Lauren Robinson is not afraid of hard work. From competing on the varsity rowing team at McGill University where she graduated with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship, to doing deals on the trading floor at one of Canada’s top brokerages, Lauren has never been one to back down from a challenge.
My decision to leave a traditional job in the corporate world developed through building a mindset around a career as a portfolio of projects and activities that bring value to the people and organizations you are working with
As the first Venture Partner at Highline BETA, a startup co-creation company that launches new ventures with leading corporations. Lauren spent the past few years, building HIGHLINEvc as an operator and investor, after a career in the corporate world. She spends a significant portion of her time traveling, and gets excited about submerging herself in startup ecosystems to gain a better understanding of the history, culture perspectives and how startups can work with successfully larger corporates.
In today’s’ interview you’ll learn:
-Why Lauren decided to pursue a career in investment banking.
-How sport has shaped a large part of how she looks at life.
-The three things that make up her definition of success.
-How she is focused on building an intentional life.
Her three favorite online tools are:
The one book she would recommend to all listeners is Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans