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What Does an Ice Cream Brand, a Trampoline Park, and the World’s Oldest Vegetarian Brand Have in Common?

Sometimes brands think a new design is the answer to all their problems. Diana Fryc and David Lemley would argue that’s not true.

They founded Retail Voodoo to help brands grow by getting straight to the heart of the problem. As the “data whisperers,” they know how to sift through truckloads of information and find the details that really matter. But how do you take that information and turn it into a strategy for growth?

In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, Diana Fryc and David Lemley of Retail Voodoo join Dr. Jeremy Weisz to discuss Retail Voodoo’s strategy for helping brands grow. They talk about their process of analyzing each brand’s data, how they develop team alignment, and how they grow a brand’s audience without losing the loyal customers.

In this episode we learn: 

  • Typical questions Diana Fryc and David Lemley are asked by new clients
  • The types of services that Retail Voodoo offers
  • How Retail Voodoo uses audience analysis to find the data that matters most
  • Retail Voodoo’s general process for clients that come to them
  • Why people trust Retail Voodoo to build their brand
  • How they developed a strategy for Alden’s Organic Ice Cream
  • When is the problem marketing — and when is it the design?
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What Does an Ice Cream Brand, a Trampoline Park, and the World’s Oldest Vegetarian Brand Have in Common?

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About Diana Fryc and David Lemley: 

David Lemley is the Founder, CEO and Chief Strategist for Retail Voodoo. Retail Voodoo helps build, grow, and evolve brands in food, beverage, wellness, and fitness spaces. David founded the company on the belief that brands should inspire meaningful connections with real people. Through insight, visioning diagnostics, research analysis, and consensus building, they’ve helped companies like REI, Starbucks, Sur La Table and Nike become the beloved and dominant brands they are today.

Diana Fryc is the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Retail Voodoo. Diana has over 20 years of experience in marketing, research, and business development. Before her time with Retail Voodoo, Diana was a freelance consultant for marketing and project management services, the Director for New Business Development and Client Services at Lemley Design, and the President of AAF Seattle.

Guests Social Media Links: 

LinkedIn Diana Fryc: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianafryc/

LinkedIn David Lemley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidlemley/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retailvoodoo/

Website: https://retail-voodoo.com/

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This episode is brought to you by Retail Voodoo

Retail Voodoo has been building beloved and dominant brands in the food, wellness, beverage, and fitness CPG industries for over 30 years. They’ve served multinational companies like PepsiCo. and Starbucks, startups like High Key, and everything in between. 

Their proven process guides hundreds of mission-driven consumer brands to attract a broad and passionate fan base, crush their categories through growth and innovation, and magnify their social and environmental impact. 

So, if you are ready to find a partner that will help your business create a high-impact strategy that gives your brand an advantage, Retail Voodoo is here to help.

Visit retail-voodoo.com or email info@retail-voodoo.com to learn more.

Diana Fryc

For Diana, a fierce determination to pursue what’s right is rooted in her DNA. The daughter of parents who endured unimaginable hardship before emigrating from Eastern Europe to the U.S., she is built for a higher purpose. Starting with an experience working with Jane Goodall to source sustainably made paper, she went on to a career helping Corporate America normalize the use of environmentally responsible products and materials before coming to Retail Voodoo.

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Self-Love and Supplements featuring Mary Berry, Cosmos Vita

Sometimes we are our own worst critic. We say things to ourselves that we would never say to a friend — and maybe not even an enemy. We take so much time for others, we forget to take time for ourselves.

That’s why Mary Berry started Cosmos Vita, a company that creates gummy supplements that are vegan, non-GMO, and free from dyes. The company is dedicated to helping people take care of themselves and remember what it feels like to love yourself. But how did Mary learn how to start her own company? 

In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, Diana Fryc is joined by Mary Berry, Founder and CEO of Cosmos Vita, to discuss her entrepreneurial journey. They talk about Mary’s previous experience founding Texas Beauty Labs, the biggest turning point in Mary’s life, and her advice for other people trying to follow their dreams.

In this episode we learn: 

  • Mary Berry’s original vision for Cosmos Vita
  • The importance of self-love — and why we are sometimes harder on ourselves than other people
  • Why the beauty and wellness industry has recently been mixing with the food industry
  • What Mary learned starting Texas Beauty Labs, how that helped her create Cosmos Vita, and the new skills she’s learned since then
  • How has research evolved green science?
  • What have the early stages been like for Cosmos Vita?
  • Mary’s hopes for the impact of Cosmos Vita on women
  • The biggest turning point in Mary’s life
  • Mary’s life advice: listen to your gut, believe in yourself, and visualize success
  • Is natural always best when it comes to supplements?
  • Other female leaders in the wellness industry that Mary admires
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Self-Love and Supplements featuring Mary Berry, Cosmos Vita

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About Mary Berry: 

Mary Berry is the Founder and CEO of Cosmos Vita. Cosmos Vita produces gummy vitamins that are vegan, non-GMO, and free from dyes. The company is dedicated to accessibility, inclusivity, and empowerment — as well as reminding people to love and take care of themselves. 

Mary has been sharing her expertise in the wellness space for over a decade. Before creating Cosmos Vita, she founded Texas Beauty Labs, now known as Goodkind Co. It was the leading product and services partner to Clean Beauty brands and creators, which produced the world’s best-selling natural deodorant.

Guests Social Media Links: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-berry-809a345/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cosmosvita/

Website: https://cosmosvita.com/

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Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by Retail Voodoo

Retail Voodoo has been building beloved and dominant brands in the food, wellness, beverage, and fitness CPG industries for over 30 years. They’ve served multinational companies like PepsiCo. and Starbucks, startups like High Key, and everything in between. 

Their proven process guides hundreds of mission-driven consumer brands to attract a broad and passionate fan base, crush their categories through growth and innovation, and magnify their social and environmental impact. 

So, if you are ready to find a partner that will help your business create a high-impact strategy that gives your brand an advantage, Retail Voodoo is here to help.

Visit retail-voodoo.com or email info@retail-voodoo.com to learn more.

Diana Fryc

For Diana, a fierce determination to pursue what’s right is rooted in her DNA. The daughter of parents who endured unimaginable hardship before emigrating from Eastern Europe to the U.S., she is built for a higher purpose. Starting with an experience working with Jane Goodall to source sustainably made paper, she went on to a career helping Corporate America normalize the use of environmentally responsible products and materials before coming to Retail Voodoo.

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Self-Care for Executives featuring Brie Doyle, She Glows Retreats

Burnout is spreading the nation like another pandemic. We push ourselves to the brink of exhaustion by expecting ourselves to do everything and somehow be happy about it at the same time. 

Brie Doyle has another solution. She offers She Glows Retreats to help women reconnect with themselves and reclaim their power, confidence, and clarity. Brie believes that by taking a step back, we can learn to hear our own voice again and put the joy back into our everyday living. 

In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, Diana Fryc is joined by author, teacher, and meditation guide, Brie Doyle. They discuss Brie’s own burnout that inspired She Glows Retreats, how meditation has been both integrated and diluted in American culture, and why you should stop trying to do everything on your own.

In this episode we learn: 

  • Why Brie Doyle started She Glows Retreats 
  • The nine main elements of a retreat
  • The roots of meditation and how it’s been integrated and diluted in American culture
  • Using retreats to hear your own voice again
  • How She Grows Retreats have evolved over the years and the hurdles Brie crossed to get where she is today
  • The importance of accepting help (hint: stop trying to do everything on your own!)
  • The balance and interplay of our inner feminine and masculine energies
  • How Brie is finding ways to educate and include a wider audience
  • The inspiration for You Should Leave Now: Going on Retreat to Find Your Way Back to Yourself and why this book is so timely
  • Preventing breakdowns and burnout — how is retreating proactive for your mental health?
  • Interesting facts about the places Brie chooses for retreats
  • Other women leaders that inspire Brie Doyle
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Self-Care for Executives featuring Brie Doyle, She Glows Retreats

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About Brie Doyle: 

Brie Doyle is an author, teacher and retreat guide. Brie hosts transformational wellness retreats throughout the US and across the globe, and is the Founder of She Glows Retreats. She specializes in curating mental and emotional wellness curriculum for groups, conscious companies, schools and individuals. A yoga and meditation teacher for over 20 years, Brie is a leader in the health and wellness space who helps people heal their past and reclaim their power. Her book, You Should Leave Now: Going on a Retreat to Find Your Way Back to Yourself was just released.

Guests Social Media Links: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brie-doyle-60a83a3/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wellbeingbybrie/?hl=en

Website: https://www.briedoyle.com/

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Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by Retail Voodoo

Retail Voodoo has been building beloved and dominant brands in the food, wellness, beverage, and fitness CPG industries for over 30 years. They’ve served multinational companies like PepsiCo. and Starbucks, startups like High Key, and everything in between. 

Their proven process guides hundreds of mission-driven consumer brands to attract a broad and passionate fan base, crush their categories through growth and innovation, and magnify their social and environmental impact. 

So, if you are ready to find a partner that will help your business create a high-impact strategy that gives your brand an advantage, Retail Voodoo is here to help.

Visit retail-voodoo.com or email info@retail-voodoo.com to learn more.

Diana Fryc

For Diana, a fierce determination to pursue what’s right is rooted in her DNA. The daughter of parents who endured unimaginable hardship before emigrating from Eastern Europe to the U.S., she is built for a higher purpose. Starting with an experience working with Jane Goodall to source sustainably made paper, she went on to a career helping Corporate America normalize the use of environmentally responsible products and materials before coming to Retail Voodoo.

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