Talkspace is a psychotherapy company that operates online and through mobile applications. The company co-founder, Oren Frank, has set out to make therapy in the workplace accessible and more importantly, affordable. Therapy is known to rack up some high costs, especially in major cities around the United States. In this day and age, mental health is being taken much more seriously as the implications of mental health problems continue to reach the surface. Realizing this, Oren Frank set out on a mission to aid people in becoming mentally healthy through the convenience of Talkspace.
Oren co-founded Talkspace with his wife Roni back in 2012 with the idea that therapy should be available to everyone. This idea also stemmed from the fact that they have experienced the benefits of therapy for themselves at an early point in their marriage going through couples therapy. Before Oren and his wife set out to build Talkspace, Oren was working as a creative strategist for McCann Erickson WorldWide as a marketing executive. Roni even gave up her career as a software developer in order to focus on Talkspace with her husband. To become prepared, Roni even started taking psychology classes. See more on Wikipedia.
Owning a business can be time-consuming, which is why Oren Frank takes the time to plan things out and put in the things he wants to get done each day. While much of the day is spent talking and listening to people through Talkspace, Oren likes to keep himself on task and his mind sharp, which is why he spends a lot of his free time reading all sorts of different material, both related and unrelated to his work.
As a successful entrepreneur, Oren knows that focus is important and he even believes that it takes somewhat of an obsession to conquer goals effectively to be successful. Despite this, Oren also agrees that it is important for people to remove themselves from their work and environment for short periods of time to gain some perspective and make sure their priorities are in the right place.