Erik Nielsen: Starting a company, becoming a dad, and self care

The Mandate

12-02-2021 • 39 mins

Erik Nielsen, CEO of a new company called TAG, he spent the last 25 years at the intersection of product development & marketing. He was recently head of Marketing Strategy for Southwest Airlines and is a globally recognized game creator, having won a Global Game of the Year nomination for LINQ.

The week of the interview Erik was launching his new company preparing to welcome twins into the world with his wife Kelli. We talk about how he got here and what he's doing to keep it all together.

  • Managing anxiety and depression after a divorce
  • Taking medication
  • Finding a therapist
  • Why seeing a therapist should be the same as seeing your dentist
  • What does his self care regimen look like today
  • Why did he start TAG?
  • How to get past the stigma of mental health
  • What is psychoeducation and "in moment" therapy?
  • How can watching a therapy session help you personally?
  • How he's preparing for twins
  • His role as a husband and how he supports his wife
  • What he's most excited about as a new dad
  • What he's most afraid of as a dad

Check out TAG: https://watchtag.tv

Get in touch with Erik: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eriknielsensaffron/

Watch Game Changers: https://gamechangersmovie.com

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