CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life Cross Training (LIFE XT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda Jacobsen as its chief executive officer. David R. Strand, operating partner, Abundant Venture Partners, who served as interim CEO and guided the company’s successful market expansion in 2016, will continue to provide leadership to the company as a member of the board. Mrs. Jacobsen will take the helm of a breakthrough human performance program that provides organizations with the necessary tools to increase resilience to stress and maximize productivity, joy, and meaning.
“Brenda joins the LIFE XT team with a wealth of healthcare industry experience and an impressive track record with start-ups and established organizations,” said Mr. Strand. “LIFE XT is fortunate to have found an accomplished individual who can help shape the future of the company. Her involvement in the Conscious Leadership Group shows her deep commitment to LIFE XT’s practices. Brenda will have an immediate and long-standing impact as we evolve our offerings and strengthen our leadership position.”
Developed in partnership with leading neuroscience experts at the University of Chicago and Stanford University, LIFE XT uses a blended learning model to change how the brain responds to stress, training the skills that increase focus, cultivate empathy and promote productivity. Its analytics tools measure these attributes and allow participants to track their progress over time.
“LIFE XT is revolutionizing the way organizations approach their culture and people,” said Mrs. Jacobsen. “Now we have an opportunity, a responsibility, to use science and data to train the skill of wellbeing to increase resiliency and reduce burnout, keeping people healthier and restoring joy to their home and work lives. I am thrilled to join such a distinguished group of people to continue to develop a clear leadership position in the healthcare and professional services markets, and roll out in the employer space. The company has already made great strides with new and exciting products launching soon.”
Prior to joining LIFE XT, Mrs. Jacobsen served as the regional vice president for US Healthworks where she was responsible for operations and financial performance of 14 occupational medical clinics across central Florida. In 2016, as CEO of Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers, she ensured the organization’s smooth transition and integration to US Healthworks, its largest acquisition. During her 18-year tenure at Lakeside, Mrs. Jacobsen held the director of business development and CFO positions before becoming CEO. Active in the Conscious Leadership Group, she coaches fellow executives in their exploration of personal and professional issues to become more innovative, creative, productive, and successful. Mrs. Jacobsen holds an MBA from the University of South Florida and a bachelor of science degree in management and economics from the University of Florida. She is a licensed certified public accountant and serves on many professional and philanthropic boards.
About Life Cross Training
Inspired by the emerging science of neuroplasticity and the insights of ancient wisdom, Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp created a comprehensive training system for wellbeing grounded in rigorous research. Life Cross Training (LIFE XT), was borne from their New York Times bestselling book Start Here (May 2016). LIFE XT is a human performance program that provides people with the necessary tools for increasing resilience to stress and maximizing joy, meaning, and productivity in modern life. Participants not only learn the value of these practices, they receive coaching to help them develop and deepen their skills as well. You can visit LIFE XT online, on Twitter and LinkedIn.