Meet The Team
CTO and Co-founder
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helped Bradley overcome periods of depression and burnout at work. He is passionate about well-being, loves building inclusive software and trying out new things. When it comes to coding he lives by the philosophy that if it isn’t tested it’s broken.
- Strengths: Tolerant and reliable
- Weaknesses: Too selfless with fluctuating self-esteem
Bradley’s origin story
Growing up I never really had any understanding of mental health, the topic of or the impact it has on you and the people around you. Before I had experienced anything detrimental to my own mental health I thought being physical or just being positive would make you feel better. It worked temporarily (in my mind) and back then that was good enough. So, this is how I continued until I really experienced what depression and anxiety was when I graduated from university. This time it didn’t go away through positivity or exercise – it stuck around for longer periods of time. During one of these periods where I was depressed, I also suffered a major burn out at a career defining part of my life to the point I had crippling imposter syndrome – this on top of depression and anxiety it was boiling over. This is when I decided to go deeper and do something about it.
From this place, I not only experienced, but appreciated what looking after your own well-being meant. I was fortunate enough to have a father who taught me how to meditate at a young age. I knew back then that meditating each day would make you feel better, but never truly appreciated why until I went through this part of my life at 23 with going to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Being open and vulnerable with another person wasn’t something I was used to, but it was very healing.
To this day I try to grow a little each day – now I’m seeing a therapist and a life coach, meditating, practicing yoga and trying to nurture my mental health instead of being a detriment to it. With Wellsome I want to provide the exact same experience to others who are going or went through the same difficulty as me and are trying to grow with each passing day.
If my work here helps just one person – then I’ve done my job.
COO and Co-founder
Julian used individual and group therapy to better understand various unconscious patterns and recover from work related burnout. He is passionate about using digital technologies to make our lives more convenient and eager to help people protect their online privacy.
- Strengths: Observant and excellent communicator
- Weaknesses: Overthink things and independent to a fault
Julian’s origin story
Working from home for extended work hours during Covid-19 pandemics, staring at the same walls all day every day, slowly realizing that stress is taking over and how it’s somehow getting increasingly difficult to set clear boundaries between work and personal life, all of a sudden I found myself at the point of burnout.
How I was feeling was nothing close to how I know myself. For the first time in my life I felt like I needed to completely slow down and went on sick leave for 9 weeks. Sharing my experience with a number of millennial friends made me realize that I am not alone in this situation and that this can happen to anyone. When having a burnout myself, I was checking several platforms for therapists and none of them was really good or helpful for a beginner. Luckily I was able to find a therapist after a few months of searching, but all the time and resources I invested made me think that there has to be a better way to find your mental health provider in the 21st century.
Sharing my experience I soon noticed that a number of my friends either experienced burnout in the past, or have been very close to crossing the line in recent months. Many of them asked me for advice on how to find a therapist because they were searching for one much longer than I was. This was another big motivator to build a much better solution to the ones I spend hours clicking through, so employees could get easier access to mental health support when they need it.
Another drive I have is to create a company culture where we nurture a healthy environment for team members to put their passion and experience to work, deliver the product they themselves would want to use and feel like they have a safe space to express their boundaries, so no one else gets to experience work-related burnout.
CEO and Co-founder
Tim is interested in well-being and getting to understand oneself and others better. Gestalt therapy has played a transformative role in inquiring his anxiety and as such stayed with him for years. He is forever curious, and passionate about transforming ideas into sustainable businesses, as well as supporting people to realize their full potential.
- Strengths: Innovative and determined
- Weaknesses: Overly critical and dismissive of emotions
Tim’s origin story
My interest in well-being started early in my adolescence with meditation, followed by life coaching, systemic constellations, somatic therapy, various yoga practices, gestalt therapy, and many other self inquiries. Throughout the years I learned to gradually become more aware of my inner world, the world around me, and the connection between the two.
We go through life, try to do our very best, form and nurture relationships, fall in love, get through breakups, figure out what we love and want to do in life, get a job, start a company, get fired, work hard to get a promotion, say goodbye to loved ones, let someone down or try everything possible to not let anyone down. What sets us apart is that our lives are shaped by different combinations of occurrences and we find ourselves at various crossroads, but what we share in common is the fact that from time to time we all struggle with our mental health. Through counseling I came to realize that I don’t need to struggle on my own and I can ask for help. I learned to set clear boundaries, to manage my expectations, and to better understand the source of my anxiety.
Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being plays an important role in living a healthy, happy and fulfilled life. If we find ourselves in acute anxiety, experience panic attacks or dip into uncontrolled depressive states – like more than 600 million people globally do based on WHO data – and if we don’t know how to regulate our mental and emotional lives, there is no possible way we can show up as children, parents, partners, friends, colleagues, and leaders. Only when you’re in a good state of well-being can you be happy, feel fully engaged, perform well at work, and have good relationships with our colleagues and loved ones.
Our mission is to bring burnout prevention & holistic well-being to a modern workplace.