Episode 16 | April 12

Strategies for Creating a Positive Workplace with Accenture's Alison Cupito

A Happify Health Original Simulcast 


At least 50% of the population has panic attacks, or have had one. So, what happens when those people must go to work? Panic attacks and many other types of mental health events and illnesses don’t step aside just so you can get that email out on time. In this episode, Brendon and Murray talk with Alison Cupito, the Global Mental Health & Wellness Program Lead at Accenture, about the evolving nature of mental health in the workplace. 

Alison shares how the international consultancy Accenture has developed a culture where peers, from C-Suite to entry level, check in on one another—in the firm’s offices all around the world. Additionally, the group discusses racial, and geographic inequities and stigmas when it comes to addressing mental health, and the positive conversations that happen to initiate openness, comfort, and change. And Alison outlines methods Accenture takes to create more empathetic leadership, foster meaningful conversations about mental illness (even in job interviews), and accommodate employees with mental health challenges.



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Featured Guest


Alison Cupito

Global Mental Health Program Lead at Accenture

Based in Texas, Alison’s had a decade-long career at Accenture, and her expertise in the field of mental health is driving change in the consulting industry.

Hosted By


Murray Zucker, MD

CMO, Happify Health

Murray Zucker, MD, is the chief medical officer at Happify Health. Dr. Zucker has worked as a healthcare consultant and psychiatrist for more than 20 years. He's had senior leadership roles as a medical executive in the health insurance and managed care industries. He has consulted for large hospital systems and Fortune 500 companies, as well as for large provider groups. As a healthcare expert, Dr. Zucker has appeared on the “Today” show, “Good Morning America”, “20/20”, CNN, and the LA evening news. He has also been a featured guest host on radio programs and a quoted expert in prominent media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and People magazine.


Brendon Kelly

VP of Partnerships, Happify Health

Brendon is vice president of Customer Success at Happify Health. Throughout his career Brendon has  had the unique opportunity to work across teams, functions, and industries, with sales being the consistent through-line. For Brendon, being of service  by understanding and solving complex problems for others  is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding endeavors one can embark upon. It's that sense of purpose and drive that gets him out of bed in the morning and keeps him moving forward (that and trying to keep his two children, ages 5 and 3, from burning the house down).