Liesl Perez spent over 20 years in corporate marketing, launching one of the first generative AI prototypes, SDL Content Assistant, and leading corporate marketing teams at Mapbox, Hubilo, TTEC, and SDL. Her passion for unlocking human potential, diversity, and inclusivity led her to cofound Axis Integrated Mental Health in 2020 with her husband, Chris Perez. Over the last three years, Axis has grown to over 20 employees, 3 locations, and underwritten over $100K in free mental health care for the communities it serves. In addition to being a co-founder, Liesl is TMS certified and enjoys treating patients with this innovative new technology and the power of storytelling. When not working with patients at her clinic, she also serves as a fractional CMO, working with a diverse roster of companies worldwide.
Liesl believes strongly in destigmatizing mental illness and she shares her own depression and anxiety journey regularly as a guest speaker on podcasts and with her husband in this interview. You may sometimes see her at the front desk, answering questions on social media or picking up the phone when people call-in, treating patients with TMS and storytelling, or even holding your hand during particularly rough treatments.