#2 - Sheryl O'Loughlin on Why She Left REBBL and Making Really Hard Decisions
Sheryl O'Loughlin is one of the most open, honest and vulnerable CEOs I have ever met, and she is an incredible human being. In this interview, which was recorded one day after I broke the story on Organic Insider about her stepping down from the company as CEO, Sheryl and I talked about a wide range of subjects -- why she left REBBL, how the company was started, REBBL's Brazil nut project in Latin America, REBBL's relationship with Not for Sale, and her long-time interest in human rights. What was particularly revealing was when Sheryl went into detail about a difficult -- and controversial -- decision that she made very early on in her tenure as CEO. This really tested the relationship between her and company founder David Batstone for about 6 months, but it proved to be a defining moment for REBBL and changed the trajectory of the company entirely. At the very end of our interview, I share a story with Sheryl that she had never heard before, and it was one where her act of kindness touched me in a profound way. To be honest, I got pretty choked up while recounting this. Please enjoy! This week's episode of The Living Maxwell Podcast was sponsored by my friends at Intellipure. One of the least discussed but most dangerous threats to our health is ultrafine particles. These are the particles lurking in our homes but are not visible to the human eye. Unfortunately, they are also linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke. There is no better air machine on the market to deal with ultrafine particles than the Intellipure, and I have been using this company's products years before I started writing about the organic food industry. In videos that I shot using a particle counter (a Class 1 medical device), I demonstrate the power of this machine versus two of the most widely known air filters on the market -- the Dyson and the Molekule. When you see the results, you will see why the Intellipure is the only machine I will use and that it delivers better results than anything else that you can find. Living Maxwell readers can get 10% off an Intellipure -- with a 30-day, money-back guarantee -- by clicking HERE. You can find the show notes and links to all of the products, books and resources mentioned in the episode here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.