68: Chris Savage: Why Wistia Chose Culture Over Quick Profits

About Track

In this episode, we’re joined by Chris Savage, the innovative founder and CEO of Wistia. 

From his early days studying film to building a multimillion-dollar company, Chris shares his journey with a mix of humility and wisdom. We delve into the challenges he faced starting Wistia and how setting realistic goals played a crucial role in the company’s growth. 

Chris emphasises the significance of a strong, positive company culture and believes in making work fun. He talks about the pivotal role of core values in decision-making, Wistia’s unique approach to remote work, and the art of hiring the right people. 

Key Talking Points:

  • Chris Savage’s journey and Wistia’s early challenges
  • The role of goal setting in business growth
  • Building a positive company culture
  • Integrating fun into the work environment
  • Core values in decision-making
  • Wistia’s approach to remote work and hiring
  • The story behind the HBO deal decision
  • Wistia’s current success and future plans

Tune in for an insightful conversation full of practical advice and inspiring stories. A must-listen episode for growth-focused business leaders!


Connect with Chris: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cjsavage/

Learn more about Wistia: https://wistia.com/

Listen to Chris’ Podcast ‘Talking to Loud’: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-too-loud-with-chris-savage/id1525785118

Listen to More Founder Stories from Truth & Lies:

Stella Smith: How pirkx is Redefining Employee Benefits:


Maneesh K Goyal: How 9/11 Inspired a New American Dream


Michael Girdley: How a $100m+ Founder is Revolutionising Tomorrow’s Workplace


You’ll find all our past episodes on our website: https://truthliesandwork.com/

Connect with Al and Leanne

Join the Conversation on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/truthlieswork/

Connect with Al on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thisisalelliott/

Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meetleanne

Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com

Book a Call with Al & Leanne: https://oblonghq.com/book/

About Creator

Truth, Lies, and Workplace Culture

Want to create an enviable workplace culture where people and businesses thrive? Look no further than Truth, Lies, and Workplace Culture, the top 20 rated podcast hosted by business psychologist, Leanne Elliott, and business owner, Al Elliott.  With a unique blend of theory and practice, this dynamic duo simplifies the science of people to help business owners and leaders uncover the truth about finding, keeping, and motivating great people. Joined by some of the business world’s most respected and relevant voices, each episode delivers actionable insights and practical steps to create toxic-free workplaces that prioritise employee well-being and enable sustainable growth.  Whether you're a seasoned leader or just starting out, find the knowledge and inspiration you need to build a thriving workplace.  P.S. Did we mention the hosts are also a married couple? This makes for some lively and informative discussions..!

28 Tracks

Not Enrolled
This course is currently closed

Track Includes

  • 6 Key Takeaways