DiscoverBuild Your Network487: Kara Goldin | Growing a Huge Business You Actually Care About
487: Kara Goldin | Growing a Huge Business You Actually Care About

487: Kara Goldin | Growing a Huge Business You Actually Care About

Update: 2020-11-02


Today’s guest is on par with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. I have the pleasure of interviewing Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of (Hint Inc). Kara is a disruptor, builder, thought leader, and a successful entrepreneur who has been named one of InStyle’s Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fortune's Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. She is an active speaker, author of the book titled Undaunted, and host of the podcast The Kara Goldin Show.
Let’s jump in and learn from Kara’s story how to grow a huge business you actually care about. 
Things you will learn in this episode:
[00:01 - 08:50 ] Opening Segment
I introduce today’s guest, Kara Goldin
Activities and Success
Announcements (
Kara gives us some background on her story 
Kara’s childhood 
School life 
Early job experience 
Always curious and learning
[08:51 - 16:55 ] Cultivating Curiosity 
Kara talks about her sense of curiosity and how it played into her life 
Always doing something in sports 
Curiosity forces creativity 
Able to look at the company as a whole and approach things differently 
Breaking traditions 
Kara talks about cultivating curiosity as a parent 
The challenges 
Kara’s story having a start-up with a child 
Being an example as an entrepreneurial woman
Bringing the kids into the conversation 
Propelling them to do things way harder than you had to
[16:56 - 30:17 ] Growing a Huge Business You Actually Care About
Kara talks about setting out after high school 
Parents caring about graduating from college 
Got a job first with a magazine 
Finding a job despite the negativity 
Kara’s transition over to AOL
Learning from watching Steve Jobs 
Acquired by AOL 
Running shopping on the site 
Decided to leave and make a difference 
Kara shares about building a business following her growing interest in health
Lost 24 pounds, and cleared her skin by cutting out diet coke
These days, it’s hard to get healthy with odds stacked against consumers
Realized there was a hole in the market for healthy drinks 
Now one of the largest health beverages in the country 
Kara talks about her book
Overcoming doubters and doubts 
Champions have doubts too, but they get back up and try 
An honest entrepreneur book
[30:18 - 38:17 ] Closing Segment
How relationships have impacted you?
No way to build this company without a team 
Thoughts on mentorship and coaching
Invested in by John Legend
Who you know or What you know?
A bit of both 
How you get information
The RaNdoM RoUnd
What profession would you love to try out?
An hour with anyone about anything?
How do you consume content? 
Favorite Podcast?
Morning routine 
Go to pump up song 
Something you’re not very good at?
How to connect with you? 
Links below 
Final words 
Tweetable Quotes: 
“When you’re educating, and being educated, I think that you have a lot of fun doing it.” - Kara Goldin
“When I hear there are no jobs out there, I think it’s a great time to actually get a job, raise money, whatever you think you can’t do… Figuring out a way can be challenging at times, but if there’s a will there’s a way.” - Kara Goldin
“Who you know ultimately helps you think, and helps you get information.” - Kara Goldin
Resources Mentioned: 
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487: Kara Goldin | Growing a Huge Business You Actually Care About

487: Kara Goldin | Growing a Huge Business You Actually Care About

Travis Chappell