Sarah La Roche — COO

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I have 15 years in global markets including UK, Europe, Australia, USA, India and SE Asia. With a diverse range of experience across an array of B2B and B2C industries including globally recognised technology, lifestyle, architecture & design, FMCG and not-for-profit brands.
I believe power lies at the intersection of purpose, people and product and I love working with teams to uncover this sweet spot. At Smiling Mind, I oversee global operations with a focus on driving revenue to support our impact goal of reaching 5m young people with mindfulness meditation.

The best thing about working at Smiling Mind…

Knowing the energy and commitment you bring to work every day is having a positive impact on people's lives. 

The biggest challenge in my role:

Working out how we can deliver all the amazing things we want to be able to .

If I wasn’t working at Smiling Mind I’d…

Somewhere I probably wouldn’t be as proud to work at as Smiling Mind.

What I do when I’m not at work:

Exercising, meditating, exploring and annoying my cat.

On meditation:

Has given me the ability to create meaning where before there was none.

My favourite inspirational quote:

“To live is the rarest thing in the world, most people exist, that is all.”
— Oscar Wilde