headversity secures $1M seed funding

CPE Media News (7/22/2019) – MacroMind Media Inc., dba headversity, has raised $1 million in seed funding from a group of private investors.

Founded by Dr. Ryan Todd, Dr. Karen MacNeill, Dr. Jordan DeCoste, Kameron Erker, and Steven Gramlich, MacroMind Media is the developer of headversity is a workplace resilience training program that aims to help everyone think, feel, and be better.

headversity’s proprietary headscan metric allows organizations to learn the baseline resilience of their people, as well as how they’ve built resilience through exposure to headversity’s resilience training.

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headversity Raises $1 Million in Seed Funding
Calgary Resilience Training Company Gets Backing from Angel Investors

CALGARY, July 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — headversity, a workplace resilience training app, announced that it has raised a $1 million seed-stage financing from a group of private investors.

This round of financing will be used to evolve headversity’s platform and expand the team to support increased client and product demand.

headversity’s proprietary headscan metric allows organizations to learn the baseline resilience of their people, as well as how they’ve built resilience through exposure to headversity’s resilience training. Resilience improves employee performance, reduces costs associated with mental illness, and mitigates legal exposure by providing a psychologically safe workplace.

Managers and human resource professionals understand that resilience is inherently connected to job performance today. In fact, resilience is gaining steam in human capital circles throughout North America, where it is now seen as a key characteristic in potential new employees and a fundamental element of any organizational emotional health strategy.

“Resilience – one’s readiness to face adversity – is a critical attribute in today’s employees given the rate of change experienced in the modern workplace,” said Kerilee Snatenchuk, Director of People & Culture at ATB Financial. “Our mental health strategy considers resilience as a vital component moving forward – we are testing this through our pilot with headversity.”

Dr. Ryan Todd, a clinical psychiatrist and CEO of headversity, set out to build a mental health and performance program that considered the full spectrum of mental experience, helping everyone to understand mental health while they train to think, feel and be better, all at the same time.

“Companies today with a mental health strategy are, by and large, investing in resources to help employees that are too sick to work,” said Dr. Ryan Todd. “But this is not a cost-effective solution, nor does it address the other 95% of the workforce. Our program proactively trains people on mental skills for everyday situations, and for when adversity arises, so they can be their best no matter what. And this offers many downstream benefits for organizations.”

headversity entered the corporate market because the workplace is now, more than ever, ground zero of mental health. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the workplace is the leading source of stress in our lives.

Headquartered in Calgary, headversity is co-founded by Dr. Ryan Todd, Dr. Karen MacNeill, Dr. Jordan DeCoste, Kameron Erker, and Steven Gramlich.

About headversity:
headversity is a workplace resilience training program that aims to help everyone think, feel, and be better. Companies like ATB Financial, Copeman Healthcare, PBA Land & Development, and the Canadian Olympic Committee have participated in pilot programs with headversity to measure, track, and train resilience. Learn more at www.headversity.com

CONTACT:
Steven Gramlich
Chief Marketing Officer, headversity
steven@headversity.com

SOURCE headversity

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