Patty McCord

Patty McCord

Categories: Best-selling Authors | Future Trends & Futurists | Future of Work | HR & Organizational Culture | Leadership | Productivity, Performance & Accountability | Teamwork | Women's Spotlight

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Patty McCord is an inspiring Workplace Innovator, Culture and Leadership Consultant and Former Chief Talent Officer and the architect of Netflix’s enviable business culture.

Workplace Innovator, Culture and Leadership Consultant and Former Chief Talent Officer, The architect of Netflix’s enviable business culture, Patty McCord is innovating leaders’ styles of motivating talent, building trust, and creating a vibrant work dynamic. A veteran H.R. professional turned “talent officer,” she has a thorough understanding of both corporate and start-up environments and how both can push their boundaries to thrive.

Patty McCord was Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for 12 years. She is the author of the Netflix Culture Deck, a slide presentation that has come to be known as “the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley.” The Netflix Culture Deck has been viewed online more than 11 million times. In addition to designing Netflix’s culture, McCord was in charge of turning those concepts into daily behaviors. As a speaker and coach, she offers maverick ideas and guidelines for putting cultural changes into practice.

Patty McCord participated in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) with Netflix and before that with Pure Atria Software. She has worked with small start-ups and very large companies. She is a veteran of Sun Microsystems, Borland and Seagate Technologies; her background includes staffing, diversity, communications and international Human Resources positions.

Patty McCord coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership as the Principal of Patty McCord Consulting. She has many years of working with business leaders and aspiring management to help people realize and practice leadership.

Speaking Topics
The Future of Work

McCord emboldens audiences to embrace change and provides critical insight for companies that want to be ahead of the game as the future of work continues to advance.

Reinventing HR

McCord engages audiences by delving into the compelling and innovative ideas that made her Netflix slide deck on company culture go viral. She shares thoughts on how to rethink terms like “fired” and “quit” in order to understand the realities of changing jobs in a way that honors service and teaches people to manage their own careers.

Diversity and Equality in the Workplace

McCord acknowledges that the three most female-centric departments in companies are Marketing, Human Resources and Finance. She calls on women in leadership positions to ask—how come we haven’t yet fixed equal pay?

Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

McCord will discuss how building a culture of freedom and responsibility strips away the constraints that can thwart high-performers so your teams can be lean, nimble, motivated and happy.

Creating High Performance Culture | Patty McCord | Talks at Google
8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for | The Way We Work, a TED series
Patty McCord: Lessons from a Silicon Valley maverick: new ways of working and collaborating
Patty McCord, former chief talent officer, Netflix | Code Conference 2018

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