Host Lauren Armes will take you into the minds of the wellness industry's most successful brand owners, industry leaders and innovators. In this series, we're asking the big question: what does it really take to grow and succeed in the global wellness industry today? This podcast is for you if you are running a business in the wellness industry, thinking about starting a business, cultivating a career in this space, or intrigued by how your favourite wellness brand was setup.
Dr Elina Berglund - Co-Founder & CEO, Natural Cycles
In this episode, Elina takes us back to the beginning of her career as a physicist, and where the original idea for the business came from. We hear how investors laughed at Elina as she shared her idea for Natural Cycles in a room of 1000 people. And… why the brand is partnering with activity and sleep tracker, Oura Ring to offer a more seamless user experience.
Shai Eisenman - Founder, Bubble
My guest today is Shai Eisenman, Founder and CEO of affordable skincare brand, Bubble. Launched in 2019, with the support of an impressive advisory board including Alexia Brue, Co-Founder of Well+Good, and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Founder of Glamsquad and Gilt, it’s no wonder Bubble has become a favourite amongst thousands of teenagers.
Nick Green - Co-Founder and CEO, Thrive Market
My guest today is Nick Green, Co-Founder & CEO of Thrive Market, a members-only online market that makes healthy living easy and accessible for families across the US. Since launching in 2014, the DTC business has raised over $300 million, attracted over a million paying members, and provided a million free memberships to low-income individuals, teachers, veterans, and more recently, health care workers and first responders.
Ian Mullane - Founder, Keepme
In this episode, we learn more about Ian’s passion for data and insights, how a charity boxing match sparked his curiosity into wellness, and how this came together in the form of a business. We also hear how Ian is still to this day iterating the Keepme business model, the importance of staying connected with your customers, and why this business is only a success if their customers are a success.
Brendan Brazier - Co-Founder, Vega and Pulp Culture
In this episode, Brendan shares his passion for functional ingredients and why this drives product innovation. We also hear how he switches off from work (usually a run or bike ride) which allows him the space to think creatively and develop those incredible new ideas. We discuss finding the right people to support your vision and how a Founder shouldn’t just assume the role of a CEO, it should actually be about finding the right person, with the right skills to do the job.
Thang Vo-Ta - Co-Founder, Callaly
My guest today is Thang Vo-Ta, Co-Founder and CEO of pioneering fem-care brand, Callaly. With 70% of tampon users opting to also use a panty-liner, Thang and his two Co-Founders set about to revolutionise the stagnant market and develop the tampliner - a combination of an organic cotton tampon and mini-liner.
Amazing podcast ⭐️
Loving this podcast! Lauren is an incredible host and interviews so many interesting and inspiring folk ❤️ highly recommend
A must listen for for anyone in the business of wellness/fitness
Fantastic insight into some of the Fitness & Wellness industry’s greatest minds, leaders, brands and strategies.
Lauren pays particular attention to the start up journey which results in an inspiring listen. To anyone starting, building or spearheading aa business in the industry, this podcast is a must!
Keep up the great work guys.
Fascinating to explore who and what lies behind the brand. Learnt lots which is very helpful in my job but also genuinely very interesting. Lauren is a great interviewer.