Rhea Singhal is Founder and CEO of Ecoware, India’s largest sustainable food packaging company. In this interview, Rhea shares what heartfelt leadership is and how she was able to use your love for people and planet to create one of her greatest successes. With her business, Ecoware she has been to persuade the Indian Railways, the largest food service operator in India of 1 million meals a day to switch to biodegradables.
[:04] Carley Hauck introduces herself as the founder of Living Well Awake, the new Shine podcast, and her upcoming new book — Shine- Ignite your inner game to lead consciously at work and in the world, available March 2020.
[3:00] Carley introduces Rhea Singhal, the founder of Ecoware who shares her inspiration for creating India’s largest sustainable food packaging company.
[11:58] Caring for your mind, body, and heart while running a growing business starts with prioritizing self-care time and managing expectations of yourself.
[15:58] For Rhea, overcoming the guilt that comes with attempting to balance home and business requires learning to say no and prioritizing the things that matter the most.
[19:01] How to tune into what “no” feels like in your body, and then taking the actions to align with that feeling to make your “yes” even more powerful.
[24:58] Rhea shares how she has modeled authenticity in order to provide a safe space for her employees to share their ideas and create a better company.
[28:57] Indian Railway is one of many companies that endorses Ecoware and provides an example of how having courageous conversations can lead to some of the best clients.
[35:18] The three-fold impact that Ecoware aims to have on the world is social, health, and environmental.
[40:50] Challenges that Rhea has faced as a female leader while growing her company have been made manageable by knowing that she is doing a right and good thing.
[44:58] The ability to keep calm is the inner quality that is helping Rhea have more resilience and step into her ever-growing shoes as a successful business leader.
[51:17] A call to action — ask yourself to identify what do you love so much that you are willing to fight for and protect?
Shine- Ignite your inner game at work and in the world by Carley Hauck