Allison Yost

Senior Behavioral Scientist @ BetterUp

Allison Yost is a senior behavioral scientist at BetterUp, where she works to advance the science and practice of evidence-based coaching and behavior transformation in the workplace. Yost is trained as an industrial-organizational psychologist, specializing in leadership, assessment and well-being. Yost has spent more than 10 years studying the science of well-being, motivation and personality, and her research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Business and Psychology, the Journal of Personality Assessment, and Work, Aging, and Retirement. 


Throughout her career, Yost has integrated her passion for data-driven decision making, leveraging her training in advanced statistics and psychometrics to inform talent management strategy. Yostworks with clients to design evidence-based solutions and leverage insights from their own data.


Before BetterUp, Yost led research on leadership and employee engagement at CEB (now Gartner), and worked in the talent management analytics and solutions group at Marriott International where she worked on people analytics projects and evaluated the effectiveness of brand-specific talent management programs. She also worked for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management as a Personnel Research Psychologist where she designed and validated selection and promotion assessments. Yost earned her doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology from the George Washington University and master’s degree in quantitative psychology from James Madison University.