Nuts for cheese leading plant-based dairy manufacturing with Margaret Coons

Watch Episode 20 with Margaret Coons

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Meet Margaret; Founder and CEO of Nuts For Cheese – Canada’s category leader in artisan, organic, plant-based dairy manufacturing. Vegan from an early age, Margaret developed a passion for plant-based cuisine becoming a vegan chef and experimenting with nuts and seeds to create deliciously creamy plant-based cheeses.
With a decadent line of organic, cashew cheese and butters, Nuts For Cheese is proving plant-based options no longer cater to vegans alone; they cater to everyone!

Nuts For Cheese Founder & CEO Margaret Coons highlights and discusses:

  • How the benefits of being a vegan chef years ago allowed her to both experiment and evolve her expertise into a thriving business.
  • Her personal journey from farmer’s market in 2015, to explosive growth at over 4000 locations across North America with products available at national retailers like Whole Foods, Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro and Farm Boy.
  • The importance of recognizing the efforts & roles of all team members to ensure that that all individuals thrive alongside the company as it grows.

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Michelle Dennedy brought us an incredibly insightful interview with her impressive business history. She discusses the importance of bravery and how this will lay the path of everything

you need in business. Michelle shares her story of why she wasn’t able to be herself at home and the story of how her kids “walked through the fire with her”.


On this interview you will learn:
– The importance of looking at the people who are propelling your career
– Preparing and planning for when things go wrong
– Understanding culture
– What the business world expects of women
– Being judged as a women raising money
– The power of stopping the ??? at the end of your statements (hesitancy)
– A POWERFUL secret that will vastly improve your leadership
– What it takes to be a Vice-President of a company
– The reality of rising through the ranks of a company (Game Of Thrones-esque battles)
– The 3 L’s of Leadership
– Critical secrets to partnerships