July 12, 2022

The Bag Lady: Saving the World One Bag at a Time, with Author and Business Coach Lisa Foster

The Bag Lady: Saving the World One Bag at a Time, with Author and Business Coach Lisa Foster. In this episode, we talk with Lisa about her new book The Bag Lady: How I Started a Business for a Greener World and Changed the Way America Shops. We learn why she started her business, what was driving her to make a difference, and how she was trying to eliminate Americans use of Single-Use Plastic bags. Learn the greenhouse gas impacts between Paper and Plastic bags and their affects on the environment as well as other interesting facts about plastic bags. Ultimately, we discuss how she grew her business and what it was like during the Tipping point when everything just exploded and exponential grow took place for her business and the lessons she learned along the way. You will not want to miss this episode. 

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Lisa Foster


Lisa D. Foster, Ph. D., ACC is a business coach whose mission is to help managers become better leaders by using emotional intelligence to create the conditions for high performance. In 2005, she founded 1 Bag at a Time, Inc., a first-to-market reusable grocery bag company. A former high-school English teacher, she became a pioneer in the fight against single-use plastic and a top supplier of reusable bags in the US. She sold her business in 2017. As a coach, she shares her expertise in leadership and emotional intelligence with her clients and inspires others to make a difference in their communities and organizations. In addition to coaching, Lisa speaks, leads workshops, and writes about emotional intelligence, leadership, and storytelling.