Food entrepreneur Donna Hay on how she built a brand that transcends trends and mediums.

Season #6 Episode #83

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with the brand’s Australian ambassadors, friends and experts to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter.

This season, the mini-series continues to explore our collective relationship with the word confidence. What does the word confidence really mean, and what does having more of it help us to achieve?

The topic and series celebrates Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation, a product that allows women to wear confidence and feel empowered to take on the day. 


Alison’s next guest is Australian food entrepreneur, Donna Hay — a name synonymous with simple but delicious recipes enjoyed by families across the country. 


In many ways, this honest conversation honours the time and level of integrity it takes to build a brand that transcends trends and mediums. 


Donna has written 27 cookbooks selling over six million copies worldwide, and has successfully expanded into homewares and TV. But as someone who identifies as shy, how did she find or cultivate the confidence to do it? In this episode, Alison and Donna explore Donna’s journey to success and the lessons she’s learned along the way.


  • Follow Donna on Instagram
  • Treat yourself to a bottle of Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation. Use the code OFFLINE for 15% off. T&Cs* apply  
  • *T&Cs: Enter the code OFFLINE at checkout to receive 15% off a single purchase excluding out of stock items and freight costs. Offer valid from 1st March 2021 until 11:59pm 8th August 2021. Offer not available in conjunction with selected offers as communicated at checkout. Offer valid to Australian residents at only




Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.


Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly


Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or

See for privacy and opt-out information.