Vulnerability

2-4: "The Humanist" - Jonathan Mildenhall

2-4: "The Humanist" - Jonathan Mildenhall

Jonathan Mildenhall is the founder of 21st Century Brand, and the former CMO of AirBNB.

He wears his heart on his sleeve. And draws you towards him. The first time we ever spoke was a year ago when I asked him to come on this show. He not only said, yes. He gave me a way to think about Fearless that raised my own ambitions for what the show could become. 

His openness during that first conversation has stayed with me. It is a characteristic you find in some of the most Fearless creative leaders.


64: "The Empowering Leader" - Avery Baker

64: "The Empowering Leader" - Avery Baker

This is my conversation with Avery Baker - the Chief Brand Officer of Tommy Hilfiger. It was recorded live on stage as part of this year’s Cannes Creativity festival. Over the last two years, Avery has been instrumental in changing how Tommy Hilfiger shows up in the world. I wanted to talk to her about how she encouraged so many people across the organization to take the leap with her, and how she learned to push herself out of her own comfort zone in the process.

58: "The Gymnast" - Kat Gordon

58: "The Gymnast" - Kat Gordon

This is my conversation with Kat Gordon - founder of the 3% Percent Conference and CEO of the 3% Movement. Kat started 3% in 2008, to highlight the fact that only 3 percent of creative directors at major ad agencies were women Kat is a change agent, moving into previously unoccupied spaces, doing things that hadn’t been done before. A revolutionary in a time of revolution. I wanted to understand where that willingness to take on the status quo in such a public and sustained way comes from. 

44: "The Team Builder" - Dianne Wilkins

44: "The Team Builder" - Dianne Wilkins

Dianne Wilkins is the CEO of Critical Mass - a global digital experience design agency. She is also a talent magnet, drawing people to her with her openness and her commitment to their success. She is also a survivor. We talked about her willingness to jump in, the tragedy that changed her life, and the role that ice cream played in shaping her remarkable career. 

38: "The Self-Aware CEO" - Mindy Grossman

38: "The Self-Aware CEO" - Mindy Grossman

Mindy Grossman is one of only 51 women CEOS of Fortune 1000 companies and she turned HSN into the second best performing Fortune 1000 company of this century. Since taking over as the CEO of Weigh Watchers last summer, the company’s share price and membership have risen dramatically.  I talked to Mindy about the life changing decisions she made at 19, about unlocking creativity from the C-Suite and about the importance of Winnie the Pooh.

29: "The Non-Linear Person" - Colleen DeCourcy

29: "The Non-Linear Person" - Colleen DeCourcy

During her career she has been at the heart of some of the most original and disruptive thinking of any of the creative industries. As she approaches the end of her fifth year at Wieden, I talked to her about discovering that months don’t always start on Mondays, about her role as a change agent, and about the one thing she wishes she had more of.

24: "The Difference Maker" - Nils Leonard

24: "The Difference Maker" - Nils Leonard

Nils Leonard is a self-made success. His journey carried him from humble roots to becoming the chairman and chief creative office of one of the most celebrated ad agencies in London before he turned 40.

Today, he is the co-founder of Uncommon, a company that builds brands that people wished existed in the world. He is a disruptive and somewhat controversial figure. 

I met Nils in Uncommon’s London office, and we talked about why tattooing played a critical role in his early life, about what he’s learned about unlocking creative talent,  and about his own personal evolution and understanding of what matters most.