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Marcia Kilgore

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49 - Bliss Spa to FitFlop: The Beauty of Owning Your Own Power with Serial Entrepreneur Marcia Kilgore of Beauty Pie

Potential to Powerhouse: Success Secrets for Women Entrepreneurs

Marcia Kilgore, a Canadian-born entrepreneur and founder of several global companies in the beauty and footwear industries, joins Tracy Holland today on this episode of the Potential to Powerhouse Podcast. Marcia discusses her life growing up with a single mom after losing her father at a young age and how that defining experience led to her path to entrepreneurship. From bodybuilding, skincare, and makeup, to revolutionizing Bliss Spa and the women's footwear industry, Marcia's most recent business venture, Beauty Pie, disrupts the typical business model. Tune in to learn more about Marcia’s journey to worldwide success on this don’t-miss episode.  IN THIS EPISODE: [03:41] Marcia talks about her life growing up with two older sisters and losing her father at age 11. [08:41] Getting interested in skincare and makeup and discovering bodybuilding as a teen [18:00] Marcia discusses the opening of her first location of Bliss Spa. [24:31] Being approached by investors looking to partner with her and her companies [37:06] The idea and concept of Beauty Pie [47:08] What's on Marcia's bucket list KEY TAKEAWAYS:  Be open to new ideas as they can help you connect new experiences and ideas that work out to be a great opportunity. Use your intuition and don’t be afraid to follow the breadcrumbs for new opportunities that could lead to your next business idea.  RESOURCE LINKS Twitter @marciakilgore Instagram @marcia.kilgore Blog Post: FIVE MINUTES WITH: MARCIA KILGORE Potential to Powerhouse Tracy Holland on Instagram BIO:   Marcia Kilgore is a Canadian-born entrepreneur who has founded several global companies in the beauty and footwear industries. Her ventures include revolutionizing Bliss Spa, which was sold to LVMH only three years after its launch; bath, body, and cosmetics brand Soap & Glory, sold to British Drugstore giant Walgreens Boots Alliance; biomechanics-meets-fashion footwear brand FitFlop; and naturally derived bath and body product brand Soaper Duper. QUOTES:  “I think one of the things if I was going to give advice to somebody coming up is, in the heat of a moment, you'll often forget that not everything needs to be responded to, and you don't have to react to everything.” -Marcia Kilgore “Keep all of your antennas open because all of those dots that you can put down are just all opportunities and your unique set of blocks. Yours will be different than anybody else's in the world. That is actually your entrepreneurial opportunity because it's your unique blueprint.” -Marcia Kilgore


26 May 2022

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Lightbulb Moment 13: Why female intuition in business is where the gold lies, with Marcia Kilgore, founder of Beauty Pie

Conversations of Inspiration

Crushed? Overwhelmed? Scared? The more hardship you go through, the more resilient you become — but also, the more you are able to be open about what you are feeling, the more likely you are to connect with others — and that is what great brands are built on.  It’s what founder of Bliss Spas, Fitflop and now Beauty Pie, Marcia Kilgore has come to believe too, so perhaps it’s little surprise she’s built so many incredible businesses.  Reading a letter to her younger self, Marcia speaks in great depth about emotion when recalling her life so far, and this struck a real chord with Holly.  Having been ridiculed in the past for being an ‘emotional’ person, Holly shares her learnings throughout her career about using emotion to achieve success. After all, why does being emotional have negative connotations? Is being an emotional being, not the greatest gift of all? Especially when marketing to women. Making connections doesn’t come through being aloof, functional or formal. It’s about being brave enough to bring your full self to work and sharing this with others.  This truly is a lightbulb moment not to be missed, as Holly reveals why having the ability to feel, act and channel our emotions just might be the key to not only understanding yourself, but also your business and most importantly — your customers.  You can listen to Marcia Kilgore’s full episode here.  Enjoying listening to these unfiltered chats? Subscribe to Holly’s weekly newsletters on our website, where she shares small business inspiration of all kinds, exclusive nuggets of wisdom from her and her guests, plus offers, creative ideas and topical, 'ungoogleable' business advice.


19 May 2022

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Why You’ve Really Got To Stop Paying Retail With Beauty Pie Founder Marcia Kilgore

Breaking Beauty Podcast

Marcia Kilgore was the owner of Bliss Salon in New York City’s Soho district, where her low key facials earned clients like Madonna and Oprah, before launching her iconic range of baby blue bath and body products. Bliss would eventually be acquired by LVMH for $25M, and after a series of ventures – Soap & Glory, FitFlop, Soaper Duper – Marcia is taking on Big Beauty with a membership-only cosmetics company that promises luxury products at warehouse prices. In this episode, we break down everything you’d want to know about how a beauty club works, along with details on Beauty Pie’s number one best seller, the JapanFusion Pure Transforming Cleanser (Price tag? $8 bucks.)  Listen in as Marcia reveals why a $100 face cream only costs $5 to make, and we find out whether Beauty Pie really can be considered “luxury.” Have you tried Beauty Pie? And if so, would you ever go back to retail again? We wanna hear from you! Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter,  Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.  For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog PROMO CODES: Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!  Preply Learn languages online with the world's best tutors. Book a private tutor today at Preply.com/BEAUTY and get 50% off your first lesson for a limited time.  The Inkey List If you want healthy, hydrated, glowy skin head over to theinkeylist.com and get yourself the two new super hydrating products. The Inkey List. Knowledge. Your most powerful ingredient. *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.* Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
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5 Jan 2022

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E99: How I Built 5 Multi-Million Dollar Companies: Marcia Kilgore

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Marcia Kilgore is responsible for revolutionising the beauty industry through the multiple multi-million dollar businesses she’s founded and built. She’s the woman behind Beauty Pie, Fit Flops, Bliss spas, Soap and Glory and Soaper Duper.  Marcia moved to New York with just $300, which she spent on a gym membership, became a personal trainer and started a one room studio where she provided facials and spa treatments. Within a few years she’d built a spa empire and sold it to LVMH for millions and millions of dollars. What’s incredible about Marcia is she never stops moving and innovating, and she hasn’t just got lucky once with one successful business, but has managed to do it again and again. Now, Marcia runs a beauty empire. Today she tells us what it took to get to that point, what she’s learnt along the way, and what she had to give up.  Topics: Your early years The gym & moving to New York The start of Bliss Attention to detail and maintaining a high standard What is it about you that made you successful Can you teach people to have good ideas Selling Bliss Starting Soap and Glory Coming up with new ideas Why was Soap and Glory so successful and selling it Having an entrepreneurial partner The death bed test Choosing yourself rather than others choosing you What are you playing for now Failures  Advice for people of where to start Marcia: https://www.instagram.com/marcia.kilgore/?hl=en https://twitter.com/marciakilgore The Diary Of a CEO live - Sign up here - https://g2ul0.app.link/diaryofaceolive Sponsors: https://uk.huel.com/https://www.fiverr.com/ceo

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27 Sep 2021

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Marcia Kilgore on Paulina Porizkova’s Unretouched Nude and Aging Gracefully

Glam Squad Confidential by Us Weekly

Marcia Kilgore, founder of the brand BeautyPie (loved by Paulina Porozkova and more stars), joins Us to chat ageless beauty, the skincare ingredients you need now and why Helen Mirren is sexy over 70.


30 Aug 2021

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Talking Success with Nicki Chapman

Nicki chats to seriel entrepreneur Marcia Kilgore. They discuss how she got started with Bliss, what it's like to be a women in the board room, how FitFlop came to be and her latest project Beauty Pie.


3 Aug 2021

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What if? with Lorraine & Rosie

Beauty Pie founder, serial entrepreneur and one time competitive body builder (!), Marcia Kilgore, joins Lorraine and Rosie to ask 'What if?'


8 Jul 2021

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162 Marcia Kilgore: Founder of Beauty Pie, FitFlop, Bliss Spa, and Soap & Glory

The Kara Goldin Show

"Your unique experiences and how you pull them together are actually your unique opportunities." There’s so much learning and inspiration on this episode of #TheKaraGoldinShow with Marcia Kilgore! Marcia is the amazing founder behind the well-known brands Bliss Spa, FitFlop, Soap & Glory, and most recently, Beauty Pie. In this episode, she shares her awe-inspiring story of how she accidentally discovered what she was good at and went on to build the iconic Bliss Spa in New York City. Then, Soap & Glory and FitFlop. This serial entrepreneur has so many valuable things to say that we can all learn from. And how today she is disrupting the beauty industry with her latest company, Beauty Pie (so good!). Kickback, listen, learn and order some Beauty Pie too! Show notes at https://karagoldin.com/podcasts/162 Enjoying this episode of #TheKaraGoldinShow? Let Kara know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout-out on social! Follow Kara on IG: https://www.instagram.com/karagoldin/ Follow Kara on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karagoldin Follow Kara on Twitter: https://twitter.com/karagoldin Follow Kara on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraGoldin/ Mentioned in the Episode: Beauty Pie: https://www.beautypie.com/ Use code KARAGOLDINSHOW at checkout for one month free. Marcia Kilgore’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcia.kilgore Marcia Kilgore’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcia-kilgore


23 Jun 2021

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“The opposite of a good idea is often a great idea” — Marcia Kilgore, founder of Beauty Pie

The Gentleman‘s Journal Podcast

Most of us would be content to have one big hit in our lifetimes, and to milk it for all its worth. But Marcia Kilgore has had four resounding successes with four separate businesses — Bliss, a range of New York beauty spas, of which she sold a majority stake to LVMH for a reported $30million in 2004; Soap & Glory, a toiletries brand thar Boots bought acquired in 2014 and has hundreds of millions in annual revenues; FitFlop, the ingenious ergonomic footwear brand; and now Beauty Pie, a subscription cosmetics service which may well turn the beauty industry on its head. In a fascinating and highly enjoyable episode, we discussed the unique atmosphere of New York in the late 1980s; why bullshit is the enemy of success; and how the opposite of a good idea is almost always a great idea.  


21 May 2021

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How Communities Shape Brands: Marcia Kilgore, serial entrepreneur - founder of Bliss, Beauty Pie, Soap & Glory, Fitflop and Soaper Duper

Now, Then, Ten

To mark International Women's Day this week, Nicola speaks to a female entrepreneur who Oprah has called one of the most inspiring people she’s met. In an episode jam-packed with business advice, Marcia Kilgore tells Nicola Mendelsohn about launching her first company in her studio apartment, its multi-million-dollar acquisition five years later, and disrupting the beauty industry yet again with her most recent start-up, Beauty Pie. She also explains why community has been instrumental to every brand she’s built, reveals her most important business relationship – and shares some of the mistakes she’s made during her career.Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.


10 Mar 2021