We had the good fortune of connecting with Anusha Moodley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anusha, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Perseverance and perspective. Success doesn’t come without challenges and I think that being persistent and having a problem-solving approach to business challenges has been the driving factor behind my business success.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I formulate and create natural bath and body products. Thulisa Naturals was born out of a need for me to take care of my mental health after becoming a first-time mom. Knowing the benefits of essential oils I decided to learn more about incorporating aromatherapy into everyday life and began creating essential oil, natural bath, and body products for my personal use and could see the long-term benefits they had on my body and mind. After receiving a certificate in making natural products I decided to take the leap and start a business.
I was an Occupational Therapist for 15 years. I was definitely nervous making the transition to working at my small business full-time, but I knew that my products could help others slow down and take care of themselves and put my all into it.
I’m excited about how my business is growing and sharing new products. I think there are a few lessons that I’ve learned along the way and I would say that one has to have a perseverance mindset and always be thinking about how to improve or solve problems. Never be scared to show how much you believe in what you do and be proud of it. If one door closes figure out a way to open another.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’d love to take them into DC to walk around and visit our amazing museums. We would go to the Natural History museum, the Botanical Gardens , National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Museum of the American Indian, National Portrait Gallery. Pretty much all the museums. Great spot to eat in DC Oyamel for great Mexica, Rasika for fantastic Indian food, and District Doughnuts for something sweet. There’s so much more to the city like visiting the Capitol and the memorials
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Meghan Evans the owner of a boutique store called Park Story in DC was the first to carry my products in her store. She has become a good friend and mentor in helping me grow the wholesale side of my business.
Ana Isabel Photography and Angela Newto Photography