Building Legacies: Empowering Communities and Thriving Workplaces E36
In our latest podcast episode, we had the pleasure of hosting Lindsay, a seasoned leader with almost 17 years of dedicated service at Desert Financial Credit Union, and Nikki, a passionate advocate for employee engagement and the driving force behind PeopleForward Network.
This conversation, as the others that we have, was open, authentic and natural. The conversation led to examples of both companies leading in a human centered and people focused direction.
Lindsay highlighted the importance Desert Financial places on employee satisfaction and creating a workplace culture that empowers and values its staff. This commitment translates into exceptional service for members, where every interaction is more than a transaction. The organization focuses on connection, community, and service to others.
Nikki, from PeopleForward Network, provided insights into their mission of sharing resources and insights with a global community of people-first minded leaders. From podcast production to growth consulting, PeopleForward Network collaborates with partners to make a meaningful impact on business development and marketing.
These women are making waves in their industries in order to build companies with great cultures. If you are looking for examples, stories, and support for growing your company culture, then this is an episode for you to listen to.
From podcast production and distribution to creative services and growth consulting, PeopleForward Network’s mission is to share resources and insights with their global community of leaders, connectors, and creators to inspire and build workplaces where people thrive.
Partners collaborate with us to make business development and marketing impact by sharing their knowledge with our ever growing audience of people-first minded leaders. Our network is composed of hundreds of thousands of leaders in mid-market and enterprise organizations who influence the vision and strategy of employees.
We are relationship building experts who love to innovate and create the best way to add value to partners’ target contacts. Podcasting is our cornerstone as it has proven to be our most reliable and efficient way to build new relationships and create evergreen, multi-purpose content.
Nikki Lewallen Gregory believes that the workplace is a mission field to use our strengths and maximize our lives.
Nikki’s passion is devoted to employee engagement/employee experience; to help all people experience meaningful work.
Nikki lives in Indianapolis with her husband David, 4 step sons and English Bulldog, Cardi, who she is currently training to skateboard.
Nikki is involved in many philanthropic organizations as contribution and service are her WHY.
Desert Financial Credit Union, the largest local credit union in the state of Arizona, has a history that spans nearly 85 years. It all began with a humble start, when 15 dedicated educators pooled together a mere $78.75 to establish a financial institution.
Since those modest beginnings, Desert Financial Credit Union has grown to become a cornerstone of the Arizona community. Their commitment extends beyond banking services, as they actively engage in initiatives that leave a lasting impact on the lives of its members and the communities it serves.
One of the hallmarks of Desert Financial Credit Union is its dedication to community impact. Through various charitable endeavors, educational programs, and community events, the credit union continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless individuals. By investing in local organizations and partnering with community initiatives, Desert Financial Credit Union cements its reputation as a trusted and caring financial partner.
The credit union’s commitment doesn’t stop at the community level. It extends to the experiences of both its employees and members. Desert Financial Credit Union places a high value on creating a workplace culture where employees feel valued and empowered to excel. This dedication to employee satisfaction translates into exceptional service for members, as knowledgeable and passionate staff are readily available to provide expert guidance and support.
For members, every interaction with Desert Financial Credit Union is designed to be more than just a financial transaction; it’s an opportunity to receive personalized assistance and financial expertise in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Members are not just account holders but valued individuals, and the credit union is committed to helping them achieve their goals.
In summary, Desert Financial Credit Union, born from the vision of educators with only $78.75, has evolved into Arizona’s largest local credit union. Its legacy is defined not just by its financial services but by its significant community impact and unwavering commitment to enhancing the experiences of both employees and members.
Lindsay Martin is a seasoned leader in the financial industry, with a dedicated history at Desert Financial Credit Union. With nearly 17 years of unwavering commitment to the credit union, Lindsay has consistently demonstrated her passion for serving both members and the community at large. In her current role as Market Manager, she oversees the North Peoria market, managing multiple branch locations.
Throughout her career, Lindsay has honed her expertise in financial services and has become a respected leader known for her ability to build and lead successful teams. Her commitment to excellence is evident in the positive impact she has had on the credit union’s operations, as well as the lasting relationships she has cultivated with both colleagues and members.
Lindsay’s professional journey is marked by a steadfast dedication to servant leadership and service, a passion for community engagement, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Her leadership within Desert Financial Credit Union is a testament to her unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional financial solutions while enriching the lives of those she serves.
Connect with Lindsay on LinkedIn.
About Culture Crush
At Culture Crush, culture isn’t just a corporate buzzword. It’s a key factor that can either boost your company or lead to its failure.
We’re culture consultants, with a focus on leadership, appreciation, communication, processes, accessibility, mental health, diversity, inclusion, and creating a dynamic workplace.
As a growing company:
Culture Crush Business is your hub for company culture resources. With deep cultural insights and years of expertise, we evaluate your company’s needs and connect you with the precise resources to cultivate a thriving culture.
We work with CEOs, founders, HR Directors, or Culture Leaders of companies or teams, who value company culture and understand its impact on their business success.With Culture Crush you’ll learn how to transform your workplace into a place of unity, efficiency, and growth. Don’t just fix your company culture – transform it with Culture Crush Business.
On this podcast: We focus on everything surrounding businesses with good company culture. We will talk with company leaders to learn about real-life experiences, tips, and best practices for creating a healthy work environment where employees are finding joy and satisfaction in their work while also striving and growing within the company. We share the resources to help improve company culture and showcase them on the podcast with their tips and tricks for growing culture.
About the Host
Kindra Maples is spartan racer, past animal trainer, previous magician’s assistant, and has a weakness for Oreo cookie shakes. Her journey working with people actually started working with animals as a teenager (don’t worry we won’t go that far back for her bio).
She worked for over 15 years in the zoo industry working with animals and the public. Her passion of working with animals shifted into working with people in education, operations and leadership roles. From there her passion of leadership and helping people develop has continued to grow.
Then came the opportunity for leading the Culture Crush Business Podcast and she jumped on it. Leadership, growth, and strong company cultures are all areas that Kindra is interested in diving into further.