SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — March 17, 2020 — Torch Leadership Labs, which provides high-impact, premium executive coaching through its online Torch software platform, today announced a strategic partnership with New York City based Everwise, a leading learning and development platform that provides employees with peer support, mentoring and facilitated learning. Now, as one company under the Torch brand, Torch will combine forces to offer the industry’s first complete end-to-end suite of leadership learning and development software for executives, employees and HR leaders. The new combined company will expand tools for employees merging technology, human coaching, social learning and mentorship for individual employees.
“Our mission is to enrich organizations with mentorship, coaching and customized learning tools for every employee, at every stage of their career,” says Torch CEO and co-founder, Cameron Yarbrough. “We’re thrilled to unify two stellar leadership teams into one company, and one product, whose sole focus is to drive the right employee behaviors and outcomes across organizations. We know that by doing this, we help change the cultural landscape of companies everywhere.”
Torch coaches are former executives and business leaders with relevant operational experience who provide support and strategic insight to high-performing individuals. With its global marketplace of more than 6000 role-appropriate mentors, Everwise clients employ a skilled workforce of hundreds of thousands of employees at top companies in Silicon Valley, Wall Street and beyond. In addition to its world-class coach and mentor matching, Torch provides HR executives with a centralized place to track coaching and mentoring at scale.
“Companies looking to scale and gain a competitive advantage cannot overlook the importance of leveraging the full potential of their employees,” says Everwise co-founder and President, Colin Schiller. “The world needs more leaders dedicated to professional advancement through personal growth and our new company will enable this growth.”
Yarbrough adds, “Our vision is to build the software and services solution that is a launchpad for emerging leaders driving self awareness and well-being from the workplace to society at large.”
Torch is a premium leadership development software platform that integrates 1:1 coaching with world-class coaches, behavioral science, robust metrics, and agile feedback. Torch has coached over 1,500 leaders across 250 rapid-growth companies. Founded in 2017 by leadership coach, Cameron Yarbrough and psychologist, Keegan Walden, Ph.D., Torch was created to help companies scale leadership effectiveness with their senior-level executives. The Torch process is backed by a growth mindset, focused on elevating leadership while delivering meaningful results and a clear ROI.
Everwise delivers enterprise software and managed services that connect employees to the experts and insights they need to be successful at every stage of their career. More than 300 companies leverage Everwise to deliver engaging, collaborative, and impactful shared learning experiences for individuals, teams and organizations.