After listening to colleague after colleague confide about feeling overwhelmed or burnt out managing their work and home lives, CEO and founder Michael Held sprang into action. Take a look at how LifeSpeak started and how much we’ve grown over the last 17 years.
Shifting to a digital approach to support more people
Back in 2004, we started as a small company providing live workshops to help people manage their day-to-day challenges. While we loved what we were doing, we quickly realized we could only reach so many people in a live setting. So, in late 2008, we moved all of our teaching resources online. In mid-2010, we launched one of our most popular features – Ask the Expert – giving users real-time access to the best experts.
Striving for continuous growth and improvement
In 2010, we expanded our offerings to include solutions for partners interested in providing the LifeSpeak experience to their clients. By early 2012, our platform had reached 500 expert-led trainings, and by 2015 our expert-led trainings had doubled! To keep up with demand, we launched an updated LifeSpeak platform in 2016 and delighted our members with new personalization and action-oriented features. Today, we have team members all over the world, over 2,300 expert-led trainings, and over 300 experts. The latest generation of LifeSpeak will launch in the fall of 2021 and will be available in 12+ languages.
Driving the shift around mental health and total wellbeing
There has been a shift in society in how we think about, talk about, and treat mental health and wellbeing. At LifeSpeak, we’ve been helping organizations drive that change internally for years. Education will always be the vital first step in enabling people to make meaningful changes in their lives, and LifeSpeak helps them do just that.
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