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Presenting For Better or For Work

  • Episode #20

Katy Valentine introduces For Better or For Work, a new podcast in the Mirasee FM podcast network, hosted by Bhoomi Pathak and Danny Iny. In this bonus episode, guest couple Meg and Gary Hirshberg candidly talk about their early business conflicts and choices at Stonyfield Farm.

Welcome to For Better or For Work. What’s it like to be partners in business and in life? Mirasee owners Danny Iny and Bhoomi Pathak tackle the unique challenges as well as benefits of working with a spouse or significant other. Each episode features a guest couple who also share their experiences, perspectives, and hard-earned wisdom. 

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg is founder of The Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting evidence-based lifestyle transformation for cancer survivors.

For 15 years Meg was a freelance non-fiction writer, whose work appeared in Yankee, New Hampshire magazine, and the Boston Globe magazine, among other publications. In 2009, she began writing a regular column for Inc. magazine called “Balancing Acts” that explored work-life balance and the intersection of family and business in an entrepreneurial setting.

Meg’s book, For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide For Entrepreneurs and Their Families, expands on her column topics. Axiom Business Book Awards, AMEX Open Forum, and entrepreneur magazine cited Meg’s book as one of the best business books of 2012. Meg has also written two yogurt cookbooks.

She is married to Gary Hirshberg, chairman and co-founder of Stonyfield Yogurt. The couple has three children.

Gary Hirshberg is cofounder, chief organic optimist, and former longtime CEO of Stonyfield Organic, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer. He is also cofounder and chair of two organic advocacy and education NGOs and the Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute, which supports mission-driven entrepreneurs. An active investor and philanthropist, Gary is involved in a number of projects, among them establishing an organic entrepreneurship center in Motueka, New Zealand. He has received 12 honorary doctorates and numerous awards for corporate and environmental leadership, including a 2015 Champion for Children Award from Mount Sinai Hospital’s Children’s Environmental Health Center and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Meg’s website:
Meg’s book: For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide For Entrepreneurs and Their Families
Gary’s website: Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute

Guest: Meg and Gary Hirshberg
Host: Danny Iny and Bhoomi Pathak
Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Scripted and assembled by: Geoff Govertsen and Michi Lantz
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music and SFX credits:
Track Title: A New Adventure
Artist Name: Reveille

Track Title: Lift It Up and Feel Good
Artist Name: Rhythm Scott


Soul Savvy Business

How can we pursue both entrepreneurial success and spiritual authenticity? Reverend Dr. Katy Valentine explores that question and more in this spiritually diverse podcast aimed at engaging mindful and curious entrepreneurs. Katy and her guests dive into the intersection of business and spirituality, exploring ways that entrepreneurs of all faiths (including none) can elevate their awareness and find abundance.