Damian Vaughn, PhD

Chief Program Officer
BetterUp

Damian leads program development at BetterUp with an eye for hitting on the inner work that it takes to aspire beyond one’s own limitations and, with grit and resolve, to achieve success. Damian’s deeply credentialed experience in positive developmental psychology, secured after an NFL career, has afforded him the opportunity to coach and consult for global companies and elite athletes.

Damian founded the Vaughn Center to develop leadership and positive social impact of executives, business owners, and athletes. Prior to BetterUp, he worked as SVP, human resources, at HBO Latin America, and as Director of Organization Development at 21st Century Fox. He is also a Clinical Professor at the University of Oregon.

Damian has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in positive developmental psychology from Claremont Graduate University.