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The LIFE XT Program

LIFE XT is a human performance program based on a simple but revolutionary idea:  just as we train our bodies for physical fitness, we can train our brains for wellbeing, resulting in optimized energy and productivity. This enables organizations to reach their full potential by addressing the root problems that adversely affect employee performance and businesses’ bottom lines.

Grounded in Science

Combining ancient wisdom with modern neuroscience, LIFE XT delivers employers a groundbreaking and easy-to-implement training program. It teaches practices proven to rewire the brain for increased focus, engagement and resilience to stress—determinants of increased productivity and profitability.

Designed For Measurable Long-Term Impact

Research shows that the core mindfulness-based practices of LIFE XT build the mental and physical foundation of habits that cultivate wellbeing.  Participants learn these practices through a mix of assessment, digital content, mobile engagement, and customized coaching.

Adopted by Top Organizations

From the world’s largest and leading law firms to consultancies and healthcare systems, LIFE XT has been purchased by companies where human capital is a primary source of competitive advantage.

Proven & Persistent Results

Our Human Analytics Tool tracks employee progress and provides companies with data to measure LIFE XT’s impact on their organization. The results speak for themselves, and are sustained over time:  20% average increase in wellbeing, 19% average increase in productivity, and a 14% average drop in turnover. 


Meet The LIFE XT Team

Brenda Jacobsen

Chief Executive Officer

Brenda Jacobsen, CEO of LIFE XT, has a wealth of healthcare industry experience and an impressive track record with start-ups and established organizations.  Prior to joining LIFE XT, Brenda served as CEO of Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers and Regional Vice President of US Healthworks.

Eric Langshur


Eric has been committed to health and wellbeing innovation for over fifteen years and today is an author, sought-after public speaker, entrepreneur and investor. Eric holds an MBA from Columbia University. He and his wife Sharon, live in Chicago with their three children.

Nate Klemp, PhD


Nate is a writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur. Prior to LIFE XT, Nate worked as an assistant professor of political science and philosophy at Pepperdine University. Nate holds a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from Stanford University, and a PhD in political philosophy from Princeton University.

Priti Patel

Chief Operating Officer

Priti spent a month in silence at an ashram in India in 2012. Inspired by that experience, she founded MindPoint, a mindfulness corporate training program. Previously, Priti worked in corporate finance and business development at General Electric. She holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Jeff McFadden

Chief Growth Officer

Jeff is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in healthcare innovation.  Prior to joining LIFE XT, Jeff served as Worldwide Vice President, Cardiovascular & Metabolism at Johnson & Johnson and Vice President, Immunology at Abbvie Inc., the biotech firm which spun-out of Abbott Laboratories in 2013. Jeff holds an MBA from the University of Kansas.  He and his family live in Chicago.

Maureen Zwierzynski

Director of Coaching

Maureen was in the marketing industry for 8 years until she took a leap of faith in 2012 to find more balance and wellbeing in her life. She became a yoga/meditation instructor and founded her own consulting company. Now at LIFE XT, she uses her experience in marketing and mindfulness to create the best coaching experience for every individual that engages in the LIFE XT programs.

Andrew Beattie

Director of Operations

Andrew began focusing on wellbeing and self-care as a consultant and project leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where he helped companies implement large scale organizational and operational changes. He has extensive experience developing tech solutions to solve operational challenges. Andrew has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Chris Peraro

Head of Coach Development

Chris' path to LIFE XT began in both the non-profit and higher education sectors and has been fueled fundamentally by his undying devotion to the contemplative life.  Chris received his Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University and holds a B.A. from Stonehill College in Philosophy.

Ryan Koch

Manager of Technology

Ryan is a veteran, technogist, and passionate problem solver. Before LIFE XT, he provided software engineering expertise to Flexera, co-founded Open Uptown, and started Civic Tech Chat. Ryan is committed to improving the LIFE XT platform and using technology for the public good.

LIFE XT's Board of Directors

Brenda Jacobsen


Nate Klemp, PhD

Co-Founder of LIFE XT

Ben Ellis

CFO of Abundant Venture Partners

Lee Miller

Co-Head of Management at Abundant Venture Partners

LIFE XT Advisors

Jeff Malehorn

Former CEO of GE Capital

Jan Anne Dubin

CEO of Jan Anne Dubin Consulting

Brad Lawson

Chief Growth Officer at Interactive Health


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