About the Podcast
Team building can be difficult; we want to help by talking with leaders and sharing their stories about the many facets of team building to inspire and propel listeners along in their leadership journeys.
Jaden Smith talks with Angela Bishop, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, about the importance of building connections with team members to cultivate a positive work culture.
Jaden Smith talks with Philip Harrison, Executive Director at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest, about his road to leadership and how he effectively connects with and leads his team.
Jaden Smith talks with Angela Nguyen, System Vice President for Talent Management and Colleague Relations at Hospital Sisters Health System, about how she attracts the best talent and fosters their development.
Jaden Smith talks with Kyle Kingston, Vice President of Operations at Great Expressions Dental Centers, about the importance of being a support system for your team and celebrating their successes.
Jaden Smith serves as the Director of Business Operations for Spirit Consulting, where he oversees Spirit’s day-to-day operations and propels the mission of helping organizations hire all-star executives. Prior to joining Spirit Consulting in December 2020, Jaden served for 7 years in progressing management roles in the retail and restaurant industries. Jaden graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where he majored in Business Management and received minors in Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Economics.
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.