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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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Episode Blogs

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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Bill Ringle On How To Approach Leadership And Communication Better

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Communication is a powerful tool; effective leadership is knowing how to use the different channels to connect with your team better. Joining Tony Martignetti today is Bill Ringle, the CEO and Chief Growth Officer of LearnWell, and the host of My Quest for the Best podcast. Bill has worked with several leaders and founders with a mission to transform leaders and their teams to unlock the growth potential of their business. In this episode, Bill highlights the value and importance of using writ…

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Bringing People Together With Music Thinking With Christof Zürn

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A good way to bring people and things together is to think of everything as an instrument. The music thinking framework allows you to think of all your different work tools, templates, or canvases as instruments. This is an effective way to bring collaboration into the workplace the same way musicians do it. Join Tony Martignetti as he talks to Christof Zürn about his new book The Power of Music Thinking. Besides being an author, Christof has been in multiple roles like creative director, desi…

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The Journey Beyond Fear With John Hagel

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Fear is an obstacle we face both in life and in business. The key to success is not eliminating it but rather moving forward despite it. Here to share his wisdom on the topics is John Hagel. John is the founder of Beyond Our Edge, where he helps companies anticipate—not fear—the future to achieve greater impact. In today’s episode, we hone in on insights from his book, The Journey Beyond Fear, on how to overcome and achieve success even as we encounter and experience fear in our business. Join h…

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Unearthing Powerful Stories To Success With Donna Loughlin

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Everyone has a story to tell. Often, the best ones inspire. And our guest in this episode has a story that is nothing short of that. Donna Loughlin, President & Founder of LMGPR, is known for her work with leaders, futurists, and innovators. But there's more to learn from her than what we see in her bio. In this conversation, Donna goes way back to when she was eight and tells us her story of early entrepreneurship—selling her stories, working in her father's publishing company, traveling across…

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Riding Through The Waves: From Politician To A Champion Of Life Sciences With Bob Coughlin

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Some of us plan our life ahead, navigating through careers and whatnot. However, just as we've all come to know, life happens, and sometimes our plans fall through. That is why Robert "Bob" Coughlin is a great believer in not thinking too much about it, which led him to become the person he is now and impacting so many lives. In this episode, he joins Tony Martignetti to share the flash points that took him from politician to President and CEO of MassBio to Managing Director of Life Sciences at …

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Growing On Purpose And Making A Difference With Dave Molenda Of Positive Polarity

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Is it your passion to make an impact in the world? For Dave Molenda, the founder of Positive Polarity, it started when he collected newspapers for recycling and exchanged them for money. While he was growing up, he capitalized on every opportunity that came his way to help people grow. He founded Positive Polarity to pass the principles of his success onto his clients through his coaching, training, and mentoring so that they too can succeed and grow. It’s your time to achieve your goals and g…

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Live Your Possible: Ignite Your Happy, Authentic Self And Live A Fulfilling Life With Darrin Tulley

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There’s a kid inside all of us, but what if that kid is actually our authentic self? Joining Tony Martignetti is Darrin Tulley, founder and Chief of Possibilities of Ignite Happy an author of Live Your Possible: Ignite Your Happy, Authentic Self and Live a Fulfilling Life Rooted in Joy, Inclusion, Love and Possibilities! In this episode, Darrin shares his philosophy on living with an open, inclusive mind can lead you to embodying your authentic self. Darrin left his career in corporate America…

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Mitchell Levy: How To Show Up With Credibility

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When we're looking for something, we are more than likely going to the most credible thing we can find. That is why people, businesses, and brands need credibility for others to trust them. So how do we achieve that? In this episode, Tony Martignetti has the perfect guest to help. He is joined by Mitchell Levy, a Global Credibility Expert, two times TEDx speaker, international bestselling author, and executive coach. Mitchell dives deep into what being a credibility expert is all about and why…

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How To Be A Problem Solver And Successful Entrepreneur With Danny Warshay

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Do you feel you need to have abundant resources for you to succeed? Tony Martignetti proudly presents Danny Warshay, the author of "See, Solve, Scale," an entrepreneurship professor and problem solver. Danny explains that you can leverage scarce resources to innovate in ways that are more difficult to do in a well-resourced environment. Your success doesn't depend on resources but on how efficiently you resolve issues. There's no shortage of problems, but there's a shortage of problem solvers. A…

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Lessons From A Clown: Finding Your True Authentic Self With Em Stroud

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Acting isn’t about pretending to be someone else, it's about portraying your true, authentic self. Clowning is also very similar to that. You show the world what you're seeing through laughter and kindness. Discover how Em Stroud found her true self by being a professional clown. She was able to discover all the different parts of herself by performing in front of an audience. Listen to your calling and be who you want to be. Join Tony Martignetti as he talks to Em about her career in acting to …

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Pivoting Towards Being A Successful Solopreneur With Alex Brueckmann

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Many people's lives changed after the 9/11 attack. And one such case is our guest for today's episode, Alex Brueckmann. He was working as a journalist and was forced to quit since 95% of the people where he was working were cut off. He had no other choice but to restart his career. That is where his journey in the corporate world started, from co-creating a company to breaking out in the world of solopreneurship. Learn how he made the shift, the setbacks he faced, and the lessons he learned. Fin…

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