We believe the workplace can be a source of energy for teams, rather than a depleter

We are working hard to reimagine what the workplace can look and feel like. We see a place where teams are transparent, aligned, proactive, and compassionate.

Our Mission

We use a combination of machine learning, behavior change science, and customized support to help teams in high-stress, high-performance industries measure, act on, commit to, and track team health.

Our Team

Leah Weiss

Co-founder

Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW, is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, author, and co-founder of Skylyte. Dr. Weiss is best known for her teaching at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and groundbreaking work with Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Program (conceived by the Dalai Lama). She is an expert in workplace anxiety, burnout, resilience, and the role of leadership in addressing mental health. She's originally from NJ.

Ines Gramegna

Co-founder

As a serial entrepreneur with a vested interest in mental health and well-being, Ines Gramegna co-founded Skylyte in 2019 with Stanford’s Dr. Leah Weiss after recognizing something that most mental health tools miss: a whole-team approach to burnout, resiliency, and well-being. She's spent most of her professional life in management consulting, edtech, and the startup world. She's originally from France and Italy.

Alberto Escarlate

Founding CTO

Alberto is a multi-time founder, CTO, and product executive. EIR at Human Ventures and Techstars. Among other companies, he co-founded Sojo Studios, a social good focused gaming company. He has been working for many years implementing AI applications. Alberto is originally from Brazil.

Omkar Kumbhar

Machine Learning Engineer

Omkar is Skylyte’s Artificial Intelligence expert and Machine Learning Engineer. He has a master’s degree in computer science from NYU, where he worked at Pelli Lab to link deep learning architectures with psychological concepts. He has a vested interest in new approaches to AI and has previously helped companies scale their data science stack. He's originally from India.

Nora Graham

Chief of Staff

Nora is Skylyte's Chief of Staff. She worked in education in different capacities for 8 years. She holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Managament at Northwestern and lives in New York City. She's originally from the Chicago area but spent a lot of time in Philly/DC/NY.

Jerry Feist

Customer Success

Jerry works in content and operations at Skylyte. He has a psychology degree from the University of Oregon, where he also minored in anthropology. He was born in Williamsburg, VA, but grew up in Oakland, CA. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, cooking, and exploring nature.

Sebastian Nahuel Lerner

Backend Engineer

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sebastian has been programming since he was 15 years old. Now he's studying information systems engineering. He loves traveling, learning from new cultures, and is a huge basketball fan.

Gaston Szmulewicz

Technical Project Manager

Gaston is passionate about music, technology and learning new things (and also Boca Juniors). He is very dedicated to what he does which has led him to grow from developer to project manager.

Bruno Tievoli

Frontend Engineer

Bruno learned how to use a computer before he even started reading or writing. He started programming at 13, doing mods for a video game. He's now studying Computer Science. He is a particularly great fan of Key Lime Pie.

Our advisory board

Dr. Jane Dutton

Dr. Jane Dutton is Professor Emeritaof Business Administration andPsychology at Michigan RossUniversity and the co-founder ofthe Center of Positive Psychology.

Dr. Steve Cole

Dr. Steven Cole is the Director ofthe UCLA Social Genomics CoreLab and a Professor of Medicine atthe University of California, LosAngeles.

Dr. Michael Leiter

Dr. Michael Leiter is the 'Godfather'of burnout research. He is theresearch chair in OccupationalBurnout at Deakin University and aregistered psychologist.

Dr. Chris Worley

Dr. Chris Worley is a member of theAcademy of Management, NTL, andthe OD Network. He is the formerDirector of the Master of Science inOrganization program at PepperdineGraziadio Business School and acurrent Professor of OrganizationalTheory and Management.

Erika Rosenberg

Erika Rosenberg is a world-renowned expert on Facial ActionCoding and is also Founding Facultyat the Compassion Institute, a non-profit devoted to promotingcompassion education worldwide.She has published multiple bookson the topic of psychology andcompassion.

Jeff Cohn

Jeff Cohn is a Professor ofPsychology at the University ofPittsburgh and oversees labs atCarnegie Melon University.

Johannes Eichstaedt

Johannes Eichstaedt is an expert inAl models for decoding mentalstates. He is an Associate Professorof Psychology at Stanford Universityand a Faculty Fellow at the Institutefor Human-Centered ArtificialIntelligence.

Skylyte in the press

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How to Spot and Reverse the Signs of Burnout

Are you familiar with the signs of burnout? Here's what you need to know.'

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BUSINESS INSIDER

Feeling Burned Out? It Might Be Time to Return to the Office.

For some people, the office can be a haven away from the pressures of virtual work.

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WASHINGTON POST

What Burnout Really Means and What Bosses and Employees Can do About It

Burnout is linked to hormonal imbalance, hair loss, changes in menstruation, stomach problems and sleep disruption in addition to other physical and mental challenges, but we aren't without tools to recognize and find solutions to the problem.

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REMOTE REPORT

Don't End Up a Frog in a Pot: What One Burnout Expert Says Employers, Remote Workers Must Watch Out for Post-Pandemic

Autonomy can be difficult because asking for support and offering support when we have little visibility into one another’s work streams can be difficult and understanding interpersonal stressors can be more difficult remotely.

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Our core values

Lead with respect

Respect is at the beginning of everything. Without respect, there is neither curiosity nor benefit of the doubt.

Walk the talk

We believe that we ourselves must follow our own advice. That's why we hold each other accountable to uphold team health, self-care, and fulfillment.

Boldness

We hold ourselves accountable to naming the elephant in the room and being bold in imagining a different reality.

Impact committment

We are committed to measuring our impact and improving the quality and depth of our work. This takes collaboration, organization, and determination.

Transparency

We place our cards on the table. We believe in thoughtful transparency that puts curiosity and vulnerability at the center of our interactions.

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