HER-Story: Kerry Gale
Kerry, pronounced Curr-E, is a creative soul, who believes in celebrating the magic of the every day. Her passion for a healthy mindset and lifestyle has shaped her way of life. Kerry believes that life is an art and the importance of celebrating the beautiful and messy parts of everyday life with the people you love.
Kerry's philosophy is reflected in the ethos of Floraco. As the founder, she has created more than just a brand – it's a way of life. Floraco embraces quality in every aspect of life, from the ingredients we use to the moments we cherish. By prioritizing our health, self-care, connection and happiness we promote a resilient mindset and encourage living in the present moment. Our aromatherapy and consciously crafted botanical products will help you find beauty in everyday life.
How and when do you start your day?
When it comes to my morning routine, I am an all-or-nothing kind of person. On some days, I hit the snooze button one too many times, and things can get a bit chaotic. Alternatively, there are days when I am on my game. My morning consists of waking up with my alarm, working out, staying hydrated, journaling, and enjoying a delicious breakfast with my favorite people.
What are you most excited about these days?
What plans do you have for the future of Floraco?
Our signature sandalwood blend, Floraco, is launching later this month as both a hand soap and lotion, and we couldn't be more excited.
I am working on an upcoming launch of a high-end refill station that will be available for retail stores. The initiative encourages the use of reusable containers for all Floraco products including soaps, cleaners, blends. A refill station promotes sustainable practices and connects people and small retailers with similar values. It's important to remember that small actions can have a big impact, and we all have the power to make a positive difference.
(Retailers interested in adding a refill station to their store can contact Kerry by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
What is the biggest learning experience you've had?
Your closest friends may not always be those whom you have known the longest. True friendship is tested during tough times, revealing who your real friends are, which may come as a surprise. Although it may not seem like it at the time, losing these friendships can make space for the people who are meant to be in your life.
Who inspires you?
It may sound cliché, but every day my children inspire me. From crafting a dress out of an old shower curtain, to using their negotiation skills to acquire coveted Pokemon cards, to playing their hearts out on the baseball field. I am constantly amazed by their creativity and determination. Raising these little humans is beautiful and messy and full of ups and downs and is hands-down the hardest and most beautiful experience ever.
What is one thing people don't know about you?
I am a self-proclaimed nerd who enjoys taking classes and listening to non-fiction audiobooks and podcasts.
What makes you feel like the most yourself?
I feel most authentically me, when I allow time and space to slow down, embrace the quiet, explore new places, take pictures and be present.
What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?
Sky diving while studying abroad. Don't worry, I called my mom AFTER I landed safely.
What is an important business lesson you have learned?
Not everyone wants the best for you.
What is the best piece of advice you have received or have given to someone else?
People will love or hate you, and it will have nothing to do with you. Usually when people are judging something, it's usually a reflection of how they feel about themselves.
What is something you wish you would have known when you were younger?
Done is better than perfect.