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Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series

Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series

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We live in fast-paced times, and in an ever-changing marketplace business owners must be able to adapt readily. The Pivot podcast, hosted by Stephanie Redcross West, features interviews with successful vegan business owners, keeping you up-to-date on topical issues & how the pros are handling them.
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Ghostwriter turned international bestselling author Mitali Deypurkaystha, aka 'The Authority Creator,' transforms coaches, consultants, speakers, and entrepreneurs into thought leaders by becoming published authors within 90 days. Featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, she's helped her clients generate over $5 million in revenue.   In 2009, she adopted a rescue cat, and she witnessed sentience beyond what she believed animals were capable of showing. She realized that we're duped into believing animals are dumb as this suits certain industries. She became vegan in 2013. In 2021, inspired by the growing number of vegan business leaders and entrepreneurs, she decided to focus on serving these inspirational people by helping them to raise their authority. She envisages a day soon when eating and using animal products will become archaic, but that can only happen if the world's vegan voices become louder. She's made it her life's mission to make this happen. FB: https://www.facebook.com/MitaliBookPro/  TW: https://twitter.com/MitaliBookCoach  IG: https://instagram.com/mitalibookpro  LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitalibookpro/  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: An entrepreneur residing in Charlotte, NC. Ussery started her career in Charlotte interning with the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Duke Energy. She then lived and worked for 20 years in Detroit, MI directing internal and external communication activities for C-Suite executives in statewide government and private global companies. She partnered with Erika Boyd to co-create the Detroit Vegan Soul restaurant brand in 2012. The pair own and operate two restaurants and have provided employment opportunities for many people who otherwise would not have the opportunity to work and advance in the food industry. Website: https://www.DetroitVeganSoul.com  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: We’re Kakadu Creative – a full-service, ethical, sustainable, cruelty-free design agency with a track record of 5-star customer service. We specialise in helping you to engage with your customers and stand out from your competition so your business can grow. We’re a small team of creatives with a mission to make a positive impact on the world through creating the best work for businesses like yours.  We know that no two businesses are alike, which is why we don’t believe in copy and paste templates. And which is also why every project is a team effort, with you at the heart of it. We put planet before profit and support other businesses with the same ethos. Everyone has a part to play in creating a sustainable and ethical world. But nobody ever said it had to be with boring, generic design. http://kakaducreative.com/  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: Heidi has been vegan for almost 7 years. In 2016 she accidentally started her plant based meal prep business which has evolved into educational workshops, writing an e-book (vegan bible), vegan lifestyle coaching and now business coaching. Her love of sharing vegan food with others inspired her to mentor other vegan women to start their own small businesses. She also moved down to Mexico during covid and became the first vegan business in town as well as started an all-inclusive vegan bed and breakfast where she could serve her food piping hot with like minded friends! Website: La Casa Amarilla  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: Gloria is a vegan blogger who decided to cook vegan meals for the community. When Covid hit she had to switch up the strategy so she decided to do cooking demos via zoom. She did a small catering with masks and social distances enforced. Since Covid started she has been doing a mix of online vegan cooking demos and small catering for customers. Gloria turned to zoom for the cooking demos. She has also created online cooking class on Eventbrite. She is a blogger and she works full time as a Nurse’s Aid in a local hospital and do her vegan cooking as a side job to generate extra income.  FB: https://www.facebook.com/soulfulvegan72  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: Sarah Eastin is a Professionally Trained Vegan Hospitality Consultant and Plant Based Chef who helps Restaurants and Hotels in Colorado and beyond fulfill the demand for creative plant-based cuisine. Her services include detailed menu consultation, recipe development, vegan-oriented press and assistance with plant based alternative food sourcing.  Since 2018, Sarah has supported restaurants by organizing pop up dinners, conducting training workshops on plant-based culinary arts, providing kitchen-standards consulting and vegan product launches. She is a leader in the Colorado vegan community and manages regional operations for an annual international hospitality event that promotes mainstream restaurants to vegan customers.  As a long-time vegetarian, now vegan she struggled for many years to find plant-based options in her community and when traveling. Now that many people are going vegan for their health, the environment and for the animals she recognizes that hospitality services may need some assistance having the best cuisine available in this changing food landscape. She can help your establishment do just that! WEBSITE: https://saraheastinhealth.com/  ----- Never Miss An Episode - WATCH NOW: Pivot! A Free Vegan Business Interview https://veganmainstream.com/category/podcast-pivot/ Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: Former corporate executive, Nivi Jaswal, has had quite a journey from marketing mayonnaise to becoming a Mayo Clinic certified coach. The milestone of that journey was her Ketogenic diet and the various structural biases she faced in the corporate world being a young, ambitious & high-achieving woman of color.  After healing on a whole foods plant based diet, Nivi started her non profit The Virsa Foundation. A Bachelor’s in Psychology and an MBA in Consumer Behavior Marketing has enabled Nivi to develop a unique nonprofit that is committed to ethical responsible behavior-change research, coalition building and campaigning with a focus on Intersectional Veganism. From underserved rural women artisans in India to low income underserved women of color in the U.S, Nivi’s work celebrates the Divine Feminine. Nivi is passionate about Intersectionality in Veganism. She believes that systemic racism, gender biases and systemic speciesism are very, very closely connected. She wants Jiviniti content to stand for that and for the vegan movement and other social justice groups to understand the need to unite and align the objectives. WEBSITE: https://www.thevirsafoundation.org/  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
Pioneering pastry chef Fran Costigan, chef, author, and Director of Vegan Baking and Pastry at the Rouxbe cooking school, is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Dubbed the Queen of Vegan Desserts for her groundbreaking work. Professionally trained, Fran was a chef in both traditional and vegan pastry kitchens before moving into teaching 25 years ago. Fran is a professional member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, ACF: American Culinary Federation, Les Dames Escoffier, and the Association of Food Journalists, Fran is a proud to serve on the advisory boards of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, Main Street Vegan Academy and the Vegan Trade Council. Her cookbook Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts is available in German, French and Italian editions, and follows the classic, More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally. Website: https://francostigan.com/  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: I am a vegan lifestyle coach educator certified as master in Mainstreet Vegan Academy. I am also a licensed psychotherapist in CA and AZ. I am part of a group Private Practice in LA and a national program providing tele therapy. I offer individual and group sessions I am also a certified dance movement/therapist and expressive arts therapist. I have had bariatric surgery in 2012 when I was not vegan. I lost 150 lbs. When I wanted to transition to vegan after visiting a Farm Sanctuary I could not find support. I had to do a lot of research and figure it out myself. This inspired me to delve deeper and I attended Vegan Mainstreet Academy in Dec 2019. My business specializes in people who have either had bariatric surgery or are interested in transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. I work with eating issues, eating disorders in my psychotherapy practice as well. And of course I am thriving as a bariatric vegan myself. FB: https://www.facebook.com/bariatricvegan  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: Our mission is to help people eat more plants and less of everything else. We believe that no one should feel judged for how they eat, so part of our mission is to maintain a supportive, kind, inclusive, non-judgmental, and helpful community. We celebrate human imperfection and we like diving into the messy bits of life. TW: https://twitter.com/cfdgirl  FB: https://www.facebook.com/cfdgirl/  IG: https://www.instagram.com/cleanfooddirtygirl/  WEBSITE: https://cleanfooddirtygirl.com/  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
Meet Our Guest:Main Street Vegan Academy trains and certifies Vegan Lifestyle Coaches & Educators in exciting real-time courses that cover every aspect of the vegan lifestyle. Our respected faculty prepares committed vegans with the skills to succeed as a vegan coach, influencer, or entrepreneur, and we provide post-course support and networking. Our graduates hail from 30 countries and their businesses include vegan retailing, manufacturing, food service, fashion, education, and more. Since its inception in 2012, I took great pride in Main Street Vegan Academy's being in person in NYC, complete with field trips. We've shifted to Zoom and it's been wonderful, so post-COVID we'll offer the course both ways. The big pivot for me was having a business at all. I've been a writer since my teens and my first book, Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism, came out in 1985. I never expected to be in business, but the 2012 publication of my book, Main Street Vegan, sparked a podcast, a production company, and Main Street Vegan Academy. That's when I learned that the key to a successful pivot is acceptance, to lean into the new way, the new phase, and not stay stuck. Website www.mainstreetvegan.net  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
Meet Our Guest: Liz Gary is a plant-based foods educator, food writer, digital media designer, and emerging ePublisher with her first book for print, Black Belt in Tofu. With over 25 years experience working as a foods educator and ten years mastering the plant-based diet, Liz has uncovered a timely and valuable recipe for success. It’s an expansive and impressive menu of new food options that promote a healthier, cleaner, greener future while providing incredible culinary joy and satisfaction. Nothing left to be desired, she proves you can just about have it all again plant-based. A two-time PETA Activist award winner, Liz Gary has pioneered foods education programs at every grade level and mastered the art of bringing community groups together to share and discover the joy of plant-based foods. Website: https://veganculinarymemoirs.com/  Never Miss An Episode - WATCH NOW: Pivot! A Free Vegan Business Interview https://veganmainstream.com/category/podcast-pivot/  Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
Meet Our Guests: We’re on a mission to empower those who want to promote a sustainable and plant-friendly future. We believe that by providing people who want to positively shape the world with the right skills and knowledge, we can create a community of change-makers, influencers, and innovators.  Therefore, if you’re someone with a passion for supporting your community, giving a voice to the voiceless, or benefitting the environment, then our v-learning platform is for you. Website: https://www.vegansisters.org/ Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
Meet Our Guest: I'm a Family Nurse Practitioner that is an expert in plant-based nutrition. In my primary care organization I started a Plant-Based Outpatient Nutrition Program that in the past year has successfully transitioned to virtual in 2020, reaching over 200 families. I also run Nurse Eugenia Nutrition at which I do 1:1 health coaching and carefully organized group programs to help folks with the last 10% of their health journey. My specialties are in weight loss, PCOS management, diabetes reversal, and cancer prevention. I love hearing from my patients and clients DAILY how the information they've learned about plant based nutrition has improved their health and lives. Social: @nurseeugenia (IG) Website: https://www.nurseeugenianutrition.com/ Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
Meet Our Guest: Aline Duerr of Vegan Interior Design, an educational platform teaching interior design students and established interior design businesses how to include a fast-growing conscious market into their customer base. Her interior design business used to be very much face to face and one on one before COVID-19. From March onwards, not only did the commercial interior design work that she used to do for over 8 years drop, she also had a 2-year-old toddler at home again every day who wanted to be entertained. Rather than seeing it as a problem, she took this situation as an opportunity to finally turn my face to face client focused business to an extended educational platform teaching international interior design students and established interior design businesses about how to include a fast growing conscious and vegan market into their customer base and widen their skill set. To complement the courses, she wrote and published a book called 'Vegan Interior Design' which has been highly successful all over the world since its launch in October 2020. This 'forced' pivot from a small face to face service based company to an educational platform actually enabled her to reach a much larger audience and create an incredible network and community within a very short time; to help designers all over the world progressing the vegan interior design movement; to reach non-vegan designers, students and 'every day people' by educating them with her book, her courses and resources; to be filmed and featured in a new vegan documentary explaining that veganism is not only about food and fashion and to organise the world's first Vegan Interior Design Week ever in 2021. This pivot gave her a push to become the leader of a vegan movement and she is very grateful for it. Social: IG: LinkedIn: Vegan Interior Design Facebook: Vegan Interior Design instagram: vegan.interior.design Website: www.veganinteriordesign.com Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
Meet Our Guest: The VeggiDome keeps vegetables fresh out on your table throughout the week. This new category of food display introduces a unique way to keep healthy plant-based food available. A unique change for the modern kitchen. VeggiDome is no longer able to sell the VeggiDome at festivals, Home and Garden shows, and VegFests because they were all canceled. Now they show and sell them online exclusively and through word-of-mouth Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/veggidome FB: https://www.facebook.com/veggidomel Twitter: https://twitter.com/Veggidome @veggiDome Website: https://veggidome.com/ Never Miss An Episode - WATCH NOW: Pivot! A Free Vegan Business Interview https://veganmainstream.com/category/podcast-pivot/ Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
Meet Our Guest: Darren Cavanagh, a Vegan Film Director and Video and Digital Marketing Consultant.  He helps vegans, plant-based businesses rapidly grow their brand online to boost profits with video & digital meat-free marketing content and strategy minus the meltdown. He has 27 years of experience producing video and digital content and helped some of the top entertainment clients, including Disney generate over $3 billion in box office revenue. 5 years a vegan he now dedicates his life and business to help the vegan business movement grow and thrive. Social: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darren-cavanagh/ https://www.facebook.com/TheVeryCreatiVegan/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/Howtogrowyourveganbusinessonline https://www.instagram.com/theverycreativegan/ https://twitter.com/verycreatiVegan https://www.youtube.com/c/DarrenCavanaghTheVeryCreatiVegan Website: https://theverycreativegan.com Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: Founded in 1997 as the nation’s premier vegetarian/vegan/eco travel agency, Green Earth Travel, LLC, remains on the cutting edge of destinations with conscience offering a wide-range of travel options for those who care about the planet. Today Green Earth Travel, LLC and travel expert, Donna Zeigfinger, company President/owner, focus on Volunteer Vacation packages and Adventure Travel – specializing in arranging individualized excursions Donna's years of travel experience, outstanding customer service and behind-the-scenes savvy bring to life your fantasy dream vacation. Whether for a weekend or several weeks - just let your imagination be your guide! We are pivoting to more domestic travel in 2021 and hope to go back to international in 2022. Linkedin: Donna Zeigfinger Facebook: Green Earth Travel Twitter: VeganTravel Instagram: greenearthtravel www.vegtravel.com ------------------- Never Miss An Episode - WATCH NOW: Pivot! A Free Vegan Business Interview https://veganmainstream.com/category/podcast-pivot/ Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: As more and more vegans look for better ways to invest for the future, the momentum to invest humanely continues to grow. We have a tremendous opportunity to make a difference by demanding accountability from the companies in which we invest. Since most of us need to invest to make sure our own finances are sound, we encourage you to do so while making a difference---for animals, people, and the planet---at the same time. I have been doing animal activism and advocacy for two decades. I encourage everyone to consider going vegan and have been doing outreach with the Vegetarian Society of Richmond since the 1990s. I founded my financial planning practice to encourage fellow vegans to use their investments to influence companies in a positive manner with respect to animals and have been determined to raise the bar for funds that are purportedly “sustainable” and “ethical” . https://humaneinvesting.com/ Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
MEET OUR GUEST: After years of struggling with fibroids and ovarian cysts and multiple surgeries, Rebecca had a pre-cancer diagnosis. She was at her wits end and started researching the connection between growths and diet. Person after person shared how cutting out meat had changed the state of their health. She chose to start eating a live plant-based diet and everything changed. She averted a fourth surgery and any other treatment, left a career in consumer marketing and was certified in plant-based nutrition. Her former professional journey included modeling, acting, sales, marketing, and health education. Twenty plus years later after a fatal diagnosis, Rebecca has dedicated herself to offering wellness solutions to help women transition from a low-nutrient Standard American Diet (SAD) to a nutrient-dense dynamic lifestyle through plant-based living. She is a health supportive chef teaching plant-based culinary classes and providing personal chef services. Rebecca teaches a culinary camp for kids, is a public speaker programming consultant. experience as a health supportive chef includes nutrition coaching, public speaking and program consulting. She is committed to impacting health outcomes through her service to women and moms as they reach their personal and family health goals. Rebecca is a program director at Wellness in the Schools which teaches kids healthy habits to live and learn better in schools. IG: @plantrichlife FB: The Plant Rich Life www.plantrichlife.com Subscribe to Pivot! A Vegan Business Interview Series on Soundwise
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