Alain Palinsky, Founder of Kollectiv
A self-proclaimed “student of life”, Alain Palinsky is the epitome of work in progress, in the best sense of that description. He is constantly working to improve himself personally and that translates directly into how his business runs today, in a constant state of service to it’s customers.
Well known as the co-founder of Juice Press, a national juice bar chain, Alain is now the owner of Kollectiv, a wellness space located in the Bowery of New York City offering all kinds of bio-hacking, healing, and well-being improving products and services.
In this conversation you will learn how Alain got involved with juicing and wellness after a career in hedge funds, how Alain sustains an unorthodox company culture, the reality of investments and money, and more!
Topics discussed in this conversation include:
How Alain got involved with juicing and creating Juice Press
Kollectiv – what is it and how it came to be
Serving a need and how consumers dictate what a business provides
How the Kollectiv has evolved since 2015
Being unorthodox and trying to instill corporate culture
Customer Service goals
Alain’s self-serving inspiration for starting businesses
Why Alain doesn’t consider business in general to be conscious
What failure Alain is learning from the most
How lack of choices force you to grow in life
What makes Alain and his businesses conscious enterprises
How the Kollectiv’s wellness vendors are selected
Alain’s commitment to wellness
Alain’s backstory from being an athlete, nutrition, training, to getting into the finance industry and working for Hedge Funds
Bringing the Juice Press idea from Miami
Alain’s inconsistent morning rituals
Acting and how acting brings Alain back to himself
Money & Capital
How to attracting the right money is a challenge
Law suit situations
The reality of investments
How good are you at failure?
Consciousness in business partnerships
How people project their own perceptions onto your situation
Valuable advice for entrepreneurs
Lessons from acting school