Show #285: Minds Full and Mindful of the ROI Value of Motivated Happy People.
Special Guest: Lara Morgan, Co-Owner and Founder at Scentered, EFS Task Force Member
Lara shares enterprising acceleration ideas and profitable outcomes created when the company culture embeds year round CSR.
Join us as we discuss wellbeing tips and mental health coping skills that massively raise staff retention rates.
Lara is an active supporter of the EFS movement as a member of the Task Force.
Lara began to develop the skills of an entrepreneur at an early age! Her parents lived and worked in Hong Kong, whilst she and her brother would travel halfway round the world to school in Scotland. Her independent childhood and her parents being wonderful ‘leaders by example’ all attributed to her understanding of business today.
She finished school at the age of 18 fully expecting to attend university. However, that same year her father was declared bankrupt. As a result, she found herself borrowing her first business clothes from a mate of her mothers and went for an interview. At 18 she taught herself the art of sales, and by 21 she was managing a Yellow Pages sales team in 6 countries in the Gulf. In 1991, at the age of 23, she started her first business, Pacific Direct Ltd, which manufactured and sold brand licensed toiletries and amenities to the hotel industry.
Seventeen years later, she sold her majority share (99%) in 2008 for the sum of £20million. Since then, she spends quality time with her husband and three lively daughters and invests in and works with interesting companies including Scentered – a unique and innovative range of portable, high performance and 100% natural aroma products designed to support lifestyle balance, enhance mood and help you regain control.
Host: Jo Moffatt