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United States Air Force accelerates mission-readiness with BetterUp

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    Airpower and manpower at the U.S. Air Force

    The United States Air Force has a crucial mission: to provide the country with airpower – any time, anywhere. These days, flying, fighting, and winning looks different. No longer confined by time and place, the battles to be won are asynchronous, invisible, and unpredictable.

    Build agile minds that react with speed and efficiency

    This evolution means a new type of mission-readiness. It means vigilance – and it also means mental strength. It requires hundreds of thousands of Airmen and Guardians around the world to show up for duty prepared for the unexpected. It requires innovative, enabled thinkers at every rank, equipped with agile minds and the capacity to look around the corner. Then, to make confident decisions and communicate with speed and efficiency.

    “What I think the power of BetterUp is, is that it combines both technology and humans to provide coaching, but also that it can do it in any place in the world at any time in the world.”

    — Lieutenant General Gina Grosso, USAF, Retired

    Use coaching as a catalyst to mission-readiness

    To achieve this level of peak performance, the US Air Force has partnered with BetterUp over the last year to provide groups of Airmen and Guardians across ranks and grades with Whole Person coaching, emphasizing both personal and professional mental skills, scaled across geography and time zones. 

    To-date, this effort has equipped scores of Airmen to operate confidently in the increasingly complex situations that define their scope of duty. Those who have experienced working with BetterUp express mental shifts that help them better balance the demands between work and home, to navigate complex scenarios with fluency, and to become empathetic leaders who inspire their units. 

    The partnership with BetterUp has proven successful at developing mission-ready leaders. In just four months, those who flexed their mental fitness with BetterUp are 13% better prepared for their wartime jobs, and are 7% more committed to making the military their career. There has also been a multiplier effect for leaders’ units: members that engaged with BetterUp rated their units as 15% better prepared for their wartime jobs. 


    better prepared for their wartime jobs

    more committed to making the military their career

    Drive Whole Person performance using precision development

    These shifts are characterized by greater mental agility, increased emotional regulation, clearer self-awareness, and improvements in the overall well-being of the Airmen who have taken part in coaching with BetterUp. These leaders are building barriers against burnout and developing a keener sense of resilience – two critical factors in their sustained capacity to carry out their wartime jobs. All these changes, resulting from BetterUp’s precision development, contribute to a more precise organization, better prepared to Fly, Fight, and Win in a constantly changing world. 

    “BetterUp provides an opportunity to put another tool in the toolkit that we don’t have today to ensure that we have the world’s greatest air and space force well into the future.”

    — Lieutenant General Gina Grosso, USAF, Retired

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