2 min readJul 3, 2018

1 NOVEMBER, 2017

This month’s Agora Guru is Olivia Thorpe, Founder of luxurious skincare brand, Vanderohe. Having launched her hero product at the beginning of this year, she’s already won the Beauty Shortlist Award for Best New Product Launch 2016/17!

So here are some words of wisdom, honesty and inspiration from the remarkable entrepreneur and Founder. Read on & ENJOY!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A ballerina.

Who or what is your inspiration in life?

My parents — for quietly pushing me to always strive to achieve the very best and never settle for anything less; my husband — for believing in me completely and holding my hand through both motherhood and work; my sons — for letting me see things differently, through innocent and imaginative eyes, and for always making me laugh.

What’s been your hardest lesson?

Realising that I can’t always juggle everything; that at some point I need to pass a ball to someone else because if I don’t, I risk dropping all the balls.

What/where is your escape?

Anywhere with my husband and boys…and no phone!

Favourite Pixar movie character?

Marlin from Finding Nemo. I guess I can relate to the over-anxious parenting.

If you could be an Olympian, who would you be?

Muhammad Ali…The Greatest.

What is your secret to success?

Hard work + passion + a bit of good luck.

What would your Desert Island Disc be?

These are some serious times.

What is your life luxury?

Laughter, love, sunshine and chocolate.

Who is the Founder you aspire to be?

Ray Dalio.

Originally published at agoraworld.one.




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