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BetterUp Launches New Web Series to Build Connection, Inspiration, and Resilience in Times of COVID-19 | BetterUp

April 15, 2020 - 4 min read

First guest, Olympian Shaun White, shares insights on reaching the top—and soaring from there

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2020 -- BetterUp, the market leader and pioneer of mobile, personalized coaching for professionals, announced today the public launch of BetterUp Live, a weekly, live web series featuring best-selling authors, Olympians, psychologists, and entertainers to foster connection, learning, and resilience amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The first public episode, launching April 16, features legendary snowboarder and three time Olympic Gold Medalist, Shaun White, who will discuss how he reached the top in his sport and how and why he continues to develop himself and inspire millions of people around the world.

Each week, BetterUp Live guests like White will engage in lively discussions and topics that will provide inspiration and tips to help listeners thrive during this difficult time of social isolation, a much needed break in the work day, a respite from the monotony of social distancing, and ideas for supercharging daily performance.

“Here at BetterUp, we believe that learning, connection, self-development, and self-care can help us not just survive the crisis, but also thrive,” says Alexi Robichaux, BetterUp CEO and Co-Founder. “BetterUp Live is where the BetterUp community gathers to learn, connect and flourish together, and to develop resilience and emotional agility -- capabilities that are especially needed in a time of crisis.”

In addition to White, upcoming BetterUp guests will Include:

  • April 23: Daniel Pink - Best-Selling Author, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Drive and A Whole New Mind 
  • April 30: Elizabeth Gilbert - writer on creativity, spirituality, and love, and best-selling author of Eat Pray Love and, Big Magic, and City of Girls
  • May 7: Rebecca Soni - six-time Olympic medalist, captain of the US Olympic Women’s Swim Team in 2012, and founder of RISE Athletes
  • May 14: David Kwong - Magician, Veteran New York Times Crossword Puzzle Constructor
  • May 28: Larsen Jensen - former Navy Seal, 2-time Olympian and Olympic Medalist in swimming, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Harpoon Venture Capital
  • June 4: Chip Conley - hospitality entrepreneur, founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, and best-selling author

BetterUp pioneered personalized, 1:1 coaching intended to help all professionals live their lives with optimal clarity, purpose and passion. BetterUp Live, a free web series available to the public, now extends BetterUp’s groundbreaking research and coaching insight to a wider audience.  Each episode centers on a work-life theme—such as managing in uncertain times and building resilience—with an expert host guiding the audience through a variety of fun, educational, and practical segments related to that topic. 

BetterUp Live is part of BetterUp’s broader offering of toolkits and free COVID-19 resources:

About BetterUp

Founded in 2013, BetterUp is a pioneer in mobile-based, professional coaching. With a network of over 1,600 coaches, BetterUp offers 1:1 coaching at scale in 30 languages across 62 countries, immersive learning with over 2,000 pieces of content, and analytics and insights to monitor the progress that employees are making. A leadership development platform used by leading Fortune 1000 companies, BetterUp drives transformational and lasting behavior change within employees, resulting in improved business outcomes across organizations globally. With BetterUp’s hyper-personalized coaching, companies have experienced a 45% increase in employee productivity, a 63% increase in retention, a 35% increase in organizational agility, and a 29% increase in employee engagement. BetterUp inspires professionals to pursue their lives with greater clarity, purpose, and passion. To learn more, visit

Published April 15, 2020

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