Zoie Kingsbery Coe

Zoie Kingsbery Coe

Zoie Kingsbery Coe, Founder of Kid & Coe

"It’s been an incredible amount of work.­ Anyone who works in a start-up would second that, but it’s great to see it in action and hear from families who we have helped. You learn so much from the school of experience, such as how to manage a team remotely whilst still trying to cultivate an internal culture and sense of togetherness, or how to craft a killer marketing plan on a shoestring budget. All challenges, lots of setbacks, but at Kid & Coe we always take the viewpoint that without mistakes and risks, there is no opportunity and growth."

"My job can be demanding but most jobs are, and I’m extremely lucky that I set my own schedule. I try and check in with myself and attempt being present in what I’m doing ­ that means that when I’m at work, I’m there and committing to it completely; when I’m having a chat with India Rose, I’m not checking my iPhone for emails, and when I’m with my husband, I am trying not to multitask. We try and carve out dedicated time to discuss the boring practical things that need to be discussed so they don’t chip away at the time we get to spend together."

"My parents actually met on an airplane! It was very normal for our family to decide last minute we were going to fly to Paris or Milan for the weekend, as we could fly standby (ie. free!). That kind of spontaneous search for adventure certainly seemed to ignite a spark of wanderlust in my soul. I grew up in Georgia in a fairly rural environment so visiting these very cosmopolitan cities with my family showed me that the world was a vastly wide and wonderfully different place to explore. The idea of stretching boundaries is something I want to pass on to my own children."

Interview via Seedling, photo by La coqueta kids

Susan Kim

Susan Kim

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Maria Contreras-Sweet