CEO, Smiling Mind, Australia
Dr Addie Wootten is the CEO of Smiling Mind and a Clinical Psychologist by background. Addie brings her extensive background in clinical psychology, research and e-health to her position of CEO of Smiling Mind. Addie is a well-known leader in her field, publishing widely and speaking at a range of events – from corporate settings to schools and government. Smiling Mind prides itself on bringing mental health and wellbeing into the everyday and using inspirational leaders to help achieve this – one highlight being a world-first meditation flight over Sydney hosted by Sir Richard Branson.
Smiling Mind has seen significant growth under her leadership, reaching over 6.2 million downloads of the much-loved mindfulness app. Addie is passionate about redefining the way we think about mental health – moving it from a negative to a positive and empowering people to take a positive and proactive approach to their own mental health, just like our physical health. Smiling Mind’s goal is to reach 5 million Australian children and young people by 2021 and is well on the way to achieving this! Smiling Mind is also working with hundreds of businesses to bring mindfulness into their workplaces including a global partnership with IBM in the US.
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