“An idea can take you anywhere.”
— Linda Monique, CEO Almo Milk. Ep105 The Monica Kade Podcast
Welcome to Episode 105 of The Monica Kade podcast. This week’s woman to watch is Linda Monique the CEO and Founder of Almo Milk, Australia’s most premium, 100% grown and made, long-life almond milk.
Before establishing Almo, Linda lived many lives. She studied Commerce and Arts at the University of Melbourne, she’s lived in Milan and London, lectured in food design, and dabbled in being a private chef for a number of A-List celebrities and high net worth individuals. She’s also been on Masterchef, a TED speaker and won the 2018 Telstra Young Business Awards.
In 2015 her autoimmune condition worsened and she was forced to focus on making drastic, yet positive lifestyle changes. To strengthen her immune system, Linda began consuming plant-based milks, and realised that every product was full of additives, and this is where we begin our Almo conversation.
Why she chose to study commerce and arts
Her travels to Milan and London, and how these came about
How she fell into becoming a private chef
How being hospitalised with an autoimmune condition was possibly a blessing
Why she started Almo, and how the idea came to her
Her greatest challenge in launching Almo to market
The most rewarding aspect of creating and running Almo
The number one thing she wants you (consumers) to know about Almo Milk
If she wasn’t in her current career, what she’d attempt
What she believes is her greatest asset
A piece of wisdom she’s self acquired or been given that she lives by today