“The last 17 months accelerated ‘future of work’ talk in leadership meetings and boardrooms around the world. What we see now is a movement to re-center employee experiences on purpose, belonging, and authenticity — root causes of social and emotional wellbeing,” said Vic Strecher, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Kumanu, and a world-renowned expert in the science of purpose and behavior change at scale. “Turning left for wellness and right for behavioral health while ignoring a purposeful culture is a flawed model. Let’s pull things together, starting with employees’ why — the motivations they care about most — and build it into each workday.”
“The silver lining in a very difficult 2020 is that a growing number of diverse employers discovered the powerful impact purpose and a people-centered approach to wellbeing can have on their people’s lives and on their ability to retain and bring out the best in their people,” Strecher said. Amid its rapid growth, Kumanu secured a round of Series A funding and launched key partnerships with ProMedica, the Harris Poll, and the South Carolina Hospital Association, among others. It expanded globally to service employees in major markets like the UK, Canada, Australia, the EU, and elsewhere.
Kumanu and ProMedica Co-launch Solution to Help Employers Identify and Address Employees’ Unmet Social and Economic Needs
Kumanu, a leading purpose-centered well-being technology firm, in partnership with ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated health and well-being organization, announced today the launch of a new employer-focused solution Resourceful. Powered by Kumanu’s PurposeCloud™ platform, Resourceful supports employers by addressing unrecognized Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) issues that can have a profound impact on employees’ quality of life and work.
Kumanu Raises $3M in Series A funding to Expand its PurposeCloud™ Platform, address emerging health and wellbeing market needs
Funds raised will be used to accelerate platform and market development around key areas of unmet need including mental and social wellbeing, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), and the application of purpose science to promote pro-social behaviors related to inclusion and belonging.
ProMedica and Kumanu Partner to Develop and Launch New Social Determinants of Health Solution for Employers
ProMedica and Kumanu have partnered to launch an innovative well-being solution for employers that addresses critical risk factors often not sufficiently accounted for in most corporate well-being programs: the social determinants of health (SDOH).
As companies around the globe adapt to a new normal, future-forward organizations are putting employees first. Coursera, the leading online education platform, today announced the launch of Purposeful by Kumanu to help their employees stay more connected and focused on what matters most in life and at work.
Purposeful Leaders uses a unique, scalable delivery model featuring expert-driven, localized and user-generated content served in a micro-learning format via the Purposeful App. “We built Purposeful Leaders around a best practice framework that emphasizes modeling, empowering, and connecting people in purpose, said Vic Strecher.