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Prince Harry lands new job as chief impact officer at mental health startup
23 March 2021, 15:07 | Updated: 23 March 2021, 19:46
The Duke of Sussex has taken up a new role at US professional coaching and mental health firm BetterUp.
The company's website on Tuesday had Harry listed as chief impact officer.
This is the 36-year-old’s first formal role since ending royal duties, but Harry and Meghan have also signed multimillion-dollar deals to provide content for Spotify and Netflix.
The Wall Street Journal today reported the royal would take up the "meaty" role.
Prince Harry told the outlet: "I intend to help create impact in people’s lives.
"Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-round better life."
It is not clear what the role will involve, what hours Harry will be working or how much he will be paid.
BetterUp was launched in 2013 and provides mobile-based professional coaching, counselling, and mentorship.
BetterUp CEO Alexi Robichaux said while Prince Harry would not manage employees, he was expected to be a part of all-hands meetings and special company events.
He said: "It’s a meaningful and meaty role."
Mr Robichaux revealed he had started speaking with the royal last year after being introduced through a mutual friend.
In an online bio on the company’s website, it reads: "Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex is a humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist.
"As co-founder of Archewell, he is focused on driving systemic change across all communities through non-profit work as well as creative activations."
It adds: "Prince Harry has dedicated his life’s work to advancing causes that he is passionate about. He is the Founder of The Invictus Games, a platform for wounded, injured and sick service personnel to use sport as part of their rehabilitation, as well as Travalyst, a non-profit entity comprised of several of the largest online travel agencies in the world.
"Additionally, he co-founded Sentebale with his dear friend Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, in memory of their mothers’ charitable work in combating the HIV crisis, and serves as President of African Parks, a non-governmental organization focused on protecting Africa’s ecosystems in partnership with local communities and governments."