Chief People Officer at TrueCar, John Foster- A Holistic Approach to Active Listening
About the episode
In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with John Foster, Chief People Officer at TrueCar. John is a business designer who helps people and organizations perform at their best.
About the guest
John is a business designer who helps people and organizations perform at their best. Currently Chief People Officer at TrueCar, he has served many of the world’s most innovative companies helping them through transformation and scaling challenges. In 2013, John founded Gamut HCD (Human Centered Design) as a platform to advise companies and build tools that help people learn and grow. He maintains a variety of relationships from short term projects to long term advisory and interim leadership roles. Prior to Gamut, John was CHRO at Hulu and held the same role at IDEO before that. He held significant HR leadership roles at Fidelity Investments, Levi Strauss, Citibank and Mercury Interactive (now part of HP). He has deep expertise in psychology, organization behavior, leadership, and communications; and is an active force in the start-up community. John’s early career was spent leading outdoor education and team building programs for schools and community organizations. He earned a M.Ed. in experiential learning from Colorado State University and a dual BA in Psychology and Communication from Miami University. He lives in California with his wife and 4 children and enjoys travel, playing guitar, and adventure sports.
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