A Bestselling Author and CEO Tells Us How She Went from Harvard Law to Founding a $10Million+ Natural Beauty Business
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Celebrity guest alert! We're so excited to chat with the iconic Chris-Tia Donaldson - she's the founder and CEO of natural hair and skincare manufacturer Thank God It's Natural (tgin), a #1 best-selling author of two books, a two-time breast cancer survivor, a Harvard-educated attorney, and the founder of The tgin Foundation. 

Chris-Tia left her corporate job to found tgin and write her first book, Thank God I'm Natural - The Ultimate Job to Caring For and Maintaining Natural Hair. It became a runaway bestseller and was called "The Natural Hair Bible" by Essence, and tgin became a multimillion dollar beauty brand. 

In 2015, Chris-Tia was diagnosed with breast cancer.  During her treatment, she learned that having money could make the difference between living and dying when it came to treating this condition. In her observation, few organizations existed that provided support and social services to help women with transportation, child care, parking, or seeking disability leave from their place of employment. She founded the tgin Foundation to help support women living with the disease. 

Chris-Tia has a new book, This is Only a Test: What Breast Cancer Taught me about Faith, Love, Hair and Business.

She's a true powerhouse, role model, and legend, and we're so excited to have her on the podcast to discuss her business, books, and her story.   00:03:30: What's Chris-Tia's job and what does she do?   00:05:30: How did she get to this point in her career? What's the tgin story?    00:13:00: What was her first book, and what made her want to go from corporate law to beauty?   00:18:03: What does the day-to-day look for a busy CEO? How does she find the right people for her team?   00:22:00: What are some misconceptions about her job? What are the rewards and challenges?   00:27:00: Marketing - what's worked and what hasn't?   00:30:00: Chris-Tia tells us about her new book,

This is Only a Test: What Breast Cancer Taught me about Faith, Love, Hair and Business.

00:37:00: Back to the Future - what advice would Chris-Tia give to her younger self?   00:40:46: Listener Questions and our Lightning Round segment   
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