Things Happen.

"LifeGuides is a wonderful and important resource for enterprises motivated to help employees navigate life struggles and enhance creativity, vitality and energy in their workforce."

– Raj Sisodia, Co-Author of:  

Conscious Capitalism,  Firms of Endearment,  and  Everybody Matters

The Grand Prize Winner

Peter Diamandis’ Abundance 360 Impact Challenge!

Leading Employers Create Employee Well-Being

  • Reduce Presenteeism Loss

  • Reduce Absenteeism

  • Improve Focus, Well-Being & Creativity

  • Achieve Better Retention & Recruitment

  • Reduce Health Insurance Claims

  • Enhance your Culture of Caring ™

How LifeGuides Works


Stigma Free


Highly Affordable

Our Guides Are . . .

  • Committed to helping you succeed in your life journey

  • Like an old friend who has walked in your shoes

  • Successfully experienced in a specific Life Challenge

  • Trained by our team of PhD and Master level professionals

  • Personally interviewed and background checked

  • Rated by clients, similar to Uber

  • Caring, empathetic, good listeners

"Like pairs people for love, LifeGuides pairs someone in the midst of a Life Challenge, to a Guide who has successfully overcome the identical life event."

– Will Bunker, Founder,

Life Challenges Supported

Our vetted and trained Guides are available to support with these Life Challenges.

Alzheimer’s of 

a Loved-One

Family Caregiving

Aging Parents

Grief and Loss

Breast Cancer

Natural Disaster Loss

Opiate Addiction of a Loved-One

Mental Illness of a Loved-One

How LifeGuides Works for Your Employees
1. Talk with your personal Well-Being Concierge.
2. Choose a Trained Guide who has succeeded in the same Life Challenge.
3. Talk Confidentially with a Guide from a place of empathy, wisdom, and easy relatability.
4. Personalized, Expert-Curated Resources
through our Intelligence AssistanceTM Software.

Life Challenges Made Less Challenging

“I was paired immediately with guide that was meant just for me and my unique situation. I will not ever forget her and how she walked the start of this beautiful though arduous journey with me!”

– Jill G.

“My guide was relatable and compassionate. She provided avenues for me to express my thoughts and feelings and when I cried.”

– Nayda T.

Meet Our Team

The heads, hearts, and hands that help make LifeGuides possible

Jason O'Leary


Mark Donohue

CEO & Founder

Dr. Linda Buscemi

VP, Guides & Content

Diane Doster

Director, Business Development

Nikki Villanueva

Director of Operations

Debi Waldeck

Director of Business Development

Beyond our corporate benefits offering, we partner with enterprises including Clinical Research Organizations, such as Bioclinica, and service providers, such as CarePatrol, the nation’s largest senior living placement service

100% Satisfaction Guarantee


Enhance your Culture of Caring™. Talk with our VP to learn more how LifeGuides can help.


Explore our range of custom designed solutions.


Get matched with a trained, experienced Guide who has been through your same Life Challenge.

Growing a Platform for Caring People to do Extraordinary Good

Press play to learn more about the LifeGuides' Vision

"LifeGuides is my largest venture capital investment, besides my investments into The Motley Fool. We are excited to offer The LifeGuides Networks to our 350 employee families, as we enhance our Culture of Caring."

– David Gardner,  Co-Founder & Chair
Motley Fool Investments

"Life Guides is a genius idea! It’s a brilliant platform for caring people to connect and help others in need; a remarkably effective way to deliver real benefit to your stakeholders. Highly recommended for all who aspire to lead Healing Organizations!"

– Michael Gelb, Author of: "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci", "Innovate Like Edison", "Creativity on Demand"