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Schatzie Brunner, Founder, New Way Now

A healthy workforce equals a healthy bottom line.

In 2018, Schatzie Brunner founded New Way Now, a Nashville-based 501(c)3 non-profit on a mission to change workplace wellness.

Today, Schatzie is a keynote speaker and presenter to Tennessee businesses seeking educational leadership on mental health in the workplace.

Speaking topics include:

  • Workplace/Corporate Wellness
  • Depression in the Workplace
  • How Empathic Leadership Pays Dividends
  • Smart Ways to Maximize EAP
  • Recognizing and Reacting to Mental Health

What I never knew was how much healing could come from talking openly about it.

Our Founder

Schatzie Brunner launched New Way Now in 2018 to break the mental health stigma, focused on helping businesses foster happier and healthier workforces.

Schatzie, a former CNN anchor, celebrated author, and depression awareness advocate, spent decades struggling with depression in silence. Known as Barbara Brunner on the air at CNN, Schatzie played out what most people with depression know and hopes to teach the rest of us, that The Face of Depression is not what you may expect.

In her experience, those with depression become expert actors in all parts of their lives, believing it’s less risky to hide depression than talk about it or admit you have it.

New Way Now is on a mission to change workplace wellness. 

Schatzie has turned her life experiences into a compelling story about how she has lived with depression. Most importantly, Schatzie has described how she has addressed her illness of depression, making the most positive choices she could in a way that allows her to be vibrant as she lives her life. She is an incredible speaker, author, and advocate for mental health.

When it comes to mental health, we say we know it’s a problem, but do we?