LifeSpeak provides forum for employees to have questions answered by acclaimed experts

Oct 01, 2010, 08:00 ET from LifeSpeak Inc.

TORONTO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ - LifeSpeak Inc., a company bringing health and well-being experts into workplaces, launches LifeSpeak On Demand 2.0 - Ask the Expert a monthly web chat, which enables busy employees to get their own questions answered by subject-matter leaders.

The first expert to be featured online will be Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor, Education and Public Affairs at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Vice Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. "There is a growing awareness that mental illness has a profound impact on the workforce. It is the leading cause of short-term disability and yet there remains a reluctance to talk openly about the issues. Providing answers to important questions via LifeSpeak's web chats for those who need it but are too busy to seek it out in other ways is in keeping with my mandate to enlighten people, bring down barriers and reduce the stigma of this all-too-common set of human problems."

Supported by their employers, hundreds of thousands of employees working in diverse organizations ranging in size and operation (both public and private sector) already access LifeSpeak On Demand, a library of streaming video clips featuring expert speakers from a roster that LifeSpeak has grown and nurtured since 2004. With LifeSpeak On Demand 2.0, they can continue their learning by engaging in question and answer exchanges directly with the experts.

"In recent years we have seen how our clients are adopting e-learning strategies to deliver information to their increasingly mobile and tech-savvy workforces," says Aimée Israel, CEO of LifeSpeak. "LifeSpeak On Demand 2.0 leverages technology to gives employees access to world-renowned experts at the touch of a button."

The LifeSpeak On Demand library features over 250 video clips. Each segment is led by a subject matter expert who include: Vice Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Dr. Goldbloom; Hospital for Sick Children Chief of Paediatric Medicine, Dr. Friedman; parenting expert and television host, Alyson Schafer; and personal finance expert, author and television personality Patricia Lovett-Reid. Topics include: physical/mental health, personal growth/relationships, professional development/communication skills, children's health/wellness, parenting and eldercare.

To preview LifeSpeak On Demand go to:

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The first web chat will take place on October 20, 2010 at noon ET.

LifeSpeak Inc.

LifeSpeak is dedicated to delivering information from acclaimed North American experts to workplaces to assist employees in better managing the demands of both their personal and professional lives. We work hard to support our clients as "Employers of Choice" in their efforts to provide employees with information and knowledge to better equip them for success in the workplace and at home.

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