to the best day ever,” the company’s website says.
Best Fitness Club
At Crossfit Colfax, everyone will be doing the “same” workout, but it will vary based on the load and intensity you feel you can manage.
For those in search of quick results, the Colfax FIT program – a one-hour full-body workout – is offered seven times a week and specializes in raising your metabolism so you can burn fat through intensive cardio and barbell sessions.
If you’re also looking to up your health levels outside the gym, Crossfit Colfax offers self-lead and one-on-one nutrition coaching programs.
Best Fundraiser/Charity Event
Working annually with almost 1,700 students aged 12-24, Youth on Record emboldens their students to face systemic injustice through programs centered around the arts.
The seventh annual YOR Block Party will be held entirely virtually this year as a day-long festival that is designed and led by the organization’s students.
Attendees will be able to experience 10-15 free workshops covering career advancement, health and wellness and art making, as well as seven to 10 youth performances, all for free.
One of seven people in the Rocky Mountain region face food uncertainty, but since 1978 the Food Bank of the Rockies has been providing hunger relief to its communities.
The nonprofit partners with more than 800 Hunger Relief Partners to provide more than 1 million meals a week, on average. For community members that struggle to make it to a food bank, the Food Bank of the Rockies operates more than 70 mobile sites that help reach those in need wherever they are.
Best Place to Move/Open a Business
Founded in 1896, Superior rode the economic boom of the mining industry from the town’s inception all the way until the Industrial Mine closed in 1945.
Now, Superior’s steady increase in residential development has seen its population rise to more than 13,000 as of 2019.
Superior is just four square miles in area, but is home to 630 acres of parks and 35 miles of trails. For more information about Superior’s history and upcoming community events, check out its website.
Best Business Podcast
Business meetings in Colorado can take place anywhere, from high-rises in downtown Denver to bike rides en route to your client’s favorite brewery.
ProCO360 looks to dive into the “multidimensional spirit” that embodies Coloradans and the way they live their life.
The host of ProCO360, Dave Tabor, brings on guests who inspire him and who understand that the way of life in Colorado is special.
“ProCO360 is a show about spirit, the spirit of opportunity created by people who could be successful anywhere and choose to start and grow businesses here in Colorado,” the podcast’s website states.
Best MBA Program
University of Denver (DU)
Pushing students to engage with real-world situations, the University of Denver’s MBA program at the Daniels College of Business aims to send its students to the top of the list for prospective employers.
The program requires students to complete four core challenges throughout their time at DU – the Enterprise Challenge, the Social Good Challenge, the Corporate Challenge and the Global Challenge – where classroom knowledge will be immediately applicable to industry relevant situations.
The Denver MBA also has five pre-set concentrations to pick from. And if none of those fit your needs, you can customize your own.