With a passion for capturing compelling stories that ignite inspiration and create powerful change, Emmy-winning journalist Kristen Aldridge brings nearly two decades of experience to the media industry, from launching multiple media startups to spearheading new ventures for massive media brands.
Currently, Kristen is Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of Luminate, a digital media platform and global community of luminaries, leaders and influencers shining a light on the way we work, lead, live and love. She is also the creator, director, producer, writer and host of several digital initiatives for Entrepreneur.com, including How Brands Are Born, a new original series featuring the origin stories behind the world's most impactful companies. To further her storytelling prowess, she recently launched her own production company Original Stories Media, which specializes in cinematic branded content for world-class businesses.
As a student of high-performance, Kristen is fascinated by the formula and qualities of today’s most aspirational figures across all categories. From the arts and business to sports and academia, she’s helped dissect the defining moments of the best of the best doing their thing. Not just the individuals that have experienced society's traditional markings of success, but those who have defined success on their own terms and had the fortitude to see it through despite insurmountable odds.
With a proven track record for conceiving and executing distinct editorial visions, throughout her career Kristen has created original content garnering millions of views for Entrepreneur.com, ABC, CBS, Yahoo!, CNN, SHAPE and ESPN, to name a few. She has worked all over the world as anchor, host, reporter, producer, and writer. She has interviewed some of the world’s most iconic and influential individuals -- extracting their wisdom and distilling their hard-won insights that
inspire us all to have the grit, tenacity and strength to overcome adversity while in pursuit of our greatest passion,
purpose and personal power.
Kristen continues to cultivate a spirit of sharing what she’s learned. As a road-tested warrior in entrepreneurship, 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.