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Join Carolyn Hadlock, Executive Creative Director at Young & Laramore, as she interviews creatives, founders, creators, leaders, and visionaries to discover what makes beautiful thinking.

The Beautiful Thinkers Project Carolyn Hadlock, ECD of Young & Laramore

    • Business
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Join Carolyn Hadlock, Executive Creative Director at Young & Laramore, as she interviews creatives, founders, creators, leaders, and visionaries to discover what makes beautiful thinking.

    Bryce & Jill Morrison

    Bryce & Jill Morrison

    Bryce and Jill Morrison are the co-founders of Mom Water. All-natural, non-carbonated, and available in flavors like the Julie (passionfruit) and the Karen (lemon-blueberry), Jill and Bryce created Mom Water for their group of parent friends before marketing it to the masses in four US states and counting. The beverage gained popularity through social media sites like TikTok, but also organically through the network of moms they discovered while creating the brand. “I've discovered how moms, when they like something or dislike something, they love to share it with all their friends. It’s this tight-knit community. They want to share that thing that they found with all the other moms, even though they might not have any other common ground.”
    By making what they wanted to see on the market, Bryce and Julie created a product and a brand that resonates both universally and with a specific, powerful-yet-untapped group.

    • 36 min
    Martha Hoover

    Martha Hoover

    Martha Hoover is the founder of Patachou, Inc. One of the first restaurateurs to emphasize fresh farm-to-table ingredients back in 1989, Martha has transformed Patachou into an enterprise of multiple European-inspired restaurant concepts that have elevated the restaurant scene in Indianapolis and the Midwest as a whole.  She talked about how restaurants can shape a city, making the food she wanted to see be made, and why she thinks motherhood is an oppressive word.

    • 38 min
    Kourtney Morgan

    Kourtney Morgan

    Kourtney Morgan is a Senior Designer at Patagonia— and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People In Business in 2020. Kourtney, a nature lover herself, has taken up the company’s mantle to find unique solutions for minimizing waste in Patagonia’s clothing design, from championing the brand’s Worn Wear program for selling gently used out-of-season clothes to designing the ReCrafted collection from used and damaged clothing. According to Kourtney, the brand isn’t looking to just own these sustainable practices, but to pave the way for others: “There's a huge movement, not just within Patagonia, but across a lot of brands to repair and resell their garments. It's not happening fast enough, just like our reaction to climate change isn't happening fast enough.”


    Kourtney helps Patagonia execute its vision for a better cared-for planet and set a precedent for other brands to do the same.

    • 30 min
    Susan Holmes McKagan

    Susan Holmes McKagan

    Susan Holmes McKagan, author, model, and influencer. Susan has defied the expectations of being a model and rock star wife (to Guns N Roses’ Duff McKagan) by taking on a host of other careers, from swimwear designer and businesswoman to journalist and novelist. She talked about stressing the importance of her entertainer kids’ education, co-hosting a Sirius XM show with her husband, and the rejection-filled process of publishing a rock n roll novel. 

    • 30 min
    Kevin Lynch

    Kevin Lynch

    Kevin Lynch. Creative Director at Oatly. World traveler. Story maker. Beautiful thinker. With a background at ad agencies in Chicago, Kevin first traveled the world to work in Shanghai, and later came to help the nondairy milk brand headquartered in Malmo, Sweden make creative messaging to further develop its quirky, highly individual tone. Kevin talked about educating consumers through laughter, being a brand with bravery, and staying in a year’s worth of Shanghai Airbnbs.

    • 28 min
    Chris Davis

    Chris Davis

    Chris Davis, Chief Marketing Officer of New Balance, on forming authentic partnerships, calculated risk-taking, and making dad shoes cool.

    • 34 min

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