After her son Wyatt was diagnosed with ADHD, Anxiety, and Dyslexia in 2019, Lauren Hearn decided to leave her job in the corporate world behind to be there for her son every step of the way. With Lauren and Wyatt witnessing the positive impact and power of crystals, they created Three Suns.
Tell us a little bit about Three Suns.
Three Suns is a Crystal Infused Fragrance House based in Belrose, Sydney. My eldest son Wyatt and I launched the brand in 2020.
We want to do our part in spreading love and kindness around the globe, using eco-friendly ingredients that are also luxurious and energy-rich. We add a touch of luxury and crystal energy so that our customers feel good about themselves while helping leave a positive impact on the planet. Together we have developed a purposeful brand that values mental health above all profits.
What inspired you to start Three Suns?
Three Suns came to life during Covid-19 2020, having seen firsthand the impact and positive energy crystals had on our gorgeous son Wyatt.
Wyatt, my eldest son and Co-Founder of Three Suns, was diagnosed with ADHD, Anxiety, and Dyslexia in 2019. Each day is a little different for our beautiful Wyatt. Some are harder than others as he starts to grasp the challenges that come with his learning and behavioural difficulties. But he does so with strength and courage each day, making us proud parents.
Through our journey with crystals, we have been fortunate to experience their power and the positive impact they bring into our lives. Our creations reflect this love and positivity, and we are delighted to share it with everyone who purchases our products. We hope our journey can inform and inspire others going through something similar.
What have you enjoyed most about starting your own company?
I love the sense of accomplishment that comes with being able to make my own decisions and create something that is entirely mine. I also love having the freedom to choose the hours I work and the projects I take on to ensure I spend quality time with my family. Lastly, I have enjoyed networking and connecting with other female entrepreneurs and sharing our resources and knowledge.
What challenges did you have to overcome at the beginning of your journey?
As a mother of 3, starting a business with no income was daunting. It required dedication, hard work, and perseverance. I faced many struggles when starting my business, such as juggling parenting responsibilities with the demands of a business. I had to find the right balance to ensure my children were taken care of as my priority and my business goals being met.
I reminded myself I was doing this for my children and their future. I was determined to make it work and used that determination to push through the obstacles I faced.
How did you spend your days before Three Suns was born?
As a mother to my three wonderful sons, much of my life has revolved around my husband and children. I found myself being occupied with the daily grind of a corporate job, which required a lot of domestic and international travel.
As parents, our priority was ensuring our children had the best life we could provide. As a mother, I wanted to be able to contribute in being able to give them the best education, experiences, and opportunities that I could. It was tough, I won’t lie, and working long hours impacted my children. I was determined to make sure that my kids were happy, and when Wyatt needed me, I resigned on the spot and was there to support my boy every step of the way. I am proud to say it has been my best decision to date!
What's one thing every woman should know about being successful in her career and life?
Every woman should know that success comes in many forms, and no one definition is the same. The key is to focus on what matters most to you and have the courage and resilience to follow your own path. Set yourself up for success by planning ahead, setting achievable goals, and taking action to reach those goals. Learning to manage your time and energy is also essential, as it will help you stay focused and dedicated to your career and life goals. Finally, celebrate the wins, no matter how small, and remember that failure is an opportunity to learn and grow.
What would you say is your personal definition of success?
Success, to me, is the feeling of contentment I experience whenever I witness the happiness of my family and those around me. Furthermore, it encompasses individuals' increasing usage and appreciation of our products, which positively impacts their well-being. Ultimately, success means creating a long-lasting and positive legacy through our endeavors that bring others happiness and joy for years to come.
What’s on the horizon for Three Suns in 2023?
Three Suns are looking forward to an exciting year ahead! We are focusing on new product development with over 30+ new products landing in 2023, plus we are launching two new brands to the Australian and New Zealand markets. We are confident that new products and brands will offer an exciting and unique option in the market. We are excited to observe the response of our customers. In addition, we are exploring new partnerships and collaborations to expand our reach further and continue to create innovative products and services. This year, we will concentrate on expanding our reach in both the Australian and New Zealand markets, with plans to expand internationally in 2024.
Location: BELROSE | NSW