Thinkers360’s Top 50 Global Influencers On Mental Health Recognize Outstanding Leaders In Wellness And Wellbeing

Thinkers360 has released its Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Mental Health for August 2021. The idea behind it not only advocates for aid for those in need but also provides information about specialists in their area. Using their proven methodology, the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Mental Health includes Barbara Vercruysse, M.S Rao, Jane Thomason, Ruth Pearce and Dinis Guarda, among others. 

Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Mental Health (August 2021)

The Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Mental Health list tries to answer some shed some light on this growing concern: What exactly are the present mental health issues? How has Covid-19 aggravated these issues? As well as introducing relevant personalities advocating for a better mental health and wellbeing. We will discover who Jane Thomason is, and what role does Blockchain for Good play in promoting mental health; how Micheal Ferro’s Merrick Ventures is helping mental healthcare and in what ways; M.S Rao’s battle via #HeForShe, as well as his soft leadership, promotes well-being and we’ll find more about RoundGlass, and how Dinis Guarda’s collaboration with them benefits Mental Health. This article will explain why the Thinkers360 2021 August rating is so important for mental health.

The coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn have had a catastrophic effect on many people’s mental health and created additional obstacles for those who currently suffer from mental illness.

This statistic skyrocketed for higher anxiety rates as 69% of individuals in the United Kingdom are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. Whether it was due to worrying about the future, which affected 63%, feeling tense or apprehensive, concerning 56%, or simply being bored, which bothered 49%.

The economic effect of the coronavirus also played a role in a higher incidence of mental health. The Mental Health Foundation asserted that over a third of people in full-time employment who were questioned, seemed to be anxious about losing their job, and the mental health consequences for jobless people were radically harsh. A quarter (twice as many as those in work) reported not dealing well with the pandemic’s stress, almost half were concerned about not having enough food to satisfy basic requirements, and one in five had suicidal thoughts.

As a result, Thinkers360 has compiled a list of the top 50 worldwide thought leaders and influencers in HealthTech for March 2021. Thinkers360 live leaderboards are more than simply a list; they are based on a patent-pending comprehensive assessment of thought leadership and the real impact that extends well beyond social media alone. Consequently, we believe this list is essential for people to feel protected and to have someone to turn to through difficult times.


Thinkers360 recognizes outstanding personalities for their August 2021 ranking, including:

Barbara Vercruysse

Barbara Vercruysse, Kindness Advocate, Global Thought Leader, Mentor, Personal Coach, Business Coach and Public Speaker.
Who is Barbara Vercruysse, and why does she deserve to be on Thinkers360’s List?

Belgium born Barbara Vercruysse is a Kindness Advocate, Global Thought Leader, Mentor, Personal Coach, Business Coach and Public Speaker. She tops August 2021’s Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Mental Health list.

How does Vercruysse’s work contribute to better mental health?

After surviving a stage 4 skin cancer and an almost bankruptcy, she became passionate about leaving a positive legacy. Mostly by emphasising the power of kindness and the importance of bringing a powerful kindness into the world, into organisations and corporations as a necessary rebalance for the survival of humanity.

One of her clients is a group of BMW-dealerships where she operates as a Quality Officer and HR Soft Skills Responsible, she is responsible for screening all business processes and guiding people to perform optimally in their job, as well as creating a nurturing work environment. She has been part of the management team for several years there.

Her personal coaching clients are business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who are dynamic, positive, open for change and always looking to grow and expand.

She is a Certified Master Life Coach, Business Coach, public speaker and author of The Journey: A Program to a Successful and Fulfilled Life and 7 Most Powerful Techniques to Release Stress. Additionally, Barbara has also created a line of products to inspire and motivate people on a daily basis.

She recently founded her own online school ‘Barbara’s School of Wisdom’. She was published in the Huffington Post and Thrive Global.

She reaches millions of people with her weekly Inspirational Talks on different social platforms.

Recently she has been giving the opening speech for the Girl Up – a United Nations Foundation talking about Leading with Powerful Kindness. She gave talks on the same topic for the Soft Skill Community of Microsoft (+1,600 managers) and will be talking about The Path of Powerful Kindness at Harvard University in Fall 2021.

Ruth Pearce

Ruth Pearce, Founder of ALLE LLC and the co-founder of the IN IT TOGETHER group coaching programs.
Who is Ruth Pearce, and why does she deserve to be on Thinkers360’s List?

Ruth is the founder of ALLE LLC and the co-founder of the IN IT TOGETHER group coaching programs. As she describes herself, her most important personal values are Safety; Teamwork; Service & Excellence. A coach, a trainer, a lawyer, a project manager, a mediator – Ruth is passionate about people and their potential.

How does Pearce’s work contribute to better mental health?

Ruth trained as a coach to help bring forth these attributes in others, convinced that she would want to do mainly 1:1 coaching, but over time she discovered the power of the group. Ruth has always loved enabling teams to function at their peak, and it turns out that passion means GROUP coaching as well as speaking, workshops, and group trainings fire up her zest! There is the potential for so much wisdom, learning and cross-pollination of ideas in a group.

Jane Thomason

Jane Thomason, Editor for Blockchain for Good, and fighter in Blockchain for Social Impacts.
Who is Jane Thomason, and why does she deserve to be on Thinkers360’s List?

Dr. Jane Thomason is a successful entrepreneur who created and built a $250 million consulting firm. She is a thought leader in the fields of technology innovation, finance, and blockchain for social good.

She is the Co-Founder of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technology Association and the Section Chief Editor of the journal Frontiers in Blockchain: Blockchain for Good. As a consequence, her work was acknowledged as an explorer in Blockchain for Social Impact by Forbes Magazine (2018). Therefore, as being a critical individual for the blockchain world, she’s a strong candidate for the Thinkers360 list. Although, one question remains unanswered;

How does Thomason’s work contribute to better mental health?

Jane Thomason is a visionary leader and social entrepreneur leading digital transformation to eliminate inequality and move to a human-centered digital economy in which: we assess value in terms of people and the earth, and we monitor and report on effect.

Jane also intends to utilize a new data model with enhanced individual autonomy and monetization capabilities to assist construct and remove social and economic disparities. As a result, through her digital schemes, she contributes to reducing disparities in mental health in the digital world.

Dinis Guarda

Dinis Guarda: Founder of Ztudium and working with Creator of Wholistic Wellbeing Concept, Sunny Gurpreet Singh.
Who is Dinis Guarda and does he deserve to be on Thinkers360’s List?

Dinis Guarda is a serial entrepreneur, novelist, writer, artist, scholar, B2B2C tech influencer, and B2B2C tech influencer. Dinis is a world-renowned thought leader, strategist, futurist, and speaker, as well as an International Bestselling Author and television personality who covers business, technology, and society’s present and future.

Dinis is a World Class Leader in a variety of fields, with a passion for fusing ideas, action, and technology to create better solutions, narratives, and routes. Dinis Guarda focuses on the intersection of strategy, ideas, business, poetry, and technology, as well as how 4IR, AI, Fintech, Blockchain, and digital transformation, are altering humanity.

How does Dinis’s work contribute to better mental health?

Dinis Guarda, YouTube Podcast series: youtube.com/user/dinisguarda is a rapidly expanding platform with over 7 million views and distribution in Apple, Google Podcast, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Ztudium media groups with a monthly audience of 10 million or more. His extensive interviews and profiles include over 150 world leaders, CEOs, academics, artists, and government officials.

In May 2021, Dinis Guarda interviewed Sunny Gurpreet Singh, founder of RoundGlass. Through a mix of technology, world-class expert-driven content, and immersive experiences, RoundGlass wants to revolutionize people’s overall wellness. They are dedicated to providing more chances for well-being to people at all stages of their lives. Dinis even quoted his goal through his collaboration with RoundGlass as: “to provide individuals the skills they need to live happy and fulfilling lives, both physically and mentally”.

Michael Ferro

Micheal Ferro- American Entrepreneur and Founder of Merrick Ventures.
Who is Micheal Ferro, and why does he deserve to be on Thinkers360’s List?

Michael Ferro is an American businessman and technology entrepreneur who founded  Merrick Ventures, a Chicago-based private equity company. He was the non-executive chairman of Tribune Publishing, one of the major newspaper publishers in the United States, from February 2016 until March 2018.

Michael bought a majority share in Merge Healthcare, bringing it from near-bankruptcy to a $1 billion acquisition by IBM. He is an Artificial Intelligence expert who received many US permits for his work in AI imaging analysis. Michael was awarded Healthcare Tech Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 recently.

How does Ferro’s work contribute to better mental health?

Michael Ferro has had a number of successful exits, notably Merge Healthcare, an AI radiology business. One of the installments focuses on Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) technologies. RPM technology saves costs, simplifies treatment, and improves patient outcomes through Alacrity Care.

Alacrity Care’s AI-enabled data analytics technology, in collaboration with a team of patient navigators, remotely monitors patients. This combination of artificial intelligence, healthcare professionals, and continuous clinical-grade patient monitoring enables Alacrity Care to detect potentially life-threatening problems like neutropenia early. Therefore becoming easier to treat, helping to avoid hospitalization, and improving patient outcomes.

The Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) market is quickly expanding as a result of advances in AI and clinical-grade sensors, as well as healthcare regulatory reforms such as Medicare reimbursement. With their technology and care approach, Alacrity Care is at the forefront of the RPM industry, and they are thrilled to continue to develop their platform and enhance the lives of patients.

M.S. Rao

M.S Rao- Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, and Father of Soft Leadership.
Who is M.S. Rao, and why does he deserve to be on Thinkers360’s List?

Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is the Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants in India and is considered to be the Father of “Soft Leadership.” He is a C-Suite consultant and international keynote speaker. As a result of his diverse professional background, including military, teaching, training, research, consultancy, and philosophy, he provides a strategic eye and long-term vision.

He is driven by a desire to help people and make a difference in their life. He writes for Entrepreneur Magazine on a regular basis. In addition, he has 40 years of experience as an International Leadership Guru. This even led him to publish an award-winning book ‘See the Light in You’. He also trains a new generation of leaders through leadership education and publications.

How does Rao’s work contribute to better mental health?

M.S Rao’s vision is to freely share information with one billion people throughout the world. He is a global champion for gender equality (#HeForShe). He spends his free time writing books and blogging about executive education, learning, and leadership.

We can find the majority of his work, for free as it is available throughout his four platforms, including http://professormsraovision2030.blogspot.com, https://www.amazon.com/M.-S.-Rao/e/B00MB63BKM, https://professormsraovision2030.blogspot.com/2014/12/professor-m-s-raos-vision-2030-one_31.html, https://www.youtube.com/user/profmsr7. He is a prolific author as well as a powerful, energizing, and inspiring leadership speaker.


“Our listing includes members of Thinkers360 and who have curated and shared their thought leadership content – including articles, blogs, books, keynotes, media interviews, panels, podcasts, social media, speaking events, videos, webinars and whitepapers – via our platform.

Our differentiation from the various influencer leaderboards on social media, is that we take a holistic view of thought leaders and experts, beyond their social media activity, and look across all the hats they may wear – such as academic, author, consultant, entrepreneur, influencer and speaker – and all the types of thought leadership content they produce,” Thinkers360 said about their methodology.

Thinkers360’s rating of the top 50 mental health influencers in August 2021 is an important way of highlighting the importance of wellness. The current coronavirus pandemic resulted in an alarming number of individuals losing their employment and significantly elevated anxiety levels. As a result, I believe that we require more assistance to reduce this number and make people feel like they are living a happy life, and Thomason’s digital transformation shifting to a human-centered economy is a step towards a better society. Furthermore, both Ferro and Rao’s work contribute to this goal: Ferro’s Alacrity Care enables data analytics technology, which helps identify problems like neutropenia early, avoiding hospitalization, and improving patient outcomes, whereas Rao’s hashtag #HeForShe fights for gender equality, giving people more space to not feel alone. Finally, Dinis Guarda’s cooperation with RoundGlass is critical as it works to change people’s overall wellbeing.

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