Bravely is making life at work better for everyone.
Any moment in an employee’s life at work can be make-or-break. Over time, all of these experiences collectively build—or erode—a company’s culture and performance. Bravely scales the individual support and critical skill development employees need to grow, thrive, and remain engaged at work. We’re making it possible for companies to foster a culture that attracts and retains talent.
Toby is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bravely. He is also a Board Director and President Emeritus of Out in Tech, a nonprofit dedicated to uniting the LGBTQ+ community in the technology industry. Before co-founding Bravely, Toby was the VP of Operations and General Manager at health-tech startup Pager, where he oversaw the company’s growth from a small founding team to a staff of sixty.
Sarah Sheehan is the Co-Founder and President of Bravely. Her diverse background in HR and as a sales leader made her passionate about helping companies build healthy cultures. Prior to Bravely, Sarah was an executive at Gilt City, serving as the Head of Sales and leading a 65-person sales team, after spending over a decade working in various HR roles at at SiriusXM, Coach, and Gilt Groupe.
One day, Toby received an unexpected phone call from a friend going through a tough situation at work. He decided to introduce her to Sarah, his former colleague and friend who had started her career in HR and was building a reputation for being a helpful voice to people dealing with work-related stress.
The situation got them thinking: what if everyone had access to expert guidance in the moments they needed it most? How could they democratize coaching to provide people with the kind of support that had traditionally been reserved for executives?
In the years since, our mission has evolved beyond connecting people with coaches (although it’s still the core of what we do). The average person spends more than 3,000 hours at work each year, and our experiences on the job have a huge impact on every single part of our lives. And the truth is that for many people, “work” can be synonymous with anxiety and dread.
We believe that there’s another way, and it’s why we’re on a mission to make life at work better for everyone.
Use your voice.
Bravely was built with a simple mission: to help people speak up about the challenges they were facing at work.
Create the space.
We believe in creating space for people to be themselves—respecting identities, backgrounds, and boundaries.
Invest the time.
Relationships matter, so we invest time and energy into ours, and do what we can, whenever we can, to build trust and be kind.
Look both ways.
Perspective is everything. We assume good intent and always try to see the other side of every situation.
We ask questions of ourselves and others—even if it means changing course. Curiosity helps us see the big picture.
Take the lead.
Be proactive. If something needs to be done, try and do it. If you need help, ask for it. The future of work won’t wait!