Inspired by the daily life challenges with her own hearing loss and the need for a more sensory friendly world, Christel Seeberger founded Sensory Friendly Solutions.
Christel launched her first business, an occupational therapy private practice, in New Brunswick, Canada. Over the course of 15 years, she incorporated, grew to a team of more than ten therapists, served thousands of clients, and sold the company to a national, cross-country provider of therapy services, joining a network of over 200 locations.
Christel is also an occupational therapist. She has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from McGill University. She holds occupational therapy licensure in New Brunswick, Canada and maintains certification in the United States.
Christel has helped people throughout her career with sensory sensitivities; people with autism, anxiety, concussion, dementia, hearing loss, PTSD, sensory processing disorder, vestibular disorder, vision loss as well as the many people who simply experience sensory overload in our too busy, too bright and too noisy world.
Christel is also a graduate of the Economic Development Greater Saint John (EDGSJ) Navigator Venture Validation Program and with Sensory Friendly Solutions, she is currently a part of the EDGSJ Incubator Program. Sensory Friendly Solutions is also part of the EDGSJ Smart and Connected Cities Data Project where she has partnered with the New Brunswick Community College (Fredericton) and Dr. William McIver, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing | Centre for Applied Research in Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing | New Brunswick Community College to build an app prototype.
Christel is 2018-2019 member of Propel Incite, Atlantic Canada’s Start-Up Accelerator. Sensory Friendly Solutions is one of 10 semi-finalists in the New Brunswick Innovation Foundations’ Breakthru 2019 start-up competition.
Watch her Enterprise Saint John Navigator Venture Validation Program pitch below: