From the monarchy to a Californian start-up: Prince Harry accepted a management position in a coaching company based in San Francisco, a year after moving to California with his wife Meghan Markle.
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Defender of many charitable causes on behalf of the British crown, Prince Harry will now represent BetterUp, a start-up specializing in personalized support for employees, to improve their skills and performance.
As’ Chief Impact Officer ‘, The Duke of Sussex’ will continue to do the work he has been doing for years’ of ‘educating and inspiring our community, and promoting the ‘importance of maintaining your mental health in a preventive way, ”said the founder and boss of the company Alexi Robichaux in a statement Tuesday.
“I firmly believe that focusing on our mental health and prioritizing it gives access to potential and opportunities that we never knew we had in us,” said Prince Harry.
“As the Royal Marine Commandos say, ‘it’s a state of mind’ and we all have it within us,” he added.
BetterUp employs over 270 people and coordinates a network of some 2,000 coaches, for clients like NASA, Chevron, Snap, Warner Media, and more.
The company presents itself as a world leader in coaching, consulting and mentoring on mobile applications. Its platform combines behavioral science, artificial intelligence and training methods, for personal and professional development.
Founded in 2013, it recently raised $ 125 million, which makes her a unicorn, since the unlisted company was valued at over $ 1 billion, at $ 1.73 billion at the end of February.
“Optimizing yourself is not about fixing something broken,” Prince Harry said, quoted in the statement.
“It’s about becoming the best version of ourselves, with all that life has in store for us – someone who is ready for the next challenge and can overcome setbacks with courage, confidence and self-awareness.”
A year after their withdrawal from the British monarchy, Prince Harry, sixth in the order of succession to the throne, and his wife Meghan Markle rocked the crown in early March during an interview on American television, which made the effect of a bomb in the United Kingdom.
Sometimes moved to tears, Meghan Markle said in particular that she was tormented by thoughts of suicide and raised questions about the color of the skin of their son Archie during his pregnancy.