169 | Chris Cieri founder of Franklin & Whitman on Self Care, Connection, Entrepreneurship & Being Perfectly Imperfect - Katie Dalebout

169 | Chris Cieri founder of Franklin & Whitman on Self Care, Connection, Entrepreneurship & Being Perfectly Imperfect

A few months ago when I spoke at The Good Fest in Philly I met a slew of fascinating people, including today’s guest Chris Cieri the founder of Franklin and Whitman. However, we can barely call it meeting since we hardly spoke because the weekend was so packed.  We kept in touch though and next thing I knew Chris and I became a great friends. He is creative, ambitious, genuine, and the kind of guy who would (as he says in the episode) help you with your oxygen mask before securing his own much to the chagrin of every flight attendant. Chris is the founder of the instagram famous Philadelphia based all-natural skincare line Franklin & Whitman a company that not only is cruelty free but also donates 5% of their sales to animal shelters. He’s an impressive guy–juggling his young business, a high level tech job, and being a father and husband. We get into how he makes it all work and how his motto ‘perfectly imperfect’ helps. This conversation is so rich–we covered our addiction to our phones and occupying ourselves, vulnerability and connection, family, ambition, and of course  the inception of Frank & Whit beginning with a beard oil. I had a blast recording this episode. Chris and his wonderful wife Lisa came to NYC for the weekend and we not only recorded this 2 hour long conversation but talked even more over dinner and brunch in the city. Enjoy this conversation with the man behind Frank & Whit and if you want to try them use the code: KATIE for 20% off.

 

 

Notes from the Show:

-Franklin & Whitman Online | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

-Use the code KATIE to get 20% off all products

-I met Chris at the Good Fest (which will be in L.A. in February!) — you can get $10 off tickets with the code “KATIEDALEBOUT”

-he’s a big fan of Gary Vaynerchuk’s – here is a quick video about self awareness

-Louis CK talks about people being on their cell phones

-Louis CK talks about feeling your feelings and being ok with them 

article about face masks that Chris mentions

Vedge Restaurant in Philly

-Books: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

-TV: Game of Thrones, Parks and Rec, Bob’s Burgers, Rick & Morty

-Movie: Royal Tenenbaums & Fantastic Mr. Fox

-Music: RadioHeadSigur Rós

 

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A few months ago when I spoke at The Good Fest inPhilly I met a slew of fascinating people, including today’s guest Chris Cieri. However, we can barely call it meeting since we hardly spoke because the weekend was so packed.  We kept in touch though and next thing I knew Chris and I became a great friends. He is creative, ambitious, genuine, and the kind of guy who would (as he says in the episode) help you with your oxygen mask before securing his own much to the chagrin of every flight attendant. Chris is the founder of the instagram famous Philadelphia based all-natural skincare line Franklin & Whitman a company that not only is cruelty free but also donates 5% of their sales to animal shelters. He’s an impressive guy–juggling his young business, a high level tech job, and being a father and husband. We get into how he makes it all work and how his motto ‘perfectly imperfect’ helps. This conversation is so rich–we covered our addition to our phones and occupying ourselves, vulnerability and connection, family, ambition, and of course  the inception of Frank & Whit beginning with a beard oil. I had a blast recording this episode. Chris and his wonderful wife Lisa came to NYC for the weekend and we not only recording this 2 hour long conversation but talked even more over some rad meals at some of my favorite places in the city. Enjoy this conversation with the man behind Frank & Whit and if you want to try them use the code: KATIE for 20% off.