Kristen Aldridge

Kristen Aldridge

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Founder of Original Stories Media, Journalist, Producer and Storyteller

About Kristen Aldridge

Emmy-winning journalist and brand storytelling expert Kristen Aldridge is founder and CEO of Original Stories Media, a production company that specializes in capturing the origin stories behind the world’s most impactful brands. With over two decades of experience in the media industry, she has created content garnering millions of views for hugely successful platforms including Entrepreneur, ESPN, ABC, CBS, Yahoo!, and SHAPE.

Passionate about all things entrepreneurship, Aldridge created the original digital series How Brands Are Born to shine a light on all the remarkable people changing the world one big, bold dream at a time. Her mission is to help leaders reveal their most authentic selves so they can more effectively unleash their vision, inspire their culture, and bring deep value to the marketplace.

More From Kristen Aldridge

makeup

Why the Motto 'Better Not Bitter' Changed Everything for Beauty Bakerie Founder Cashmere Nicole

After overcoming challenges at a young age, the makeup mogul is living the sweet life with her cruelty-free cosmetics brand.
Social Impact

This Jewelry Company Is Using the Power of Words to Change Lives

Here's why giving back is the key to success for Caitlin Crosby's social impact enterprise.
Beyond Meat

The Future of Food: Beyond Meat Is Changing the Way People Eat

Why founder Ethan Brown is creating an ethical and sustainable food revolution, powered by plants.
Coolhaus

A Sprinkle of Architecture Made Coolhaus an Ice Cream Powerhouse

Here's why inspiring joy is the secret ingredient to the company's success.
Fashion

Perseverance Took Rails From a Pipe Dream to a Global Fashion Phenomenon

Founder Jeff Abrams pushed past major setbacks to bring his vision to the world.
Philanthropy

Success Unshared Is Failure: the Philosophy That Took This Mogul From Homeless to Billionaire

Giving back is at the core of John Paul DeJoria's business model.
Fashion

Empowering Women Is at the Heart of Carbon38's Business Model

Katie Warner Johnson is disrupting the athleisure industry and redefining workwear fashion.
Restaurants

Sweetgreen Success: From Dorm Room Startup to Fast-Casual Salad Empire

How Jonathan Neman and his co-founders built a billion-dollar business with a side of technology.
Cosmetics

Cosmetics With a Cause: Why Gregg Renfrew Is Fighting to Reform the Beauty Industry

For Beautycounter, doing well by doing good is the future of commerce.
Growing a Business

From Walnuts to Wall Street: Brandon Dawson Is on a Mission to Help Businesses Scale to 10X Levels

How the self-made serial entrepreneur went from 2.4 GPA to selling his company for over $150 million.
Sports

From Fencing to Fashion: Why This History-Making Olympian Is Breaking Barriers in Business

Ibtihaj Muhammad is slashing her way to success with her modest clothing company, Louella.
Persistence

The Powerful Reason You Should Never Give Up

Thinking of giving up your goals? Here's how perseverance and persistence can help you reach them.