Bea Arthur

From Therapist to Founder: Bea Arthur’s Path to Entrepreneurship

Bea Arthur

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What You'll Learn

  • A candid sharing of her struggles and the eventual closing of her first startup provides a real look at the founder’s journey.
  • Transitioning from in-person to online therapy, pioneering therapy through video and later through voice and text.
  • The significant impact Shark Tank had in establishing a broader audience.
  • The value of therapy and coaching, and ensuring mental health care is easily accessible.
  • The evolving perception of mental health care and the challenges faced by founders in the tech space.

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Episode Details

In this captivating episode, host Dan Maccarone sits down with Bea Arthur, a trailblazer in the tech and mental health industries. Arthur delves into her personal and professional voyage, shedding light on the trials and triumphs along the way. With refreshing candor, Arthur recounts the challenges of starting her mental health-focused companies and how her appearance on Shark Tank played a vital role in her entrepreneurial journey.

Listeners are treated to a raw reflection on the realities of founding startups, with Arthur openly discussing the peaks and valleys that have marked her path to success. She emphasizes the importance of mental wellness, her commitment to democratizing therapy, and the transformative power of meaningful conversations. Insights into the dynamics of therapy, the stigma surrounding mental health, and the future aspects of her endeavors are thoroughly explored.

Notable Quotes:

  • “The right talk at the right time can make all the difference.”
  • “Trouble is always temporary.”
  • “It was my origin story. So for five years, I did Pretty Padded Room, which became In Your Corner.”
  • “I’m a therapy madam, except instead of selling pussy, I sell peace.”
  • “It’s so good to me as a practitioner in the space, as somebody who has a therapist and a coach and an acupuncturist and two boyfriends, I really want to feel good.”


Tune into the full episode to hear Bea Arthur’s inspiring narrative and gain invaluable insights into the intersection of mental health care and technology. Stay tuned for more engaging discussions and stories in future episodes.

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