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Innovating in Connected Fitness with John Trainor

Posted on
March 29, 2024

Dive deeper into the world of tech leadership with John Trainor, CTO of Wahoo, as he recounts his journey through the evolving landscapes of innovation, team dynamics, and the essence of successful leadership.

In this enriching episode, John shares not just his professional milestones but the wisdom garnered from navigating complex challenges, the strategies that have shaped his leadership style, and the vision that drives his approach to technology and team building. He reflects on the importance of fostering an environment where creativity and risk-taking are encouraged, leading to groundbreaking developments. John's discussion extends to the significance of mentorship, the power of resilience in the face of adversity, and the collaborative spirit that underpins transformative tech advancements.

Listen in for a masterclass on cultivating high-performing teams, driving innovation, and making impactful decisions in the fast-paced world of technology.

In This Episode:

(0:00) - Intro

(1:50) - John Trainor talks Wahoo treadmill innovation.

(12:02) - Cultivating innovation with team diversity & impactful work.

(18:09) - Enhancing product development with employee competitions & feedback.

(21:11) - Tactics to combat FUD: courage, embracing failures, fun environment.

(26:50) - Beta programs' role & value from community feedback.

About Our Guest:

John Trainor, the visionary CTO of Wahoo, has played a pivotal role in redefining indoor running experiences. With a rich history in technology and product development, John's innovative approach led to the groundbreaking design of Wahoo's latest treadmill, offering runners freedom and realism in their indoor training sessions. His leadership extends beyond product design, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and deep consumer understanding within Wahoo. John's passion for enhancing fitness technology and his unique perspective on tackling industry challenges have positioned him as a key influencer in the tech and fitness worlds.

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