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.

    Keeping the Tribe During Leadership Transition with Garry Ridge

    Keeping the Tribe During Leadership Transition with Garry Ridge

    After 25 years at the helm of the WD-40 Company, Garry Ridge is completing what he calls his “leadership apprenticeship” and stepping down as CEO.
    WD-40 famously has what they call a “tribe culture” rooted in the idea that people work together to improve each other’s lives at home and at work. In this episode, Garry gives us a dose of mentorship on building culture and maintaining it during times of transition. As you listen, you’ll learn how to clearly define executable values strong enough to support change and hear the three most powerful words a leader can use.
    Book Recommendation:
    All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum The Earned Life by Marshall Goldsmith Additional Resources:
    Connect with Garry: https://thelearningmoment.net Schedule your Motivosity Demo ($25 on us!): motivosity.com/pfn  Learn more about the PeopleForward Network: www.peopleforwardnetwork.com

    • 29 min
    ESG Impact on Small Business with Dora Lutz

    ESG Impact on Small Business with Dora Lutz

    ESG has gone mainstream. But how do small businesses make sense of social impact without breaking the bank?
    In this episode, Dora Lutz, talks about the reasons social impact drives profit and how small businesses can leverage this work.

    • 9 min
    Unmute Yourself and Lead Others with Rachel Druckenmiller

    Unmute Yourself and Lead Others with Rachel Druckenmiller

    “When we unmute our relationships, our jobs, our bodies, and our joy, we have fuller, more vibrant lives. We feel more fully ourselves so we can show up and do our best.”
    Rachel Druckenmiller, CEO and Founder of Unmuted, is on a mission to help people move past the fear that blocks them so they can become “joyfully alive” and courageously expressed individuals.
    In this episode, Rachel discusses the pain of hiding parts of yourself and the work it takes to overcome that. As you listen, you’ll learn steps you can take to help those you lead speak up and gain insight on continuing your own personal development of self-expression.
    Book Recommendation:
    The Power of Regret by Daniel H. Pink  Immunity to Change by Lisa Lahey and Robert Kegan Additional Resources:
    Access Rachel’s LinkedIn Newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/unmute-yourself-6862381507273605120/ Explore Rachel’s website: https://unmutedlife.com/ Follow Rachel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unmutedlife/ Attend Rachel’s online class: https://simonsinek.com/classes/ Look into the concept of Ikigai Schedule your Motivosity Demo ($25 on us!): motivosity.com/pfn  Learn more about the PeopleForward Network: www.peopleforwardnetwork.com

    • 40 min
    Being an Award-Winning Workplace with Angie Redmon

    Being an Award-Winning Workplace with Angie Redmon

    Becoming an award-winning place to work is about so much more than the actual award.
    Angie Redmon, President and Founder of striveHR, says the biggest benefit to an organization is the learnings you gain about your employees along the way.
    In this episode, Angie breaks down how to pick which awards your organization should pursue. She also shares her insights on maintaining award status so you can increase retention, employee engagement, and ultimately customer satisfaction.
    Book Recommendation:
    The Mercy Papers by Robin Romm The Works of Donald Miller The Works of Brené Brown Additional Resources:
    Book a Discovery Call with Angie: https://calendly.com/angieredmon/discovery-call Access Angie’s FREE resource guide: https://strivehr.net/award More on striveHR: https://www.linkedin.com/company/strivehr/about/ Schedule your Motivosity Demo ($25 on us!): motivosity.com/pfn  Learn more about the PeopleForward Network: www.peopleforwardnetwork.com

    • 29 min
    Didn't Work Then, Won’t Work Now with Brandon Peele

    Didn't Work Then, Won’t Work Now with Brandon Peele

    High retention, genuine engagement, great productivity, and constant innovation—these are business goals all employers want but few know to achieve.
    Brandon Peele, Co-Founder of Unity Lab, believes all those aspirations can be reached, and he’s willing to share the secret to attaining them. It starts with activating purpose and creating a sense of belonging, but that’s only the beginning.
    As you listen to the conversation you’ll learn the other key components to building a working environment where people buy into and are ready to stay for the long haul.
    Book Recommendation:
    B******t Jobs by David Graeber Additional Resources:
    Check out the science of purpose: http://scienceofpurpose.org Get your copy of Brandon’s book: http://purposework.us Schedule your Motivosity Demo ($25 on us!): motivosity.com/pfn Learn more about the PeopleForward Network: www.peopleforwardnetwork.com

    • 25 min
    Starting Your DEI Journey with Brian McComak

    Starting Your DEI Journey with Brian McComak

    Figuring out where, when and how to start your DEI journey can be, for some, a bit overwhelming sparking many more questions than answers. In this episode, you’ll find encouragement for taking steps forward along with several practical, tangible suggestions for steps to take - regardless of where you’re starting your DEI journey.
    Resources: 
    Schedule your Motivosity Demo ($25 on us!): motivosity.com/pfn 

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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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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