Tran Wills is the Founder of Base Coat non-toxic nail salons and plant-based spa products. She is leading the charge in disrupting the nail care industry by providing a cleaner, safer experience. When Tran was pregnant with her fourth child, she decided she wanted one last pedicure before going into the hospital. Upon waiting for a treatment at a neighborhood salon, her nose started bleeding and she became nauseous due to the smells and harsh chemicals. She believed there needed to be another way.
Tran and Carrie discuss creative ventures, community based marketing (an area where Tran thrives), being a mompreneur, the realities of small business and going with your gut.
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Kaley Klemp, an Author and Executive and Personal Coach, is also a Master Enneagram Specialist. The Ennegram measures why we do what we do. Kaley joins Carrie Dorr to discuss how using the Enneagram System can be beneficial in both your personal life and career. Kaley and Carrie also share their types!
Ellie Kempton is the Founder of Simply Nourished Nutrition and LS x CD Council Member. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who earned her BS in Sports Medicine/Biochemistry from University of Virginia and MA in Nutrition from Bastyr University. Ellie was a collegiate swimmer who became very sick with a diagnosis if autoimmunity. Before completely giving up, Ellie found real food transformed her performance, health and life. Ellie and Carrie discuss feeling puffy and non-drastic ways on how to decrease the puff. Whether you are coming out of winter hibernation, headed to the beach or are looking to lose a few pounds any ole’ time, these few tangible nutrition tips will have you on your way de-puffing.
Cristina DeVito is the Co-Founder and CFO of Collective Retreats. A veteran in the experiential startup space, Cristina spent two years as the Chief Strategy Officer at Tough Mudder and went on to be the creator and CEO of Muderella Inc., where she developed a passion for connecting people with exceptional outdoor experiences. Cristina, a graduate of Harvard Business School, has 10 years of experience consulting and growing successful startups and popular consumer brands.
Peter Mack is the Founder and CEO of Collective Retreats. Peter started Collective Retreats following his role as Vice President of Product Innovation at Tough Mudder, where he oversaw experience design and product. Prior to Tough Mudder, Peter spent over 10 years at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. A graduate of the hospitality school at Cornell University, Peter decided to turn the hotel model upside down and create a new type of retreat that creates as little barrier as possible between each location’s breathtaking landscape and guest accommodations.
Cristina, Peter and Carrie discuss the shift in consumer demand towards meaningful travel, creating authentic and exceptional experiences and how to lay the foundation for a healthy partnership…even in the trenches of a start-up.
Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell, ND is a results-obsessed Naturopathic Doctor. She has a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, is a licensed primary care physician in the state of Washington, registered Naturopathic Doctor in the State of Colorado, an author and speaker and nation-wide consultant. Throughout her career she has also worked on the "raw-materials" side of the nutritional supplement industry giving her the advantage of knowing what works and, more importantly, what doesn’t. Carrie and Carrie talk about about life after 40! Aging challenges, the science behind them and what to do to live optimally at 40 and beyond.
Mirinda Carfrae “Rinny” is a professional triathlete, 3 x Ironman World champion and a Mom. If you are not familiar with the Kona Ironman, the race consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. Rinny recently took some time off from the sport to start a family and has returned with the same competitive fire, yet the perspective of a mom. Rinny and Carrie discuss finding your purpose, the impact of aging and motherhood on physical training, mental training and persisting at sport and life despite fear.
Mary Stein is the Founder and Director of Dream BIG Day Camp, an amazing camping experience here in Denver. After leaving a successful counseling career on the east coast where she worked with children and families, Mary has enjoyed over 25 years in the camping community! Mary received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and her Master’s Degree from Fordham University in New York City.
Mary and Carrie begin by talking about the benefits of summer camp for kids which leads to a discussion around the impact of technology on our kids’ brain chemistry, how social media is contributing to child and teen depression, why parenting has changed from when we were kids and some helpful advice on how to navigate the emotional pains of life our inevitably kids must go through.