When fitness enthusiast Maya French discovered she was lactose intolerant at the age of 23, it was a downer. She was constantly frustrated at not being able to find a tasty, dairy-free, low sugar, post work-out protein drink. So…she created one. In this episode we share the amazing story of how the 28-year-old year old co-founded Koia, a protein-packed, plant-based beverage that is sold in 5000 stores including Whole Foods nationwide. Maya shares with Linda how, with career experience only in journalism and fashion retail, she dug deep and took a leap of faith, putting everything she had into launching the vegan beverage—and how in one nano second—she almost lost it all.