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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

How Community Building Can Go Beyond Language With Celine Schillinger

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If you want to build an effective corporate team, you must adopt meaningful community-building strategies. However, you cannot simply rely on your communication channels for this. Most of the time, connections are built not just through company memos or emails. Tony Martignetti speaks with award-winning French entrepreneur and change practitioner Celine Schillinger, who shares how she goes beyond language to create healthy corporate communities. She explains how leaders should challenge themse…

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Speak Up!: Building Sustainable Results Through Effective Communication With Deb Coviello

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Tony Martignetti is uncovering stories by the campfire again. Advisor, author, podcast host, and founder of Illumination Partners, Deb Coviello, takes this round as she shares the flashpoints of a kid that would never shut up. Deb shares the appropriate approach to delivering feedback to ensure a positive impact and insights on what to focus on to get sustainable results instead of just coming up with compliance solutions. Listen in and learn how effective communication can make a difference a…

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Finding A Purpose That Is More Than Oneself With Leslie Williams

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Finding your true purpose in this world can take a while. It's going to take a lot of exploration and a lot of failed attempts. You can't just magically find your purpose on your first job. That is why you must believe in yourself and that you can do more. Today, you’re about to learn how you can create an impact that is so much bigger than yourself.

Join Tony Martignetti as he talks to the Co-Founder, President, and CEO of hC BioscienceLeslie Williams. Leslie shares her journey from going …

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Make Your Ideas Happen: A Creative Journey With Sam Aquillano

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Design is everywhere, and you can find creativity in every corner of the world. But how it influences and inspires is all up to you. In this episode, Sam Aquillano, an author, host of the Inside Front Cover Podcast, Founder and Executive & Creative Director of Design Museum Everywhere, and Senior Strategic Designer at Edward Jones, recounts his creative adventures and shares flashpoints that led to his success as a design leader and entrepreneur. He talks about how following your instinct, col…

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Flow And Focus: Pivotal Moments Of Growth With Tutti Taygerly

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When everything seems perfect, life throws you a curveball that makes you assess where you’re at and where you want to be. And sometimes, it's at our lowest time that we find our true passion and purpose. In this episode, leadership and executive coach Tutti Taygerly tells us a story of personal flashpoints and how those pivotal moments brought personal growth and influenced growth in others as she realized her passion for people, processes, culture, and personal transformation. She talks abou…

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The Seismic Shift In Leadership With Michelle Johnston

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Leaders are not getting pushed out of their organizations because there is a seismic shift happening. These leaders were subscribing to command and control instead of human connection. Leaders who can't connect with their team won’t find success. You need to connect with your people and show up as a human. You don't have to be perfect, just be your authentic self. Join Tony Martignetti as he talks to Executive Coach, Michelle Johnston about her new book Seismic Shift. Learn what seismic shifts…

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Pivoting Careers To Find Your Most Scalable Impact With Amii Barnard-Bahn

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There is nothing wrong if we can't settle into one profession. We’re all just trying to look for that thing that brings us joy and find ways to create the most impact. Today, Tony Martignetti talks to Amii Barnard-Bahn about her journey to finding where she can make the most impact. Amii is now the CEO and Founder of Barnard-Bahn Coaching & Consulting. But before that, she was a lawyer and worked for HR and corporate. Tune in to know why you should always check in with yourself once in a while…

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Evolving Leaders, People-First Culture, And Unignorable Brands With Steven Morris

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The business world is constantly changing, and the most successful companies are those that can adapt to change quickly. One of the most important things a company can do to facilitate this adaptation is evolving leaders, connected cultures, and unique brands. And in this episode, Steven Morris joins Tony Martignetti. Steven is a brand and culture advisor, author, and speaker. He works with business leaders to mine, articulate, and activate their driving belief systems to create organizational…

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The Concept Of Organizational Consciousness With Bria Martin

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Many organizations are unaware of the harmful impact they have on our world. Having organizational consciousness helps you look at how your organization impacts the world. In this episode, Bria Martin, Vice President, Organizational Strategy and Leadership Development at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, shares a strategy that helps your organization grow as it helps its people. She discusses organizational consciousness and how it dramatically impacts people's growth. Tune in to this episode and liste…

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Making Social Impact And Sparking Change For A Better World With Rick Ornelas

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Are you confident you can spark change and make a difference in people's lives? Join host Tony Martignetti as he interviews Rick Ornelas about making positive changes and social impact for a better world. Rick is the founder of I Spark Change, a community of those elevating their social impact and spreading positive change in everything they do because humanity matters. In this episode, he shares his journey driven by faith, discipline, and important milestones. He discusses the importance of re…

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Unleashing The Power Of Liminal Space With Rick Simmons

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There is power in the liminal space. It is those threshold moments where you’re no longer where you’ve been but you’re not yet on the other side. Rick Simmons, CEO of Telos Institute, talks extensively about this in his book, Unleashed: Harnessing the Power of Liminal Space. He shares some of the most important concepts from that book in this conversation with Tony Martignetti. Rick shares the flashpoints that led him to his journey and making a massive impact on the world. He talks about how ra…

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Changing The Status Quo In The World Of Hearing Loss With Janice Lintz

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Hearing loss is a major problem that affects millions of people around the world. Despite this, the conversation around hearing loss is often relegated to the sidelines. That's what challenges Janice Lintz, a passionate and accomplished hearing loss consultant and advocate. Janice is well known and respected for her ability to assess situations, identify areas for improvement, recommend solutions, and implement programs that help organizations improve customer service and grow profits. Her abi…

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