Introducing BetterUp Labs,

a first-of-its-kind behavioral research lab bringing together business and academia to empower people to be their best selves.

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America’s Loneliest Workers,
According to Research

Behavioral science informs everything we do

Our coaching strategies and approach are supported by the latest research in learning theory and positive psychology. We teamed up with leading experts in the fields of behavioral sciences and positive psychology.

Fred Kofman

BetterUp Science Board member

Fred Kofman

BetterUp Science Board

Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, MD

Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman

The father of the scientific field of Positive Psychology and author of 300+ scholarly publications and 25 books.

Fred Kofman

Fred Kofman

VP at LinkedIn, Ph.D. in economics from Berkeley, former professor at MIT Sloan, and Lean In faculty member. Writer of Conscious Business and Director of Conscious Business Center International.

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin

Founded Bersin in 2001 and is responsible for Bersin by Deloitte. A blogger for and quoted in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, on BBC Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio.

Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, MD

Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, MD

Chief Innovation Officer and Head of BetterUp Labs. Harvard trained physician and fMRI researcher. Co-founder of LifeLink, formerly of Castlight Health and the World Health Organization. Contributor to The Atlantic and Scientific American Mind.

Robin J. Ely

Robin J. Ely

Professor of Business Administration and faculty chair of the HBS Gender Initiative. She conducts research on race and gender relations in organizations with a focus on organizational change, group dynamics, learning, conflict, power, and identity.

Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor

Our Chief Experience Officer and New York Times best-selling author. Teaches at Wharton, and delivered one of the 20 most popular TED talks.

John Seely Brown, Ph.D.

John Seely Brown, Ph.D.

Visiting scholar at USC, co-chair of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, and board member of Amazon, Inc. Previously Chief Scientist at Xerox.

Whole Person Approach

In partnership with our Science Board, we developed a new approach to leadership development that accounts for what’s missing in most traditional approaches. We call it the ‘Whole Person Approach’ to leadership development.

Decades of scientific research proves that personal growth fuels professional development. Only when your people learn to thrive personally can they truly inspire professionally.

Thrive as a person

Focus & self-awareness

Cancel noise, focus, and find your flow to make the most of your days.


Get balanced by managing stress, understanding what motivates you to do your best, and finding purpose at work.


Flex with transitions, bounce back from setbacks, and use your grit to make positive impact in changing times.

Inspire as a leader

Collaboration & trust

Create an environment where everyone can bring their best work, foster connections, and build trust.

Delegation & influence

Align workstreams, drive decisions, and create feedback loops to see your initiatives deliver results.

Empowering others

Communicate a clear vision, develop and reward your team members, and foster a working environment that takes your team to the next level.

Your people will love their coach

We make the coach-employee matching process easy for program owners. With our Coach Match Guarantee™, if your employees are ever unsatisfied with their coach, we will find them one they love.