EAS 066: How Julianne Went From Just an Allergy Kid to Multi-Award Winning Entrepreneur

EAS 066: How Julianne Went From Just an Allergy Kid to Multi-Award Winning Entrepreneur

Julianne Ponan is a multi-award winning entrepreneur who at the age of 22 took over the failing company Creative Nature as CEO and within 2 years took it out of debt. She is also a Virgin Startup Mentor and fellow grownup allergy kid. She has multiple severe allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, chickpeas, coconut, aniseed, some perfumes and many other foods.

I ask Julianne about growing up with allergies, how she has grown in confidence over the years and how that has impacted her life. From being the allergy kid at her own table, going to University and working in Beijing. Julianne reflects on her experiences of living with allergies and how they don’t have to hold you back and can be managed successfully.

We talk about how she has grown Creative Nature from product testing in the kitchen to her products being stocked in Tesco, Ocado, Co-op and soon Pharmacies. I also quiz Julianne on the factory protocols and standards to make sure products are safe, this is one of the companies that I actually trust because Creative Nature products are suitable for Julianne’s allergies (all apart from the peanut bar)!

Take a listen to find out more and learn Julianne’s advice for starting your own business.

Top 3 Tips When Living With Food

  1. Follow positive people in the allergy community
  2. Be honest with yourself because things aren’t going to change
  3. If you’re having a problem, get out there and make a difference

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EAS 063: Food Allergies Are a Tool For Self-Growth Failing-Up with Brandon LaBella

Brandon Labella is an author, host of the Failing Up Podcast, fellow grownup allergy kid and Food Allergy Travels Trailblazer. He has travelled to 35 countries in 3 years not letting his severe allergies to nuts, dairy and fish stop him from exploring and achieving his goals.

In today’s episode I talk to Brandon about how he prepares to travel allergy safe and dealing with allergic reactions. He shares his experiences educating people on his travels about his allergy and how you can always  turn every experience into a learning something.

Top 3 Tips When Living With Food

  1. Rather than “why me?” think “why not me?!” – use your allergy as a way to grow
  2. Get involved in a community or make a community
  3. Prepare so that you can be limitless and free to do what you want

Leave a Review

Thank you to all of you who have sent me feedback. Your words of encouragement and how the podcast has helped you keeps me motivated to make more episodes!

If you haven’t already, please leave a review on iTunes.

Ask Your Questions

If you have a question about your own allergy journey or from the episode, leave a comment below or post in our very own Facebook Group.

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