BetterUp Coaching

Stanford wants every member of staff to feel like they can learn and grow, make an impact, and feel connected in their current role. Stanford School of Medicine HRG JEDI is investing in staff, specifically, those wearing a DEI practitioner/volunteer hat, to recognize them for and enable their work, invest in their personal and professional growth, and increase resilience and retention.

Research identifies coaching as having a high impact on building leadership and professional skills, wellness, and resilience. Our BetterUp coaching program is specifically designed for School of Medicine Staff invested in JEDI, including as a practitioner, and aligns to the Stanford Medicine Commission on Justice and Equity recommendations. 

BetterUp Cohort 2

In 2022, we used a cohort-based approach with 26 participants, in addition to offering platform engagement, and 1:1 coaching with general and specialized coaches (e.g. Diversity & Inclusion, Navigating Uncertainty, Well-Being Habits, etc.)

We are excited to announce that Cohort 2 is now running with 45 participants. Cohort 2 will run from late January to August 2023. 

For more information about coaching and BetterUp review the resources provided


My BetterUp experience has catalyzed growth and improvement in every aspect of my life  -- from my leadership style and influencing abilities, to my parenting skills, sleep hygiene, and overall health and fitness -- I'm truly a better person because of this experience.

-  Anonymous

A platform allows for possibilities, the rest is a bit of luck and a bit of elbow grease. I found a personal coach who could not have been more perfect for me - I lucked in. She made the elbow grease fun. For me, coaching was new, BetterUp was new, Stanford giving me the opportunity was new. My gratitude that everything lined up when I really needed it the most and it changed my life.

- Somalee Datta
Director of Research IT

I really appreciated having the ability to work with both a personal coach, who I met with weekly, and specialist coaches on subjects such as DEI and Presentation Skills. I feel like this platform gave me so many wonderful insights about how to maximize the potential of my role and how to feel more comfortable with the challenges I was taking on. I'm very grateful to have been a part of this program!

- Adrienne Mueller, PhD
Associate Director of Scientific            Education and Outreach
Stanford Cardiovascular Institute