Arianna Huffington Leaves Huffington Post to Launch a Wellbeing Platform

Arianna Huffington at the Time 100 gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Arianna Huffington, cofounder and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post, recently announced she will step down from the company to build Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer wellbeing and productivity platform aimed at changing the way we work and live. The New York City-based platform will launch in November and provide research­ based education, e­courses, coaching, and ongoing support based on the latest scientific findings in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, productivity, sports, and sleep. "Since publishing Thrive and then The Sleep Revolution, I've dreamt of taking the next big step to help transform the way we work and live,” says Huffington. “Change is desperately needed if another generation is to avoid the burnout that all too often comes with success today. That’s why I’m filled with excitement at the prospect of devoting the rest of my life to accelerating the culture shift away from merely surviving and succeeding to thriving.” The main goal of Thrive Global is to reduce stress and improve health and productivity for individuals and companies around the world. It intends to achieve it through micro-steps, helping people move easily from knowing what’s best for them to actually doing it. Complimentary training opportunities will also be available for nonprofit organizations to reduce burnout.

Thrive Global will partner with thought leaders, including Adam Grant and Wharton People Analytics, to measure the impact of its services in the workplace and Ali Rezai, M.D., neurosurgeon and director of neuromodulation at The Ohio State University, who will provide recommendations for improving and enhancing brain health and optimizing brain performance. For more information about Thrive Global, visit