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The Impactors Podcast

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Welcome to The Impactors Podcast! This podcast is all about impact. Each episode taps into the minds of some of the most impactful people around the world to find out how they have built a life of creating impact. Support this podcast:

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Adaptogenic Coffee & Living Your Values in a Profit-Focused World (Lopa van der Mersch)

Episode #95 of The Impactors Podcast features #Impactor Lopa van der Mersch, Founder and CEO of Rasa, a life-changing coffee alternative that leads to less stress, better sleep, and balanced energy, as the adaptogenic coffee alternative revolutionizing people’s relationship to their energy.

Lopa van der Mersch is many things: Ayurvedic practitioner. Mother of two. Sustainability advocate. TEDx speaker. Recovering cult member. Her adventures have taken her around the world in search of health, spiritual fulfillment, and deep energy. 2 Years ago, she added a new chapter to her life story: Founder and CEO of Rasa, the adaptogenic coffee alternatives revolutionizing people’s relationship to their energy. 

In 2015, Lopa endured the most stressful year of her life — she left a destructive cult, underwent surgery while pregnant, lost a beloved family member, and had an emergency cesarean birth. Beaten down and exhausted, she needed a sustainable source of energy that could naturally elevate her mood without burnout, crashes, or jitters - and that wouldn’t be as harsh on her already taxed nervous system as coffee. 

The problem? What she needed didn’t seem to exist — yet. So, inspired by her newborn child and the wisdom of Ayurveda, she partnered with an herbalist and got to work. After countless failures and “almost-but-not-quite” creations, Rasa was born: adaptogen-rich blends that nourish and revitalize the body while providing enough rich, roasty flavor to convert even the most devoted coffee fanatic. Two years later, what started with a mom elbow-deep in herbs in her kitchen has grown into a full-blown energy movement — exploding with tripledigit yearly growth and garnering a following of tens of thousands around the world.

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