20 years of changing lives: LifeSpeak Inc. celebrates two decades of supporting population wellbeing

From workshops in Toronto-area grocery stores to becoming a global provider of comprehensive wellbeing solutions, LifeSpeak Inc. serves more than 1,000 organizations and health plans, improving the lives of more than 13 million individuals worldwide

TORONTO February 28, 2024 LifeSpeak Inc. (TSX: LSPK), a pioneer and leading provider of enterprise mental, physical, and family wellbeing solutions, is celebrating 20 years of positively impacting millions worldwide through employers, health plans, and other organizations.

“When I founded LifeSpeak Inc., my goal was simply to help my colleagues better balance their personal and professional lives. And while our reach and areas of expertise have grown, helping people and improving lives remains at the heart of everything we do,” said Michael Held, founder and CEO of LifeSpeak Inc. “For 20 years, we’ve had the unique privilege of bringing world-class wellbeing experts to individuals, families, and organizations to help them tackle life’s most complex challenges. It’s because of our dedicated employees, loyal clients, and like-minded partners that we’re stronger than ever. We’re excited about the possibilities the next 20 years will bring.” 

Held launched LifeSpeak Inc. in 2004 with educational workshops in local grocery stores in the Toronto area. Then, in 2008, the company became one of the first to offer its content in a digital format to employers, health plans, and other organizations.  

LifeSpeak Inc. further defined itself as an industry leader in 2021 and 2022 by acquiring four wellbeing companies — now known as Torchlight Parenting & Caregiving, Wellbeats Wellness, ALAViDA Substance Use, and LIFT session Fitness. This move expanded LifeSpeak Inc.’s reach beyond mental health to include expert guidance that supports wellbeing for users across a broad range of needs, ages, interests, and ability levels. The LifeSpeak Inc. suite of solutions currently features more than 6,700 tools, and resources from more than 550 leading wellbeing experts and coaches, doctors, psychotherapists, fitness experts, nutritionists, dieticians, and substance use specialists.

LifeSpeak Inc.’s growth is driven by continuous innovation and the frequent addition of expert-led tools and resources. These resources actively help users manage personal challenges and adopt a preventive approach to wellness. Popular features include:

  • Ask the Expert sessions and marathons that give users real-time access to top experts;
  • Toolkits, guides, live programming, one-on-one advising, and concierge services for parents and caregivers; 
  • Clinical measurement tools and personal coaching to support those struggling with substance use; 
  • Curated fitness and nutrition programs; and 
  • On-demand guided meditation and mindfulness exercises.

LifeSpeak Inc. is now used by more than 1,000 employers, health plans, and other organizations, and the company’s resources, tools, and services are regularly accessed by more than 13 million individuals as part of their benefits plans. 

LifeSpeak Inc. will celebrate its history and growth with a series of educational campaigns and new feature launches throughout the year. To learn more, visit LifeSpeak.com/anniversary.

About LifeSpeak Inc. 

Celebrating 20 years of supporting wellbeing, LifeSpeak Inc. is the leading provider of mental, physical, and family wellbeing solutions for employers, health plans, and other organizations across the globe. With a suite of digital solutions, LifeSpeak enables organizations to deliver best-in-class content and human expertise at scale, catering to individuals throughout their wellbeing journeys. The LifeSpeak Inc. portfolio of solutions spans every pillar of wellbeing, including LifeSpeak Mental Health & Resilience, Wellbeats Wellness, Torchlight Parenting & Caregiving, ALAViDA Substance Use, and LIFT session Fitness. Insights from LifeSpeak Inc.’s digital and data-driven solutions empower organizations and individuals to take impactful action to strengthen wellbeing and maximize workplace performance. To learn more, follow LifeSpeak Inc. on LinkedIn, or visit www.LifeSpeak.com. Because wellbeing can’t wait.


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