Why Pep Talk?
Grace Kreft started Pep Talk in April 2020, as a way to support NZ businesses during the Covid-19 lockdown. Not wanting to create another space for more moan and groan, Pep Talk is all about celebrating and supporting our favourite businesses, learning their stories and how they got to where they are today
Of course, we can't ignore what's happening completely, and the huge effect it will have on our business landscape. The show touches a little on the impact of Covid-19 on business and how these businesses are rising to the challenge and getting creative.
A bit about Grace
Pep Talk host Grace Kreft's background is in business, via law. With a degree in Law, Politics, Philosophy and Economics under her belt, she worked for two years in Managed Funds and Corporate law before heading on her OE (with now husband, Brad) to London. Having always been a passionate baker, Grace worked there in a cupcake bakery and after learning the ropes, returned to New Zealand to start Sweet Bakery & Cakery.
After growing Sweet into a Wellington food institution and the city's go-to for birthday cakes, wedding cakes, cupcakes and treats, Grace sold the business to a new owner in August 2018, to move her young family to the Wairarapa, just outside of Wellington.
Grace now works as General Manager at Angel Delivery, after enjoying a stint as the Marketing Manager at Six Barrel Soda Co. - so her love for food and beverage marketing and communications lives on! Grace is passionate about business, big and small, and hopes to share what she's learned about entrepreneurship, business and marketing with like-minded New Zealanders as Pep Talk continues to grow.