We had the opportunity to chat with Stephen Sokoler, founder and CEO of Journey Meditation, a company on a mission to help all people live happier, healthier, less stressed lives.
Founded in 2015, Journey is building the world’s largest, most supportive meditation community, both online and off. The company recently released a first-of-its-kind meditation app, Journey LIVE, which offers users daily, live-streamed group meditations led by experienced and diverse teachers, along with a supportive and engaged community base. TechCrunch coined it the “Peloton of Meditation.” Journey also operates corporate programs with organizations ranging from Facebook, Disney and Nike, to charter schools, hospitals and non-profits.
Born and raised in New York City, Stephen is a serial entrepreneur whose life’s work is to make a difference. Prior to Journey, Stephen was the Co-Founder and CEO of Altrum Honors, which helped organizations celebrate and inspire their employees. Stephen built Altrum into the global industry and sold the company in 2014.
We chat with Stephen about how he came up with the idea for this meditation app and what makes it unique in regard to all of the other meditation apps. In our modern world online interaction has become the mainstay, so even though Journey Meditation has only been around since May of 2019, it is taking off quickly.
Stephen talks about the path he walked creating this business and the opportunities it has given him to grow his practice deeper. In a fast paced society, the idea of sitting other than to watch our favorite Netflix Original seems counterproductive at times, but is needed more than ever. With texting and social media, video chat, asking Alexa to turn on the lights or play our favorite playlist, it can be so easy to lose track of our own thoughts and minds. Stephen sought to bridge that gap using these very tools.
Listen in as you take your daily commute to work today and find out about what Journey Meditation is, how it evolved and why Stephen is still a Mets fan.