Prince Harry has reportedly landed a new job as an executive of a Silicon Valley startup.
“First of all, I am really excited to be joining the BetterUp team and community! Thanks for having me,” Harry wrote on the site blog post announcing his new role.
“As BetterUp’s first Chief Impact Officer, my goal is to lift up critical dialogues around mental health, build supportive and compassionate communities, and foster an environment for honest and vulnerable conversations,” Harry said. “And my hope is to help people develop their inner strength, resilience, and confidence.”
The Duke of Sussex wrote that he has personally worked with a BetterUp coach and that his and Meghan’s team at their company, Archewell, has also utilized BetterUp coaching.
“I firmly believe that focusing on and prioritizing our mental fitness unlocks potential and opportunity that we never knew we had inside of us. As the Royal Marine Commandos say, ‘It’s a state of mind.’ We all have it in us.” he wrote. “Being attuned with your mind, and having a support structure around you, are critical to finding your own version of peak performance.”
“What I’ve learned in my own life is the power of transforming pain into purpose,” he wrote. “During my decade in the military, I learned that we don’t just need to build physical resilience, but also mental resilience. And in the years since, my understanding of what resilience means — and how we can build it — has been shaped by the thousands of people and experts I’ve been fortunate to meet and learn from.”
It would be recalled that two weeks ago, Prince Harry and his wife, Markle shocked the world when they opened up to Oprah Winfrey about suicidal thoughts she had during her time in the royal family.
Harry is expected to have input into initiatives including product strategy decisions and charitable contributions, and advocate publicly on topics related to mental health.
Harry is eventually expected to spend time in the company’s San Francisco headquarters, attend all-hands meetings and be a special guest at company events, Robichaux said.