Author is John Staines, CHRO and SVP of People and Culture at GuideSpark.

John is a seasoned HR leader, John has global executive experience at nationally recognized companies including PepsiCo, Mattel, The Gap, and Cigna. John has also led two start-ups and most recently has focused on helping organizations build an inclusive culture through the development of cultural agility competencies.
 
While at Cigna, John introduced skilled-based volunteering to one of his senior leadership programs. This cutting-edge approach to talent development was recognized as best in class by the Boston Globe, Northeastern University and Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that focuses on building “workplaces that work for women”.

John received his B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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