If you haven't ever visited www.changetheworldbyhowyoushop.com, then you need to pause right here, go check it out, get lost in the incredible resources and then come back to finish reading. As you will quickly discover, LeeAnne isn't just an ambassador for brands and products, she's passionate about people. As the tagline for her Ethical Shopping Guide states:
Discover brands going even beyond ethical and fair trade to transform lives around the globe.
We've had the chance to talk with LeeAnne a few times and just couldn't resist inviting her to be part of our People Thriving series. Without further ado, here is our interview with LeeAnne McCoy:
Where is home? Tacoma, Washington
Which Zambeezi flavor is your favorite? Tangerine
Which shoe do you tie first, right or left? Right
Who has inspired you most in life (living, dead, personal or historical)? My husband. He loves me the way I am, yet pushes me to be better than I am. And I am continually learning from the wisdom God has given him.
If you could pick a utensil in your kitchen to describe you, which would you pick? Why? A salad spoon, since I love to serve people and help them get what they need.
If animals could all of the sudden talk, which one would you want to interview first? Dogs. I have always wanted to know what is going on inside their heads!
What are three books that you want all of your friends to read?
“Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis
“Heaven is a Place on Earth” by Michael E. Wittmer
“When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up” by Jamie Janosz
What does “thriving” look like in your life? When I stop stressing about everything that needs to be done and take time to enjoy spending time with my husband and kids and doing whatever God has for me to do in that moment.
Why do you love Zambeezi? I love the name and I love the story behind your brand. Not to mention, your products smell heavenly!