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61. Recognizing Beauty From the Outside In, with Debbie Penzone
Episode 6112th April 2021 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
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Debbie Penzone has a distinguished resume as a salon industry innovator, community leader, author, philanthropist, and lifestyle expert. She is passionate about wellness and inspiring others to live their fullest life, and integrates those principles into the business. When not leading a team of hundreds as President and CEO of Charles Penzone Incorporated, you can find her cooking up a new recipe, laughing with her husband, or on a yoga mat.

Debbie had a skin disorder in middle school. She would sometimes get made fun of because of it, making her feel not pretty. The lessons that experience taught her helped make her the woman she is today — with a different perspective on what society says is beautiful. When she went to cosmetology school, she didn't judge people for their appearance on the outside. What was most important was understanding who they were on the inside, a thread she’s continued throughout her life.

What Brett asks:

  • [01:41] Start at the beginning.
  • [11:22] What were some of your first hustles?
  • [14:29] When did you start thinking about cosmetology?
  • [20:49] Tell me about the path to PENZONE
  • [25:41] How did you go from an entry-level position to CEO of PENZONE?
  • [35:36] How did you prove to people you could run the company?
  • [44:12] How did yoga become a part of your life?

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