Empowering the next generation of athletes to break boundaries
Lauren is the passionate and driven CEO of XSOAR Perform. Lauren launched XSOAR with the vision to become a leading social enterprise that empowers individuals, teams and organisations in sport, business and entrepreneurship to break boundaries.
Breaking boundaries has been in Lauren’s blood since she was born. From a young age, Lauren has always had a deep interest in understanding peak performance, sparked by her drive to reach the pinnacle of professional tennis and to excel across all areas of life.
During her tennis career, Lauren competed on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and International Tennis Federation (ITF) professional circuit for eight years in over 50 countries, played in five Grand Slams at the Australian Open against world top five players and reached a career high rankings of no.1 in Victoria, 4 in Australia and WTA 221.
Through this diverse experience, Lauren developed global networks and professional associations with leaders in peak performance across diverse fields of endeavour including professional athletes, coaches, governing bodies, agents, investors, sponsors, media and business leaders.
Post tennis, Lauren gained extensive business experience working across diverse industries with one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. Lauren’s unique ability to provide strong strategic direction and innovative solutions has led her to working alongside high growth start-ups, leading global organisations and high profile business leaders.
Lauren has also developed a reputation as a leading scholar having achieved a VCE ATAR score of 99.1 and was awarded the Alexander Wawn Scholar Dux award at Wesley College Melbourne. In addition, Lauren completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with majors in Finance and Management at the University of Melbourne.
In her mission to empower athletes to break boundaries, Lauren travels to all corners of the globe interviewing leaders across diverse fields in peak performance
At the core of Lauren’s personal ethos and underlying values is giving back to causes that empower athletes with significant challenges to break boundaries. Lauren mentors up-and-coming athletes, provides strategic direction to foundations and is a regular speaker at events associated with sport and peak performance.
With her entrepreneurial spirit and zest for driving innovation in peak performance, Lauren leads a team of industry leading experts in peak performance and continues to build a community of people and organisations who are passionate about breaking boundaries.