Discover why Erin Thompson (CEO of Bowls, Inc.) launched products in 400+ stores in 2021, how she successfully co-founded two businesses with her best friend, and when she discovered her leadership blind spot (13 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS PODCAST GUEST: Erin Thompson. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bowls, Inc. and Blenders & Bowls. Erin has been self-employed since the age of 23, and started two businesses with her best friend, Kara Jordan.
After the Huffington Post named Blenders & Bowls the healthiest food truck in America, Erin and Kara opened 5 cafes and learned how to manage inventory, create award-winning recipes, and build an amazing team of 50+ employees.
In 2020 Erin and Kara started conceptualizing packaging their famous smoothie bowls to sell them in the grocery channel. They launched Bowls, Inc. to create the best CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) company in the ‘better for you’ space. In 2021 they launched in 400+ stores as well as an e-commerce business.
For more information about Erin and Bowls, Inc.; https://bowlsinc.com/
CEO BLINDSPOTS HOST: Birgit Kamps. She was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member with various companies. In addition, Birgit is the President of Hire Universe LLC, and the host of the CEO Blindspots podcast which was recognized in 2020 by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA (by 733%), and having listeners in 11 countries; https://ceoblindspots.com/