15 January 2018


Nate Walkingshaw talks with Dave Rael about user experience, leadership, perspectives, types of users, Pluralsight, and hard lessons

Nate Walkingshaw started his first company in 2004 where he revolutionized medical evacuation with Paraslyde, later acquired by Stryker Medical. In 2011, Nate left Stryker to build Brightface, a product development company that focused on mobile and web applications including Cycleface which was acquired by Strava, the #1 fitness app for endurance athletes. Nate then became the Chief of Research and Innovation at Tanner Labs, where he built O.C. Tanner’s first human-centered product development team. In January 2015 Nate was named the Chief Product Officer for Pluralsight, the largest providers of online technology learning, where he built a user experinece centered product team, and in February 2016 Nate’s role expanded to Chief Experience Office to also oversee Development, Content, and Product Marketing. He is also the co-author of Product Leadership: How Top Product Leaders Launch Great Products and Build Successful Teams (O’Reilly 2017).

Nate's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Want to care enough to listen to another person
  2. Seek context with intention
  3. Co-create a solution and move forward

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