300 episodes

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.

Gut + Science Nikki Lewallen

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 90 Ratings

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.

    Culture Congruence with David Mead

    Culture Congruence with David Mead

    David Mead, speaker, listener, and consultant, is passionate about teaching and coaching trust as the core to building a strong culture, establishing a healthy leadership team, and developing a healthy leader.
    He joins to share his insights on a concept he brings to his clients and coaches every day called “culture congruence” and discuss how it applies to a healthy organization.
    Book Recommendation:
    Together by Vivek Murphy Additional Resources:
    To the first five people who reach out, David is offering a complimentary one hour coaching session to discuss challenges your culture's facing and help you think through ideas to take a positive step forward. If you’re interested, DM him on LinkedIn  Learn more about David: https://www.davidjmead.com/, https://linqapp.com/davidmead Learn more about the PeopleForward Network:www.peopleforwardnetwork.com

    • 33 min
    The 5 Voices Skot Waldron

    The 5 Voices Skot Waldron

    Are you fascinated and intrigued by personality assessment tools? Skot Waldron is a Communication Consultant for GiANT Worldwide, and he’s going to help us learn about an assessment tool called The 5 Voices.
    What’s different about this one compared to others? It helps you gain a better perspective of your leadership voice and how to communicate effectively so people hear you and receive the community.
    The 5 Voices is Skot’s go-to tool, and in this episode he breaks down the five communication styles and shares why it’s so important to never graduate from the school of self-awareness.
    Book Recommendation:
    The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek Additional Resources:
    If you are interested in taking the five voices assessment, visit Skot’s website www.skotwaldron.com/gutscience. Or sign up for a 90-minute bootcamp with Skot to discuss the dynamics of the voices on your team and how everyone communicates. Skot’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOJlfolBPegykJ9LJkLnkWw Learn more about the PeopleForward Network: www.peopleforwardnetwork.com

    • 35 min
    Giving and Getting Great Feedback with Anne Bono

    Giving and Getting Great Feedback with Anne Bono

    In this episode, Anne explores a foundational element of trusting, psychologically safe work cultures: feedback. You’ll learn how to reframe feedback if you've been traumatized by it in the past, and how you can avoid burning others when you give it. Anne shares the three absolute DOs of feedback (the first is particularly crucial if you want your feedback to be effective), and the one big DON'T. 

    • 11 min
    Leading Belonging with Mindi Cox

    Leading Belonging with Mindi Cox

    Belonging is trending in the DEI world, but do we actually know how to make it a reality.
    Mindi Cox, Chief Marketing and People Officer at O.C. Tanner, joins the show to share how empowering frontline leaders is key to a successful belonging strategy.
    As you listen, you’ll hear about the evolution of the workplace covenant, how to make belonging more than an initiative, and the importance of consistency in your messaging and commitments.
    Book Recommendation:
    My Life In Full by Indra Nooyi The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson Additional Resources:
    OC Tanner’s Global Culture Report Learn more about the PeopleForward Network: www.peopleforwardnetwork.com

    • 27 min
    Taking a Moment for Self-Care with Brian McComak

    Taking a Moment for Self-Care with Brian McComak

    It’s a difficult time for so many of us as we navigate a surge in mass shootings, the ongoing impacts of COVID, war in Ukraine, talk of a recession, and much more. In this episode, you’ll receive tools for finding your center and focusing your energy. To do our best work and, more importantly, to be present for our loved ones, we must take care of ourselves first.

    • 9 min
    Journey to Meaningful Diversity Impact with Rocki Howard

    Journey to Meaningful Diversity Impact with Rocki Howard

    What does a successful diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging culture look like?
    Rocki Howard, Chief People and Equity Officer at The Mom Project, says impactful DEI strategies begin with a clean vision. When you know where you plan to go, you can take the steps you need to get there.
    In this episode, Rocki discusses the importance of moving beyond good intentions to actually make an impact. As you listen, you’ll learn how to design your DEI strategy and discover the importance of holding leaders accountable.
    Book Recommendation:
    Redefining HR by Lars Schmidt Additional Resources:
    Smart Recruiters toolkit Whitepaper: Building a Better Workplace 10 Drivers for Women’s Success at Work  Learn more about the PeopleForward Network: www.peopleforwardnetwork.com

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

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Always practical and useful

This podcast is a go to resource for practical and easily applicable leadership tips.

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Inspirational

Nikki asks very intentional questions and gets to answers that inform and inspire people leaders and listeners alike. Love all the great insights and ideas I gain from Gut+Science!

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Important conversations

Nikki and team do such a great job of interviewing and bringing out valuable insights and ideas that benefit everyone.

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