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Brené Brown and Mindy Kaling join Tracee Ellis Ross, Adam Grant, James Clear at BetterUp’s Uplift

March 11, 2024 - 6 min read

Uplift 2024_3.11.2024

World’s Leading Experts Come Together at BetterUp’s Marquee Summit on April 10-11 in San Francisco

AUSTIN,TX — March 11, 2024 - BetterUp®, the human transformation company and inventor of virtual coaching, today announced its full speaker lineup for Uplift, including New York Times bestselling author, research professor Brené Brown and Emmy-nominated writer, producer, and actor Mindy Kaling. This year, the highly-anticipated annual summit celebrates the power of courageous leadership, honoring individuals who have harnessed a fearless mindset, demonstrated extraordinary bravery and exhibited relentless resilience in their professional journeys. 

In addition to Brown and Kaling, the growing lineup includes luminaries such as Tracee Ellis Ross, Adam Grant, James Clear, Martin Seligman, Quinetta Roberson, BetterUp co-founder and CEO Alexi Robichaux, Chief Impact Officer Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, alongside BetterUp behavioral scientists, and leaders from Chevron, Cisco, Google, Hilton, NASA, New York City Public Schools, ButcherBox, Guild, Texas Children’s Hospital, U.S. Air Force, and Zoox among others. 

Taking place April 10-11 in San Francisco, Uplift is an immersive two-day experience where business leaders gather to learn from esteemed luminaries, experts and researchers about the latest insights on unlocking workplace potential to propel performance and prioritize the growth of their people and teams. The immersive summit will feature the exchange of ideas and inspirational conversations delivering unparalleled insights around leadership, talent retention, growth and performance. The event will also explore the latest trends in AI, research around courageous workforces, the intersection of coaching, purpose, wellbeing and performance, and ultimately cultivating transformation at scale. 

“The rise of new AI technologies means workforces are experiencing heightened levels of change and uncertainty, requiring them to adapt quickly to a rapid rate of change.” said Alexi Robichaux, CEO & Co-founder of BetterUp. “AI is necessitating new ways to lead and learn at work and leaders transforming their organizations in these ways are unlocking greater purpose and performance, reaping the lion’s share of the benefit AI can offer. Uplift is the perfect setting to share this knowledge and discuss this transformational time for businesses with the world’s brightest minds.”

At Uplift, Kaling will join the stage for a fireside chat with organizational psychologist, author and chairman of the Center for Purpose and Performance Adam Grant. The two will offer a refreshing perspective on how to lead with levity and creativity. Together, Mindy and Adam will explore the entrepreneurial journey, focusing on what it takes to challenge norms, innovate, and lead in the competitive landscape of film and TV production. The conversation will delve into how Mindy's courageous leadership style—marked by a strong sense of purpose and a pioneering spirit—has not only propelled her company to new heights but also created more inclusive and diverse narratives in entertainment. The conversation will be live-streamed and later featured on Adam’s chart-topping TED podcasts, WorkLife and Re:Thinking.

Brené Brown will also join the stage and speak about her expertise on courageous leadership in today’s world with BetterUp CEO & Co-founder Alexi Robichaux. Brené has transformed our understanding of leadership, empathy, and the strength found in vulnerability through her groundbreaking work. Her books Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead, alongside her Netflix special, The Call to Courage, have established her as a prominent voice on living and leading bravely. 

Returning for the second year in a row, Laura Fuentes, Chief Human Resources Officer at Hilton, will share her perspective on cultivating a winning culture. “For others to achieve greatness, leaders need to be all in on their learning, performance and development,” said Fuentes. “With coaching as such a fundamental part of how we support career growth, our team members have spent thousands of hours working with BetterUp to learn how to lead with curiosity and courage. I am honored to be at Uplift again this year to discuss the important role our managers play in championing culture across the organization.”

Example additional programming at Uplift includes: 

  • Perseverance through purpose, a fireside reflection: Renowned actress, producer, and CEO/Founder of PATTERN Beauty, Tracee Ellis Ross will share her personal experiences and reflections that have influenced how she has approached challenges in both her career and personal life. 
  • Atomic habits: how to get 1% better every day: James Clear focuses on the science of small habits, how they work, and how their effects compound and multiply over time. Through research and personal stories, audiences will not only be entertained but also come away with practical strategies they can immediately apply in their personal and professional lives.
  • The human side of AI: BetterUp's co-founder and CEO, Alexi Robichaux, will outline a bright vision for the future, highlighting ways the latest technological advancements coupled with cutting-edge psychological research are expanding human potential to help us live with greater clarity, passion, and purpose.
  • Courageous leadership in high stakes working environments: BetterUp co-founder and COO, Eduardo Medina, and Lt. Gen. Caroline Miller, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, US Air Force will explore the crucial role of resilience, adaptability, and courage in some of the most demanding work environments on the planet. 

Tickets for Uplift are available for purchase and anyone can tune into the event via a free live stream. To learn more visit

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Published March 11, 2024

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