#10 Conversation about wellness with Galahad Clark of Vivobarefoot
Galahad Clark is the co-founder of Vivobarefoot, a company who, put simply make foot-shaped shoes that encourage us to connect with the ground beneath our feet – to connect with our natural world.
They're also a company striving to be a force for good and a brand endorsed by wellbeing ambassadors and influencers including Rich Roll (tune into his chat with Vivo ambassador Tony Riddle) in the US and number one European podcast host, Dr Rangan Chatterjee.
Galahad is the son of Lancelot Clark and part of the Clark shoes dynasty, a company with Quaker roots that started life in 1825. With Vivo's focus on purpose Galahad tells me, they are returning to the core Clark Quaker values, and the business ethos and first principles they started out with back in the early 19th Century.
Vivo are practising what they preach and are now a B-corp business (i.e a business that’s not driven solely by profits but with a vision grounded in moral and social good) but they have also successfully got through some difficult times since they launched and recently announced an increase in their profits by 30 per cent.
Vivo are trailblazers, they've kept wellbeing (from the wellbeing of our feet to the wellbeing of the world we walk on) at the core of their business from the off. Like many forward-thinking, independent businesses they are growing with a mission and in doing so they are helping many of us wake up to the way we live, work and move in this space we occupy.
Try a pair of reconditioned Vivo shoes at https://www.revivo.com.
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