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“Partnering” by Jean Oelwang

Tangible lessons from 65+ of the world's most remarkable partnerships.


Friends and cofounders of Natura

Luiz Seabra, Pedros Passos, and Guilherme Leal


Steeped in a love for nature and optimism about humanity’s potential, Guilherme Leal, Luiz Seabra, and Pedros Passos have grown Natura—a Brazilian cosmetics company they founded more than 50 years ago—into a determined and inspired steward of the environment. 

“I would say that the most important thing is to be honest with yourself, try to avoid becoming a personage and be yourself with your pain, with your happiness, with your doubt.”

Guilherme Leal

“…Everything is connected. I am connected with you, with the air, the wood, the trees that came before, and Chinese, Brazilian, Americans, we are all part of one thing, we are connected. Even recognizing or not, we are interdependent.”

Guilherme Leal

“…We try to bring this wholeness to life with our collaborators, our partners, our suppliers, the leaders of our communities and so on. We try to bring that it’s possible to work together, and it is possible and highly desirable to connect your personal life with your work, the home that you have in the community. It works, it’s our belief. It’s tough, it’s not easy. We need to change the ways to do this, to reinvent things, but it works.”

Guilherme Leal

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