Closing Time Podcast: Beat Burnout & Build Resilience: A Startup Mental Health Guide

In this episode, Michael Esquivel and Halle Tecco sit down with David Ko, CEO of Calm, to discuss the mental health challenges founders and their teams face. They discuss practical strategies for building resilience, managing the relentless pressure, and why destigmatizing mental health is crucial for startup success. David shares how leaders can champion well-being, creating a workplace where mental health support is the norm, not the exception. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who believes building a thriving business starts with a healthy mindset.

This episode covers:

  • How resilience is built through learning from mistakes and taking risks
  • Where stress comes from and if you can really eliminate it
  • How to lead by example and create a supportive work environment
  • Generational shifts in the conversation around mental health
  • Why mental health should be normalized throughout the year and not just during Mental Health Awareness Month

Co-hosted by Halle Tecco and Michael Esquivel, Closing Time is a podcast where you, the listener, get to be a fly on the wall during a startup pitch meeting. Imagine being part of a room where passionate entrepreneurs are pitching their healthcare startups, the innovations that could very well shape the future of healthcare. This podcast allows you to do just that.