The Leading Virtuously Podcast’s mission is to inspire virtuous leadership by sharing unguarded - and sometimes raw - testimonials of integrous leaders. In just the first season, Spirit Consulting CEO Christopher Gomez interviews leaders like Sebastian Girard of Atrium Health, Julie McDevitt of Grace Integrated, and Marc Woods of UK Healthcare, among many other captivating trailblazers across industries. The podcast serves to share leadership stories led by contagious integrity and love, which will stir you to take action in your own life and career.
Vishal Bhalla Interview | Leading Virtuously Podcast | Episode 12
Vishal Bhalla is the VP and Chief Experience Officer at Parkland Hospital. He is a sought-after thought leader for his unique approach to patient, physician and team member experience, and an HR professional with a solid operations background.Vishal and Chris get deep by sharing past life experiences that led them to question and identify their life purpose, recognizing the difference between work and fulfillment, and understanding the value of compassion for oneself and others to be a virtuous leader. Vishal completed his Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) along with a Healthcare Certificate from the joint Harvard-MIT Healthcare Innovation Initiative. He is certified in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Vishal is also a member of Press Ganey’s Patient Experience Regulatory Advisory Council, on the Advisory Board of HR Exchange Network and Editorial board of Beryl Institute’s “Patient Experience Journal,” and serves on the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council and the Patient Experience Board of The Beryl Institute.
Michelle Damico Interview | Leading Virtuously Podcast | Episode 11
Michelle Damico is a former journalist, now CEO and Founder of Michelle Damico Communications, and a fabulous cook with published recipes. For this episode, Michelle and Chris discuss the value of both strategy and generosity to build a successful PR and marketing company. And as a woman who plays many remarkable roles in her life, Michelle believes that you can attain anything and create your own reality by having a hopeful outlook in life.
Christopher Gomez Interview | Leading Virtuously Podcast | Episode 10
In this episode, we turn the tables on Chris; he is in the hot seat as our guest! Hannah Gomez, his wife, interviews Chris and learns more about his bumpy journey of humility that led to his current success. They say pride comes before the fall. In this case, humility came before the rise. As a leader, Chris discusses how personal healing is key to virtuous leadership.
Ray Ray McElrathbey Interview, Part 2 | Leading Virtuously Podcast | Episode 9
Ray Ray McElrathbey whose life story was made into the Disney film, “Safety," returns this week on the Leading Virtuously Podcast to conclude his segment. Ray is a motivational speaker and founder of the Ray Ray Safety Net Foundation, a non-profit that provides children that deal with trauma with a ray of hope through education and mentorship accountability programs. In today's episode, Ray and Chris discuss how finding the root of your issues with the aid of others is necessary to become a better individual. It took a village to raise Ray Ray, so he strives to make the world a better place by always being of service to others.SHOW LESS
Ray Ray McElrathbey Interview, Part 1 | Leading Virtuously Podcast | Episode 8
This week’s episode features Ray Ray McElrathbey whose life story was made into the Disney film, “Safety.” Ray’s story teaches the virtue of perseverance. In this episode, Ray shares with Chris about his unstable and rough upbringing, and how in college he was able to succeed on the football field while simultaneously raising and taking custody of his younger brother. His wisdom to those suffering through hard times is, “do not let your present circumstance determine your future. Understand you are in a moment of time and all things come to pass. You have to wait it out and ride it out. If you have faith, lean on God to get you through it.” With this thought process, Ray was able to find the courage in choosing family above everything despite jeopardizing his scholarship and future as an NCAA DI athlete at Clemson University.
Paul Rumsey Interview | Leading Virtuously Podcast | Episode 7
Paul Rumsey is the Senior Vice President of Strategic HR Operations at Atrium Health; in this role, he leads merger integrations, process improvements, and strategy and culture initiatives for 70,000 teammates across three different states. As Chief of Staff, he served as “HR for HR” to address teammate relation issues and to enhance HR skill development. In this episode, Paul and Chris discuss the importance of being your genuine self in order to be an effective business leader. With experience as a teacher and executive in healthcare, insurance, hospitality, and software, Paul’s lessons are valuable across industries.
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I Love the spirit led host, Christopher Gomez, and I very much appreciate his leadership in the field! I love listening to the different guests during interviews! This is a must listen for any leader, in any field!
About business with heart! Finally!
Chris goes straight to the heart of his guests. Love it. I like hearing the real story behind business leaders.