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Virtual Talk: Todd Dean. Why a Founder of the Largest Angel Investor Network Started a Wellness Retreat Center.
13 May @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Todd Dean is the founder and CEO of Sanjara Wellness. He is currently building a world-class wellness center outside the Nashville area for individuals dealing with stress, addictions, depression, suicidal thoughts, and mental health issues. Considering what the world has been dealing with in this global pandemic, Todd is launching this project in what couldn’t have been more timely, the post coronavirus health and wellness tsunami.
Personally, Dean recalls that his struggles and journey, as well as candid feedback from CEOs and leaders within the business community he coaches, spurred him to focus on creating “a world-class wellness center.” Dean’s extensive background in venture and angel-investment funding provided him the key to proceeding to seek funders for the launch of Sanjara Wellness.
The birth of Sanjara Wellness’s idea, a name derived from Sanskrit words meaning love, forgiveness, being grounded, peace, happiness, and love. The launch of the concept about Sanjara Wellness came long before the arrival of the corona virus pandemic. But the impact and fallout from the pandemic seem likely to put the project at the forefront of confronting what is coming to ail society.
Todd Dean created the Keiretsu Forum Northwest in 2005, the Seattle chapter of the global Angel investment group with deal flow and startups globally.
But as a coach for a growing number of the CEOs and individuals he worked with, he says he came to realize the extent of challenges that people faced daily.
“People I meet and work with are struggling with marriages, with their kids, with suicide, with depression, with mental health illness. It has just continued to grow throughout the years,” Dean noted. “So that was the genesis of wanting to create and build a world-class wellness center, hence, Sanjara Wellness, to solve these issues.”
Dean notes that the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic impact have negatively affected all of us in a wide array of areas, personally. Industry experts predict a growing need for greater access to behavioral health solutions to deal with the current and future aftermath of COVID-19.
A couple of statistics that Dean shared were that capital investments and funding for mental health and Wellness in startups reached a record high in the first quarter of 2020 and that behavioral health company are on the rise.
“To be honest, didn’t know there would be such a correlation between COVID-19 and mental health issues, addictions, depression, suicide, and other related things,” Dean said.
Sanjara Wellness Services include technology, spirituality, education, structure, and eastern philosophies, and we will have amenities like massage, acupuncture, meditation, yoga, and other spa aspects as well,” he added. We have nothing but love and support at Sanjara Wellness.
We are making the world a better place, helping one individual at a time.
Follow him on Instagram @todddean.