Reluctant Entrepreneur to Industry Pioneer and Leader
What's the latest research on the health and environmental impacts of sunscreen? How was our guest today able to go from being a hesitant business owner (who didn't even want to do business in the first place) to a thriving entrepreneur, fueling her business with her passion for wellness and for the environment? Visionary, pioneer, and founder of All Good, Caroline Duell, shares her wisdom with us on this episode. Let's dive in.
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[2:07] What first got Caroline into sustainability.
[4:11] What led Caroline on the path to making botanical products.
[6:26] How Caroline first started her brand, All Good.
[8:04] Why Caroline was so hesitant to start a business.
[8:43] Caroline: "I kept myself in check. I knew that you could have a really good impact as a company grows."
[10:27] One of Caroline's biggest challenges in building All Good as a business.
[12:14] Caroline: "The right path is not always what might seem to be the best way to go."
[13:54] Kaméa: "What has been the key to getting All Good's products distributed and sold in so many major retailers?"
[14:02] Caroline: "There's no magic to it. It's just a matter of showing up and being there to transparently connect with consumers and buyers."
[14:47] What has led All Good to being a leading sunscreen brand.
[15:45] What led Caroline to starting Safe Sunscreen Council.
[18:15] Kaméa: "Do you think it's more effective to push for policy change or consumer awareness?"
[18:49] Caroline: "Legislation is never going to capture the entire issue. This is an amazing first step, but the issue is much bigger than that."
[19:39] Caroline shares some of the latest research on how sunscreen can be damaging to our health and that of the environment.
[21:48] How we as consumers can make sure the sunscreen we're buying is safe.
[23:06] Kaméa: "How can we as a society become more preventative with environmental issues before it's too late?
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To follow: National Geographic
Words of inspiration: "Reset and be true to myself."
Health tip: "Take a walk outside at night."
Green tip: "Eat a meal that is mostly dark green and is produced locally or even homegrown."
Element of hope: "The connection between technology and nature."
Words of Wisdom: "Come from a place of gratitude. And leave fear to the side."