Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Maverick Paradox Podcast is a twice weekly show where Judith Germain demonstrates that Maverick Leadership exists everywhere, through her conversations with a diverse array of guests.

New episodes are released every Monday and Friday at 12pm UK time.

Her contact details are as follows:


LinkedIn Profile
Facebook Page
Email: Contact @


May 20, 2024

In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Scott Shute about conscious business practices and mindfulness in the workplace. Scott shares that he had a career as an executive at LinkedIn, where he led the mindfulness and compassion programmes, and is now an entrepreneur and speaker focused on conscious business practices.

Key Takeaways

In this conversation Judith and Scott discuss how companies can embed compassion into their operations and decision-making, beyond just having mindfulness programmes. They stress the need to make humane choices that consider the impact on all stakeholders - employees, customers, and shareholders.

Judith and Scott discuss how leaders can drive high performance while still maintaining the humanity and well-being of their teams. They emphasise the importance of inspiring and rewarding people, not just focusing on the negatives.

Scott Shute seeks to curate the best practices of conscious business and make them more widely available. He is the author of the award winning book 'The Full Body Yes'.

You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here.


Maverick leadership is all about thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo. It's about having the courage to take risks and the confidence to lead in a way that is authentic and genuine.

But amplifying your influence as a leader isn't just about having a strong vision or a big personality. It's also about having the right leadership capability and being able to execute on your ideas and plans.

The consequences of not having the right level of influence as a leader can be significant. Without the ability to inspire and motivate others, you may struggle to achieve your goals and make a real impact.

How Influential Are you? Take the scorecard at and see. 

Catalysing Transformation - 1 min video

Judith's book: The Maverick Paradox: The Secret Power Behind Successful Leaders. 

Judith's websites: 

Judith's LinkedIn profile is here, her Twitter profile (MaverickMastery) is here, Facebook here and Instagram here.