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OPINION - How to be a CEO podcast: Headspace CEO Russell Glass on the benefits of mindfulness

Russell Glass, CEO Headspace Health   (Headspace Health)
Russell Glass, CEO Headspace Health (Headspace Health)

Russell Glass is the CEO of mental health firm Headspace, with an app designed to teach users how to meditate, do yoga, and practise mindfulness more regularly.

Russell took to meditation himself after watching a talk by founder of Headspace Andy Puddicombe, and became CEO of the company in October 2021.

Russell discusses how the concept of meditation has become more mainstream in western society, his route to becoming CEO, and how Headspace is supporting its own staff, and employees around the world.

In this episode:

  • The pandemic's role in bringing mental health into the mainstream

  • How western society lost the concept of meditation

  • How meditation had a 'staggering' impact on Russell's life

  • Russell's journey to becoming CEO of Headspace

  • Benefits of the four-day work week

  • The little things you can do to free up your brain capacity

  • How Headspace is supporting employers and employees in the UK

  • Headspace's work with footballer Raheem Sterling

Listen above, or wherever you stream your podcasts.