Prince Harry has taken on a new job as an executive of a Silicon Valley startup.
The recently outspoken royal become chief impact officer of BetterUp Inc., an online coaching and mental health firm.
The company, valued at $1.73 billion, refused to reveal the prince’s compensation package — but by Tuesday already had him listed online as part of its “leadership team,” hailing him as a “humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist.”
Harry first confirmed his new job in an email exchange with the Wall Street Journal.
“I intend to help create impact in people’s lives,” Harry, 36, told the paper about the job.
“Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-round better life.”
The prince has previously revealed plans to work with mental health issues, and his wife, Meghan Markle, famously admitted to Oprah Winfrey this month that she had felt suicidal while trapped in the royal family.
Harry said he has personally been using BetterUp’s app and one of its 2,000 coaches for a couple of months.
“I was matched with my coach who, quite frankly, is truly awesome and has always given me sound advice and a fresh perspective, which is so valuable,” he told the WSJ.
“This is about acknowledging that it isn’t so much what is wrong with us, but more…