Kara Goldin | Award-Winning Founder of Hint, One of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business

Kara Goldin

Award-Winning Founder of Hint, One of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business

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Kara Goldin

Kara Goldin knows what it's like to build a business, and a new category, from nothing to something big. She is a resilient, inspiring and motivational leader and storyteller. The Founder and CEO of Hint Water motivates and inspires audiences to do what they set out to do IF they are willing to conquer their own fears and doubts and think differently along the way. She's lived her life undaunted and shares her incredible journey on how to do the same.

Kara is an accidental entrepreneur. She not only created a product and a company in one of the most competitive industries in the world, but also an entirely new category in the beverage industry. Kara is a terrific, engaging storyteller that understands business and what it takes to scale a company. She understands branding, sales and marketing as well as supply chain and direct-to-consumer. And most importantly - what it takes to connect with today's consumer in this ever-changing landscape. She is a no-nonsense disruptor who understands how to compete in a crowded space and innovate. Her fascinating story going from a successful executive in media and tech to starting award-winning company Hint is nothing less than inspiring.

Want to spur innovation on your team? Figure out the mind of an entrepreneur? Motivate an audience to move past challenges or doubts? Kara is your speaker.

This Is a rare opportunity to gain insights and proven advice from a talk, unlike anything you'll find in most speakers. It's rare that we have an opportunity to have an existing CEO like Kara who combines real honest stories from her own life with observations that might just change how you think about your own. Her authentic, highly engaging, often humorous talk encourages all to think differently about what it really takes to stand apart from the others. She is excited to speak to audiences live or virtually.

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What would you do if you didn’t worry about failing? Kara Goldin knows that everyone has doubts and fears. She certainly did. And so do all successful people as well. Entrepreneurs. Managers. Humans. But the key to business and life is figuring out how NOT to allow doubts and fears to limit you from moving forward. You need to face those doubts and fears head on and learn from them. And learn a lot about yourself along the way. You don’t have to be a fearless risk taker to start a new company. And you can hike the Grand Canyon even if you are afraid of heights as long as you are willing to face your fear of heights head on. Goldin reveals how having zero experience in an industry is daunting and scary but learning what you are capable of makes it all worthwhile. She explains how being curious and vulnerable created better opportunities. And finally, how living undaunted is the key to building the life you love.


How did a former tech executive-turned-entrepreneur and now beverage Founder and CEO create one of the largest, private-held non-alcoholic beverage companies in the U.S. today? Kara Goldin created a new category in the beverage industry, unsweetened flavored water, after realizing that her challenges in her own health were solvable by shifting away from diet sweeteners. How can an industry be disrupted by someone with no industry experience? What lessons can we learn from mission and purpose driven entrepreneurs? Kara shares her journey to success from building a business from scratch and raising startup capital as a female entrepreneur to transforming rejection and challenges while turning those into opportunities and learning experiences. Goldin inspires with her obvious commitment to making a difference in the health of consumers. Her story of following her passion and making the leap to an entirely new industry is never boring. This talk will leave audiences energized and ready to move forward with excitement!


How do you engage consumers and build a brand that consumers love? Hear how former tech executive-turned-beverage entrepreneur Kara Goldin created one of the largest, private-held non-alcoholic beverage companies in the U.S. today: Hint. We will hear Kara’s story and her journey in building a great company and brand; how sharing with authenticity is the future for any brand; and how building a new company, or even a new category, is possible when you have a mission and purpose. Don’t miss being inspired from this undaunted entrepreneur.


When former tech executive Kara Goldin decided to start a unsweetened flavored water company, Hint®, she had zero experience in the beverage industry or starting her own company – but that didn’t stop her. She asked questions, overcame her doubts, faced her fears and forged ahead to create the largest privately-held, non-alcoholic beverage company in the U.S. today. In addition to launching a new product and company, she created a new category and disrupted one of the largest most competitive industries around. How? She flew the plane as she was building it. Goldin inspires and humors audiences with her stories and authenticity while sharing lessons of what she learned along the way.

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Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubtersby Kara Goldin

Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters

by Kara Goldin

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