Headspace launched in 2010 with one socially driven mission in mind, "to help create a healthier, happier world." After spending years as a Buddhist monk, Co-Founder Andy Puddicombe realized that he actually was more passionate about teaching meditation then being a monk.
Fast forward to 2008 when Andy was teaching meditation to corporate clients in London, which is also when a financial crisis hit the UK causing burn out amongst many executives across town, & in walked Rich Pierson. Rich was a former advertising agency creative who was drawn to Andy's ability to make mindfulness more digestible so he teamed up with him to build the app & the two have been changing the perception of meditation ever since.
Today, the app has over 13 million active users across 190 countries & it's become an essential part of people from every walk of life's daily routine. The team is split between LA & London with growing marketing, product & engineering teams, as well as an in-house creative studio playing with different ways of improving the wellbeing of the world.
The key qualities they look for in team members also speak volumes about what it's like to work at Headspace: kindness, creativity & authenticity. They provide flexible work hours, optional group meditation twice a day for their staff, fantastic maternity/paternity leave policies & stellar health, dental & vision coverage. This allows their team to focus on continuing to do work that really does make a difference in many people lives globally while also taking good care of themselves. We simply can't say enough about the positive vibes the team at Headspace is putting out into the world.