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Naomi Arbit

Senior Behavioral Scientist @ BetterUp

Naomi Arbit is a senior behavioral scientist at BetterUp, where she works to advance the science and practice of evidence-based coaching in the workplace. Prior to joining BetterUp, Arbit conducted research and ran a consulting practice where she designed and facilitated change processes for individuals, groups and organizations to enhance well-being, resilience and behavior change. Arbit has spent more than a decade studying the psychology of meaning and behavior change across various contexts, and has published and presented on topics including fostering meaning and purpose at work, meaning-based approaches to behavior change, and mindfulness and compassion-based approaches for building resilience. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Psychology and Health, Public Health Nutrition, Food Quality and Preference and Nutrients, and her work has been profiled in media outlets such as The New York Times and CNN. Prior to pursuing research and behavioral science full time, Arbit spent several years working on Wall Street at Bear Stearns & Co. and Providence Equity Partners.

Arbit completed her MA in bioethics from New York University, her master’s in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, her MS in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University, and her doctorate in behavioral nutrition from Columbia University. She lives in New York City.