What was you doing when you was 15 years old?!
In today's episode of The Transition Guy, from Necker Island, I am speaking with ‘teenpreneur' Ali Kitinas.
Ali is teen social entrepreneur.
She founded her first business at the age of 11 and now she's the founder and CEO of two businesses, launching a third one when she gets back to Sydney!
There really is no stopping Ali, who has come along way already since being a television host, actress and dancer who hosted the Disney Channel show Toy Talk from 2013 to 2014.
Ali told me:
“Hi. So I am Ali. I'm 15 and I'm a teen social entrepreneur.
I founded my first business at the age of 11 and now I'm the founder and CEO of two businesses, launching a third one when I get back to Sydney.
So the main one is a social enterprise called The Freedom Scrub. We have partnered with two incredible international charities and we make ethical body scrubs that are full purpose and have a slavery-free supply chain. And then for every scrub that we sell, we help provide healthcare to five people living in poverty in India for years.
We help provide rehabilitation to rescue child soldiers and women that are rescued from human trafficking in Australia. So it's something that I'm really passionate about, getting to use business to change lives and to improve the lives of people is really amazing. And it's really incredible to be here (on Necker Island) with such amazing people.
I've been using it as a platform to help see some more global change”
Can you believe that is a 15-year-old speaking?!
And a lot of people say when we're sort of looking at the employees of tomorrow, too often do I hear this, “Well the kids of today are not like what they used to be. We just can't get the people.” Well, you'll actually be wrong.
You can totally get the people.
The biggest challenge we have today is that the majority of people out there in business cannot engage with the younger people.
There are great people out there.
My challenge to you is; what do you need to change about yourself so that you can get these bright people into your business and actually get them doing the work that they so desperately can do brilliantly?