The three main reasons for joining were simple:
– I truly believe in the product
– I truly believe in the people at Workvivo
– The pandemic has given me clarity on who I want to work with moving into the future
Luckily, I’ve had a strong career that has afforded me the ability to make a choice about where I want to go professionally. I only want to work with products and businesses that can enhance people’s lives. In Workvivo, I found a company with a driven leadership team whose intentions are positive and genuinely care about helping others.
I have been involved in many startups during my career as both a Chief People Officer and a consultant, and I know when a company has something special. Workvivo has a great product, a highly engaged workforce and ambitious, empathetic leaders at the helm, a certain recipe for success.
I don’t know where this journey will take us, but I do know we will make a difference for people throughout the world. That’s what excites me the most.
Gillian French is Expert In Residence – Employee Experience at Workvivo and the founder and CEO of SISU consulting. She is a veteran Chief People Officer and an expert at scaling high-growth businesses and building strong organizational culture.
Prior to joining Workvivo, Gillian served as Chief People Officer at Cubic Telecom, where she oversaw all aspects of people strategy, development, culture, employee engagement, policies and practices. Gillian was also Chief People Officer at CarTrawler, where she was an integral member of the leadership team for 12 years and scaled the business from 25 to 550 people.