If we can fix education, we can eventually do everything else on this list. - Y Combinator

To provide top-quality education, we need top-quality teachers. While teaching is a rewarding career, it is also extremely demanding due to its long hours and heavy workloads. Without proper support, teachers are in danger of being overworked and not taking care of their own mental and physical health needs.

Teachers practicing self-care is a potential solution to providing all children with a quality education (UNICEF - whole child development), decreasing teacher churn and improving teaching experience. It is predicted that by 2030, we would need 69M new teachers globally.

What it does

Coach Lisa is a next-generation mobile health improvement tool partnering the science of behavior change with the power of social connectivity for the roughly 80 million teachers working within PK-12 globally.

We have evidence-based research to show that self-care works. We know self-care is within the grasp of every person. We know our science has improved teacher retention and more. So what are we doing now?

Well, we believe LISA is about to utilize mobile technology to support and unlock the power of our world’s most organized and powerful agents of change — teachers who are healthy, well and connected.

How we built it

Angular, Node.JS, PubNub

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Prototype V1.0 developed at the hackathon in under 20 hours.


Coach Lisa is the brainchild of Lisa Marquart - founder of Baton Health and a Stanford-trained behavior change coach with 25+ year of experience in the domain. Bringing her vision to life is Vidur S. Bhatnagar - founder of Keriton - technologist and product expert who was the youngest product owner (globally) at SAP. Keriton was founded at UPenn on an award-winning hackathon idea, judged by YC Partner - Kevin Hale.

What's next for Coach Lisa

We plan on launching LISA in WA and CA as the co-founder/CEO - Lisa Marquart - already services these regions and their teachers via her behavior health company - Baton Health.

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