Shop Like You Give a Damn with Stephan Stegeman

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We are delighted to introduce our guest, Stephan Stegeman, the co-founder of Shop Like You Give a Damn, an e-commerce platform offering sustainable, ethically-made products from vegan and vegan-friendly brands. Stephan’s journey from a university educator to a vegan and sustainable business pioneer is intriguing and inspiring. Stephan has gained invaluable insights into sustainable and plant-based businesses through his experiences in founding various ventures and his commitment to ethical consumerism.
Today, Stephan is not only helping consumers make more compassionate choices but is also working on a platform for vegan investors, further promoting the growth of plant-based and cruelty-free companies. His dedication to creating a positive impact through business is truly commendable.

Join us as Stephan shares his unique experiences, insights, and valuable lessons he has learned along the way.

Stephan Stegeman’s Discussion Highlights:

  • The transition from a university educator to a vegan and sustainable business entrepreneur.
  • The founding of a lunch delivery company and its eventual pivot to a vegetarian/vegan-focused business.
  • Stephan’s journey to veganism and his experience volunteering for a 30-day vegan challenge.
  • The creation of the Vegan Games and the lessons learned from organizing the event.
  • The development of Shop Like You Give a Damn, an e-commerce platform for sustainable, ethically-made vegan products.
  • The launch of a platform for vegan investors to support the growth of plant-based and cruelty-free businesses.

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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