Kara Goldin is an inspiration. In her new book, “Undaunted,” she gives people the courage to own their dreams and move past their fears. After cooking up a massive beverage business in her kitchen, Kara was called “fearless” and “unstoppable” by those around hereven though she felt far from it on the inside. She shares the stories of her own doubts and fears, the challenges she faced along the way, and how she overcame them. Her advice in short: be undaunted.

Question Highlights:

  • Can you tell people about where you were and how you got the idea for Hint?
  • How did you handle expectations in the early days?
  • What are the universal lessons you learned as you went on your path?
  • What’s something you wish more people asked you?

“Challenging times prepare us for what’s to come.”

-Kara Goldin


  • The inspiration behind her business
  • Managing your expectations as an entrepreneur
  • Meeting customers where they are
  • Finding win-win partnerships
  • The insecurities around hiring


Helaine Knapp

Founder & CEO of CityRow Go. After spending years climbing the corporate ladder, Helaine Knapp left the world of publishing for tech start-up life. Group fitness was her outlet while working hard and taking on the hustle and bustle of New York City. However, months of spin and boot camp classes left her with a lower back injury, and she began searching for a workout that was low impact, but super effective. After a friend suggested rowing, Helaine initially rejected it as something “my dad did in college,” but following a few workouts on a sexy machine, and pairing it with total body sculpting moves, her mind was changed and the concept for CITYROW was born. With a mission of delivering a smart, fun, effective workout to all fitness levels, under Knapp’s leadership, CityRow has grown from one studio in New York City to a national, omnichannel fitness brand with 12 open studios and 65 franchises sold nationwide along with a top-ranked, on-demand, global program featuring at-home rowers and a fast-growing digital subscription business. Knapp has yet to row on the water and has been featured as a business leader and a wellness expert on TODAY, Women’s Health, ABC, Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, Well + Good, Vogue, Yahoo! Finance, and PEOPLE, among many others.


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