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Prince Harry gets a new job in Silicon Valley

By Camille Santiago Published Mar 24, 2021 11:22 am

Prince Harry takes on a new role as Chief Impact Officer at BetterUp Inc., a mental health and coaching startup in Silicon Valley, San Francisco.

In a blog post, BetterUp CEO Alexi Robichaux made the announcement welcoming Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, “We are energized by his model of inspiration and impact through action.”

He adds, “As a true citizen of the world, he has dedicated his life’s work to bringing attention to the diverse needs of people everywhere and advocating for mental health initiatives.”

In addition to that, Prince Harry, a mental health advocate, expressed his excitement saying he was inspired by the company’s “mission to unlock the potential in people everywhere necessitates innovation, impact, and integrity,” the blog post states.

“We hold a similar philosophy on mental health: that we must proactively take care of our minds,” he said of Robichaux.

BetterUp Inc. prides itself in being a global trailblazer in mobile-based coaching, counseling, and mentorship using coaching, AI technology, and behavioral science.

My hope is to help people develop their inner strength, resilience, and confidence.

Prince Harry’s role in the company will focus on "product strategy decisions and charitable contributions, and advocate publicly on topics related to mental health,” according to a report by Wall Street Journal.

My goal is to lift up critical dialogues around mental health, build supportive and compassionate communities, and foster an environment for honest and vulnerable conversations. And my hope is to help people develop their inner strength, resilience, and confidence,” the blog post says.

Amid a controversy with Buckingham Palace—where it was revealed that the Duke of Sussex was financially cut off and has been living off an inheritance left by Princess Diana—this is Prince Harry’s first role since he and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, stepped back as senior royals in January 2020.

“What I've learned in my own life is the power of transforming pain into purpose,” the post continues.

Photo from BetterUp