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Interview With Amber Runyon of Eleventh Candle Co.

The Motivated Mind

In this episode, I interview Amber Runyon, the Founder, and CEO of Eleventh Candle Co. a social enterprise in Columbus, Ohio partnering with Legacy to redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse exploitation, and addiction. We discuss giving back to others and exchanging value, leaving behind a legacy and human resilience.


4 Feb 2019

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When Passion Meets Purpose and Impact with Amber Runyon of Eleventh Candle Co. and Legacy

Seek The Joy Podcast

Happy #SeekTheJoy Tuesday! On the podcast this week is Amber Runyon, the founder and CEO of Eleventh Candle Co. and Legacy.  Legacy, the non-profit arm of Eleventh Candle Co., was founded out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who have been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction. When you purchase a product from Eleventh Candle Co., a once trafficked woman in Columbus, Ohio is employed while a village in Ethiopia is supported and orphaned children there are welcomed into homes because of those who purchase their products. On today's episode we chat all about the incredible life-changing experience that led Amber to starting Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co., and how they’re bringing light into darkness to bring about sustainable change. We also chat about why it's so important to allow ourselves to dream (and dream big), shifting our self-talk and changing the narrative within ourselves, letting go of fear and doubt, why it's so important to celebrate failure, Amber's affirmation and gratitude practice, joy as a state of being, and so much more!  Amber is offering Seek The Joy Podcast listeners 25% off your purchase with the code seek - can't wait for you guys to check these out!!!  To learn more about Amber, Eleventh Candle Co. and Legacy visit their website eleventhcandleco.com You can find Eleventh Candle Co. on Instagram @eleventhcandleco and Facebook @eleventhcandleco Until next week, ✨ #SeekTheJoy - hit SUBSCRIBE - and it would mean so much if you could give the podcast a rating and/or review on iTunes ✨ if you do, e-mail a screenshot of your review to sydney@seekthejoypodcast.com and we'll send you our #SeekTheJoy Guide for Infusing More Joy into Your Life! Along with this guide, you'll also receive two limited edition Seek The Joy Podcast stickers that will be mailed out to you. We can't wait to send these out to you!  We are gearing up for the eighth episode in The Power of Storytelling, which will air on August 21st! We want you to be part of it! To learn more and to submit your story, visit our website https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/share-your-seekthejoy-story/ and fill out our interest form. Connect with us! ✨✨ Instagram instagram.com/seekthejoypodcast Facebook fb.me/seekthejoypodcast E-mail sydney@seekthejoypodcast.com


7 Aug 2018

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Amber Runyon - The Power of a Dream

She Rises

On this episode of She Rises, host Giovanna Capozza interviews Amber Runyon, candlemaker and storyteller. She founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. to bring hope to women in the U.S. and Ethiopia.Amber saw women in Ethiopia being sold to brothels in broad daylight.How do we go from raped to redeemed and move women to a place of wellness?Discuss how you can make a pledge to help victims and survivors.Share the story of the entrepreneurial side of your business.Amber discusses the importance of mentoring and being mentored.They’ve built a team and taken their business from $250 to over $1 million in revenue.Amber now has the ability to know that if she’s not healthy the company isn’t healthy.What Amber is learning and still has to practice daily it’s that one is enough.Discuss the list of values on the Eleventh Candle Company website.The four core values are to redeem, restore, empower, and equip in that order.Begin to dream like little girls again because the world feels really dark right now.Amber explains where the Eleventh Candle Co name came from.Tweetable QuotesIf we teach broken women to dream like little girls again, it will be a force that the world has yet to see.A lot of people think of human trafficking as something that happens “over there,” and not in our own backyards.People need three things to thrive - safe place, safe people, and purpose.I’ll never stop working until everyone has the ability to have a safe place, safe people, and purpose.You are the only thing that you are radically responsible for.Resources MentionedGiovannaCapozza.comEleventh Candle Co.


31 Jul 2018

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Creating Social Impact Across the Globe with Amber Runyon

Monumental with Evan Holladay

Today’s guest is making monumental social change. Amber Runyon is a hospice nurse turned social entrepreneur. And she started Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. They focus on providing a therapeutic work setting that allows all women a fair chance and opportunity to grow. In today’s episode, you will hear about how Amber is running a social enterprise company from Columbus, Ohio and helping women from Ethiopia back to Columbus, how you can create a daily regimen that works for your personality and goals, and how to light a flame under your business by reaching out to CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies and learning from these CEOs.Amber’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amber-runyon-a05108104/ Eleventh Candle Co Website: https://eleventhcandleco.com/ Eleventh Candle Co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eleventhcandleco/ Eleventh Candle Co Twitter: https://twitter.com/11thcandleco Special Eleventh Candle Co Discount Code for Monumental Listeners (use code: monumental)Book Recommendations by Amber: Braving the Wilderness:: http://bit.ly/bravingthewilderness11 Rising Strong: http://bit.ly/risingstrong11 Intro/Outro Music by The Pass: @the-pass sonaBLAST! Records: www.sonablast.com/ Subscribe to the podcast and emails from Evan: www.evanholladay.com Follow Evan on Instagram: www.instagram.com/evanholladay/ Follow Evan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvanHolladay/ Follow Evan on Twitter: www.twitter.com/EvanHolladay Get a free 30-min coaching call for multifamily investing with Evan, email me at evan@evanholladay.com


27 Jul 2018

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037 | Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.

Day in the Life

Affiliate disclaimer: Heads up! There are affiliate links in these show notes. What that means is if you click on a link and then make a purchase, I make a small percentage of money because I referred you. This comes at no additional cost to you. I only share products and resources that I trust and that I know will help you in your business. Grateful for your support! On today's show, I have Amber Runyon who is the founder of Eleventh Candle Co, which is a social enterprise who helps redeem, restore, empower, and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addition. Amber and I talk about how a trip to Ethiopia led her to start Eleventh Candle Co and how she got involved in helping people who have been abused or exploited, what people misconceive about human trafficking and what she wants people to know about those who are trafficked, abused, and addicted, how to be a better listener, tips on unplugging and self care when you run an emotion heavy business and so much more! Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy! Full show notes at: http://brittneyllynn.com/037 In today's episode, you'll find out: What led Amber to start Eleventh Candle Co even though she had no prior business experience. The most difficult part of running a business that helps people who have experienced sex trafficking. What people misconceive about human trafficking. The one thing Amber wants people to know about human trafficking. Tips on how you can be a better listener. Self care tips for people who struggle with "unplugging" from their work. How she continues to stay motivated and encouraged while running an emotion heavy business. Links mentioned: 5 Minute Journal 5 Minute Journal app Polaris Project I am Jane Doe documentary My favorite Brene Brown books: The Gifts of Imperfection Daring Greatly Braving the Wilderness Follow Amber: Website (use code dayinthelife for 25% off your purchase!) Facebook Instagram Twitter Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or Google Play Leave an honest review on iTunes. The ratings and reviews help for two reasons: 1) Most importantly, I get to know you, the listener, and what content you enjoy the most. 2) The more reviews the podcast has, the better chance it has at getting in front of new listeners. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram Join the Facebook group to interact with guests and other listeners Join the Day in the Life newsletter


3 Jul 2018

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BHP 13: Fighting Injustice, Selling Hope, & Becoming a Social Entrepreneur with Amber Runyon

The Magnetic Entrepreneur Podcast

Amber Runyun was a Hospice Nurse who became a social entrepreneur after a life-changing visit volunteering her services in Ethiopia. She founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. Listen in to see how she used Google and $200 to change women’s lives.


18 Jun 2018

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Amber Runyon

Let's Give A Damn

After witnessing little girls being sold for sex with her very two eyes, Amber decided she must do something about this horrible evil. Amber founded Eleventh Candle Co—a social enterprise company that makes quality products and does so much good in the world. She also runs Legacy—a nonprofit working globally to redeem, restore, empower, and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. She, like so many guests I bring on, has a heart of pure gold. Toward the end of our conversation, she shares some fantastic advice that I implore you to pay attention to. One of my favorite things about Amber’s story is that she chose not only to help women in Ethiopia but she also helps women right in her own backyard—Columbus, Ohio. In our conversation, you’ll hear her thought process and the WHY behind doing work in both places. Follow Amber’s work at Eleventh Candle Co by visiting their website and by following them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Also, there are several ways you can help out!LASTLY, they have given LGAD listeners a generous discount! Shop in their store, use the code LGAD at checkout, and you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase! Buy amazing candles at a discount AND help free women from human trafficking? AMAZING!Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with all that is going on. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! And if you want to follow our host Nick Laparra—Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.Support Let’s Give A Damn by contributing the monthly amount of your choice on Patreon. 100% of the money you contribute will go to making more podcasts. Not a dime goes into our pockets! Or you can leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts! Every little bit helps. Thanks for all your help.Have an amazing week, friends! Love y’all!


12 Jun 2018

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Lighting the Way with Eleventh Candle Co | with Search Results Web results Amber Runyon

People Helping People

Eleventh Candle Co is a social enterprise that seeks to redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. It is a way to employ women and empower them through work.How did they get started?Amber’s interest in human trafficking was born during a trip to Ethiopia, where she witnessed human trafficking in broad daylight. And she wasn’t okay with this. When she returned home to Columbus, Ohio, she was shocked to learn that human trafficking was just as prevalent in her hometown as it was in Ethiopia. So she set to work to figure out a way to make an impact.She googled what businesses she could start that would take the least amount of capital, and she came up with… candles.  She started over two years ago, mostly selling online and at festivals and events, and just recently opened their first store in the Madery, at the Co-Hatch in Worthington – a place where artisans make their socially minded, locally made, and finely crafted products right in front of your eyes.While reflecting on their journey, Amber remarked that she grew up through foster care and recognizes the statistics of what can happen… 50% of kids in foster care are trafficked or abused: she could easily have been one of those she works with today.What do survivors need?In this podcast, we talk about many forms of trafficking – whether it’s drug addiction, forced dependency, kidnapping, labor trafficking – it has countless different forms.  Eleventh Candle Co is focusing on what survivors of human trafficking need: They need a safe place, safe people, and a purpose in their job. One of the most important things is teaching them how to dream. Quite often those who have been through extreme situations need extra guidance – especially working through the past trauma they have experienced. Everyone is unique, and this can range from basic life skills such as budgeting to healthy eating to rebuilding trust. One of the most useful ways to make a difference is through peer support, and Amber has worked hard to create an environment where you can’t tell the CEO from an employee, from someone who has been trafficked. Because, as she puts it: “One, we’re not a petting zoo, and two we need to have the same level of respect, so my staff can freely call me out on if I’m doing something wrong, whether it’s how I’m making a candle to if I have a bad attitude… and the reason that we did that is to create a level playing ground. “ Trust is a huge component as is creating a safe place where you’re held accountable but it’s still okay to fail.  Only when you are on an even playing ground can you really develop trust.What are the challenges of incarceration?For those who have been incarcerated, it’s even more challenging getting back on your feet. The average woman leaves prison with about 29 dollars and the clothes that she came in with. The transition from prison is challenging, so Eleventh Candle Co has a different solution to working with formerly incarcerated women: they reach out and working with them in the prison system by getting to know them and paying them real wages so that they have a path after they are released.How do you affect change as a consumer?Eleventh Candle Co has a variety of beautifully scented candles.  Personally, I love beeswax candles, and since I attended the She Has a Name training on Human Trafficking, I light a candle from Eleventh Candle everytime I’m working on this podcast.  There is one burning right now.  For me, it is a symbol of the change I want to see happen in the world (plus, it’s an awesome candle) — but in the bigger picture, it is an example how we can effect change through the products you purchase as a consumer.Here is just a sample of companies built around a social mission like Eleventh Candle Co: The Noonday Collection – Jewelry & Accessories The Madery in Worthington, OH – is an awesome collective of impact ventures, including the Red Bristle Salon (hair), the Inside Out Creatives (art), Girls Set Free (fashion), Florin Coffee (coffee roaster), Porttion (healthy meals) She Has a Name Cleaning – Cleaning services Freedom a la Cart – Catering Thistle Farms – Trendy apparel The Roosevelt Coffeehouse – (a personal favorite) – a coffeehouse with a mission to provide clean water, fight hunger & human trafficking. Hot Chicken Takeover – Fantastic chicken Growlers Dog Bones – Dog treats! Imagine what a difference we can make in our local community just by purchasing from social impact organizations such as these.Human trafficking is difficult to talk about, but the more we can shine a spotlight on it, the more we can find solutions that make a difference. As Amber describes it: What we have to do is we have to bring light Into Darkness, thank you candle company for the perfect analogy!


27 May 2018

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Living Inside Your Story and Leaving "The Hustle" Behind, with Social Entrepreneur Amber Runyon

The Laptop Lifestyle with Alexis Teichmiller

From Hospice Nurse to social entrepreneur, Amber Runyon founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. Focusing on providing therapeutic work setting that allows all women a fair chance and opportunity to grow. She hires women in Columbus , Ohio to make candles which helps fund micro-finance loans to women in Ethiopia. Use the code "laptop" for a discount off your next Eleventh Candle Co purchase :)


22 May 2018

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Lighten Up #74: Amber Runyon

Lighten Up with Melanie Dale

Today I'm talking with Amber Runyon, a former hospice nurse turned social entrepreneur. She founded Eleventh Candle Co. to bring hope and healing to women who've been vulnerable to trafficking, both in Ethiopia and the U.S. Eleventh makes delicious candles and they're offering Lighten Up listeners 25% off using code LIGHTENUP. Amber and I talk about our new dogs, why she started a candle company when she doesn't even like candles, and how candles are helping women out of trafficking. And then I pick her brain about what she's been learning as an entrepreneur, running a fast-growing company, and building a healthy team. Whether you're starting a company, care about ending human trafficking, or just super love candles, listen in and lighten up. Quotes from the show: "If we start putting our money where our mouth is, our world will dramatically change." "Listen to your head, follow your heart, and lead with your gut." "You want to start a company? Start with therapy." Links from the show: Check out Eleventh Candle Co. and use code LIGHTENUP for 25% off! Watch this video about Eleventh Find Eleventh on Facebook or Instagram What is EMDR? Renew Wellness Slavery Footprint Lighten Up Guidelines for Laughing at Life


15 May 2018