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Gut+Science explores employee engagement insights you can act on, from CEOs you can trust. Get ready for high energy interviews led by employee engagement evangelist Nikki Lewallen—ones that’ll have you rethinking what it means to build successful people-first cultures.

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March 23, 2023 31 min

Andrea Butcher, author, podcast host, and CEO of the leadership development company HRD, is on a never-ending journey of self-discovery and empowerment that allows her to develop her leadership skills and challenge the traditional notion of “training.” Along the way, she’s learned how to use the power of time, focus, accountability, and psychological safety to create an environment of growth and connection.

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Steve Shauck, Chief Revenue Officer at Data Clymer, knows the importance of trust, transparency, and empathy when leading people. It all boils down to understanding his team on a more personal level. After taking the time to truly get to know his people, he’s able to lift them up and make a lasting, positive impact on their lives.

In this episode, Steve discusses the power of focusing on a person’s “why” and finding out what drives...

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When people feel unhappy or unfulfilled at work, they may choose to leave their jobs, but sometimes they may resort to quiet quitting, which means disengaging from their work and becoming less productive without actually resigning.In Part I, Brian McComak shares his perspectives and suggestions related to Quiet Quitting AKA Job Dissatisfaction. In this episode, after much reflection, Brian dives deeper into the topic and amplifies ...

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Rich Diviney, author and Founder of The Attributes, was a Navy Seal for 21 years, where he was put in charge of assessment and selection for a specialized Seal team. He realized the team’s performance needed to be looked at differently and discovered it relies not on visible skills but on hidden attributes.

In this episode, hear Rich’s story of how he embarked on a mission to help organizations understand the qualities necessary t...

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Mary Shipley, Director of Supply Chain Management at Renown Health, understands trust is critical to leading well. She uses the combined power of assessments and rolling up her sleeves, and getting in the thick of things to understand her team's personalities and identify their pain points. By doing this, Mary is able to create a trusting environment where people feel comfortable sharing their ideas, enabling them to achieve more a...

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When Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components, set out to evaluate and develop his company, he realized if he wanted to elevate their culture, he would need to dedicate resources to it. Instead of looking to HR to answer for the workplace environment, he chose to create an entire department focused on defining and growing the company’s culture.

In this episode, Jason discusses the importance of offering personal and professional de...

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“Listening well is one of the easiest and most effective ways of making people feel seen and heard.”

Michael Piperno, a Principal and Communications Expert at Comvia, helps organizations understand how to communicate clearly so they can build and maintain healthy business relationships.

In this episode, Michael shares his insights on effective listening, a skill he calls an underutilized superpower. Listen in for practices on maste...

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The pandemic made a huge impact on all of us. We've changed and that means our workplace cultures must change as well. Take a listen as Brian dives into how the last few years have evolved the way folks show up to work, influenced their expectations of company culture, and shaped the role of leading in today's workplaces.

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Karin Volo didn’t become the CEO and Chief Joy Bringer at Evoloshen, a personal and organizational development expert, an international best-selling author, and an inspirational speaker by normal circumstances.

Her success was born from a nightmare.

In 2006, Karin’s life suddenly came to a crashing halt when she was arrested for fraud and was forced to sit in prison for 1,352 days. For almost four years, Karin was determined to sta...

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The most effective means of increasing engagement and retention, regardless of industry, is to bring people back to their why to help them fall back in love with their work.

The healthcare industry has been hit with repeated challenges over the last few years, and it has taken a significant toll on its workers. Joyce Batcheller, an innovative healthcare leader and Executive Nurse Advisor, says there are key actions leaders can take...

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The Gut + Science team has a big heart for healthcare, and this year we’re partnering with HireUp Leadership so we can continue to pour into the amazing workers in the industry.

In this episode, the Founder of HireUp Brad Pantoskey, and Chrissy Burke, a Managing Partner of the organization, share the company’s story and values. HireUp is a healthcare staffing company that was founded through a desire : to improve patient care, give...

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“Communication, consistency, dedication, and trust are all key when it comes to engagement and they all fall under connection.”

Kindra Maples, Founder and Owner of Culture Crush Business LLC, says when leaders take time to build authentic connections with their people, everything else falls into place. In this episode, Kindra shares the behavior-based relationship lessons she learned from working with animals and explains how they...

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Angela Marshlek, Director of Training and Organizational Development at Bassett Mechanical, is passionate about leadership and personal growth. In her role, she guides leaders on their journey to self-awareness, empowering them to break free from self-preservation and unlock their hidden potential.

In this episode, Angela explains why self-awareness is key to being a better leader. Listen in as she shares insights on how to slow do...

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Everyone can and should be a part of the conversation about diverse, equitable, & inclusive workplace environments.  It's important that folks that have privilege or power because of what they look like are in the rooms where these conversations are being had in order to change the systems so that all of us have the opportunity to thrive. In this episode, Brian offers his suggestions on how to bring the men in your workplace into t...

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“When you show up as a loving leader, you help people be the best they can be.”

Dr. Sylvain Trepanier, SVP and System Chief Nursing Officer at Providence, says if you want your team to trust you and feel supported enough to reach their potential, it takes a loving leadership approach. In this episode, Syl and our guest host, David Black, discuss the deliberate behaviors Syl practices so he can show up authentic, honest, and fully ...

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What a year it's been! Gut+ Science host Nikki Lewallen Gregory reflects on an amazing year of challenges, wins, and accomplishments. She opens up the conversation to her team at PeopleForward Network - get to know the team leading the way in meaningful work, sharing what they are grateful for and looking forward to in 2023.

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Leaders who take a people-first approach actively create a desirable work experience that considers and fulfills the needs of your most important asset: your people. This includes your team, your vendors, and trusted business relationships. Chris Allaire, CEO and Founder at Averity is the epitome of a people-first leader. He built a company that pioneers a change in the recruiting industry by providing an unparalleled experience wi...

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This time of the year isn't always a magical time for people, but it is essential to remember to keep humans at the center while navigating this time of the year. Brian shares tips for being inclusive and mindful during the holiday and end-of-year season as people practice different faiths and deal with mental health. Brian also announced that he will return as a diversity, equity, and inclusion content contributor in 2023 for Gut ...

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Mona Veiseh, the CEO of NuWest Healthcare, has been instrumental in the company's 500% growth year-over-year for the last three years. What’s helped drive their success is Mona’s passion for helping her team members find and develop what she calls their individual superpowers.

In this episode, Mona and Brandon Miller, CEO of 34 Strong, share how they’ve worked closely to build a strengths-based foundation for NuWest Healthcare. Lis...

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Wanting to make people feel like who they are and what they do matters is common sense, but not common practice.

Zach Mercurio is an author, keynote speaker, consultant, and researcher specializing in purposeful leadership, meaningful work, mattering, and positive organizational development. In this episode, Zach joins us to share the data that proves mattering is a primal need that never goes away but is often overlooked. Listen i...

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