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The campfire. school, church, and watercooler all-in-one. It's the earliest form of community; Sitting around a campfire and sharing stories. For generations, it was used to build trust, share knowledge, and inspire others. Welcome to the Virtual Campfire – I'm Tony Martignetti, the Inspired Coach. Here I'll share powerful lessons learned from leaders in their transformation journey. When you see someone on stage: sharing a powerful message, "owning the room" and, having a huge impact in the world, you might ask yourself, how did they get to be that way? Were they born that way? Could I be like that person? What makes them different? From the outside looking in, it seems like they are meant to do what they're doing. I'm here to share what you don't often see—their tales of transformation. That's what we'll uncover here. The tiny steps that led to the big leaps.

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The campfire. school, church, and watercooler all-in-one. It's the earliest form of community; Sitting around a campfire and sharing stories. For generations, it was used to build trust, share knowledge, and inspire others. Welcome to the Virtual Campfire – I'm Tony Martignetti, the Inspired Coach. Here I'll share powerful lessons learned from leaders in their transformation journey. When you see someone on stage: sharing a powerful message, "owning the room" and, having a huge impact in the world, you might ask yourself, how did they get to be that way? Were they born that way? Could I be like that person? What makes them different? From the outside looking in, it seems like they are meant to do what they're doing. I'm here to share what you don't often see—their tales of transformation. That's what we'll uncover here. The tiny steps that led to the big leaps.

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Episodes
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The Art of Real-Time Leadership with Carol Kauffman

4/15/2024
An effective leader knows what the right thing to say and do between every stimulus and response. This is the core idea of real-time leadership, which focuses on the art of achieving steadiness and freedom amid the external challenges happening around you. Discussing this even deeper with Tony Martignetti is Carol Kauffman, author and assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School. Together, they talk about the three dimensions of leadership, having intentionality at every action, and giving yourself the space to create the right reaction to anything that comes your way. Carol also shares her life’s most important flashpoints that led to her biggest decision to become a psychologist and leadership coach instead of pursuing a singing career.

Duration:00:41:43

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Leading Inclusion: Creating Respectful Environments With Gena Cox

4/1/2024
Inclusion begins with respect: when we see, hear, and value each other, we create a world where everyone belongs. Gena Cox talks about how organizations can truly embrace inclusion in this episode, sharing gold nuggets from her book "Leading Inclusion: Drive Change Your Employees Can See." She explores the definition of inclusive leadership, emphasizing how respect is the cornerstone of inclusion in the workplace. Based on research and her own experience, Gena shares how to create environments where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. Tune in now and learn how to lead with inclusion. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:39:06

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Deepening Connection through Stories: Campfire Lessons For Leaders With Tony Martignetti

3/25/2024
Curiosity fuels connection, compassion ignites empathy, and together they kindle the flames of transformative leadership. In this episode, special guest Darcy Eikenberg takes the reins and interviews our very own Tony Martignetti about his latest book, Campfire Lessons for Leaders: How Uncovering Our Past Can Propel Us Forward. Today, he shares the pivotal moments that shaped his path to leadership coaching. He explores the three Cs of leadership—curiosity, compassion, and connection—and explains how they form the foundation for meaningful relationships, impactful communication, and effective leadership. Tune in to these campfire lessons now!

Duration:00:28:23

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Wayfinding: Your Path To Transformative Growth With Annette Mason

3/18/2024
Embrace the journey of integrating your mind, emotions, and physical self. This integration leads to personal and professional growth, as curiosity, resilience, and intentional living have transformative power. In this episode, we have Annette Mason, founder of Trilogy Design Works, introduce wayfinding for personal and professional growth, discussing the importance of intentional living in life’s highs and lows. She shares her journey from the corporate world to becoming a sabbatical coach and founder. Annette discusses the role of wayfinding, communication, and connection in fostering personal and organizational growth. She also shares powerful book recommendations, cites famously successful experiences, and more. Tune in now and start taking the path toward personal and professional fulfillment!

Duration:00:39:22

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Embracing Fearlessness In The Tech World With Tom Frazier

3/4/2024
The tech world is evolving and advancing nonstop. Most of the time, it is too much too handle or catch up with. But Tom Frazier fearlessly jumped into this space, wherein he found tremendous success. In this conversation with Tony Martignetti, he shares how he bravely faced all kinds of risks to ultimately become the CEO of Redivider, a sustainable modular data center. He explains why the tech space must learn how to properly navigate the inevitable artificial intelligence. Tom also talks about the need for more data centers to cater to the rapid data growth of today’s ever-growing digital world. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:35:23

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Crisis To Purpose: Story Of Growth And Learning With Eduardo Briceno

3/4/2024
Part of growth is seeing the transformation from trying to please others to finding meaning within yourself. In this episode, host Tony Martignetti welcomes Eduardo Briceno, global keynote speaker and facilitator, to share the flashpoints that took him on a journey of finding himself, taking us to the world of finance and eventually to his purpose of spreading the message of a growth mindset. From childhood experiences challenging sheltered norms to overcoming a quarter-life crisis, Eduardo explores the transformative power of learning and growth. He also talks about the process of writing his book, The Performance Paradox, and discusses the counterintuitive reality that constant performance hinders progress. As they navigate the key moments in Eduardo's life, you will gain valuable lessons on embracing the Learning Zone, fostering a growth mindset, and building learning communities that fuel continuous improvement. Don’t miss out on the great wisdom in this conversation. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:38:02

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Thriving Through Change: The Power Of People In Mergers And Acquisitions With Jennifer Fondrevay

2/19/2024
Embrace change: it's the key to not just surviving mergers and acquisitions but thriving and showing true leadership. In this episode, we have Jennifer Fondrevay to discuss her book, Now What?: A Survivor's Guide for Thriving Through Mergers & Acquisitions. Discover the unexpected journey of this accidental entrepreneur, who transforms the daunting topic of M&A into a relatable, engaging conversation. Jennifer shares the human side of mergers and acquisitions, explaining how embracing change becomes the key to not just surviving but thriving in times of transition. She also touches on change management, courageous writing, and more. Tune in now! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:34:13

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Midlife Challenges And Intentional Choices: Future-Proof Strategies With Diana Wu David

2/5/2024
As we go through midlife changes, we increasingly need to find not only success but a life aligned with our deepest values. In this episode, Diana Wu David talks about midlife challenges, intentional choices, and the power of meaningful conversations. She explains how to create a satisfying life, not just a successful career. Drawing insights from her book, Future Proof, she shares how she got through the crossroads of her own life-changing decisions. Tune in now and learn how to future-proof your life! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:40:02

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Better Humans Make Better Leaders: Reuniting The Divided World With Jerry Colonna

1/29/2024
Humans are greatly divided because of our differences. We got to step back a moment and start the journey of reunification to build the systems of belonging. Joining Tony today is Jerry Colonna, the author of Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up and the CEO and co-founder of the Executive coaching firm Reboot.io. In this episode, Jerry talks about his latest book, Reunion: Leadership and the Longing to Belong, to explain how better humans make better leaders. He also touches on the importance of kindness, using the Radical of Self Inquiry, and knowing the truth of your ancestors. Let’s reignite the flames and gather around to reunite ourselves from being divided. Join Jerry Colonna and Tony Martignetti in this grand reunion to become better humans. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:37:46

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Unlocking The Dance Of Leadership: A Virtual Campfire Conversation With Dr. Gary Crotaz

1/22/2024
There are a lot of parallels between dance and leadership that most of us aren’t aware of. Today’s guest is Dr. Gary Crotaz, the host of The Unlock Moment, who went from the world of competitive ballroom dancing to the realm of coaching, leadership, and podcasting. Uncover the parallels between dance and effective leadership as Gary delves into the intricacies of connection, rhythm, and evolution. Join the conversation as Gary unfolds the wisdom gained from his experiences and his fascinating podcast, The Unlock Moment. Discover the transformative power of aligning with others, just like synchronized dancers moving in harmony. Gary's insights go beyond the conventional leadership advice, offering a refreshing perspective on the constant evolution required in meaningful conversations. Tune in for a thought-provoking and insightful exploration of leadership, connection, and the dance that happens when two minds meet! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:46:25

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The Power Of Negotiation: Transforming Careers And Lives With Kathryn Valentine

1/8/2024
Negotiation isn't just about asking; it's about asking in a way that transforms possibilities into realities, reshaping the world of work, one empowering conversation at a time. In this episode, we have Kathryn Valentine, the CEO of Worthmore Strategies, discuss all things negotiation. She explains the gender-specific challenges faced by women in the workforce and how she discovered the strategies to negotiate her way to thrive. She discusses the power of asking and the art of negotiation beyond monetary gains. Through her work, Kathryn has reshaped the dynamics of negotiation, providing a full list of 75 negotiable aspects and breaking stereotypes about women in the workforce. Tune in now and learn how to negotiate your way through life. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:33:49

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Integrating Arts And Music And Building A Deeper Human Connection With Adam Rosendahl

12/18/2023
Today’s guest believes in the power of art to transcend cultural, generational, and professional divides, get people out of their heads, and drop into their hearts. Art is the creative bridge that connects us. In this episode, Adam Rosendahl, the Founder and CEO of Late Nite Art, shares how he paved his creative path and how integrating arts and music into work affects your business. Adam also discusses how collaborative art mixed with curated music space creates a meaningful conversation and reflection with people. He takes us into the next path he heads into his career in empowering others with the power of art. Stay tuned to this episode and see how Adam paints a creative path for everyone to connect. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:39:29

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Speak-Up Culture: Building Psychological Safety And Trust With Stephen “Shed” Shedletzky

12/11/2023
In a culture that encourages authenticity, every spoken word becomes a catalyst for change. Stephen “Shed” Shedletzky joins us in this episode to talk about the importance of speaking up and creating a culture that values authenticity and empowerment. Stephen talks about how his fear of public speaking turned into a motivation to find his purpose. He explores the transformative power of embracing vulnerability, the importance of psychological safety, and the notion of what truly constitutes success. The discussion also reveals a sneak peek at Stephen’s newly released book, Speak-Up Culture: When Leaders Truly Listen, People Step Up. Tune in now and start your journey towards making your voice heard! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:43:08

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Improving Leadership: How To Be An Impactful Leader In Your Organization With Ed Batista

11/27/2023
Gracing this episode with his expertise is Ed Batista, an executive coach. Ed recounts his flashpoints leading to his coaching career. He also shows his expertise in working with leaders by providing insights on managing relationships with key employees, improving leadership team dynamics, and transitioning from technical expert to leader. Ed brings so much value to the culture established in the company and how leaders should care for themselves. Why don’t you pause for a minute and ponder how effective are you as a leader? How much impact are you making? Tune in to this episode with Ed Batista and find value in being an impactful leader in your organization. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:43:55

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Simple Seed: Nurturing Resilient And Empowered Children With Katie Wood

11/20/2023
Plant the seeds of gratitude and mindfulness early, and watch the world bloom with resilient, empowered children. In today's inspiring episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Katie Wood, the visionary founder of Simple Seed, who's on a mission to sow the seeds of mindfulness and gratitude in the hearts of young minds. Today, she’ll discuss the magic of gratitude, mindfulness, and the power of positivity, especially when it comes to our children's growth and development. Katie shares how Covid-19 became the catalyst to creating "Simple Seed," a unique journal designed to help kids kick start their days with intention and foster a growth mindset. Katie emphasizes the importance of instilling resilience, grit, and a positive outlook in children from an early age. She believes that young minds are like fertile soil, and by teaching them how to think rather than what to think, we can empower them to thrive in an ever-changing world. Tune in now and discover how to nurture the seeds of positivity, resilience, and mindfulness in the young hearts of today, ensuring a brighter tomorrow. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:32:20

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Prep, Push, Pivot: Career Transitions And Limitless Potential With Octavia Goredema

11/13/2023
Your worth is not measured by validation from others; it's discovered by recognizing your own value. Join us in this episode as our guest, Octavia Goredema, author of Prep, Push, Pivot and How to Change Careers talks about the underrepresented women in the workplace and the power of knowing your worth. Octavia shares her journey, showcasing the significance of not imposing limits on your own potential. She reminds us that our potential is limitless, and we often underestimate the power of our unique abilities and passions. Octavia emphasizes the importance of recognizing our value, even when it may not be reflected back at us. From embracing values and shattering self-imposed limits to advocating yourself and paying it forward, Octavia unpacks a lot in this episode. Get ready to step into greatness and live your best life. Tune in now! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:36:26

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Humanity’s Future Beyond Earth: Ben Haldeman’s Space Mission To The Moon

11/6/2023
Have you dreamt of going to space when you were a child? You can make that childhood dream come true and be part of a space mission to preserve your blueprint in the universe. In this episode, Ben Haldeman, the Founder of LifeShip, shares the unwinding of his space mission to protect and spread humanity’s future beyond Earth. This space movement allows us to preserve Earth for future generations to see. Ben also takes us into what’s next for LifeShip as they move forward towards the future. To wrap up the conversation, he also speaks about ensuring how the stories are told to the future. Let’s board the LifeShip and join Ben Haldeman on his space mission to the stars. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:33:51

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Psychedelic Therapy: Healing Trauma And Building Resilience With Hardi Põder

10/30/2023
Embrace vulnerability, face your fears, and transform your traumas – the path to resilience starts within. Join us as we sit with Hardi Põder, founder of InLibrium, to talk about personal transformation, resilience, and the profound impact of trauma on our lives. Hardi opens up about his own experiences, sharing how trauma and limiting beliefs held him back for years, even while he appeared to be thriving on the surface. Through his story, he shares how he discovered the power of vulnerability and how embracing it can lead to personal growth. Hardi also explores the role of psychedelics in self-discovery and healing, shedding light on how psychedelics can serve as a catalyst for awareness and transformation. He emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach that combines these experiences with professional therapy and coaching for lasting change. Tune in now and challenge the way you see your own life's journey. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:39:22

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Blossoming In Every Season: Achieving The Work-Life Bloom With Dan Pontefract

10/23/2023
Bloom where you're planted – the secret to thriving in both work and life lies in embracing change and nurturing your growth. Join us as we sit down with Dan Pontefract, a renowned speaker, culture change expert, leadership strategist, and best-selling author of five award-winning books. Today, he dives deep into the lessons and insights from his latest book, "Work-Life Bloom." Sharing his life journey, Dan unravels the power of curiosity, impact of empathy, and the definition of “blooming”. He discusses why traditional concepts like "work-life balance" and "employee engagement" may not serve us as well as we think, and how a new paradigm of "work-life integration" and "blooming" can empower individuals and teams to flourish. Tune in now to transform the way you think about leadership, curiosity, and the pursuit of a fulfilling life. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:44:19

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Reinventing Resilience: Comprehensive Guidance On Navigating Organizational Change With Paul Thallner

10/16/2023
Get ready to unlock the secrets of building resilience in the midst of organizational change as we dive into another virtual campfire conversation. In this episode, Tony Martignetti sits down with Paul Thallner, the author of Reinventing Resilience to delve deep into the profound impact resilience can have, both on a personal and organizational level. Join them as they explore the transformative journey of fostering the courage and confidence to grow through challenges. Discover how this concept is reshaping the way we approach organizational change, offering a fresh perspective on navigating the complexities of the modern workplace. Paul unravels the core elements of resilience, its power in enhancing employee well-being, and the critical role it plays in building adaptive and thriving organizations. Tune in for an engaging conversation that will inspire you to rethink your approach to change, both within yourself and your organization. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/virtualcampfire

Duration:00:39:29