Shona Beats

Co-Founder of Sphere, Founding GM of Headspace

A revolutionary thinker. A mindful leader. Shona’s on a mission to recondition the health and wellness space, applying deep wisdom found bouncing back from burnout at 30. She kick starts ideas that cut through the noise and change the face of how people help themselves. Heard of Headspace, the award winning meditation app? Yeah, she grew it.

As the founding GM and employee No.2, Shona scaled Headspace from delivering small live events, into a booming technology product, and in 2014, transitioned the HQ team from London to LA. With that, the company went global. Over 6 years, she drove the team and business to create a stable and thriving company that now boasts over 200 employees, multi million annual revenue and 20m users in 190 countries. Fast company recognized Headspace as one of the most innovative companies of 2017.

Her newest venture, Sphere, is a first-to-market technology that enhances the experience of personal coaching, and transforms the way Guidance is accessed and delivered. The revolutionary platform, powered by smart technology, unites a global ecosystem of Seekers to best-fit Guides, and facilitates the sessions end to end. Sphere makes the experience of personal coaching customized, convenient and totally approachable.

Shona is published in The Guardian: Women in Leadership column, has lead wellbeing innovation panels with Arianna Huffington, and is mentor to hundreds of start ups and individuals looking to change the world through smart technology and life evolving products.