Prince Harry will discuss “personal stories and challenges” during his first appearance of the year at a virtual summit in February.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, who currently lives in his $14 million California mansion with Meghan Markle, 40, who has abdicated royal duty, will attend a virtual event for BetterUp on Feb. 3.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Omid Scobie, the couple’s journalist wrote: “In his role as Chief Impact Officer at @BetterUp, Prince Harry will join CEO @Arobichaux for a virtual event on Feb. 3 to show their “bold dedication” to the company. new #InnerWork initiative.
“Expect to hear the Duke talk about personal stories, challenges and successes.”
Although Harry receives a salary from BetterUp, the company has not disclosed how much he is paid or whether he owns stock or stock options.
The announcement may spark speculation that Prince Harry will start the year with more bombshell reveals, after giving a series of explosive interviews in 2021, in which he revealed an astonishing split with his father and an undisclosed member of the royal family. accused of racism.
Prince Harry, 38, will appear at a virtual summit in February in his role at startup company BetterUp during his first appearance of the year
The couple’s journalist friend Omid Scobie announced the news on Twitter, saying royal fans could hear the Duke talk about personal stories, challenges and successes.
In a separate tweet on official social media, BetterUp described its #InnerWork initiative as “a conscious, conscious effort to organize your inner self.”
The tweet continued: “It is engaged in activities that recharge, re-inspire and revive your sense of purpose. It is the work that is aimed at organizing your mind.’
After several TV appearances, including the Winfrey interview and his talking heads in The Me You Can;t See for Apple TV, this interview may offer another glimpse into his private life.
The royal family is already bracing for Harry’s memoir, which will be out later this year.
Last year, the Duke gave a series of bombshell interviews, revealing an astonishing rift with his father and accusing an unnamed member of the royal family of racism.
Harry promised to give an ‘accurate and completely truthful’ account of his life, writing as ‘the man he has become’.
Family life during the breakup of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s marriage, the period of Diana’s death and its aftermath, Harry’s relationship with Camilla and former girlfriends are likely to be part of the book that readers eagerly await.
Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah last March sent shockwaves around the world as the pair exposed the extent of their split from the firm.
BetterUp: The Silicon Valley Startup That Hired Prince Harry
BetterUp describes itself as a company that “combines coaching with dynamic and personalized digital experiences to accelerate members’ long-term professional development and drive personal growth.”
It markets executive coaching and therapy services to individuals and large corporations, and employs clinical therapists and executive coaches to provide these services.
A blue chip company that recently used their services was charged $2,000 for six months of unlimited coaching for each employee.
Those who sign up for their app can get one-on-one video therapy or coaching through the app.
It was founded by two USC graduates Alexi Robichaux and Eduardo Medina. Mr. Robinchaux grew up in Dallas, Texas, and has described growing up with his father, a Biblical linguist who translates from Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew.
His mother is an immigrant from Greece who was an executive assistant at Texas Instruments. In high school, he started a nonprofit called Youth Leadership for America. Mr. Medina is also a USC graduate and worked at management consulting firms Altamont Capital Partners and Bain & Company before starting BetterUp.
They accused an unnamed member of the royal family of racism, suggesting the relative had asked ‘how dark’ their son would be; said they had been driven out of Britain in part by racism; and accused the Palace machinery of not supporting a ‘suicide’ Meghan.
Harry revealed an astonishing split with his father, saying his family had cut him off financially, while suggesting the Queen had been ill-advised and canceled a scheduled meeting in Sandringham.
Meghan also accused her sister-in-law Kate of making her cry; suggested that senior royals plotted to ensure Archie would never have a title or adequate security; and said officials had failed to stand up to the couple against “racist” comments while lying to protect other members of the royal family.
Meanwhile, the Duke also appeared on Dax Shepard’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast comparing his life as a mixture of The Truman Show – when Jim Carrey’s character discovers that his life is a TV show – and an animal at the zoo.
When asked if he felt “in a cage” during royal duties, he said, “It’s the job, isn’t it? Grin and bear it. Get started. I was in my early twenties and I thought, I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here.
‘I don’t want to do this. Look what it did to my mother, how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again.”
He added: “I’ve seen behind the curtain, I’ve seen the business model and how this whole thing works and I don’t want to be a part of this,” before revealing that he was having therapy after meeting Meghan, who ” burst’ a bubble and decided to ‘stop complaining’.
The last time Prince Harry gave an interview from his position at BetterUp, he was labeled “privileged” and hypocritical on social media after advising people to leave their jobs in favor of their mental health.
In December, Harry discussed his role as chief impact officer with California-based mental health start-up BetterUp.
Harry said the world was at the “beginning of mental health awakening” and spoke of “continuing to pioneer the conversation.”
The last time Prince Harry gave an interview from his position at BetterUp, he was labeled ‘privileged’ and hypocritical on social media after advising people to leave their jobs in favor of their mental health (pictured)
Social media users on Twitter were quick to criticize the ‘awakened’ prince, who is sixth in line to the British throne. The couple has a $25 million Spotify deal and a $150 million Netflix contract.
Prince Harry says we should all leave R lanes if we are not happy. What about hospital doormen, hotel workers, women and men who are just thankful to have jobs. #princeharry UR has no contact with the real, everyday working class. You have become a laughing stock and embarrassment,” tweeted @ducchessfake007.
So multi-millionaire Prince Harry, who has never had a good job in his life and never had to worry about paying bills, says quitting work brings joy and it’s actually good for ‘self-awareness’. Couldn’t make it up, please someone, anyone, make it stop!” tweeted @helen_spirit1.
BetterUp is based in these San Francisco, California offices. The start-up’s value has hit more than £3 billion after securing new funding from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest players
Harry had previously had a 10-year career with the British Army, where he started as a recruit at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2005. He was reportedly paid about $45,000 for his contribution.
BetterUp provides companies with coaching regimens for their employees on topics ranging from mental fitness to nutrition and parenting. The app costs about $240 per month for each user.
Clients include Google, the Hilton hotel chain and movie studio Warner Bros. The company recently announced plans to open an office in London and hire 75 employees.
Harry’s comments come two months after BetterUp’s value was revealed to have crossed $4 billion after securing new funding from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest players.
In October, BetterUp, which Duke hired as chief impact officer in March, raised $291 million from investors, valuing the company at about $4.5 billion.