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.
Print Business Cards vs. iCards From homing pigeons, to snail-mail, to the telegraph, telephones, and email, society has consistently adapted standard modes of communication to align with technological innovations. But as we enter a more digitized age, why have we not...
Michelle Damico is a former journalist of 20 years, now CEO and Founder of Michelle Damico Communications, and a fabulous cook with published recipes. Michelle entered marketing and PR as Communications Director of the Daley’95 campaign, as the first director of CityofChicago.org, and as Communications Manager of the Illinois Tollway.
Can you remember a time when you failed, perhaps individually or as a team? Surely, we all can. In business, sports, politics, and other aspects of life, it is imperative to know how to lead your team, your supporters, and yourself through the reality of defeat. We...
Christopher Gomez is our show host and the CEO of Spirit Consulting with fifteen years of industry experience. Christopher also serves as a board member for two nonprofit organizations. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was honored as CEO of the Year by CEO Magazine and a Top 40 under 40 by Negocios Now Magazine. He is also a caring husband and father of two wild and crazy boys.
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.
A long-standing debate exists around diversity inclusion within hiring practices. How intentional should a company be in hiring minorities? As a company that conducts executive search, we are in the business of finding great talent. Recently, we took a step back to...
SYNERGY OR GROUP Synergizing within an organization is not an accounting trick. It is not the manipulation of people to get better results. It originates from knowledgeable leadership that molds individuals into becoming part of a new identity. Synergy is a...
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.
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,
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Welcome to Spirit Consulting!
Completing my MBA and serving Fortune 500 companies for thirteen years taught me the value of ongoing education and striving for excellence in all areas of my life. But I can point to one specific event that most shaped my outlook on business and served as the catalyst to start Spirit Consulting.
Three years ago an off-duty sheriff knocked on my door to serve me divorce papers. That started a two-year process that proved to be one of the most difficult periods of my life. As challenging as it was, the separation proved to be a blessing in disguise. It forced me to take inventory: to reflect on who I was, where I was going, and who and what was most important to me. With these questions fresh on my mind and heart, my experience of the ‘business’ side of the divorce was magnified.
The attorney I hired for the divorce looked great on paper. He has an undergraduate degree from Michigan, a JD from Harvard, and leads the family law practice of a well-established firm. In our initial meeting, he quoted six to nine months and ten thousand dollars. By the end of it, I had paid out thirty thousand dollars over a two-year divorce. I felt lied to, betrayed. My expectations and my family’s best interest didn’t seem to factor into the equation for him at all. Communication was sparse. I was no longer a priority as soon as I was no longer a guaranteed source of revenue. In a word, my experience with this firm and its representative felt inhumane. I didn’t want anyone else to be on the receiving end of a heartless business relationship, and so Spirit Consulting was born.
Spirit Consulting is driven by a fiery desire to help our clients reach unimaginable personal and professional fulfillment. We seek to accomplish this through virtuous service – through the intentional practice of honesty, integrity, humility, patience, kindness, faithfulness, joy, and self-control. Our hope and goal is to approach all of our relationships with this same disposition of receptivity. We have experienced again and again how a small act of kindness, self-sacrifice, or simply listening and being present to the unique person in front of us can start a beautiful relationship.
Some of the ways that we can aid you and your organization include executive search, industrial-organizational psychology, finance and accounting, tax and advisory, information technology, and strategy services. We stand ready to demonstrate the value we bring to your business. Our website highlights further information regarding our success rate and how we can strategically partner with you. Thank you for your consideration, we hope to serve as your management consulting partner in the future!
In Sinu Jesu,
Christopher Max Gomez, CEO
Spirit Consulting, LLC