BetterUp provides coaching and mental health services to clients. The company’s website lists Harry as part of its management team, describing him as a “humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate and environmentalist.”
Harry joined the start-up weeks after he and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gave an explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey which detailed their decision to leave the UK and step down from senior roles in the British royal family. The couple, who live in California, also addressed the strain royal life has on their mental health.
At BetterUp, Harry is expected to contribute to product strategy decisions and charitable contributions, and to advocate publicly on issues related to mental health, the newspaper reported. The newspaper said BetterUp declined to comment on how much Harry would be paid.
“It’s a meaningful and meaty role,” CEO Alexi Robichaux told The Wall Street Journal.
The prince explained his reasons for joining BetterUp in a corporate blog post, saying he recognizes a “shared passion” for helping the people of Robichaux.
“What caught my attention about BetterUp is that the company’s mission to unleash the potential of people everywhere requires innovation, impact and integrity. Their team has been doing this work for years, ”said Harry.
Harry also said he personally benefited from the coaching provided by BetterUp.
“I personally found working with a BetterUp Coach to be invaluable. I was matched with a really awesome coach who gave me great advice and a new perspective,” Harry said in the blog post.
The prince has taken on another big job since leaving the UK. Spotify has an exclusive partnership with Archewell Audio, a production company founded by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.