• April 29, 2020
HCMx Radio 147: Centralizing Language Learning Drives Engagement, Expands Talent Pools and Saves Money

Guest: John Ambrose – President, goFLUENT

John Ambrose, goFLUENT president since 2018, is a well-known Learning Industry innovator, thought-leader and executive. Since 2001, he was a top Skillsoft executive where he held roles including chief strategy officer, head of SumTotal, and founder/general manager of Books24x7 (which was acquired by Skillsoft). Previously, he was CEO of DeltaPoint of Monterey, CA, and an executive with Softbank and Phoenix Technologies.

About goFluent
We accelerate language learning by delivering hyper-personalized solutions that

blend human interaction, technology, and content available globally on any device. For more than 19 years, we have been a strategic partner to Fortune 500 companies seeking to provide their employees the opportunity to have an equal voice and develop their language skills to effectively communicate, collaborate, and conduct business on an international scale. Paving the way for more than 2,000 organizations to succeed in their various markets, we ensure that our programs result in a valuable and measurable return by aligning to business, language, and communication goals.

Topics and questions include:

  • How can technology innovate and accelerate learning?
  • How are your clients dealing with Covid-19?
  • What does the future hold for language learning and the clients?
  • Best practices
  • Leading change agents
  • Centralization vs. decentralization
  • Combatting cultural bias
  • Confidence and communication
  • eLearning and digital transformation
  • Fluency and empowerment
  • Insights from John’s journey
  • And more!

If you have questions about our discussion today and would like access to our Women In Leadership Network that provides organizational leaders access to our research library on women in leadership and diversity and inclusion topics. please contact me at WIL@brandonhall.com or visit www.brandonhall.com

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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