Prince Harry Gets Silicon Valley job as chief impact officer.
The Duke of Sussex will become BetterUp Inc’s first chief impact officer, the company announced on Tuesday, March 23.
Better Up is a San Francisco-based start-up that offers mental health and employee coaching.
Prince Harry’s appointment comes less than a month after Harry and Meghan Markle announced their separation from the Royal family, stating that they will not return as working members of the family.
Following the death of his mother, Princess Diana, in a car accident in 1997, Harry has spoken publicly about his grief.
Meghan also told Oprah Winfrey earlier this month that becoming a member of the royal family had driven her to the verge of suicide.
BetterUp is a mobile app that links people to coaching, counselling, and mentorship services. It was created in 2013. Chevron, Snap Inc., and AT&T’s WarnerMedia are among the more than 300 companies that use the app.
According to a company blog post, Harry will help promote mental health and broaden the company’s roster of coaches and customers in his new position.
In the blog post, Harry made it known that strongly believes that focusing on and prioritizing the mental health unlocks capacity and chances that were never realized.
He also mentioned that he had been working with a BetterUp coach, whom he described as “invaluable.”
“it was a collaboration with an utterly wonderful mentor who had given me solid advice and a fresh perspective,” he said.
Harry and Meghan are on their own now that they are no longer functioning royals.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have previously signed deals with Netflix Inc. to provide programming and with Spotify to produce and host podcasts.
In addition, Harry is partnering with Oprah Winfrey on an Apple TV+ documentary series about mental wellbeing.