In This Episode, Lisa McDonald talks About:
How she's helping human and non-human animals through her non-profits, and her advice for how to find balance in the world of animal rescues.
[5:07] Roving Vegans Adventures- the Flat Roving Vegans’ on their first week of adventure
[9:41] Introducing Lisa McDonald, business woman and non-profit extraordinaire
[11:05] Lisa’s journey into veganism
[14:02] The start of Sanctuary Brewing Company, Hendersonville, North Carolina’s only vegan brewery.
[15:05] Sweet Bear Rescue and Animal Farm
[15:28] Peace, Love, Food
[17:05] Lisa’s business consultant background
[17:37] Follow your passion
[20:16] Sweet Bear’s latest rescues
[21:10] The animals are the hero, they are the ones to touch people
[23:40] Martyrdom, burn-out, and life balance
[26:48] Individuality and personhood
[28:14] How Corporate America taught me how to care for animals
[29:10] Human animals philanthropy
[33:10] How Lisa support people in their vegan journey
[36:10] 3 tips for new vegans
[38:36] Kindness Wall
[39:12] Upcoming events- Beerversary and Puppy Bowl
[42:38] Did You Know: Fun facts about beer
About Lisa McDonald:
Lisa Marie McDonald is an unapologetic entrepreneur, philanthropist extraordinaire, and lifelong animal advocate. She is a business owner, world traveler, speaker, animal sanctuary founder and thought leader. Her trove of accomplishments is as big as her heart. But Lisa wanted more. She wanted to turn her passion for love, kindness, and compassion into a business venture that would help make the world a better place.
So she and her partner, Joe Dinan, started Sanctuary Brewing Company (SBC) in Hendersonville, NC -- a one-of-a-kind, award-winning vegan microbrewery dedicated to good times, good deeds, and amazing beer. Through Sanctuary Brewing, Lisa is showing the world that profit margins and philanthropy can go hand-in-hand.
Lisa’s love for animals, humans, and the planet is palpable. She created a Kindness Wall at the brewery, where those in need can take seasonal clothing, umbrellas, and essentials bags filled with basic necessities. She also offers free Sunday meals, and hosts Give Forward community days where people can get free haircuts, job placement assistance, and basic health checks.
Under the umbrella of her non-profit, the Kindness Empire, Sweet Bear Rescue Farm is Lisa’s latest venture, and she serves as caretaker to nearly 40 non-human residents including Charlotte the gregarious chicken, George the affectionate turkey, and Ollie the cantankerous pig.
Her unique story and the incredible change she’s helped to facilitate in her community and nationwide has drawn the attention of major influencers and publications from race car driver Leilani Munter to Paste magazine to actor Ricky Gervais.
Roving Vegans Adventure:
The Roving Vegans are going on a Spread a Trail of Peace World Tour! Won't you join in the fun?
The Flat Roving Vegans started their adventure last Thursday and have been visiting local vegan businesses, sanctuaries, and even a few educational seminars.
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