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 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.
Anthony Bass, a former NFL player, now helps lead the American Cancer Society. Wow, get inspired!
Darren Shearer is the founder and CEO of a media and publishing company. He discusses his reasons for joining the Air Force on 9/11, his faith and starting his own company.
Lindsey Holland is the Director of HR at MAP International, a medical supplies company that serves over 82 countries in need. She discusses her winding professional journey and how faith guided her.
Dan DeMatte is the Executive Director and Founder of Damascus, a Catholic Missionary Organization that welcomes 20,000 people annually to their camps.
Shawn Jeffers, Executive Director of the non-profit, Little City, shares his lessons from his 47 years of community service experience.
Dr. Kehinde Eniola, Physician and Clinic Director at Cone Family Medical Center, discusses her journey moving from Nigeria to the U.S., and how her faith has helped her succeed in practicing medicine.
Pierre Monice, SVP and Chief Human Resource Officer at Trinity Health, discusses his leadership role, the power of overcoming pride, and how his faith has impacted his career trajectory.
Rumame Samuels Bryant, Executive Director of Total Rewards of UnitePoint Health, shares her journey to understanding God’s calling for her, focusing on being a business leader and licensed minister.
For over 25 years, Dave has been the President of Kahle Way Sales Systems, a sales training/consulting company, where he has trained tens of thousands of salespeople and sales managers. He is an author of several books, writes a weekly e-magazine for salespeople and has presented in 47 states and 11 countries.
Neil Pithadia, the Director at Baylor Scott & White Physician Services, discusses his journey to the C- suite, his recovery from a job termination, and the power of mentorship in his life.
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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.