Gareth has worked in Cambridge tech companies for 25 years. While COO of Red Gate, he launched and scaled new products, grew revenue and headcount, hired, developed and occasionally fired scores of people.
He has worked on acquiring, integrating and divesting companies. At one time or another he managed every part of the business – from HR to sales, product development to marketing, finance to IT. He was part of the team which was placed in the Sunday Times Best Companies lists for seven consecutive years. He’s now an executive coach and works with tech leaders to help them scale their businesses.
Why You Should Care About Cultivating Trust
If you’ve ever worked with someone you didn’t trust, you will know why trust is important in the workplace. Teams that don’t trust each other don’t work well together. Morale, productivity, staff turnover and outputs suffer. Much of the talk around ‘trust’ in business is woolly, misunderstood and lacks clear and actionable frameworks for you to make things better. Drawing on personal experience and a lot of study, Gareth will help you to appreciate how trust issues may be limiting your company’s growth and the role you might be playing in destroying trust.
He will share some concrete and clear steps you can take to build a culture of trust with your peers, your investors, your team and your company.