Spring Signature Event 2022


Date: Friday, May 6, 2022

Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Social Capitol Events   6543 Wadsworth Blvd         Arvada, Colorado 80003

Breakfast included

Now is the time to take BIG SWINGS!

The way the world is shifting so quickly may never happen again in our generation and so many  are not fulfilled as a result.

Whether you are a senior leader, executive, or business owner, now is not the time to sit on the sidelines on autopilot!

At this not-to-be-missed event, Linda Appel Lipsius will help you

  • Explore how to REMAIN COURAGEOUS & CURIOUS so you can take BIG SWINGS
  • Discover how to SHAKE-UP THE MUNDANE and take the NEXT STEPS 
  • Realize ways to CHALLENGE yourself and GAIN INSIGHTS from peers during two collaborative sessions.

Join CTLF and award-winning entrepreneur, Linda Appel Lipsius, to push beyond your comfort zone and be courageous!


About Linda:

Linda Appel Lipsius is the Co-Founder, Advisor, and on the Board of Directors of Teatulia Organic Teas. In 2006, she launched an innovative effort with partners in Bangladesh to bring premium, 100% organic, direct-sourced teas and herbs to the United States. Teatulia is a proud women and minority-owned business. 

From developing sustainable packaging to providing micro-business loans that lift families out of the cycle of poverty, Linda has built a universally-respected brand known for doing things better. She is a leading voice on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to using business as a force for good. 

Linda’s entrepreneurial roots were watered in her family’s business Orange Glo International. While growing Teatulia, she also opened the mama’hood, a resource for new and expecting moms and their families. Currently, she serves as Executive Director of Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) which supports Denver residents in creating sustainable, food-producing neighborhood community gardens.

Some of Linda’s additional accomplishments include: 

  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Disruptor of the Year (2021) 
  • Les Dames d’Escoffier International Colorado Lady Boss Award for NA Beverage (2021)
  • Speciality Food Association’s Leadership Award for Vision (2021) 
  • Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women & Business (2018) 
  • Food & Wine/ Fortune’s 20 Most Innovative Women in Food & Wine (2017)  

About Denver Urban Gardens


A sustainable urban future where people are deeply and directly connected to the earth, each other, and the food they eat


To provide the access, skills, and resources for people to grow healthy food in community and regenerate urban green spaces


  • Earn TRUST
  • Demonstrate INTEGRITY
  • Embrace EQUITY
  • Inspire CURIOSITY

Started in 1935, DUG is one of the country’s largest community garden organizations with 190 gardens across 6 counties in Metro Denver accounting for 33 acres greened, 650,000lbs of food grown (of which 10% is donated), 17,500 gardeners and over 40,000 people impacted through DUG’s garden, education, food access and volunteer programs.

About Teatulia Organic Teas



A thriving, transparent world.


The cultivation of delicious organic tea through an intentional business model that seeks to positively impact all stakeholders and externalities from garden to cup/glass/can, leaving our world better than we found it. 

Taste the difference we are making. 

Teatulia Organic Teas is a B Corp. We work with our partners in Bangladesh to bring premium, 100% Organic, direct-sourced teas & herbs from our 3,000 acre regenerative organic tea garden to the United States. Teatulia produces innovative, delicious & award-winning hot teas, iced teas & canned teas that are sold throughout the US in grocery, mass, foodservice, online and as an ingredient. Linda is honored to have built a universally-respected brand known for doing things better and using business as a force for good.


Contact the CTLF Team at engage@ctlf.org.