#30 – Natural Sweeteners, Nature-Based Company Culture and The Ketogenic Diet with Thom King of Steviva Brands Thom is located in Portland, Oregon and is part CEO, part personal development wonk, part biohacker info geek and is a self-confessed serial entrepreneur. While his favorite book list contains many success oriented and personal development classics, with the classic definition of achieving success being “make lots of money” this is not what inspires or motivates Thom. He follows more of a “you aren’t doing well unless you’re also doing some good” line of thinking. Thom’s company has been built around the simple principle of “do the right thing.” In 1999 Thom’s personal passion for food and his concern over the explosion of metabolic disease led him to found Steviva Brands, with a mission to help food manufacturers replace unhealthy sugars in their products with natural options. With 20 years of R&D work, Thom has helped hundreds of manufacturers improve the quality of their products. In recent years, his passion for food and optimal health have intersected with his embrace of a ketogenic diet.
Linda is located in Land O’ Lakes, Florida and is the founder and owner of Eat2Live LLC, a 1-year mentoring and coaching program designed for people who want to heal, lose weight and get into shape across the country. Linda specializes in guiding members in the healing and weight loss process through deeply personal and intimate relationships centered around each member’s own health aspirations and goals. As well as being a health coach and mentor, Linda is also world-renowned for her unending fruit and veggie puns, love of kale, and passion for healing.