Humans First, Employees Second with Gianna Driver

Diversity is key to the success of the organization. It fuels creativity and innovation by merging different perspectives and experiences. But empowering all members of the organization to embrace their whole authentic selves can be tricky if leaders don’t listen to their struggles and concerns. Amplifying the voices of marginalized groups and minorities can help the human power of a business reach its fullest potential. In this episode, Brian McComak, Founder and CEO of Hummingbird Humanity, breaks down the benefits of taking feedback when leading an organization with humanness. Tune in to learn more about how promoting a healthy dialogue can create a better environment for people to succeed.

Risk Taking, Innovation, and Leaving Your Comfort Zone with Caralyn Cooley

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable! Taking risks and forcing yourself to work outside your comfort zone is the best way to ensure your own personal and professional growth and your company's growth as a collective organization. In this episode, Caralyn Cooley, Chief People Officer with Bowery Farming, discusses her unconventional background and how she used it to enhance and inform the company culture at Bowery Farms. Listen in to learn why it is as equally essential to teach and develop your employees as it is to allow them to share their unique gifts and talents.

Amplifying the Voices of the Unheard with Brian McComak

Diversity is key to the success of the organization. It fuels creativity and innovation by merging different perspectives and experiences. But empowering all members of the organization to embrace their whole authentic selves can be tricky if leaders don’t listen to their struggles and concerns. Amplifying the voices of marginalized groups and minorities can help the human power of a business reach its fullest potential. In this episode, Brian McComak, Founder and CEO of Hummingbird Humanity, breaks down the benefits of taking feedback when leading an organization with humanness. Tune in to learn more about how promoting a healthy dialogue can create a better environment for people to succeed.

Here’s to Many More…A Two Year Anniversary Episode

We’re celebrating Show Up As A Leader’s second anniversary! That’s two years of phenomenal guests sharing insights on humanizing workplaces, fifty episodes for people ready to be their fully authentic selves and work through the messy middle of life, and a handful of solo episodes with our host, Dr. Rosie Ward. For this special episode, Rosie sits on the other side of the mic to be interviewed by Nikki Lewallen, Founder of the PeopleForward Network. Listen in to hear about the impact the show has had on Rosie and pick up some leadership nuggets Rosie thinks are incredibly relevant right now.

The Leaders We Deserve with Chad Peterman

How do you incentivize people to join your organization? Businesses that prioritize education and development are the most successful in attracting good people to be great employees. In this episode, Chad Peterman, President and Co-Owner of Peterman Brothers, pulls back the curtain on corporate training. He shares his thoughts on the purpose of creating a workplace where everyone can go as far as their dreams can take them. Listen to hear his perspective on treating development as an investment, not a cost, and how the first step to change is looking inward.

Leaning into Discomfort as a Catalyst for Change with Stacey Ruth

Putting your head down and muscling through imposter syndrome does not solve the core issue and threatens to set your growth back. Stacey Ruth, Founder and CEO of The Unstoppable Leader and best-selling author, teaches leaders to lean into discomfort and embrace their intuition. She knows the cost of letting the negative stories tell yourself can come at far too high a price. In this episode, Stacey shares how she recognized her imposter syndrome and confronts it daily. Listen in to discover the joys—and discomforts—of being fully present on your journey and leveling up your intuition.

Failing is the Stepping Stone to Learning Something New with Travis Brown

A failure is only a failure if you don’t learn from it. Travis Brown, the Founder and CEO of Mojo UP Marketing and Media, say the best thing a leader can do is embrace and share their failures. When they do that, and encourage others to do the same, teams can can collectively use mistakes to up their game and move forward. In this episode, Travis shares how creating an environment where people aren’t afraid to fail leads to resiliency, creative thinking, and achieving things you never thought possible.

Treating Employees Like the Humans They Are with Nicole D’Uva

Wellness programs used to consist of little more than a quarterly step challenge and blood pressure checks. Not anymore. Now, experts like Nicole D’Uva, Associate Vice President of Employee Health and LifeWork Strategies for Adventist HealthCare, are elevating what it means to focus on wellbeing. In this episode, Nicole starts with the basics—how caring about your people allows them to bring their best selves to work. Next she dives into some actionable strategies you can implement for setting healthy boundaries and creating support systems. Listen in to learn how to make you and your team more effective by creating space for humanity to shine.

The Mental, Physical, and Professional Benefits of Pausing with Chris Johnson

Why is taking a pause from work such an integral part of healthy business culture? Because in this VUCA world—volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous—your future success depends on your ability to navigate the chaos by finding time to pause. In this episode, Chris Johnson, Founder of Q4 Consulting, debunks the notion that multitasking is the key to success, and gives insight into how slowing down is fundamental in helping teams become more cohesive. Listen to hear about the biological repercussions of too much work and what techniques you can implement to make your teams, communities, and businesses overcome challenges.

Living an Umuted Life with Rachel Druckenmiller

How can you find your confidence and elevate your engagement with others? By unmuting yourself and watching as you come alive. Rachel Druckenmiller, CEO and Founder of Unmuted, is known to break out in song during her speaking engagements. But as a kid, Rachel was reserved and guarded, habitually “hiding her light.” In this episode, Rachel shares how she went from forcing herself to be small and quiet to living a life fully expressed and joyfully alive. As you listen, you’ll learn all the benefits of becoming unmuted.

Scroll to top