Romilly Wilde creates conscious skincare that is derived from natural, plant-based sources. Their commitment to clean, synthetic free formulas represents a new language in luxury skincare, one that redefines “clean beauty”. Romilly Wilde’s founder, Susie Willis, has been a passionate advocate of natural wellness for over a decade and aims to challenge the beliefs associating natural skincare products with ineffectiveness.
We caught up with her to find out more about her leadership style and get her advice for aspiring sustainable leaders.
What makes a great – or successful – leader?
Understanding the difference between urgency and complacency and action upon instinct. Leading is about trusting and enabling, valuing those around you and including them in the bigger picture. Being a leader is a lonely job sometimes, but the reward is surely in the team work ethic and response to recognising what success feels like.
What are your personal strengths as a leader?
Perseverance and trusting the process. Patience is not my strength, but positivity is.
What is the toughest lesson you learned?
That you can never fully rely on anybody to care as much as you do, and to grasp that everybody else has their own set of values and motivations. People are rarely what they present as in business.
And the most rewarding?
That Christmas party when everybody is rewarded, celebrated and a good old knees-up.
What is one piece of advice you would give to an aspiring leader?
Be single minded, do your research, then some more.
Why should people be positive about the future?
Humans are remarkable. We mess up the environment, then create a new one, then mess that one up and it goes on. We keep on evolving but at the core, we are learning and valuing the impermanence of everything.
Written by - Jacob Corner