Oren Franks is a top advertiser and marketer. He was born and raised in Israel. He moved to the U.S. where he spent years in senior marketing and as an advertising executive. Today he lives with his family in New York where he leads Talkspace as its co-founder and CEO. Talkspace is the current worldwide leader in online and mobile psychotherapy. Oren first co-founded it with his wife Roni in 2012. They got the idea after finishing an immensely helpful couples therapy. They credit it with saving their marriage. Today they have two daughters who were born after this difficult time. Get the latest update on his twitter to find out more
They wanted everyone to have access to the same kind of therapy. He and his wife started and continue to lead Talkspace with the motto, “Therapy For All!” Roni, his wife, is a former software developer but to the end of their dream went back to school to earn a psychology degree. Oren says that he usually tries to get at least seven hours of sleep per night. Throughout every business day, he also makes a point of reading, walking, listening, and talking, all in large doses. As far as ideas go, that is the easy part. He says a harder part is curating and cultivating them.
He has found that the hardest idea involves executing their entry and use in the real world. To do the executing he utilizes females, who he strongly believes are the more advanced half of the species. Every time they serve in an important world, he says, we make advances to a better world. On the other end of the pole where he is concerned is social media. He believes that social media running society primarily by destroying public mental health. He says we all need to push back from technology and enjoy life as much as possible.