117 episodes

Brand on Purpose is an engaging new podcast focused on uncovering the untold stories of entrepreneurs and senior leaders who have discovered how to serve a greater good while building or transforming major brands. Join host Aaron Kwittken as he speaks to innovative leaders who make it their brand’s mission to do well by doing good.

Brand on Purpose Aaron Kwittken

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

Brand on Purpose is an engaging new podcast focused on uncovering the untold stories of entrepreneurs and senior leaders who have discovered how to serve a greater good while building or transforming major brands. Join host Aaron Kwittken as he speaks to innovative leaders who make it their brand’s mission to do well by doing good.

    Dairy That’s Wicked Good and Good For You with Vermont Creamery President Adeline Druart

    Dairy That’s Wicked Good and Good For You with Vermont Creamery President Adeline Druart

    Vermont Creamery President Adeline Druart talks about her experience growing up in France, her love for dairy products and how she worked her way up the professional ladder at Vermont Creamery. Growing up with dairy farmers as grandparents, Adeline was a cheese expert from the beginning. With the help of a good friend to translate English for Adeline, she moved from France to Vermont to intern at Vermont Creamery as a cheesemaker. In the episode, Aaron and Adeline discuss the company’s commitment to sustainability, some key business learnings stemming from the pandemic, and how Vermont Creamery paved the way as a pioneer of the artisan cheese movement. Tune in to hear Adeline’s favorite type of cheese and learn more at vermontcreamery.com.

    Production Credits: Aaron Kwittken, Haley Sacotte, Nina Valdes, Maria Bayas, Michael Grubbs, Anna Lamm and Mathew Passy
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    • 35 min
    Keeping the Planet Cold & the People On It Warm with Canada Goose Chief Marketing & Experience Officer Penny Brook

    Keeping the Planet Cold & the People On It Warm with Canada Goose Chief Marketing & Experience Officer Penny Brook

    In this episode, Canada Goose Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Penny Brook, discusses the core brand ethos for Canada Goose, the brand’s commitment to supporting underrepresented communities, and how Canada Goose is making a difference in sustainable fashion. Helping customers find the warmth they seek since 1957, Canada Goose has grown from a single warehouse in Toronto into a global company and leader in performance luxury apparel. Aaron and Penny talk about the brand’s commitment to carbon neutrality, their association with pop culture, and the company’s plans to go fur-free by the end of 2022. Tune in to hear Penny reveal her favorite Canada Goose products and learn more at canadagoose.com.

    Production Credits: Aaron Kwittken, Haley Sacotte, Nina Valdes, Maria Bayas, Michael Grubbs, Anna Lamm and Mathew Passy
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    • 34 min
    Turning Miles into Money for Charity with Charity Miles Founder Gene Gurkoff

    Turning Miles into Money for Charity with Charity Miles Founder Gene Gurkoff

    Charity Miles Founder Gene Gurkoff discusses his career as an attorney, the inspiration behind the Charity Miles app and the importance of staying active. To honor his grandfather who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Gene began running marathons to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. From there, Gene was inspired to create a platform that enabled people to turn their physical activity into money for charity. In the episode, Aaron and Gene discuss the app that was created before Charity Miles, how Gene chooses the charities that they work with, and how mental health plays a large role in his life. Listen in to hear a sneak peek of Gene’s new app and learn more at charitymiles.org.

    Production Credits: Aaron Kwittken, Haley Sacotte, Nina Valdes, Maria Bayas, Michael Grubbs, Anna Lamm and Mathew Passy
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    • 30 min
    Building a Safer & More-Inclusive World For LGBTQ Young People with The Trevor Project CEO & Executive Director Amit Paley

    Building a Safer & More-Inclusive World For LGBTQ Young People with The Trevor Project CEO & Executive Director Amit Paley

    The Trevor Project CEO & Executive Director, Amit Paley, discusses his career trajectory at The Trevor Project, the impetus for the organization, and how it became the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ young people. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning short film, “Trevor,” The Trevor Project was established after discovering there was no organization that provided resources for LGBTQ young people in the United States. Since launching its 24/7 phone lifeline in 1998, the organization has connected over 400,000 young people across more than 100 countries and six continents. In the episode, Aaron and Amit discuss the importance of raising public awareness and increasing support for LGBTQ individuals, how The Trevor Project is challenging current anti-LGBTQ legislation, and how the organization navigated the pandemic. Tune in to hear about Amit’s experience as a former foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and learn more about The Trevor Project at thetrevorproject.org.

    Production Credits: Aaron Kwittken, Haley Sacotte, Nina Valdes, Maria Bayas, Michael Grubbs, Anna Lamm and Mathew Passy
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    • 37 min
    Building a Sustainable Marketplace with Hive Brands Co-Founders Thomas Ellis and Katie Tyson

    Building a Sustainable Marketplace with Hive Brands Co-Founders Thomas Ellis and Katie Tyson

    Hive Brands Co-Founders Thomas Ellis and Katie Tyson discuss their experience building a startup company, the challenges they’ve faced and how their backgrounds individually led them to co-create Hive Brands. Prior to Hive Brands, Thomas and Katie were exposed to the startup world early-on and noticed the extreme challenges that came with building a scalable business model. With a combined desire to create positive impact, Thomas and Katie were driven to create a marketplace that directly aligned with consumer values. In the episode, Aaron, Thomas and Katie discuss the curated brands on the Hive Brand platform, the process of vetting these brands, and how the company’s “Hive Five” criteria was developed. Tune in to learn more about the Hive Brand business model and visit hivebrands.com for more information.

    Production Credits: Aaron Kwittken, Haley Sacotte, Nina Valdes, Maria Bayas, Michael Grubbs, Anna Lamm and Mathew Passy
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    • 41 min
    Creating a Waste Free Future with Founder of Pela Jeremy Lang

    Creating a Waste Free Future with Founder of Pela Jeremy Lang

    Pela Founder Jeremy Lang dives into his experience growing up on the Canadian prairies, shares the innovation behind Pela’s signature Flaxstic material, and discusses how his upbringing inspired the creation of Pela. Every year, more than 1.5 billion plastic phone cases are sold, and most of them end up in landfills. To combat this never-ending disposal problem, Jeremy spent years learning about plastic and experimenting with new materials to try to find an alternative to plastic that could be used in everyday products. In the episode, Aaron and Jeremy discuss the lack of infrastructure for compostable products, and how Pela is successfully democratizing waste management with its at-home composting machine. Tune in to hear how Pela is moving toward a more sustainable circular economy, and learn more at pelacase.com.



    Production Credits: Aaron Kwittken, Haley Sacotte, Nina Valdes, Maria Bayas, Michael Grubbs, Anna Lamm and Mathew Passy
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Purpose packed!

Brand on Purpose makes you feel like you've just had a smoothie for your spirit! It’s obvious that Aaron puts extraordinary effort into finding diverse and impactful guests that truly care about being a positive force in this world. I learn something every time I listen - highly recommend!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Aaron, host of the Brand on Purpose podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

oliviabaker13 ,

Hit the subscribe button! 🔥

If you’re looking for ways to do business better or simply interested in leaning more about innovative and impactful companies - hit the subscribe button! Brand on Purpose showcases a truly impressive lineup of experts across industries. Aaron is an excellent host who does a fantastic job engaging his guests in thoughtful and interesting conversations. Definitely recommend listening and subscribing to this podcast!

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