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Cruising Altitude

Lessons from companies over 30,000 employees

Conversations with leaders who are designing the best digital employee experiences in the world – from the front lines to the back office. Life is different over 30,000. Welcome to Cruising Altitude.

Hosted by Firstup Founder and CEO, Nicole Alvino.

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Latest Episodes

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Ep. 30

Michael Trout

VP and CHRO | State Farm

How to Create a Magnetic Employee Value Proposition

Michael discusses how to improve employee value proposition, why you should accept a lateral position change, and using AI to customize the digital employee experience.
Bill Taylor

Ep. 29

Bill Taylor

Managing Director | MSCI

How to Improve Your Digital EX Through Proactive Data and Analytics with Bill Taylor, Managing Director at MSCI

On this episode, Bill is discussing the benefits of shifting employee communications to video, why it’s important to offer accessibility options by default, and how MSCI leverages data to be proactive instead of reactive.

Ep. 28

Cruising Through Our 2022 Year in Review

In this episode, we’re looking back on our conversations with leaders at companies like Sony, Lockheed Martin, Sam’s Club, and more. And celebrating what we’ve learned from them about supporting a world class employee experience.
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Ep. 27

Christopher Shryock

SVP and Chief People Officer | Sam's Club

Changing Employees’ Lives for the Better

Christopher talks about why you should rethink hiring based on interviews, how to simplify employee processes, and the real reason why it pays to have a diverse workforce.
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Ep. 26

Nadine Huggins

CHRO | Royal Canadian Mounted Police

How to Enable Your Employees From Desk to Horseback

Nadine shares with us how she enables employees even in the most remote regions of Canada, how she addresses the mental health risks of policing, and she even dispels myths about the iconic mountie.
Kristin Chapman

Ep. 25

Kristin Chapman

Managing Director of People and Culture | AAA

Lessons on Company Culture from a 120-Year-Old Organization

Kristin talks about developing new traditions, supporting employees through important transitions in their careers, and staying relevant over more than a century of business.

Cruising Altitude

Lessons from companies over 30,000 employees

Conversations with leaders who are designing the best digital employee experiences in the world – from the front lines to the back office. Life is different over 30,000. Welcome to Cruising Altitude.

Hosted by Firstup Founder and CEO, Nicole Alvino.

Listen now on

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