Patty McCord

Former Chief Talent Officer for Netflix & Principal of Patty McCord Consulting

  • Author of, ‘Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility’
  • Co-Host of the ‘Truth Works’ Podcast
  • Board Member for Jobbatical

Discover Patty McCord’s biography of published work below.

Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, Book Cover
Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

When Patty McCord is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Diversity & Equality in the Workplace
Re-Inventing HR
The Future of Work

Patty McCord is an innovative businesswoman and an engaging speaker who captivates audiences with her thought-provoking ideas and challenges them to rethink their established practices. Throughout her extensive career, Patty has observed the detrimental effects of employee burnout and the inefficiencies that can cause companies to stagnate. Leveraging her deep knowledge and experience, she uses her keynote speeches to inspire audiences to reconsider conventional methods and explore new ‘best practices’ that enhance workplace efficiency and employee well-being.

Early in her career, Patty held significant roles such as Corporate Employment Manager and Diversity Programs Manager, as well as various positions in Human Resources. Her most notable role was as Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, where she played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s distinctive corporate culture. During her 14-year tenure at Netflix, Patty implemented innovative approaches to work, transforming the famed Netflix culture deck into a practical framework for employees. She boldly eliminated traditional performance reviews and questioned the necessity of many standard corporate policies, fostering a culture of freedom and responsibility.

As a consultant and coach, Patty McCord has continued to influence the corporate world through her consulting firm, Patty McCord Consulting. She is renowned for advocating radical honesty in the workplace, emphasising that employees should be motivated by challenging work rather than perks or bonuses. Her book, “Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility,” encapsulates her extensive advice and insights on creating a dynamic and efficient work environment. Her expertise is frequently sought after, with her work being featured in prestigious publications such as Harvard Business Review, NPR, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, she co-hosts the podcast “Truth Works,” where she discusses contemporary workplace issues with various guests.

When delivering keynote speeches, Patty is known for her passionate and inspiring delivery. Her vast experience allows her to guide audiences effectively through actionable strategies and practices to implement in their workplaces. Organisations seeking a seasoned expert in the business field hire Patty McCord because of her unique ability to blend practical insights with motivational guidance, making her an ideal choice for fostering diversity, inclusion, and innovation in the workplace.

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