The Leading Virtuously Podcast
Inspiring Virtuous Leadership
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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.
Christopher Gomez is a consulting professional with fifteen years of industry experience. After spending twelve years in a traditional role establishing strategic relationships with the nation’s premier organizations, Christopher felt called to establish Spirit Consulting.
In recognition of his accomplishments as the CEO of a leading Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), he was honored in 2020 as CEO of the Year by CEO Monthly and a Top 40 under 40 by Negocios Now.
Matthew Thibeau is the Service Line Leader for Strategy Development, here at Spirit Consulting. He focuses on developing individuals to allow for organizational change; it is necessary that the clients take ownership of the processes used in order to meet the objectives of the organization.
Alyson Gordon is the New Talent Strategies Assistant Vice President at Duke University Health System, where she focuses on the value of the employees through talent acquisition, career planning, and onboarding and retention efforts.
Trevor Bonat is the Chief Mission Officer of Trinity Health PACE and Trinity Health at Home, a multi-institutional Catholic healthcare delivery system that serves over 30 million individuals across 22 states.
Steve Stirling is President and CEO of MAP International, a Christian nonprofit organization that each year, donates over $500 million dollars’ worth of life-changing medicines and health supplies to treat more than 20 million poor people.
As CEO for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Raquel Tamez has the honor of serving an organization with a unique, transformative mission.
Lou Judd is the Executive Director of Virtue = Strength, a Catholic virtue-based formation program for Catholic schools, and the editor of the daily Gospel Reflections at Virtue = Strength’s blog catholicathletes.com.
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.
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.
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.
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Christopher Max Gomez
CEO & Executive Search Practice Lead
Christopher Gomez is a consulting professional with fifteen years of industry experience. After spending twelve years in a traditional role establishing strategic relationships with the nation’s premier organizations, Christopher felt called to establish Spirit Consulting, a management consulting company whose executive team is composed of accomplished business leaders tied together by their zeal to carry out the mission of fulfilling their clients’ dreams through virtuous service. Spirit Consulting offers services in Executive Search, Work Psychology, Business Strategy, Executive Coaching, and HR Consulting. Today, Christopher serves as the leader of the Executive Search service line and leads the firm’s operations as Chief Executive Officer. In recognition of his accomplishments as the CEO of a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), he was honored in 2020 as CEO of the Year by CEO Monthly and a Top 40 under 40 by Negocios Now.
Among his many passions, Christopher enjoys raising his darling boys, playing guitar with his wife, and spending carefree timelessness with family and friends. He appreciates playing and coaching hockey, writing, weight training, running, and public speaking. As a public speaker, Christopher has made several appearances on NBC, CBS, WGN, and Shalom Media. He is a regular contributor on Relevant Radio and the Chicago Tribune.
Christopher is wildly passionate about developing his community and channels this desire by serving as a board member for two nonprofit organizations: Catholic Sports Camps (for which he formed the nonprofit entity) and River of Light (an organization that food-rescues 900K meals a year for the needy in the Chicagoland area). Christopher is a lifelong learner, and aims to use the skills he has obtained and strengthened by completing a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Illinois and Master of Business Administration from DePaul University to support and empower the people around him.