415 episodes

Gut+Science is a fast-paced, storytelling-oriented podcast that provides leadership experiences from both an emotional and calculated lens. People-first minded executives and thought leaders share on the topics they are most passionate about, serving as mentors for our ever growing audience. Host Nikki Lewallen Gregory loves to bring out the fire in people and highlight the newest needed tools and information that build more meaningful work experiences.

Gut + Science Nikki Lewallen Gregory

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 126 Ratings

Gut+Science is a fast-paced, storytelling-oriented podcast that provides leadership experiences from both an emotional and calculated lens. People-first minded executives and thought leaders share on the topics they are most passionate about, serving as mentors for our ever growing audience. Host Nikki Lewallen Gregory loves to bring out the fire in people and highlight the newest needed tools and information that build more meaningful work experiences.

    257: Connecting the Dots on People-Centered Culture and Results with Enrique Rubio

    257: Connecting the Dots on People-Centered Culture and Results with Enrique Rubio

    From engineering to founding Hacking HR, Enrique Rubio brings a fresh perspective to human resources. In this episode, hosted by Nikki Lewallen Gregory, Enrique delves into people-first workplace cultures, the importance of leadership reflection, and understanding human experiences beyond employee engagement.
    Enrique shares his admiration for a book on the engineering behind the first moon landing, emphasizing goal-setting and belief in possibilities. He also opens up about managing his impatience and its impact on his work.
    Nikki and Enrique inspire listeners with actionable advice on fostering environments where teams thrive both professionally and personally. They highlight the significance of a living, energizing company mission and the interconnectedness of people's success and business success.
    Additional Resources:
    Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn
    Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn
    Learn more about PeopleForward Network
    Connect with Enrique on LinkedIn
    Learn more about Hacking HR

    • 41 min
    256: Thrive: An Invitation to Wholeness Renée Smith

    256: Thrive: An Invitation to Wholeness Renée Smith

    Renée Smith believes leaders can create meaningful and transformative work experiences when they embrace love. In this episode of the "To Work with Love" series on Gut + Science, she takes us on a journey to explore the concept of wholeness, defining it as being complete and authentic. She introduces the INSPIRE model (Identities, Intuition, Spirit, Physical body, Intellect, Relationships, and Emotions) as a guide to achieving holistic well-being at work. Renée explains how embracing all parts of oneself and fostering psychological safety can improve work processes and outcomes.
    Additional Resources:
    Connect with Renée on LinkedIn
    Learn more about a Human Workplace
    Thrive Assessment
    Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn
    Learn more about PeopleForward Network

    • 19 min
    255: Courageous Leadership with Ryan Berman

    255: Courageous Leadership with Ryan Berman

    Ryan Berman says courage isn't about being a cheerleader. It's about embarking on the messy journey to meaningful work and encouraging your team to do the same. IN this episode, Ryan joins host Nikki Lewallen Gregory to delve into the necessity of building courage in oneself and team members, emphasizing the combination of knowledge, faith, and action. He introduces the concept of believership, where team unity and mutual trust empower them to navigate challenges together. Nikki and Ryan debunk the myth of cheerleadership, advocating for genuine leadership that addresses fear and drives progress.

    Additional Resources:
    Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn
    Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn
    Learn more about PeopleForward Network
    Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn
    Learn more about Courageous
    The Courageous Podcast

    • 36 min
    254: Finding Innovation Through Challenge with Rich Gassen

    254: Finding Innovation Through Challenge with Rich Gassen

    In this episode, Rich Gassen passionately discusses transforming potential roadblocks into significant innovation opportunities, especially in workspace design and workflow efficiency. This is a behind-the-scenes look at the logistics and leadership strategies of moving his team to a brand-new facility. Host Nikki Lewallen Gregory helps unpack the wealth of insights Rich brings, from maintaining transparency to ensuring every team member is on board and feeling valued during transitions.

    Additional Resources:
    Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn
    Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn
    Learn more about PeopleForward Network
    Connect with Rich on LinkedIn
    Learn more about the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Book: Switch

    • 33 min
    253: In the Loop: Better Writing, Better Leadership with Katherine Coble

    253: In the Loop: Better Writing, Better Leadership with Katherine Coble

    In the specialized Gut + Science Podcast series called "Communicating for Maximum Leadership Impact," Katherine Coble delves into the art of effective writing for leaders. Operating within various leadership positions, from small teams to large corporations, necessitates an adeptness in written expression, where emails, proposals, and digital posts are crafted daily. In this episode, Katherine explores the pivotal role of empathy in communication, the challenges of asynchronous messaging, and the importance of aligning content with team expectations, equipping leaders with strategies for impactful leadership through precise, thoughtful written communication.
    Additional Resources:
    Connect with Katherine Coble on LinkedIn
    Learn more about Borshoff
    Axios HQ - The 2023 state of essential workplace communications
    Writing for Busy Readers
    Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn
    Learn more about PeopleForward Network
     

    • 18 min
    252: Intentional Listening and Diagnostic Feedback with Rob Catalano

    252: Intentional Listening and Diagnostic Feedback with Rob Catalano

    Rob Catalano is tapping into the opportunity to help us sharpen our listening skills so that we can truly make an impact via feedback. He has navigated a dynamic career path focused on enhancing employee experiences across organizations. He is deeply invested in transforming workplace cultures through effective listening and structured feedback. In this episode, Rob discusses replacing blame with curiosity to foster psychological safety and enhance employee feedback mechanisms. He emphasizes the importance of frequent, structured listening and actionable responses to foster a culture of continuous improvement and genuine engagement with host Nikki Lewallen Gregory.

    Additional Resources:
    Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn
    Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn
    Learn more about PeopleForward Network
    Connect with Rob on LinkedIn
    Learn more about WorkTango

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Chelsea Sangar ,

Powerful

Nikki’s passion to inspire and equip leaders on their people-first journey shines through these episodes. A connector of people, a love for Mondays, and another episode you don’t want to miss!

Rhinobam ,

Nikki is a Master Host

This show is a top notch resource for people first leaders looking for their tribe of like-minded professionals. Highly Recommend

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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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