It's about this.
human connection, meaningful impact.
Insight. Strategy. Content.
I believe in beating hearts.
Moving people and ideas forward is my get up and go.
I'm often invited to explore what's next: identifying trends + insight
that create and shape concepts, strategy and content for brand, design and social innovation.
I roll into the interviewer/writer role on many projects and serve on non-profit and advisory boards, too.
Informed curiosity, caring and connection are true in everything I do.
Nike, Jordan, Hurley, Bell, Carhartt, The World Surf League
Hartmann&Forbes, Robert Allen Design/Altamont Capital, Bloom&Dye, House of Castellon
Emerald Sun Cannabis, The Liberty Collective, Solace, LMNADE, Souljour, DRGE, Pelli,
Montana Mex, Baker&Spice
Airbnb, Google, Target, TJX, M&M Mars, P&G
BlinkNow, Children's Healing Art Project, The DO Lectures, Friends of Lincoln
Nike Foundation, Novo Foundation, NW Dance Project, Oregon Consumer Justice,
Oregon State College of Business, Period.
72andSunny, Brew Advisors, CO-Lab, CO Projects, Creative Capital, ENGIN Creative,
Guidance Counsel, Mechanica, Merge, Mindswarms, NEMO Design, North 6, Open Range, Prizm Lab,
Protein LDN, Second Story, Staat NL, Velocidi, Wieden+Kennedy, Ziba.
Kolohe Andino, Lance Armstrong, Ibrahim Ba, Scout Basset, Joan Benoit, Jesse Bilauer, Eric Cantona, Roberto Carlos, Barrett Christy, Jordan Clarkson, Nissy Cobb, Gustavo de Conti, Allan Cooke, Anna Dibaba, Ejegayehu Dibaba, Genzebe Dibaba, Melat Dibaba, Tirunesh Dibaba, Katherine Disenhoff, Warrick Dunn, Carlin Dunne, Trevor Dunne, Ashton Eaton, Julie Ertz, Zach Ertz, Marlen Esparza, Mo Farah, Brett Favre, Allyson Felix, Jen Fetheringill, Justin Gatlin, Korahn Gayle, Erin Glover, Sifan Hassan, Harold Hunter, Erison Hurtault, Brad Johnson, Alan Kardec, Yomif Kejelcha, Chloe Kim, Colleen Loverde, Rob Machado, Malaika Mihambo, Carissa Moore, Savannah Morgan, Sandy Morris, Dalilah Muhammad, Ibtihaj Muhammed, Thiam Nafi, Franco Nieto, Sonny Nutter, Apollo Ono, Kevin Pajarillaga, Mary Pierce, Uta Pippig, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Ronaldo (El Fenomeno), Ben Roethlisberger, Isabel Salgado, Alberto Salazar, Jett Shilling, Mary Decker Slaney, Matthew Slaven, Picabo Street, Filipe Toledo, Ladanian Tomlinson, Sammy Jo Tracy, Sae Tsuji, Zarek Valentin, Michael Vick, Ricky Williams, Serena Williams, Wendy Williams, Kat Williamson, Wei Yonglei, Junior Younan, Dane Zaun.
Jennifer Aaker, Sam Adams, Air West, Fer Altuzar, Felipe Andreoli, Lauren Ash, April Baer, Byron Beck, Aaron "A-Ron" Bondaroff, danah boyd, Stuart Brown, Sunni Brown, Christopher Carey, Valerie Casey, Jan Chipchase, Alex Cole, Brandon Collingsworth, Memu Conteh, Tracy Copland, Lee Corso, Eddie Cruz, Clementine Desseaux, Marcello "Dughetto" Silva, Tahirah Edwards-Byfield, Camella Ehlke, Frank "Bus Stop Prophet" Escamilla, Hector Espinal, Robert Fabricant, Damien Fahrenfort, Fernwood Open Run athletes, Steve Finley, Chris Fowler, Bobbito Garcia, Maze Georges, Tanvi Girota, Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Courtenay Hameister, Chris Haynes, Kirk Herbstreit, Ibeth Hernandez, Erik Hersman, Ryan Hurley, Carla Mann, Coach Martin "Jake" Jacobsen, Krissy Jones, Jonah Kest, Paola Kudacki, Ryan Lauderdale, Brian Lindstrom, Amber Liu, Katherine Longstreth, Jane McGonigal, Victoria Mesenbrink, Josh Mock, Gabriel Montiel Gutiérrez, Felipe Morozoni, Lenny Muller, Duy Nguyen, Pat O'Connell, Doug Palladini, Coach Gene Pingatore, Jon Rose, Scott Showwalter, Duke Stump, LaVelle Sykes, Varsha Thapa, George Thorn, Shara Tochia, Pat Towersey, Food&Lycra, Sonny Turner, Josh Mock, RO.lexx, Danielle Redman, Roxy Reyes, Rogerio, Kelly Rowland, Evan Slater, Craig Stecyk, Ruddy Trobrillant, Lisa Utzschnieder, Brian Whittaker, Kuoth Wiel, Coach Mario Zagallo.
People in lots of Places
Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Buenos Aries, Charlotte, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dallas, DC, Gainesville, Green Bay, Hong Kong, Houston, Kaliro, Kigali, LA, London, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Nairobi, NYC, The OC, Paris, Portland, Prague, Rio, Rome, Saint George, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Surkhet, Vancouver, Sao Paulo, Tampa, Tokyo, Vancouver and Zoom.
LAUREN HOLDEN KILBANE
Insight Advisor + Strategic Thoughtpartner
Human Centered Design and Cultural Researcher
Concept and Content Creator
Interviewer, Speaker, Mentor, Board Member + Advisor
I love to meet people where they are and learn from what they share
to make meaningful impact.
I'm 25 years into a global career that includes posts in New York, Paris and Portland + immersive assignments throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.
What I do and how I got here doesn't fit neatly into any one box: that's the fun part!
It's also the value I bring to the right partners and projects.
THINGS PEOPLE SAY