Ann Arbor’s Leade Health Honored as One of 'Michigan 50 Companies to Watch'

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Health coaching pioneer recognized in awards program for its work in weight management, stress management, tobacco cessation, and cardiovascular health.

Leade Health, a health coaching pioneer in the areas of weight management, stress management, tobacco cessation, and cardiovascular health, announced today it has been recognized as one of the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Leade Health received the honor at awards ceremonies during the second annual “Michigan Celebrates Small Business” event, April 19 in East Lansing.

“‘Michigan 50 Companies to Watch’ is a unique awards program designed to shine the spotlight on second-stage companies,” says Edward Lowe Foundation Executive Director Mark Lange. The Edward Lowe Foundation is a not-for-profit operating foundation based in Michigan. Its mission is to “champion the entrepreneurial spirit” by helping second-stage entrepreneurs learn from each other.

“Leade Health is honored by this prestigious recognition,” said Michael Mulvihill, president of Leade Health. “We attribute the award to our innovative and best in class health coaching programs.”

Leade Health was incorporated in 1990 and has a 15-year track record helping organizations improve the health of their populations and reduce employer costs. A pioneer in Health Coaching services, Leade Health currently serves over 40 client companies across health plan, corporate and government markets; the firm is a leader in the wellness community, focusing on weight management, stress management, tobacco cessation and cardiovascular health.

This month Leade Health announced the release of a new white paper, “The Business Case for Weight/Obesity Management Using Health Coaching Interventions.” The paper not only addresses the impact of obesity on workplace productivity and medical costs, but focuses on health coaching as a way for employers to combat employees’ weight issues through lifestyle intervention programs. The complimentary research paper can be downloaded via the following link:

Winners were selected by representatives of the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, the Small Business Association of Michigan, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the U.S. Small Business Administration-Michigan, the Michigan Certified Development Corporation and the Edward Lowe Foundation, based in part on the winners’ demonstrated intent and capacity to grow based on one or more of the following:

  • Employee or sales growth.
  • Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership.
  • Sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Other notable factors that showcase the company's success.

Information about the 2007 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” program can be found at

About Leade Health

Founded in 1990, based in Ann Arbor Michigan, Leade Health specializes in Health Coaching in the areas of Weight Management, Stress Management Tobacco Cessation, and Cardiovascular Health. Leade Health has earned a reputation for partnership integrity, product innovation and program impact. Leade Health‘s success rates from its signature Health Coaching model achieve outcome results that exceed national norms.

For more information on Leade Health visit

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