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Today we welcome Alexi Robichaux who is the co-founder and CEO of BetterUp, a mobile platform that brings together world-class coaching, AI technology, and behavioral science to deliver sustainable positive change. Alexi is also the Chairman of Youth Leadership America (YLA). They have collaborated with leading companies including Disney, Google, and Hilton Hotels to coach and mentor future leaders. Alexi holds a B.A. in political science and non-profit management with summa cum laude distinction from the University of Southern California.
In this episode, I talk to Alexi Robichaux about the future of coaching. There are countless ways to practice coaching, but Alexi believes coaching must be rooted in science-backed techniques for reliable outcomes—which is precisely what they do at BetterUp. Coaching is not a replacement for therapy, but it can help individuals become more resilient and purposeful in their daily lives. We also touch on the topics of self-actualization, flow, languishing, imagination, and Alexi’s vision for the future of coaching.
04:06 What is coaching?
07:30 Better Up’s coaching model
10:26 Coaching vs therapy
14:37 What good coaching looks like
19:40 Peak experiences and dichotomy transcendence
25:22 Research and innovation as a for-profit business
30:39 Humanistic coaching philosophy
32:45 How to overcome languishing
37:10 Better Up Labs
41:40 Alexi’s current coaching practice
44:30 The future of coaching