Episode 1 – Rosie on Wading in the Messy Middle So We Can ALL Show Up as Leaders

Welcome to the Show Up as a Leader podcast! In this introductory episode, I share some of my thoughts on how we navigate our current challenging environment, what it means to show up as a leader - and why we must embrace the discomfort of the messy middle in order to do so, and how to leverage these podcast episodes to support you on your leadership journey.

Guest Info

Rosie Ward, Ph.D., MPH, MCHES, BCC, CEO & Co-Founder - Salveo Partners

Dr. Rosie Ward is an energetic, passionate, compassionate leader, consultant, coach, speaker and author who focuses on transformation from the inside out. Her mission started over 20 years ago when she experienced firsthand the ill effects of working in a toxic work environment and found her wellbeing eroding. Since then, she has worked tirelessly to find a solution so this experience is no longer the norm. She is sought after to help rehumanize workplaces so that people are freed, fueled and inspired to bring their best selves to work – and home – each day.

Rosie serves as CEO and co-founder of Salveo Partners, LLC, a professional consulting and training company focused on equipping organizations to find success while putting people back at the forefront of their business. They focus on leveraging The Fusion (the inextricable interconnectedness of organizational and employee wellbeing) to help transform workplaces and support people in integrating their personal and professional lives. A fierce advocate for humanity, Rosie consults with organizations of all sizes and industries, coaches leaders to be more effective, develops a growing community of Paradigm Pioneers, and serves on the leadership team for the Twin Cities chapter of Conscious Capitalism.

Her first book, How to Build a Thriving Culture at Work: Featuring the 7 Points of Transformation, has served as a blueprint for hundreds of organizations to break past old, outdated paradigms and rehumanize their workplace. Rosie and her business partner, Dr. Jon Robison, are honored to be among the founding authors of Conscious Capitalism Press for their new book, Rehumanizing the Workplace: Future-proofing your organization while restoring hope, wellbeing and performance.

A lifelong learner, Rosie devotes herself to her own ongoing development and sharing her insights with others. In addition to having a Ph.D. and numerous coaching, assessment and program delivery certifications, Rosie was trained by Dr. Brené Brown as a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. She is often referred to as a “Ph.D. with a personality” and is known for challenging and inspiring people to think differently about what it takes to become the best version of themselves and for organizations to foster their growth and development. She has an incredible gift for taking complex ideas about culture, leadership, behavior change, and what it means to be human and synthesizing them in a way that makes them relevant, understandable, and meaningful for people. Rosie currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband and son.


Show Notes

Rehumanizing the Workplace by Rosie Ward and Jon Robison

5 Rehumanizing Principles - more detailed overview of the principles Rosie mentions in her episode


Behind the Scenes

Follow Dr. Rosie on Social Media

1 Comment

  1. Darryl SellersApril 5, 2022

    Hey Rosie,

    It’s your long-lost friend…Darryl! I’m sorry that I’ve just listened to your inaugural podcast! Very well done, timely and relevant during the pandemic…even now when the endemic could soon be on the horizon…if more of us do what’s needed.

    It’s great to hear your insights as may agency continues the messaging with the U.S. Government, encouraging more Black Americans to get vaccinated. We hope to get the “Movable Middle” (Those on the fence to getting vaccinated) and help more of them rise from being in the “Messy Middle!” (As you’ve appropriately termed)

    I’m continuing to build that personal and professional “Lighthouse” to move me forward and keeping positive and productive prospectives!

    Are you continuing your podcasts? I’ve been working with some partners for podcasts, featuring our trusted Black doctors. This is a wonderful outlets for messaging and inspiration!

    GREAT and enlightening podcast! I’m SO glad that I’ve listened and will check out your other episodes! I hope you, Dave and Peyton are having a wonderful Spring Break trip! MUCH love! ?❤️

    Darryl Sellers

    Kindest regards,


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