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BetterUp’s Uplift Conference Ushers in a New Era of Employee Experience | BetterUp

February 4, 2020 - 3 min read

HR leaders, business executives, and futurists share innovative strategies for ‘Thriving in a White Water World of Work’ at BetterUp’s annual customer conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — FEBRUARY 4, 2020BetterUp, the market leader and pioneer of mobile, personalized coaching for professionals, announced today a lineup of HR and business luminaries, thought leaders, and Fortune 1000 customers at Uplift, BetterUp’s annual customer conference.

Themed “EX 2020: Thriving in a White Water World of Work,” this year’s event centers on how organizations can foster a richer, more impactful employee experience (EX) for their people to produce better business outcomes. The event will take place March 2-4 at the Claremont Club & Spa in Berkeley, California.

“The white water world of work that we live in today is ever changing, hyper connected, and highly ambiguous,” said Alexi Robichaux, co-founder and CEO of BetterUp, which is seeing explosive growth for its industry-leading coaching solutions. “To thrive in this new world of work that is being disrupted by technological advancements, it is critical, now more than ever, that our workers are equipped with the right creative capabilities—rapid decision-making skills, learning agility, a growth mindset, the ability to creatively solve problems, and compassionate leadership. To stay competitive, organizations must invest in these capabilities and the overall employee experience.”

At Uplift, attendees will glean insights from forward-thinking leaders, successful practitioners, and the latest research to learn how to enhance their employee experience. BetterUp will also be unveiling its newest product features to its coaching platform during the conference. 

Keynotes and speakers include:

  • Shawn Achor, renowned happiness researcher and New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage
  • Josh Bersin, leading HR and talent management research analyst, public speaker, and writer 
  • Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, and the former president of Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Disneytoon Studios
  • Leslie Odom, Jr., Grammy and Tony Award winning artist and author of Failing Up
  • Joe Pine, co-author of The Experience Economy and co-founder of Strategic Horizons LLP
  • Alexi Robichaux, co-founder and CEO, BetterUp 
  • Dr. Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, M.D., Chief Innovation Officer, BetterUp 

These and other sessions will address how business leaders are enhancing EX to drive productivity, reduce turnover, boost job satisfaction, and make measurable improvements in the customer experience. Leading companies will share their innovative approaches to learning and development and investing in their people. Catmull will discuss how to foster creativity in organizations, while Odom will share his journey to Hamilton fame, focusing on the importance of resilience and learning from failure. 

About BetterUp

Founded in 2013, BetterUp is a pioneer in mobile-based, professional coaching. With a network of around 2,000 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 February 4, 2020

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