1. The role of the COO with Divinia Knowles

In this episode we tackle the question of: What is a COO? Our special guest is Divinia Knowles, Founder of the London COO Roundtable. In this episode we get her words of wisdom on the following questions...


We get her words of wisdom on the following questions:

  • What is a COO? What does a COO do?

  • When do you bring in a COO?

  • What are the differences between: COO, Chief of Staff and Operations Lead?

  • How does the COO work with the CEO?

  • What advice would you give to a first time COO?

Speaker notes and references

About Divinia

Divinia was COO, CFO & a director at both Mind Candy and Pact Coffee, where she also served as interim CEO. She has held or still holds chair and board seats at too many companies to list and is occasionally an angel investor.

Divinia re-trained as a coach in 2017 and combined it with her previous experience to become the COO Coach, working with start up/scale up COOs/CEOs to help guide them through successfully starting up, scaling up and exiting.

And in addition to that, she is also the Founder of the London COO Roundtable, a community that brings operations professionals together to define what it means to be a highly effective startup and scale up Chief Operating Officer.

Contact Divinia

COO Roundtable - https://www.cooroundtable.com/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/diviniaknowles/

Email - divinia@diviniaknowles.com