Joining Laura on this week’s episode is Ossa Fisher, President of Aurora Innovation, where Ossa shares the multi-faceted pow rapport-building techniques to uncover the real problem and get people on board, resulting in enthusiastic participation.
In this episode you will learn:
24 Hour Challenge:
Next time you’re in a group setting, and there’s a lull in the conversation, try not to break the silence. Observe who is the first to break the silence and what insights you can glean from it. What did you learn from someone else that you might not have learned by jumping in to fill the silence?
About Ossa Fisher:
Ossa Fisher is the President of Aurora, a company focused on delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safety, quickly, and broadly. She brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in strategy, operations, and business functions that are foundational to her role at Aurora, where she is responsible for overseeing the development and maturation of the company’s commercial operations. Prior to Aurora, Ossa spent eight years as President & COO of Istation, a leading education technology provider, and two years as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Analytics at Match.
In addition, Ossa spent almost a decade at global consulting firm Bain & Co, ultimately serving as a Partner in the Technology, Media and Telecom practice. She began her career as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs. Ossa has been recognized by multiple organizations, including, “40 under 40” Corporate Directors to Watch by NACD (National Association for Corporate Directors); “Women in Technology” award from the Dallas Business Journal; “Dallas 500” by D CEO and “Future 50” by Dallas Innovates. She holds a bachelor’s in economics from Yale University, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a master’s in education from Stanford Graduate School of Education.
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