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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.

Gut + Science Nikki Lewallen

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 81 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.

    Healthcare Series: Providing Meaningful Connection | Bonnie Barnes

    Healthcare Series: Providing Meaningful Connection | Bonnie Barnes

    Bonnie Barnes is the Co-founder and CEO of The DAISY Foundation, a nonprofit organization that recognizes excellence in nursing with the DAISY Award. The award is celebrated in more than 4,700 healthcare facilities, and over 156,000 nurses have been recognized formally since the Foundation began.
    In honor of Nurses Week, Bonnie speaks on a topic that is integral to the mission of The DAISY Foundation - meaningful recognition. Listen as she describes the steps towards incorporating meaningful recognition into an organization and why it’s so critical to retaining great nurses and combating burnout. 
    Sponsor Resources
    Celebrate National Nurses Week with Wambi - Meaningful recognition fuels everything at Wambi. In honor of nurses, we’d like to invite you to our celebration of uplifting and recognizing the essential contributions of nurses nationwide. This resource hub is filled with workbooks, toolkits, a nurses gift guide, upcoming nurse-related events, inspiring reads, partner initiatives, and a spotlight on the 1st Wambi Year of the Nurse Award. Visit our National Nurses Week Hub today! Book Recommendations
    Shining the Light on All the Right by Mark and Bonnie Barnes

    • 25 min
    Monday Fire Takeover: Consciousness with Amy Woodall

    Monday Fire Takeover: Consciousness with Amy Woodall

    Happy Monday! Every Monday we drop some #MondayFire to help you get excited about your week. Amy Woodall, Founder of Conscious Habit and President at Sandler Training Trustpointe takes over to give insight on how to measure your consciousness to move yourself forward. Here we go!
    Follow to get your Monday Fired up.

    • 8 min
    Be an HR Change Agent | James Keough

    Be an HR Change Agent | James Keough

    James Keough is the Chief Human Resources Officer at MacAllister Machinery, Co. With his extensive experience around employee engagement and people strategy, he’s learned the importance of HR in transforming an organization. But you don’t have to be in HR to make a difference.
    In this episode, James speaks on a topic that he’s passionate about – change. To find out how you can be a change agent, in HR and beyond, listen to the conversation.
    Book Recommendations
    Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson M.D.

    • 26 min
    Monday Fire Takeover: Drama with Amy Woodall

    Monday Fire Takeover: Drama with Amy Woodall

    Happy Monday! Every Monday we drop some #MondayFire to help you get excited about your week. Amy Woodall takes over to give insight on how to handle workplace drama and remind us to own our 50% of the problem. Here we go!
    Follow to get your Monday Fired up.

    • 5 min
    Healthcare Series: Getting Back to the Basics | Michelle Mahaffey

    Healthcare Series: Getting Back to the Basics | Michelle Mahaffey

    Michelle Mahaffey is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Community Health Network. She has a colorful background and career journey, transitioning to the healthcare industry at the beginning of the pandemic. 
    In this episode, you’ll hear Michelle share her unique perspective on the difference between a healthy culture and an engaged culture, and how leaders need to model the behavior they want to see.
    Tune in to hear her view on making sure employees feel supported.
    Sponsor Resources
    Wambi.org – Wambi is about human connections. We view feedback as the fuel for interpersonal growth and are always striving to achieve the highest versions of ourselves and to lift others up along the way. The Resilience Workbook - Strengthen your organizational resilience and align team goals with The Resilience Workbook,  a free 12-page resource to mitigate clinician burnout. Download it here: https://wambi.org/building-culture-of-resilience-workbook/ Book Recommendations
    Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

    • 27 min
    Monday Fire Takeover: Ego with Amy Woodall

    Monday Fire Takeover: Ego with Amy Woodall

    Happy Monday! Every Monday we drop some #MondayFire to help you get excited about your week. Amy Woodall takes over to give insight on how to think about and control your ego. Here we go!
    Follow to get your Monday Fired up.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Olivia Schwan ,

REAL Leadership

Nikki hosted the CEO, Max, of Lessonly on Gut Science several months ago, and the conversation between the two of them doesn’t feel like the kind of “broken record”, cliched leadership advice that you’d hear on any podcast… and that’s how all of her other episodes feel, too. If you’re looking for innovative ideas, inspiration for leading more authentically, and truly pursuing change/growth in your organization, I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen.

tomwestfield ,

Real Life Examples of Extraordinary Leadership

Gut + Science has been a treat to listen to. I have enjoyed the multiple episodes and really appreciate the stories that Nikki features. Her dialogue with the guests are a reminder that we are all human, and that leadership is done best when it is authentically you.

Chris5421 ,

Great insights and high energy

Nikki does a great job getting great insights out of her guests. I love her positivity and energetic vibe.

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