37 episodes

Follow a former midwest special education teacher's journey into the unknown world of entrepreneurship, where she leaves the classroom to learn the ins and outs to brewing kombucha commercially with the goal to open an inclusive kombucha taproom in her community, which celebrates neurodiversity and provides job training and employment opportunities to adults with disabilities.
This is her verbal journal of all she encounters with an open invitation to connect with fellow brewers, teachers, and entrepreneurs alike!

livingfullkombucha.com

Living Full Kombucha Podcast Living Full Kombucha

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Follow a former midwest special education teacher's journey into the unknown world of entrepreneurship, where she leaves the classroom to learn the ins and outs to brewing kombucha commercially with the goal to open an inclusive kombucha taproom in her community, which celebrates neurodiversity and provides job training and employment opportunities to adults with disabilities.
This is her verbal journal of all she encounters with an open invitation to connect with fellow brewers, teachers, and entrepreneurs alike!

livingfullkombucha.com

    We're Moving!! Taproom is Coming!

    We're Moving!! Taproom is Coming!

    Yes! It's true!!! We are moving to a new space where we can expand production and open the doors to our inclusive taproom! *Insert cartwheel!* Check out this week's episode where we chat how we found the new space and what is to come next for Living Full!



    Let's connect!

    Email: Livingfullkombucha@gmail.com

    Website: livingfullkombucha.com

    Cheers and thank you so much for listening!

    Lydia

    • 25 min
    Are We Growing Too Fast?

    Are We Growing Too Fast?

    A messy verbal journey entry expressing my thoughts on a question swirling through my head during this season, which is, "Are we growing too fast?" Drinking game option: One shot of kombucha every time I reference, "flying by the seat of my pants."

    *EDIT: I misspoke on the origin of Zappa Hops (and even said "Zappos once, yikes). Zappa™ is a native, North American, Humulus lupulus variety, neomexicanus, recovered from the wild in New Mexico and named after counterculture icon Frank Zappa. :)

    Hops used in March Kombucha Hops series: Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and Zappa Hops

    Let's connect! I would love to "meet" you!

    Email: livingfullkombucha@gmail.com

    livingfullkombucha.com

    Northern Brewer

    • 18 min
    We are Turning 2!

    We are Turning 2!

    Woah!! We are on the eve of our two year business anniversary! We reflect on some business wins during 2022 and goal set for 2023. 

    Thanks for another incredible year! 

    -Lydia

    Let's connect!

    Email: livingfullkombucha@gmail.com

    livingfullkombucha.com

    • 39 min
    Well That Was Unexpected

    Well That Was Unexpected

    I was dealt quite a curveball that was unexpected. Join me as I explain how I navigated and am still navigating what's next for Living Full!

    Let's connect!

    Email: livingfullkombucha@gmail.com

    livingfullkombucha.com

    Cheers and thanks so much for listening!

    Lydia

    • 28 min
    We Hired Someone + Market Duds

    We Hired Someone + Market Duds

    We have hired someone to our team! What are their job duties and roles plus a discussion on our busy month of markets and what we have learned after attending a few market "duds."

    Let's connect!

    Email: livingfullkombucha@gmail.com

    Website: livingfullkombucha.com

    Instagram: @livingfullkombucha

    Cheers and thank you for listening!

    Lydia

    • 45 min
    Leaving My Girls

    Leaving My Girls

    Do I take vacations? How do I step away during this season of my journey? Come join me as I chat about leaving my fermenters aka "my girls" while I go away on a few days vacation and what that looks like logistically as well as some raw thoughts on how leaving/taking a break affects me mentally. 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

markbond009 ,

Start at the very beginning

This podcast is so real! Lydia audio journals the journey of moving from a successful teaching career to becoming a professional kombucha brewer and business owner. She is two years in and the adventure continues.

Keep up the good work! I really appreciate the transparency. You are such an inspiration!

Freaky Fritz ,

Rock on girl!

This was so inspirational. I really love hearing the all the messiness that goes along with entrepreneurship. So glad you released this newest podcast.

Christie M S ,

Congrats

Congrats on your first year. This podcast has been informative and entertaining. This is an exciting journey!

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