Erin Eatough, PhD

Sr. Insights Manager
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Dr. Erin Eatough is an occupational health psychologist who has published research on employee well-being in over 30 outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and has been featured in media outlets such as Harvard Business Review. Erin currently serves BetterUp in translating data to insight and helps to bring the science of BetterUp to life through content marketing. Erin received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida.

Before BetterUp, Erin was a professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and two young children. When not working, you can find her and her family on adventures in their tiny home on wheels, a converted Sprinter van.

Latest Posts by Erin Eatough, PhD
9 min read | January 27, 2022

Managers and individual contributors seek coaching in different areas. Here’s why

We used natural language processing to see how and why coaching topics differ between managers and individual contributors Read More
Professional Development
13 min read | January 19, 2022

Want to stay motivated? Set better work goals (plus 10 examples)

See how to set work goals — plus, get details of why having work goals is important, and a list of common goals to inspire your own. Read More
Well-being
17 min read | January 18, 2022

How to learn from each stage of life and make the most of it

We all go through stages of life, no matter how we grow and change. Find out what the different stages entail and learn more about the theories behind them. Read More
Research & Insights
8 min read | January 12, 2022

Language analysis reveals how coaching has evolved over the last 3 years

As we start a new year, we used language analysis to look back at how professional coaching has changed over the past three years Read More
Well-being
21 min read | January 12, 2022

Too toxic! How to spot the traits in yourself and others

Someone's toxic traits can harm a relationship or a culture. Explore 25 toxic traits and how they manifest in personal and professional relationships. Read More
Well-being
18 min read | January 10, 2022

The hidden struggle of working moms? Guilt. Here's how to overcome it

Mom guilt can prevent you from connecting with your kids, whether you’re a working mom or stay-at-home mom. Here are ten strategies for overcoming it. Read More
Well-being
18 min read | January 7, 2022

How to say no to others (and why you shouldn’t feel guilty)

If you know how to say no, you can create healthy boundaries at work and at home. Find out why it can be difficult to say no and why we should do it more often. Read More
Well-being
18 min read | January 4, 2022

What is mental load? Recognize the burden of invisible labor

Mental load is the invisible labor of managing daily responsibilities in your professional and personal life. Find out more and how to manage it. Read More
Well-being
16 min read | December 28, 2021

What is sensory overload? Know how to deal with overstimulation

What is sensory overload, and how do you learn how to deal with it? Read on as we explain this condition, its symptoms, and how you can cope with sensory overload. Read More
Professional Development
23 min read | December 21, 2021

What is networking and why is it so important?

With these tools, you’ll see why networking is so important, what networking is, and how to make strides on your career path by making new connections. Read More
Well-being
19 min read | December 17, 2021

20 family tradition ideas to strengthen bonds and make memories

Family traditions can take many shapes or forms, but they all encourage bonding. Find out how you can strengthen a bond by celebrating together. Read More
Employee Experience
4 min read | December 17, 2021

Psychological safety: We all know it improves teams, but it can boost careers, too

Psychological safety in the workplace empowers people to focus on their career aspirations, improving key skills so they can have broader impact Read More
Employee Experience
8 min read | December 15, 2021

Think your employees feel equally comfortable at work? Think again

Companies are embracing diversity and inclusion, but data shows that perceptions differ among minority groups about the climate of the workplace. Read More
Well-being
20 min read | December 13, 2021

You have more than 5 human senses. How are you using yours?

Learn more about the human senses beyond smell and sight — over 21 in total — and learn how to engage them to experience the world around you in a new way. Read More