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Putting People & Culture First: Wendy Hanson & Valerie Littlefield Elevated to New Executive Leadership Roles

The BetterManager Team
BetterManager has announced new roles for executive leaders Wendy Hanson and Valerie Littlefield.

As we embark on the next stage of our growth at BetterManager, we can’t think of two people better to help us navigate the journey ahead than Wendy Hanson and Valerie Littlefied. We’re excited to share that Wendy and Val have both recently stepped into new critically-important roles within our executive leadership team: Wendy as our new Chief of Culture and Community and Val in an elevated role as our Senior VP of Programs and People.

“Val and Wendy bring an invaluable breadth and depth of experience and perspective to BetterManager — both the company we are today and the one we are determined to grow into,” said BetterManager CEO and co-founder Stephane Panier. “As coaches themselves, they are uniquely positioned to help us deliver on our ambitious vision for 2023 and beyond.”

Wendy is a business innovator, entrepreneur, coach, and champion for women’s economic empowerment whose life’s work has centered on spearheading institutional change. Under her leadership, BetterManager has built the top-rated leadership development platform —amassing an industry-leading NPS score of 90 and a global client roster of 200+ leading companies. In this new role, Wendy will lead all community-building efforts for BetterManager, including spearheading our efforts to grow a thriving remote-first company culture as we continue to scale. 


Val is an accomplished and seasoned organizational leadership executive with a 25-plus year track record of success in HR, talent management, and technology. She is also an ICF- and CliftonStrengths© certified professional coach, who previously served as a BetterManager coach before rejoining the company in a full-time capacity in July 2021. In this new role, Val will lead the strategy and operations for BetterManager program and service delivery, ensuring its development connects to and advances our company vision, in addition to overseeing our HR strategy and operations. 

About BetterManager

BetterManager is a Silicon Valley-founded startup with a growing global presence that is poised to become the premier solution for organizations everywhere looking to develop their managers into leaders and grow their people into a source of sustainable competitive advantage.

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