Laura Kate Thompson - Blondilox Porridge No Rules
This week on Inspired Edinburgh we have Laura Kate Thompson.
Laura is the Founder of Blondilox. Porridge. No rules.
Blondilox was born out of her personal health journey after battling an eating disorder and burnout. She is stirring up the porridge game with pop up events and her range is now available in well known Edinburgh health stores Hanover Healthfoods and Jan De Vries.
Laura discusses her background in music journalism, her health challenges, the creation of Blondilox as well as her views on success, purpose and the millennial generation.
1.30 - Background and growing up
2.50 - Leaving school and moving away
5.00 - Learnings from Acting school
7.30 - Career path
9.00 - Meeting a mentor and
11.30 - Getting into music and music journalism
13.00 - Other roles in the music industry, shiny object syndrome
14.50 - Wanting to run her own business
15.30 - Poor ethics in the media and music industries
17.30 - Burnouts and working in offices
18.30 - Working in Holland
20.00 - Managing talent, drive and determination
22.00 - Relationships and business
23.30 - Making the most of experiences
25.30 - Impatience and burn out
27.30 - Coming back to Edinburgh
28.30 - Obsession with eating and developing an eating disorder
34.00 - What was Laura's eating like?
36.30 - Admitting she had a problem
39.00 - Acceptance and path to recovery
43.00 - Blondilox and why porridge
46.30 - Staring the business and building the brand
48.00 - Asking for help
49.30 - Long term vision for the brand
52.30 - Social media strategy
56.00 - How millennials are perceived
57.50 - The desire for freedom
59.20 - Number of millennials pursuing entrepreneurship vs traditional employment
1.02.20 - What is Laura's purpose?
1.03.20 - What would Laura like her legacy to be?
1.04.20 - The word 'hustle'
1.05.30 - Laura's definition of success
1.06.20 - Who or what inspires Laura?
1.08.00 - Not being tied down
1.09.00 - Best piece of advice ever received?
1.11.50 - What would Laura say to her 20 year old self?
1.14.00 - What would Laura change in the world?