Our community is comprised of some absolutely brilliant entrepreneurs and so we asked a few of them to tell us the story of how they came up with the ideas for their business.

Katie and Margot | Co-Founders

The Samudra story began during COVID-19 lockdown number one, when living sustainably became a narrative of the utmost importance. We have all seen the documentaries on plastic pollution, fast fashion and the threat of climate change. The need to change our consumer habits has become a requirement, not just a polite request and we were inspired to help nature with our small, ethical and slow production of activewear in London. Katie and Margot, Co-Founders of Samudra, best friends and running/travelling/yoga pals, have always been passionate about wellbeing and sustainable living. Read more>>

Farrah LaRaé | Publicist & Lifestyle Coach

I come from a family of creatives and entrepreneurs who are passionate about starting businesses and changing lives through creativity. Being a part of the foundational stages for many of these businesses, I was always the person everyone trusted to help bring their vision to life. From doing admin work to graphic designs, web design, training, social media management, outreach and more, I was able to grow and develop my own resources along the way. As I got older, I realized how truly passionate I was about helping entrepreneurs and “want-reprenuers” build their business and develop the skills needed to succeed. Read more>>

Paul McCreesh | General contractor

After abandoning a career in corporate America and returning to the construction industry–which I was raised in–I had a different perspective on it all. I was an adult, and felt a greater responsibility toward this planet and its inhabitants. Issues of sustainability compelled me to try to work in ways to figure out how to make a living as an entrepreneur while also leaving the world in a better place than I had found it. Read more>>

Melissa Kiguwa | Writer and Entrepreneur

I’ve always thought of success as the ability to externalize your internal gifts. Whatever great is in you, if you’re able to let that out in some capacity— that’s success. When you’re able to share the best thing(s) about you, that’s when you tend to feel the most alive and the most purposeful. It doesn’t always mean it’ll feel good or be easy or even that you won’t want to cultivate other gifts and talents as you grow, but being so connected has an aura to it. It’s alluring to be around someone deeply connected to their power. There’s an unspoken magnetism that compels others to want to be around that person. Playing in all of that and showing what you’re made of— that’s success to me. Read more>>

Amber Sauer | Recording Artist/ Entrepreneur

Success, for me, is the follow through of a set goal or intention that is purposefully connected to my personal or professional growth. I believe success is relative depending on who you’re talking to. Everyone has their own barometer of how they measure their own. I have been guilty, like many of us of comparing my journey to my peers, and basing my gauge of success on the barometer of others or what society deems as celebratory. But I do believe there was a pivotal shift for me at some point, recognizing that my story wasn’t always going to look like everyone else’s. Read more>>

Samayah Islam | business owner & mother

I define success not by having all this money, cars, houses etc. yes that is a good thing to have and be able to do/have those things but I truly believe having success or being successful is when you are truly secure within yourself and enjoy doing what you do. Read more>>