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. When leading organizations offer Bravely to everyone, they scale the support offered by their People teams and managers, and transform their cultures in an evolving world of work.
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.
We work to foster an environment where everyone’s humanity and unique lived experiences are celebrated, so that all employees can thrive.
Our success is contingent upon defining and seeking clear lines of ownership, and every individual taking responsibility for their contributions.
We’re committed to proactively sharing our ideas, plans, dependencies, insights, and challenges, even when it may not feel easy or comfortable.
We demonstrate our commitment to our purpose with the results we drive. We see impact as more meaningful than intent, and actions as more powerful than words.
Strive for better.
We’re always looking for ways to further and deepen our impact wherever we can. We don’t accept the status quo as a given.