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Karina Birch

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Karina Birch

The VOW

Karina Birch is co-owner and CEO of natural body care purveyor Rocky Mountain Soap Co. She and her husband Cam nurtured the company from its days as a 300 square foot shop in Canmore to the now 13 retail stores and 16,000 square foot workshop in Canmore. Believing ‘what goes on the body, goes in the body,’ Rocky is on a mission to created small-batch products using simple, natural and fresh ingredients.⁣ Karina’s interest in natural beauty started when she was a young girl who loved smearing avocado on her face and putting egg in her hair.  Now she gets to do the grown up version of that every day. ⁣ ⁣Karina spends her time directing Rocky’s strategy, product development and brand. Since their earliest days, she and Cam have focused on fostering a strong company culture that empowers people to ‘Give it a Go,’ reminds them to ‘Be Kind,’ and encourages ‘Positivitude.’⁣ ⁣In recent years, the company has expanded its ‘Cleaner Bodies, Cleaner World’ commitment to include its built environments.  Rocky’s Canmore workshop and recent store builds and renovations have adhered to the highest standards of sustainable, responsible construction. ⁣  ⁣Karina balances running a rapidly growing company with raising three rapidly growing children. She maintains her sanity by taking advantage of having some of the best skiing, hiking and biking in the world on her doorstep to keep her active and balanced.⁣  ⁣Rocky Mountain Soap has been included in the Profit 100 and Alberta Ventures ‘Fastest Growing Companies.’ Karina has been honoured as a female entrepreneur on the ‘W100’ list; a ‘Fierce Woman of Influence.’ She sits on the board for Rocky Mountain Ventures and is a current member and past board member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Calgary. She is also completed Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program (OPM).⁣

39mins

18 Mar 2021

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Episode 11: Rocky Mountain Vibes with Karina Birch CEO of Rocky Mountain Soap Co

Live Love Local Podcast - A journey into the heartbeat of our economy

Today on the show I have the CEO of a very well known local brand Rocky Mountain Soap Co. www.https://www.rockymountainsoap.com/ Rocky Mountain Soap Co was bought by Karina & her husband Cam 21 years ago with 1 employee & less than $100k in annual sales.  With blind faith, and optimism fueling them they embarked on a 21 year growth curve to take Rocky Mountain Soap Co into the amazing brand it is today. Rocky Mountain Soap Co is focused on being an early leader in the personal care & beauty space by not only making products safe for us as humans, but your whole family & the earth. Karina, and Rocky Mountain Soap Co has over the years been in the spotlight for so many great reasons, and these are just a few of them: 2002 - Profit Canada’s Hottest Startup 2004/2005 - Alberta’s Fastest Growing Companies 2007/2008/2009/2010/2011 Alberta’s Venture Fast 50 And then various other Alberta & Canada Fast Growth Company accolades. Recently in 2018 named one of Canada’s 10 Most admired corporate cultures And Karina herself has been on many Top Women Entrepreneur lists such as Profit W100. It's an understatement to say how honoured I am to have such an amazing local entrepreneur on the show, somebody who has done it as such an inspiring women in business for so many, an amazing mother & wife, & somebody who continues to show us how passion can be sustained over multiple decades when you do what you love, in a way you love to do it! Enjoy my chat with Karina Birch, Ceo of Rocky Mountain Soap Co.  Follow them on Instagram @rockymountainsoapco

1hr 1min

12 Mar 2021

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Cat's Track #171​ - Karina Birch

Cat's Track

Welcome to Cat’s Track Episode 171, with guest Karina Birch. Subscribe to Cat's Track to make sure you never miss an interview: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFIl...​ Karina Birch is co-owner and CEO of Rocky Mountain Soap Co. She and her husband Cam nurtured the company from its beginnings in 2000, as a small shop in Canmore to now 13 retail locations and a 17,000 square foot workshop. Rocky Mountain Soap creates small-batch beauty products using simple, natural and fresh ingredients. Building relationships with Canadian farmers to use high quality, healthy skin care ingredients in their recipes. Karina spends her time directing Rocky’s strategy, product development and brand. Since their earliest days, she and Cam have focused on fostering a strong company culture that empowers people to ‘Give it a Go’, reminds them to ‘Be Kind’, and encourages ‘Positivitude’. Rocky Mountain Soap has been included in the Profit 100 and Alberta Ventures ‘Fastest Growing Companies.’ Karina has been honored as an AWE ‘Celebration of Achievement’ recipient, female entrepreneur on the ‘W100’ list. She is a current member and past board member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Calgary. She has also completed the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program (OPM).

14mins

2 Mar 2021

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#10- Karina Birch- "Organic Growth"

The 6AM Mindset Podcast

Today’s guest is the CEO of Rocky Mountain Soap Company, Karina Birch. Karina and her husband bought the company 21 years ago and have grown it from $86,000 a year in sales to over 22 million! During the original interview, We experienced some technical difficulties and the wi-fi connection was acting up. This caused the audio to glitch out at moments, and for that, I apologize, but I urge you to push through as the core value that Karina provides is still intact. If you’re at all interested in natural products, this is the interview for you as Karina does a deep dive into what it takes to bring natural products to market. 1:23 How Rocky Mountain Soap Started 7:26 Seeing Opportunity  8:26 Finding the Capitol  11:10 Consitent/ Organic Growth 14:59 Materials/ Experiences that helped grow the business 18:36 Soccer Analogy for Leadership 24:23 Aligning and Inspiring as a Leader 28:33 Importance of Natural Products 37:37 Leadership/ Mentorship 42:36 Dealing with Overwhelm  46:42 Advice for New Entrepreneurs  Books Mentioned:Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive CustomerMastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to IncreaseMusic by:  FLAWD SOULS - Instagram / Spotify / SoundcloudGolden Nugget of Wisdom from Karina:My interview with Karina Birch helped me gain some clarity on a belief I’ve held for a while now, and I believe it to be one of the most foundational parts of the 6AM Mindset. That being the principle of long term organic growth. Karina mentioned that young entrepreneurs often fall victim to a short term, instant gratification mindset when starting their own company. They expect everything to happen quickly, and they consider it a failure way too soon if it doesn’t “take off right away.” As Karina asks in the interview "If you want to grow at an accelerated rate, at what point do you become the limiting factor to growth?" This reminds me of a quote I heard in a podcast years ago with Tai Lopez. In it, he says “a fence put up fast, falls down fast.” And if we consider the extra time, the extra grueling effort we put into building a stronger fence, the beauty of the final product lies, and is born FROM that struggle, grueling effort, or extra time. If we can learn this NOW, then when we’re absolutely grinding, we can find comfort in the midst of that struggle. Now THAT'S using Mindset as a tool.  

55mins

30 Jan 2021

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Karina Birch discusses why natural personal and beauty care products are a better alternative.

Build A Healthier Life

Join me in a conversation with Karina Birch,  Co-founder and CEO of Rocky Mountain Soap Company,  as she explains why some products are toxic for your body and how products made from natural ingredients are a better alternative for your Health. Learn how to find information about personal & beauty care products before selecting them, so that you can be the best advocate for your own health.

1hr 1min

23 Nov 2020

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#211 Importance of Natural Skincare with Karina Birch

The No Sugarcoating Podcast

Self-care podcast talking about the Importance of Natural Skincare with Karina Birch of Rocky Mountain Soap Company. TOPICS:: ** Importance of Natural Skincare with Karina Birch (06:45). NOTES:: Show notes: amberapproved.ca/podcast/211 Leave me a review at amberapproved.ca/review Email me at info@amberapproved.ca SHOW LINKS:: Email me at info@amberapproved.ca with the subject line “Fall Coaching Sale” to inquire about securing your savings on my 6 month and 1 year coaching programs. Book your 30 minute Complimentary Body Freedom call today.  Take my free Emotional Eating Quiz here: http://amberapproved.ca/emotional-eating-quiz Check out my Youtube Channel Here for more transformational videos: http://bit.ly/2i6UmxJ Listen to Episode 179 about what it’s like to work with me here: http://amberapproved.ca/podcast/179/ Be sure to follow me on Instagram @amberromaniuk Subscribe to The No Sugarcoating Podcast here: https://apple.co/2pnDaZw Be sure to listen to Episode 202 exploring what it’s costing you financially to stay stuck on your health journey. www.amberapproved.ca/podcast/202 Use code “amber” for 15% OFF from Newco Natural Technologies https://www.newconatural.ca/discount/amber About Karina Birch  - CEO and Co-Owner Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Karina Birch is co-owner and CEO of Rocky Mountain Soap Co. She and her husband Cam nurtured the company from its beginnings in 2000, as a small shop in Canmore to now 13 retail locations and a 17,000 square foot workshop. Rocky Mountain Soap creates small-batch beauty products using simple, natural and fresh ingredients. Building relationships with Canadian farmers to use high quality, healthy skin care ingredients in their recipes. Karina spends her time directing Rocky’s strategy, product development and brand.  Since their earliest days, she and Cam have focused on fostering a strong company culture that empowers people to ‘Give it a Go’, reminds them to ‘Be Kind’, and encourages ‘Positivitude’. Rocky Mountain Soap has been included in the Profit 100 and Alberta Ventures ‘Fastest Growing Companies.’ Karina has been honored as an AWE ‘Celebration of Achievement’ recipient, female entrepreneur on the ‘W100’ list. She is a current member and past board member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Calgary. She has also completed the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program (OPM). Be sure to shop and check out more about Rocky Mountain Soap Co. www.rockymountainsoap.com MY PARTNERS: Rocky Mountain Soap Co. The No Sugarcoating Podcast is proud to partner with Rocky Mountain Soap Company. A Canadian company that believes the earth provides more than enough natural ingredients to give us beautiful and healthy skin for life, so you can shop with the freedom of knowing that everything they make is safe and good for you, your family and the environment. Shop natural at one of their 13 retail locations across Canada or online at www.rockymountainsoap.com. Newco Natural Technology Newco Natural Technology is a Canadian company located in the heart of Calgary, Alberta. Newco creates the finest and most effective natural health products in the industry through scientific innovation and understanding of nature's codes. Newco has discovered the miracle molecule “sulforaphane”, which is a super-antioxidant extracted from broccoli that provides long-lasting protection for 72 hours after consumption or application. This miracle molecule is supported by over 1,800 clinical studies over the last 25 years! Newco’s products range from supplements, skincare, to even chocolate bars which use Sulforaphane as its foundation! The BroccoGen 10® supplement contains “sulforaphane”, and one capsule is equivalent to eating 5 heads of broccoli!  To learn more, visit newconatural.ca and use code “AMBER” to save 15% OFF your entire order! Remember, n e w c o natural.ca with code “AMBER” for 15% off! Herbaland Gummies Herbaland products are sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan and made with love in Richmond BC. All of our vitamins and supplements come in gummy form - making them easy and fun to take! Our products are made for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are struggling with capsule fatigue, have trouble swallowing large capsules or you simply love your vitamins tasting like delicious watermelon, Herbaland is for you! Fun Fact Herbaland is also the #1 gummy manufacturer in Canada! Check out more info and purchase your gummies at  www.herbaland.ca 

59mins

24 Nov 2019