Michael Goldstrom

Michael Goldstrom

Founder, CEO. Certified in Tiny Habits with BJ Fogg at Stanford, as an actor he's been seen on Netflix, HBO, NBC, ABC, Disney, Comedy Central, Broadway, Off-Broadway, narrated over 80 audiobooks, as well as with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, performed at Carnegie Hall, taught acting at Los Angeles Opera, and directed Mozart's last opera at CSULB. Diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, he built GetMotivatedBuddies to help neurodivergent and overwhelmed people systematically empower themselves with others. He's a Graduate of Columbia University, where he studied psychology with Walter Mischel, as well as the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and the Juilliard School Drama Division.

Dennis Boyle

Dennis Boyle

Advisor. Dennis Boyle is a Partner and a founding member of IDEO. Based in Palo Alto, he leads the Health and Wellness practice, which works with clients in the medical and consumer health-care industries to develop innovative products and strategies for promoting healthful living and behavior change. Over the course of his IDEO career, he has worked as a design engineer, a project leader, a business relationship leader, a studio leader, and a practice leader. He has helped us build and nurture many key, long-term client relationships, including Silicon Valley tech firms, Fortune 100 consumer businesses, and health-care companies. He has contributed to more than 50 patents. He also teaches “Design for Better Health” at the d.school, a course that draws students from each of the university’s graduate schools.

Dipayan Ghosh

Dipayan Ghosh, Ph.D

Advisor. Pozen Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he conducts research on digital privacy, artificial intelligence, and civil rights. His current book is Terms of Disservice: How Silicon Valley is Destructive by Design. His research and writing have been cited and published widely, with recent analysis appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Time, and CNN. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR and BBC. A computer scientist by training, Ghosh previously worked on global privacy and public policy issues at Facebook, where he led strategic efforts to address privacy and security issues at the company. Prior to Facebook, Ghosh was a technology and economic policy advisor in the Obama White House

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Sergio Gonzales

Advisor. Serge creates uncommon solutions to common problems. He fiercely advocates for the role of the innovator mindset in solving multi-disciplinary challenges. Serge speaks and teaches workshops on the discipline of innovation at universities, advises companies on creating sustainable innovation that creates impact, and mentors startups and entrepreneurs on strategy, product, execution, and cultural transformation. Serge has advised international government entities on creating innovative solutions in: community engagement, health services, civic action, corporate innovation, intelligent cities, and several other areas. He is a prolific inventor with more than 24 patents issued in a broad range of categories, and as many more still under review at the USPTO. In his former role as Director of Innovation Programs at eBay, Serge designed and built a comprehensive innovation ecosystem, where 1 out of every 6 eBay employees was an active participant. More than 20% of prototypes going through the program received funding, and almost 60% of those sponsored concepts were launched to customers.

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Marisa Davis, M.A.

Buddy Relationship Consultant. Completing her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in emerging adults. She works from a belief that people’s mental wellbeing can often be deterred or dampened by feelings, wishes, and concerns not always fully understood or seemingly contradictory to their thoughts and behaviors. As a counselor she strives to create an empathic, supportive, and empowering space in which adults can speak safely about their experiences, identity, and relationships that affect their life and wellness.  She's invested in working with adults who struggle with self-doubt and uncertainty while trying to transition into a new habit or goal in their life.  Her approach to therapy allows for in-depth discussion of thoughts, memories, feelings, and dreams to inform and actively engage both herself and her clients in their treatment. 

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Van Dempsey

Full Stack Developer. Formerly Ebay, xFire. The real deal.

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Richard Hajdu

Backend Developer. Hungarian Django master.