Learning to Become an Inspired Human with Laura Doonin

18th April 2017
Learning to Become an Inspired Human with Laura Doonin


What happens when the stresses of the world disconnect our mind from our bodies? Laura Doonin, fitness coach, startup veteran, and retail warrior, understands that the connection between mind and body is essential to living a happy, healthy life. Laura will be sharing her best tips on how to start to preserve energy and optimise health and mental well-being while delivering your best work and living a happier life.

About Laura Doonin

Laura Doonin is not just a yogi, she’s a keen-minded businesswoman, too. While she’s spent time working with startups, tech businesses, and retail, Laura truly found her passion in motivating and coaching people to become the best version of themselves while building their businesses for good.

Named as one of Fitness First’s top influential motivators, Laura has created a following of passionate people who want to live with greater purpose, compassion, and resilience. Today, she coaches and motivates people to become powerful and inspired humans who can thrive in the fast-paced world we live in.

Session: Morning Rituals To Living A Happier And More Productive Life

This year, Laura Doonin will be speaking at Retail Global Gold Coast as part of our Mind Frame stream, inspiring you to become a healthier and happier person.

Laura’s session will focus on helping people who are becoming tired, disconnected, or lonely due to this ever-changing, fast-paced, social media saturated world. In her session, she’ll be sharing some of her favourite morning rituals to live a happier and more productive life.

Laura’s interactive session will explore 8 proven rituals of successful businesspeople and help you create mental space that will inspire more purpose, productivity, and fulfillment in your day.

Advice for Online Retailers

There is a ton of info and lots of “opinions” – cut through the noise and decide what you feel is right for your business.

–Laura Doonin

When it comes to business, Laura is huge proponent of investing fully, trusting your gut, and failing fast. For retailers, that means investing wholeheartedly into your path, because split focus and hesitancy kills momentum. At the same time, Laura also supports people failing fast and moving on to the next idea. That includes bad technology and services! She firmly believes that throwing good money and effort after bad not only leads to bad investments, but to discouragement and lost momentum.

Speed is not just for identifying failures. Laura also advises that online retailers need to increase their execution speed. Often, retailers are trapped by slow or hesitant deployments that bog down the business and turn off the customers.

Globalisation is real, and Australians need to seize the day to take their brand global. It’s time for many brands to start internationalising their customers and their operations, especially in New Zealand, the US, the UK, Singapore, Japan, and Europe.

For retailers just starting out, Laura recommends making these strategies a priority:

  • Focus on what your brand stands for and look to build a strong marketing message.
  • Dive into social media and create a mobile-first or mobile-only platform – these two biggest online retail trends have proven time and again to be critical to success
  • Fail fast, test and learn. Retailers need to listen to the marketplace and keep on moving when things don’t turn out as expected.

If you’d like to learn more about Laura Doonin, you can reach out to her via Twitter @laura_doonin. You can also connect with Laura on LinkedIn and read her latest Pulse article. You can learn more about Laura and the other Retail Global speakers here, or click here to buy your tickets. Use Laura’s speaker code “DOONIN17” for a $100 savings off your ticket!