We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Butts and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lauren, what do you attribute your success to?
Keeping it real.
What should our readers know about your business?
Bound is different for many reasons, but the empathy we bring to every task is what makes us the most proud. We will never default to the “It’s just business” excuse. We tried that approach once, in the very early stages of Bound’s inception, and lost a friend because of it. From then on, we vowed never to follow a patriarchal roadmap ever again. At Bound, we say “I love you,” after our calls, we take each other’s emotional temperature before asking for help on a project, and we do not operate under the illusion that work is not personal. Our comfort in speaking vulnerably with each other is why we are not afraid to take a deep dive into major change when it’s necessary. We celebrate these wins and acknowledge we still have a lot of work ahead of us. That’s what keeps us motivated to keep learning and growing together.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Pet Nats at Nobel Riot, Happy Hour Gordo Crunches at Mr. Oso, Local Beers at Our Mutual Friend Nitro Cold Brews at Crema Homemade Noodles from Grammy’s Goodies Pizza from Grabowski’s Dinner at Beast & Bottle Lifted Libations from Molly’s Spirits Bottomless Mimosas at Root Down Post Dinner Drinks & Views at Avanti Boulder Basil & Blackberry Swirl at Highpoint Creamery Dim Sum at Star Kitchen Pad See Ew at Ros Siam Late Night ‘You’ll Regret This in the Morning’ Dance Parties at 715 Club Blowouts at Matthew Morris Clean Beauty Everything at Vert Beauty CBD Pedicures at Reign Ritual Tarot Readings from Rory Lula Yoga for Witches with Davidia Turner Magic Essentials at Herbs & Arts Daytime Gallery Stroll at DAM Retail Therapy at Eyes Open, Queen City General Store and Sacred Thistle Men’s Clothing at Berkeley Supply Books and Wine at Book Bar Fresh Flowers from Beet & Yarrow Denver Cards/Souvenirs from Mountain vs Plains and Craft Boner Plant Babies from ReRoot Cannabis Essentials from Simply Pure Any Show Ever at Red Rocks Close to Home’ Hike at Matthew/Winters ‘Not As Close to Home’ Hike at St. Mary’s Glacier ‘Super Not Close’ Hike at Hanging Lake Mountain Town Escapes to Carbondale River Floating Down the Upper Colorado River Post Mountain Cocktails at Bread Bar in Silver Plume The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to the many women who have stood by Bound from the very beginning. Always hollering at us if an opportunity is near, or stepping up when help is needed. Our community is the soul of this organization and the power of women coming together is at the center of everything we do. Thank you to our past and present clients, employees, friends and family who have worked magic for us over the years. We couldn’t have done it without your support and free modeling.