BetterUp Partners with Microsoft Viva to Drive Peak Performance and Well-Being for Millions in the Workplace

BetterUp unlocks human transformation to supercharge workplace performance, purpose, and productivity through new integration with Microsoft Viva

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BetterUp®, the human transformation company, today announced a partnership and integration with Microsoft Viva, the employee experience platform, to bring tools for personalized insights and performance improvement into the workplace. Starting next month, millions of Microsoft Viva users will have access to BetterUp through dynamic science-backed journeys designed to help people uncover greater purpose, performance, productivity, and well-being.

The BetterUp experience was designed and built in partnership with Microsoft Viva and is based on scientific findings, research, and insights from nearly 3 million BetterUp coaching sessions that show that when it comes to behavior change, small, targeted practices can have a big impact. The experience gives a glimpse of BetterUp’s human transformation platform, which is built by a team of PhDs and combines world-class coaching, AI, and behavioral science to help people reach peak performance and maximize their potential.

“For employees and organizations as a whole, the key to long-term success lies in fostering and developing the right mindsets, skills, and behaviors to achieve peak performance,” said Alexi Robichaux, co-founder and CEO of BetterUp. “Historically, companies have been limited in providing scalable solutions to grow and develop their entire workforce. BetterUp is addressing this opportunity by integrating science-backed, human-centric solutions seamlessly into the flow of work with Microsoft Viva, where millions of employees are engaging daily.”

Microsoft Viva users will access BetterUp directly from their Viva Digest emails. The BetterUp experience combines world-class, inspirational content from luminaries with expert guidance and evidence-based practices that are relatable and applicable. The journeys will feature world-class athlete, Maria Sharapova; designer, creative director, and philanthropist, Aurora James; ground-breaking mountaineer Nimsdai ‘Nims’ Purja; actor, screenwriter, director and producer, Michaela Coel; psychotherapist and author, Lori Gottlieb; Creative Director and author, Welby Altidor, and more.

The experience will also feature personalized assessments and unique insights to provide better clarity and self-awareness on strengths and opportunities for growth. The integration will prompt personalized practices varying from visualization, guided self-reflections, intentional breaks, values affirmations, and meditations enriched with the voice of a coach to help provide guidance.

“With today’s digitally distributed workforce, it’s important to provide employees with tools that help them stay inspired, productive, and connected,” said Seth Patton, General Manager of Microsoft Viva. “The new BetterUp integration in Microsoft Viva provides rich engaging content and unlocks insights to help improve employee engagement and performance–all while staying right in the flow of work.”

Economic uncertainty is increasing the pressure on companies to perform. Expectations between employees and employers features continue to shift as productivity, performance, and adaptability are more critical in the workplace than ever. However, Microsoft’s recent Work Trend Index report revealed that nearly two in three people (64%) say they struggle with the time and energy to do their jobs, and those people are 3.5 times more likely to struggle with innovation and strategic thinking. Well-being remains key to overcoming these challenges and unlocking better outcomes. According to research from BetterUp Labs, employees with the best well-being had 56% fewer missed days at work and were five times more likely to be rated top performers. Additionally, employees who prioritize their well-being experience lower levels of burnout and are more resilient in the face of stressors.

Starting next month, all Microsoft Viva users can access the BetterUp experience directly from their Viva Digest emails. Additionally, this fall, BetterUp will launch an app in Microsoft Teams, providing another way for users to access this content. For additional information about the BetterUp and Microsoft partnership, visit

About BetterUp

Founded in 2013, BetterUp® is a human transformation company that drives peak performance in individuals and organizations, through unparalleled access to coaching, content, and cutting-edge AI technology. With nearly 3 million coaching sessions, BetterUp is the inventor of virtual coaching and the largest mental health and coaching startup in the world. BetterUp has the world’s largest network of over 3,000 Coaches offering support in 64 languages across over 70 countries. Trusted by more than 600 organizations including Salesforce, NASA, Google, Snap Inc., Chipotle, Hilton, Warner Media, and other leading Fortune 1,000 companies, BetterUp delivers on three key impact areas – leadership effectiveness, mental fitness, and connection and belonging– inspiring people everywhere to live their lives with greater clarity, purpose, and passion. Investors include Wellington Management, ICONIQ Growth, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Threshold Ventures, PLUS Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Mubadala Investment Company, Morningside Group, SV Angel, Freestyle Capital, Crosslink Capital, and Tenaya Capital. BetterUp’s Science Board is composed of leading researchers in the fields of positive psychology and human performance including Martin Seligman, Adam Grant, Quinetta Roberson, and Shawn Achor.. BetterUp has been recognized in the Inc. 5000, Fortune’s Great Places to Work, and People Magazine’s Companies that Care. To learn more, visit


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