Shalom Lloyd, founder and managing director of Naturally Tribal Skincare (NTS), has used the ancient African remedies to help create a natural and organic skin care line. The idea for your company came from a personal experience. However, he could never imagine the global impact it would have.
Shalom Lloyd delivering a TEDx presentation entitled Standing and rising to inspire – Possible impossible
TEDx team from the University of Lancaster
NTS has the mission of transforming African natural ingredients and other unique ingredients into innovative and enriching luxury skin care products. "I had my twins," Lloyd begins to explain. "Joshua was born with a severe eczema where he would scratch himself until he bled in. Being on maternity leave, he had time in my hands, so I thought: It's okay, he was prescribed hydrocortisone, steroids and things, but for a newborn he It's sustainable. "I called Nigeria and asked," What were those disgusting things that our grandmother used to put on our skin? "At the time, but they worked."
Lloyd was sent shea butter and coconut oil. He began to mix different ingredients in his kitchen. "It was a coincidence," he laughs, "Eureka's complete formula that took me months to get there." I continued experimenting with Joshua Once the Eureka formula arrived, it took her skin three days to clear up and become what it should be. I was not saying it was a cure, however, every time I tried it, it worked.This is how Naturally Tribal Skincare started … When you have this problem as a parent, you have so many platforms, so many forums and how many people are going through what is happening, I thought, "Actually, I have to bottle this up." "NTS now has products for men, women and children.
At the age of 15, Lloyd attended a university in Nigeria studying industrial microbiology. Finally, he graduated with a B.Sc and M.Sc in pharmacy. Although Lloyd graduated in pharmacy, he did not want to spend his days behind a counter. While I was working out what I wanted to do, I worked in a high-end department store that worked with perfumes. Then, one day he found a position as a pharmaceutical sales representative. That was the moment that changed the entire trajectory of his career, as he met a wide variety of people who occupied various positions in the industry.
Shalom Lloyd lined up and empowered Essan women of all ages
"In my travels," Lloyd shares, "I used to meet with people called clinical research associates, who worked in the pharmaceutical industry but in drug development, which increased my interest in the development of medicines, and that's how my career. "In the development of medicines, working for pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations, you are part of a large number of people who help bring miraculous medicines to market."
One of his clients at that time had asked him if he would like to make the transition to the client side. "That transition was a great leap for me, as the provider that administers the clinical trials in pharmaceutical companies," Lloyd says, "to the client as a pharmaceutical company." In the new company, before leaving to start her own business, she worked for her. Going up in leadership roles to the head of personnel for acquisitions.
Now, as the owner of a business, Lloyd had to change his way of thinking from the corporate world to the business space. "I had to find a win-win," she says. "A victory for me as an individual, a victory for my family and a gain for my work. It helped with the transition to my own business. I did long hours of work. If my boss told me: "you have a report that should be delivered at 5 am tomorrow," he would do everything possible. Now, if I can do that for someone else, why would not I do that for myself? That's my mentality … And, as a startup, that's your main bread and butter to start with relationships and the people you know. So the company really helped me make the transition quite well because when you think about moving from the corporate world to a new company as an entrepreneur, organizing and managing time is huge. There is really no structure when you are an entrepreneur; It is not governed by anyone. It is governed by you. Then, you have to be the one who disciplines yourself. "
Shalom Lloyd, founder of Naturally Tribal, visits with the women of Essan to promote trade DOES NOT help.
As Lloyd has moved from the corporate world to operating his own company and expanding it, he has focused on the following steps to help make his transitions successful:
- Have faith in your abilities. You can not expect others to believe in your abilities more than you. Let your confidence shine through.
- Surround yourself with a solid network of people who will defend you in difficult times.
- Embrace fear Face it head on. If you try and avoid fear, it will only come back in other areas or at a more inopportune moment that will stifle your progress.
"You have to love yourself," concludes Lloyd. "I love all this empowerment of women. The only thing I try not to forget is men. I have children, I have brothers and I have a husband. If I raise my children in a certain way, they will become the type of husbands and uncles who should not see the difference between a man and a woman. I want my children to want, be, and succeed more than their mother has. "