Press release

Empowered Education Raises $8 Million from Rethink

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, Inc. announced today that it has raised $8 million in
Series A funding from Rethink
, a leading impact investor in education technology
companies. As part of the funding, Rethink Managing Partner, Michael
Walden, has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

“Our mission is to positively impact the lives of millions of people who
are struggling with chronic disease management and those working to
improve their overall health and wellness. We achieve this by offering
best in class online training solutions for aspiring and existing health
coaches with a strong emphasis on project-based learning and mastering
effective coaching skills and interventions,” explains Eric Neuner, CEO
and co-founder of Empowered Education.

“We are excited to partner with Empowered Education in their mission to
provide new career opportunities to students in the growing market
around health, wellness and disease management through a truly
innovative education platform,” said Michael Walden, managing partner,
Rethink Education. “The team has done an exceptional job demonstrating
their ability to execute in the early stages and we’re thrilled to work
with them in their next stage of growth.”

In addition to driving continued expansion of their core educational
platform and live events that train coaches and wellness practitioners
to help clients optimize their health, the Company will also use the
funds to expand its education and coaching platforms that empower
patients to address disease-specific conditions through diet, lifestyle
modification and habit change.

When asked about the potential of the Company’s new partnership with
Rethink, Neuner summed it up this way, “When the right people align with
a powerful sense of purpose, magic happens. The alignment of Rethink and
Empowered Education is one of those magic-making partnerships.”

About Empowered Education

A 200+ person company built on a metrics-driven remote workforce
platform throughout the US and around the globe, Empowered Education is
the parent company of Health
Coach Institute
and Functional
Nutrition Alliance
— the leading online schools for health coaches
and wellness practitioners.