Tero Isokauppila is the Founder of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company with a mission to make medicinal mushrooms, some of the world’s most researched superfoods, more accessible to everyone.
Growing up in Finland on his family’s farm, Tero foraged for mushrooms and other wild foods while learning about the natural food space at an early age. Four Sigmatic’s functional mushroom coffees, hot cacaos and elixirs are now sold at retailers nationwide, online at FourSigmatic.com and through online health websites like Thrive Market.
I enjoy Four Sigmatic’s mushroom coffee on a daily basis, so I’m thrilled to have Tero on the show to tell you more about it and his own fascinating life. In this episode, Tero shares how he came to create mushroom coffee, the wellness practices he lives by, how making money in health can be a force for good, and more.
Radically Seeking Tero
Radically Inspired Clarity
Tero Isokauppila Answers…
Radically Loved Quotes
“If you sprint you get really tired, but if you pace yourself and walk, you can cover more ground.”
“If you are a force for good and you’re making money, you can be a force for good in other areas too.”
“There are so many forms of spirituality that if one or two aren’t right for you, it doesn’t meant the whole thing isn’t for you.”
“All the value of your life is created with or through other people.”
A Little More About Our Guest
Following his early education on the farm, Tero later completed a Degree in Chemistry and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. In 2006, he won a Finnish innovation award for discovering that the sought-after Japanese culinary matsutake mushrooms also grow in Finland. Tero has lived in eight countries on three continents. He has a strong personal interest in health and wellness, which includes activities like making raw chocolate and practicing yin yoga. He has also recently taken up a unique practice of napping on a nail mat, which is a modern form of acupressure and helps to energize his busy life. Tero founded Four Sigmatic in 2012 and its products are now sold in over 25 countries. In 2015, the company launched in the U.S. and relocated its headquarters to Los Angeles, California. Learn more at us.foursigmatic.com