"Profit is what happens when you do everything else right" - Yvon Chouinard, Founder Patagonia
"Profit for a company is like oxygen for a person. If you don't have enough of it, you are out of the game. But if you think your life is about breathing, you are really missing something." - Peter Drucker
"Good businesses generate missions to drive their profits. Great businesses generate profits to drive their missions." - Tony Hsieh
"When you see someone who has turned his passion into a profit, ask yourself, ‘Why not me?" - Donny Deutsch
"We believe the more profit a plant-based business makes the more they are able to positively impact the planet, their communities, and the animals." - Shawn Stratton
Welcome to the Plant-Based Profits Show!
The Plant-Based Profits Show features in-depth interviews with successful vegan entrepreneurs and business experts.
Shawn Stratton and Ronnie 'Tsunami' Gandiza interview the entrepreneurs behind some of the world’s most well known and valuable plant-based/vegan companies.
Discover the origin stories, challenges, and successes behind the brands and what their founders are doing now.
Plant-Based Profits Show Hosts
Shawn Stratton, is the Director of the International Vegan Film Festival and World Tour. He started the festival in 2018 to inspire, educate and entertain audiences with vegan-themed films from around the world. Shawn is also an international leadership and team development consultant, professional speaker, bestselling author, Ironman and Ultramarathon competitor.
Shawn has a bachelor’s degree in Experiential Education and a Master’s in Leadership. He devoted 15 years to leading teams on wilderness expeditions around the world into some of the harshest environments, and, most recently, eight years consulting with corporations on leadership and team development. His first book, Teams on the Edge: Stories & Lessons from Wilderness Expeditions, was an instant bestseller and won a bronze medal in the Global E-Book Awards.
Shawn came to veganism for health concerns after watching several influential documentaries. He and his family, including 3 young daughters, live in Ottawa and have been eating a plant-based diet since 2015.
Ronnie 'Tsunami' Gandiza
Ronnie 'Tsunami' Gandiza is the Chief Executive Officer of the Plant-Based Network, a lifestyle and entertainment cable TV and online network that promotes the plant-based lifestyle and its benefits for improving people's health, creating a more sustainable planet, and encouraging compassion for others.
Prior to his career in marketing, Ronnie was in the training and education space for over 25 years, and his learning solutions have been implemented in more than 10,000 academic institutions, non-profits and enterprise organizations around the world including Microsoft, the US Air Force, and LETS Empower. In addition, he has helped to build online and local support communities with millions of members in over 400 cities around the world in the fields of information technology, business, and health and wellness.
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Ronnie stated his career in Information Technology serving in the US Air Force, as well as Lead Network Engineer for the Secretary of Defense, and Director of Information Services for the Congressional Commission on Veterans Affairs.
In addition to attaining multiple certifications in IT and project management, Ronnie earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University.