Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Peggy Van de Plassche, International Speaker & Author based in Toronto, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I speak and write on the benefits of microdosing for mental health and personal transformation. After spending 20 years in the financial services and technology industries as an executive and a VC I now focus my energy on psychedelics and personal transformation. My first book, "The Microdose Diet" is a reference book for anyone looking to understand more about psychedelics and to harness the power of microdosing psilocybin for their own personal gain. With only 10 minutes a day for 90 days, The Microdose Diet is by far the most efficient and powerful regimen out there today.

I have two types of clients:

  1. Large organizations and conferences for speaking engagements and workshops.
  2. Individuals for events, books, and online courses.

Tell us about yourself

I started my business 7 years ago. Until recently, I was advising investment firms on fintech investments. In 2022, seeing the power and potential of psychedelics, I pivoted my business. I love to be able to spread the benefits of microdosing psilocybin to overstressed high-achievers looking for more joy, peace, and success in their lives.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Still be in business after 7 years, including 3 years of the pandemic + Reinventing myself in a new industry.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

As a solopreneur, it is to have to do it all - Sales & Marketing, Delivery, Admin... - with very minimal support.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Ride the biggest wave.
  2. Go in a space that is growing with a lot of potentials.
  3. Build your email list diligently.
  4. Build a following; reach is king.

Where can people find you and your business?


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