#62: Kristen Holmes — WHOOP VP of Performance and NCAA Champion Coach
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According to a CDC Survey, 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. say they feel as though they don’t get enough sleep. The U.S. has the highest annual economic loss due to insufficient sleep in the world with up to $411 billion lost per year, mostly made of lost productivity from workers.

Kristen Holmes is the Vice President of Performance Science at WHOOP, an innovative wearable that helps users optimize their days for peak performance. She works with hundreds of the best tactical, professional, surgical, and NCAA athletes and teams in the world helping them interpret WHOOP data to optimize training, recovery, and sleep behavior.

Prior to her position at WHOOP, Kristen was the Head Coach for the Princeton Field Hockey Team, leading them to 12 national titles over her tenure. While she was creating one of the best field hockey programs in the nation, she also joined several projects that focused on using technology to track the recovery practices of high performing athletes, data that she brought to her coaching philosophy at Princeton.

With rates of workplace fatigue, burnout, and declining mental health skyrocketing in a tight labor market and ongoing pandemic, the well being of our workforce needs to be at the forefront for managers and talent leaders.

The workplace has often framed working through fatigue as a badge of honor, but Kristen has become a vocal speaker for the power of rest and recovery for both on the field and workplace.

So with that...let’s bring it in!

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