Kate LaBrosse, LaBrosse Consulting and Brand Builders (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 16)
Kate LaBrosse with LaBrosse Consulting and Brand Builders is passionate about teaching natural, mission-driven brands how to build a business centered on their “why.” She does so from the wealth of her business experience and her own personal journey to holistic health. Kate and host John Ray discussed her client work, success stories, her new initiative called Brand Builders, and her book, This is Me, Bipolar-Free: Heal Your Mental Illness & Create Your Authentic Life. Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio is produced virtually by the Minneapolis St. Paul studio of Business RadioX®.
Kate’s team is made up of industry veterans with decades of combined experience; holding key positions as national retail buyers, broker & distributor sales execs and brand & sales managers.
They work with:
-Emerging brands in their exclusive Brand Builders program and retail incubation market – helping clients hack the system with a turnkey solution that gets them into retail stores more quickly with more support and less exposure to risk.
-With legacy brands or industry pros on custom, project-based work, including transformational executive coaching, new item innovation, social media build-out, team development, brand & sales strategy, and broker management.
-Or with retailers & industry associations on their goals around natural; including advising on POGs, category assortment, industry trends and marketing efforts.
Kate is committed to furthering the reach of the Natural Products Industry and educating people on the importance of natural foods & natural products as the foundation for true and lasting healing. This is why she started Kate LaBrosse Consulting and it’s the North Star, the compass, that drives her and her team. They view their work with their clients as sacred service because they know that helping just one brand have greater success, reach more people and execute on their mission is one step closer to a natural dominated retail market.
In addition to consulting services, Kate is an advocate for holistic healing and speaks and writes on alternatives to traditional treatments.
Kate LaBrosse, CEO and Founder, LaBrosse Consulting/Brand Builders
Kate LaBrosse is a Natural Products Industry expert having worked as a National Category Manager for National Coop Grocers, a Director of Sales for a CPG brand and as a Brand Manager & National Director of Sales for the largest natural broker in the US, Presence Marketing. In 2019, she founded Kate LaBrosse Coaching & Consulting, the only holistic firm for natural, mission-driven brands.
In 2020, she started the Brand Builders™ program and retail incubation market to provide hands-on strategy & execution support to founders and to build brand awareness for her clients. She is dedicated to furthering the reach of the natural industry across all sales channels because she believes in a world that doesn’t sell poison marketed as food.
In addition to her consulting work, she is an executive coach, motivational speaker and Amazon bestselling author of This is Me, Bipolar-Free: Heal Your Mental Illness & Create Your Authentic Life. She’s passionate about teaching others how to choose and create a life they love and holistic healing and believes that natural products and real food are the foundation to correcting a flawed system focused on illness management and aims to empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health.
Questions and Topics in this Interview
- Filling our Q4 2021 Brand Builders Market Cohort
- What it takes to build a successful CPG business
- Why there is no one else who does what you do and how you’re different
- What is holistic, transformative coaching & consulting?
- Why your WHY is so important and how to use it to grow your business
- Successes of your clients
- Why MN is the next hub for natural CPG
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio is hosted by John Ray and produced virtually from the Minneapolis St. Paul studio of Business RadioX® . You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.