Better Together

DO Australia

Running Time
22m 49s


Josh & Lauren Capelin
Founders, Homework

@joshuacapelin & @laurenjcapelin of @Homework66

Entrepreneur couple Lauren and Josh Capelin look at the important ingredients of a creative partnership, both in business and personal life. Their talk covers the importance of pushing and being pushed – working out when and how to pay close attention to the various stages we are in, in our personal lives and our relationship with one another.

Josh thinks Lauren is incredible. From day one he has been enamored with her intellect, wit and grace, which after 9 years together still seem destined to grow. Lauren is an accomplished speaker, consultant and entrepreneur, having spent the last 4.5 years working with Rachel Botsman at Collaborative Lab, helping to build and grow the international socio-economic movement of collaborative consumption. She has travelled around the world to work with local and state governments, city mayors, global startups and multi-national companies to help them understand the power of this shift. When not travelling, she loves her Gelato Messina, cooking up a storm, Yoga and any coastal road trip that ends in a tent with Josh encouraging her to chill. Lauren is highly passionate about politics, financial literacy, women in entrepreneurship and world changing social ventures. Some of the ingredients sure to be a part of her 2015.... 

Lauren was first wowed by Josh's boundless creativity and imagination across a meeting room table 10 years ago, and has been inspired by him ever since. He has a beautiful belief that anything's possible, and is always ready to get his hands dirty, whether it's diving into launching his first business, JosephMark, straight out of university, running an international film festival for Sydney's cycling community, dreaming up projects for his pop-up shop, telling stories through interesting brand and content partnerships with his business partner Matty at Projucer, or building beautiful co-working spaces like Homework and Common Room for amazing people to work and collaborate. Lauren sometimes has to bring a sense of time management, reality checking or even a gentle nudge of encouragement forward, but Josh knows that any project requires a team and that there's no better partner than his wife.

Together for 9 years, business partners for 4 and married for 1, Josh and Lauren usually feel like they're just getting started.


Jessamy Gee of Think in Colour was at Do Lectures Australia 2015 and created this graphic recording throughout Lauren and Josh's talk.


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