Three Core Pillars

Everything We Do is Rooted in Three Powerful Pillars

    • Engagement Must Be Inclusive of All Employees
    • Employees Need Proactive Tools That Meet Them Where They Are
    • Providing Benefits is Just the Start – The Culture Must Support Mental Health


Stephen Sokoler

Founder & CEO

Stephen spent years in the business sector, founding and running companies, including Altrum Honors, which helped organizations celebrate and inspire their employees. After years of personal practice, Stephen recognized that wellbeing needed to be shared with the world in a more approachable, accessible way. In 2015, Stephen founded Journey with a simple but powerful goal: help people live happier lives with greater clarity and peace of mind.


David Nichtern

David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the  lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche – a tradition that blends a contemporary approach to meditation with the ancient practices and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the author of Awakening From The Daydream, and leads meditation workshops and teacher training programs around the world.  He is also a highly regarded composer, guitarist and producer – a four-time Emmy winner and two-time Grammy nominee.

Dr. Rajiv Kumar

Dr. Rajiv Kumar is the former President & Chief Medical Officer of Virgin Pulse, and Founder &  Chief Executive Officer of ShapeUp (acquired by Virgin Pulse). He is a physician, angel investor, and leader in the digital health space.

Sue Zbikowski, PhD

Dr. Sue Zbikowski is the former Director of Wellness Science & Analytics and  Chief Behavioral Scientist at Humana. She is the Chief Science Officer at 2Morrow, Inc. and the Founder & CEO of inZights Consulting.

Kris Mereigh, MPH, CWP

Kris Mereigh is a public health and organizational wellbeing expert that believes that wellness is a right, not a commodity, and should be accessible to all individuals. She is the Director of Wellbeing at Covington and the Chief Executive Officer of Equitable Wellbeing.

Teresa Ou

Teresa Ou is a former McKinsey consultant, Harvard-educated lawyer specializing in business law for entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, and venture capitalists, and the first employee at Lyra Health, where she oversaw Legal, HR, Provider Operations, Privacy, Risk, and Compliance.

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Loving kindness, and her new book, Real Love.

Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD

Tal Ben-Shahar is a best-selling author and lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations on leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. Tal is a serial entrepreneur, and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of The Wholebeing Institute, Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV.

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

Dr. Judson Brewer is the Director of Research and Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is also adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and a Research Affiliate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. In 2012, Dr. Brewer founded Claritas Mind Sciences, which includes the health eating app, Eat Right Now.

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