Keith Wakeman – SuperBetter!

Keith Wakeman is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SuperBetter. Keith’s professional background is in brand management. He worked for almost 20 years in the food industry where he led brand portfolios, innovation teams, new venture development, and corporate strategy for big food companies. SuperBetter is an application that is designed to empower individuals and communities to live epic lives that are full of joy, resilience, strong social relationships, positive emotions, and a sense of purpose. SuperBetter is based on the work of Jane McGonigal, the Chief Science Officer of SuperBetter, and author of the New York Times best-seller of the same name.

In this episode, Keith Wakeman talks about the story behind the success of SuperBetter. He discusses their mission to unlock heroic potential in every one of us around the world through the application. Their epic win is to positively impact the co-occurring epidemics of mental illness, addiction, and suicide. And equally important, building connections with mission-aligned organizations to improve resilience, recovery, and mental health in the industries and communities they serve.

What You’ll Learn

  • What the SuperBetter method is all about.
  • The positive impact of playing SuperBetter on one’s mental health, well-being, and success in life.  
  • The resources available to help you gain a better understanding of the application and how you can get started.
  • And much more!

Favorite Quote 

“You are the hero of your own story. This is all about you and helping you be stronger. You are the hero of your own story and you are stronger than you know.” – Keith Wakeman

For More Information:

Jane McGonigal’s TED Talk

Jane shares her personal story that led to SuperBetter.

SuperBetter Book Club 

Jane McGonigal shares advice with parents about connecting with their kids over videogames during the pandemic in this new discussion with Donna Volpitta. 

Journal of Pediatric Psychiatry 

Practical and empirically guided framework for selecting appropriate mHealth apps for pediatric populations. 

Book mentioned in the Podcast:

SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully

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Scott Bryant-Comstock

About the author, Scott

Hello, I’m Scott Bryant-Comstock, CEO and founder of the Children’s Mental Health Network. For the past 40 years, my journey as a mental health advocate has traveled from volunteering at a suicide and crisis center, professional roles as a therapist in an outpatient clinic, in-home family therapist, state mental health official, Board Chair for a county mental health program, and national reviewer of children’s mental health systems reform efforts. As the founder of the Children’s Mental Health Network (2009), I lead the Network’s efforts to grow a national online forum to exchange ideas on how to improve children’s mental health research, policy, and practice.

Two podcasts for you to listen to!
I encourage you to listen to the Optimistic Advocate podcast to learn about amazing advocates who are committed to improving the human condition.

In addition, I encourage you to listen to the Kundalini Chronicles podcast to learn more about my awakening and the practical tips for self improvement that I share on each episode of the podcast. Always a bit of poetry, and inspiring homework for you, as we move together on this beautiful journey of creating harmony with the universe.

Remember to stay optimistic and listen to the universe. It’s speaking through you, I promise.

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