LOL 012: Finding Passion, Purpose and Taking Risks - Samba To The Sea Founder Kristen Brown

So what happens when young finance professional leaves the concrete jungle to for paradise found in Costa Rica?

Meet Kristen Brown, the founder, sunset chaser and mastermind behind Tamarindo-based Samba To The Sea. Kristen’s work has been seen in Harper's Bazaar UK, Korea, and Germany and has worked with major brands like American Express. 

Kristen shares her story about leaving New York City after meeting and getting offered a marketing job with surfboard shaper, Robert August, her story on entrepreneurship, and how the magical sunsets of Costa Rica lead her to her passion in photography. Kristen's story is not only inspiring but one that will show you that taking a risk and following your passion might lead you to new grounds and opportunities for a much purposeful life. 

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: John Trim
Theme music by: HimProduction

 

LOL 009: Better Beauty and Why You Knowing What Is In You Beauty Products Matters with Kristen Runvik


LOL 009: Better Beauty and Why You Knowing What Is In You Beauty Products Matters with Kristen Runvik

In today's episode, I sat down with Kristen Runvik, the founder of Lagom Body Co. to chat about better beauty and why knowing what is in your beauty products matters. Kristen also shared with us her story on how she started and why. You'll also love learning that Lagom is a company that does good through carefully sourced products and giving back to charity through each product purchase.

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: John Trim
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 008: Taking Meal Prep to the Next Level with Megan Benedict Boss Babe of Fit Kitchen Direct


LOL 008: Taking Meal Prep to the Next Level with Megan Benedict Boss Babe of Fit Kitchen Direct

So how does a trainer become a meal prep pro that's feeding and fueling Portland?

In today's episode, I sat down with Megan Benedict, the founder and Boss Babe of Fit Kitchen Direct to find out. Fit Kitchen Direct a company that will bring healthy prepared meals right to your front door! We chatted about the lessons learned from entrepreneurship, meal prepping and how Fit Kitchen Direct is changing lives in Portland, OR.

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: John Trim
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 007: Lessons from a Backpack Business with Alden Blease


So how does a runway model start making a vegan energy bar?

In today's episode, I sat down with Alden Blease, the founder of Redd Bar, to find out. We chatted about the lessons learned from a Backpack Business

When Alden first created the very first Redd bar, he wasn’t trying to create an innovative food startup, he was just broke after running out of his college meal plan. Over time, Redd Bar has grown in popularity and is a bar that is optimized for taste and functionality. 

 

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: Valerie Fidan
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 006: Living Authentically with Amy Buglione


Welcome to Episode 5! In today's episode, we are chatting with Amy Buglione. Amy is part of the Skout Backcountry team and is a wilderness adventure seeker, nutrition, doula, health enthusiast. We sat down to chat with Amy about living authentically and her journey to getting there. She shares with us her story about taking leaps and why welcoming new opportunities, experiences, and perspectives can change your life. 


Show Notes

  • Intro
  • Taking risks and getting out of your comfort zone 3:00
  • Abundance and vulnerability 6:00
  • Taking the biggest risk to hike the Pacific Coast Trail 9:20
  • Starting a Food Cart business and knowing when it was time to talk away 11:19
  • Journaling to help find your passions 14:50
  • Your A Badass 22:00
  • Journaling and Amy's method 28:00
  • The Five Minute Journal 36:00

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan and Carolynn Koznarsky
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: Valerie Fidan
Theme music by: HimProduction