Caitlyn Vanderhaeghe is a mother of three daughters, a Frozen and Pepa Pig expert, author of a children’s book, wife to a supportive husband, the youngest of four children. Caitlyn is a Co-Founder and the President and CEO of KidStar Nutrients.
What makes an opportunity exciting for you – in business or in life?
Opportunities that bridge both work and home are the most exciting for me. KidStar is the perfect example of that. I was looking for nutrient solutions for my own children and couldn’t find nutrients that actually had a decent dosage and that were free of harmful ingredients, so I decided to make my own. I knew that other families must be looking for the same thing and they would benefit from the products I was developing. Creating Kidstar was a great mix of family needs and business.
What has been the greatest shift in your career or life and how did you navigate through it?
Having children created the biggest shift. Learning how to juggle family life while still being able to have a career that I love. It is important to me that I get to do what I love, follow my business dreams and still keep family at the forefront. I had to learn that business and family life did not need to compete for my attention.
What has been your favourite experience you love to share?
Being able to work so closely with my family including my brothers and my industry icon mom is really the best. Working with family can be challenging at times, but the rewards have been worth it. When you work with family you get real answers and opinions, no one holds back, and everyone pitches in when needed.
What activity inspires and motivates you to be yourself and do what you love?
Being a mom to my daughters. They are watching what I say, what I do, and how I talk to myself. I want them to be proud of themselves in whatever they choose to do and to take risks, and ultimately do what they love in their life.
What are you up to right now that people should know about?
Besides promoting my new book (Emma’s Sleep Adventure) and writing my blog (This Healthy Mom), I’m focused on building and managing my company, KidStar Nutrients. We have amazing, clean nutrients for the entire family that I am proud to promote and more new products in development. I am so excited, and I can’t wait to start sharing and educating parents about their benefits. Also, it’s so much fun taste-testing new products with my kids and seeing how much they enjoy taking supplements that are really good for them. To learn more about KidStar Nutrients makes sure you follow us on social media @kidstarnutrients!