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The Virtual Campfire

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 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.

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. Why the campfire? The campfire was the earliest form of community. For generations, it was used to build trust, share knowledge, and inspire others. That is why it is time for us to sit by the virtual fire and have a powerful conversation.

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THE VIRTUAL CAMPFIRE


Episode Blogs

The Gift Of Self-Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, And Mindfulness With Kristen Harcourt

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Kristen Harcourt warms up this virtual campfire by sharing her gift to the world as she talks about what increasing self-awareness has done for her clients. She talks about a personal story of her going through bullying and how these moments started a chain of events that allowed her to help today’s leaders. Understand her insights and the vision that she has created for her clients that improves not only self-awareness but emotional intelligence and mindfulness as well. Realize, from her own ex…

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Helping Leaders Unlock Next-Level Success With Sanne Marcusse

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Perfectionism can be detrimental to your mind and body and can be a real impediment to your bid for success. In this episode, high-level coach and personal development expert, Sanne Marcusse, joins Tony Martignetti to share about her work in helping leaders achieve next-level success without having to sacrifice their health, relationships, and family life. Get to know Sanne’s background as she shares her journey and the years of stress she endured due to perfectionism. Sanne and Tony explore the…

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Bringing Out The Strength In Others In Combating Rare Diseases With Effie Parks

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Catching and combating rare diseases, particularly those connected with genes, are huge personal battles that are truly hard to win. But how much more difficult is it for the people watching from the sidelines? Tony Martignetti sits down with Effie Parks, who shares her own struggle as a mom who fought hard for her child diagnosed with the rare CTNNB1 syndrome – an experience that taught her how to persevere amid the many medical hardships. She talks about how her pursuit for support and inspira…

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Being Your Unfiltered Self In A Filtered World With Natalie Siston

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It’s Natalie Siston’s turn on the campfire with Tony Martignetti and she talks about being in tune with your authentic and unfiltered self. Growing up in a small town of 600 people, she shares an inspiring story of how she discovered the power of her voice. Learn all about how she uses her small-town skills to achieve big success with the people she works with. Follow her journey on climbing the corporate ladder into shifting to something she’s envisioned doing as a child. Engage and understand …

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Helping High-Achieving People Become High-Achieving Leaders With Alain Hunkins

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High-achieving people have the potential to become high-achieving leaders. It may sound obvious, but it has to be emphasized, because that potential will remain a potential unless nurtured and unleashed. In this episode, Alain Hunkins, keynote speaker, facilitator, and coach, joins Tony Martignetti to share how he helps people become high-achieving leaders. Get to know Alain a bit more as he looks back and shares how his story unfolded. Alain and Tony then dive into the idea of leadership and it…

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Stepping Out From Rock Bottom And Into Your Life’s Purpose With Sabine Gedeon

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The mundane day-to-day life can tend to take its toll on us, but that is only until we've found the purpose for what we're here for. Living her life living in her purpose, Sabine Gedeon has since been helping clients identify and overcome their self-sabotaging behavior. Before all of this, Sabine has been through rock bottom. She shares that moment in her life with us and how a faithful encounter helped pull herself up in this episode. Sitting down with Tony Martignetti, she takes us through her…

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Saving Wasted Human Potential: Teaching Confidence With Nada Lena Nasserdeen

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Not everyone is raised the same way. The environment in which someone grew up greatly influences who they are. So what happens when people grow up not feeling great about themselves? Nada Lena Nasserdeen, the founder and CEO of Rise Up For You, saw this as the number one tragedy today: wasted human potential. In this episode, she joins Tony Martignetti to talk about the pivotal moments in her life that took her to this realization and how she made it a mission to educate small, medium, and large…

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Taking Charge Of Creating What You Want With Wendy Cirello

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You can't run from your past, but you can either let it define you or fuel you to take charge of what's ahead. Wendy Cirello has had her shares of curveballs that would have made anyone break down. Taking control, she is moving forward from a place of intention and creating what it is she wants. In this episode, she sits down with Tony Martignetti to share with us the flashpoints in her life that made her who she is today. Now, Wendy is a curator of magical experiences for Rich Litvin at The Lit…

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Bringing Inspiration As A Business Coach With Townsend Wardlaw

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The assistance of a business coach is essential in every entrepreneur's strategic planning. But this collaboration must always target the thinking and mindset, too, in order to succeed and yield proper results. Tony Martignetti talks to transformational coach Townsend Wardlaw to share his work with founders and startup businesses in unlocking their full potential and forging their own meaning of success. Townsend talks about his shift from focusing on tangible sales consulting to a more meaningf…

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Jack McCullough: What Does It Take To Attain Full CFO Leadership?

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Most of the time, the work of a Chief Financial Officer goes beyond the money and numbers. Especially in a start-up business, CFO leadership means becoming a jack-of-all-trades, dipping into various business areas whenever and wherever needed. Tony Martignetti sits down with Jack McCullough to delve into the ups and downs of the people who take on this particular position, which he has experienced for many years. Jack talks about the importance of excellent communication skills in a CFO's role, …

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How A Gymnast And Ballerina Became A Nonverbal Communication Coach With Rachel Cossar

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In today's episode, Rachel Cossar shares her flashpoints of how she went from being a gymnast to a ballerina to becoming a nonverbal communication coach. Rachel is the founder of Choreography For Business, wherein she teaches people how to use their bodies for effective nonverbal communication. As a high-level athlete and professional ballet dancer, Rachel knows the power of the physical human body to project a strong presence and a sense of leadership. Her story demonstrates that you don't have…

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Stacey Shipman On Building Her Personal Legacy By Inspiring Leaders

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No one can find success alone, and certainly not when the goal is just to make money. For Stacey Shipman, she wants her legacy to be found in her developmental work, inspiring leaders to aim for bigger things beyond the typical and usual. Sitting down with Tony Martignetti, the creator of Engage The Room and host of the Shed The Formality Podcast talks about her mission to create relationships with business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them find their own path in making it big in their chos…

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