Our Science

Science informs everything we do

BetterUp uses the latest research across the behavioral sciences to create the world’s most effective approach to organizational transformation.

Whole Person Approach

To inspire professionally, our people need to thrive personally. Our Whole Person Approach is what’s missing in leadership development today.

Our science in action 

We’re personalized

Evidence-based assessments and machine learning help match your people with world-class coaches and personalized development strategies. Your competencies, values, and culture shape the employee experience.

We’re proven

We’ve earned the trust of Fortune 500 companies by connecting personal transformation to tangible business outcomes and ROI. 

BetterUp Science Board

BetterUp is collaborating on cutting-edge research with luminaries from business and multiple scientific disciplines.

Martin E.P. Seligman, PhD

Martin E.P. Seligman, PhD

The father of positive psychology. Former President of American Psychological Association.
Adam Grant, PhD

Adam Grant, PhD

Psychologist, Wharton professor, and one of the world’s most influential management thinkers.
Robin J. Ely, PhD

Robin J. Ely, PhD

Faculty chair of the Harvard Business School Gender Initiative. 
Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin

World-known HR industry analyst and founder of Bersin by Deloitte.
John Seely Brown, Ph.D.

John Seely Brown, Ph.D.

Co-chair of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. Board member of Amazon.
Fred Kofman, PhD

Fred Kofman, PhD

Advisor, Leadership Development at Google. Personal coach to Silicon Valley CXOs.
Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor

Harvard-trained happiness researcher. Best-selling author of “The Happiness Advantage.”
Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, MD

Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, MD

Harvard-trained physician. Contributor to Scientific American Mind and The Atlantic.
Sonya Lyubomirsky, PhD

Sonya Lyubomirsky, PhD

Professor of Psychology at UC Riverside. Author of the best-selling book, “The How of Happiness.”

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