Campfire Lessons for Leaders Book Launch Party

Welcome to the virtual celebration of "Campfire Lessons for Leaders"! Join us for an evening of inspiration, stories, and insightful conversations with special guests from the Virtual Campfire Podcast.

The campfire has been a timeless symbol for building trust, sharing knowledge, and inspiring others. Join us as we recreate this powerful space virtually, sparking meaningful conversations that will leave you motivated and enlightened.

Date & Time:
March 21st, 3:00 pm EST


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Engaging Conversations: Immerse yourself in thought-provoking discussions with featured guests, exploring their life lessons and experiences.

Exclusive Insights: Discover behind-the-scenes stories and gain a unique perspective on the book from those who lived it.


Featured Guests:

Ann Brennan

Ann Brennan is the straight-shooting CEO of No Bullshit Marketing, a firm dedicated to cutting through the clutter with clear, effective strategies for home service companies. With years of experience and a passion for real results, Ann leads her team in delivering no-nonsense marketing solutions that drive growth and success for businesses tired of empty promises. Her expertise in demystifying digital marketing makes her a trusted ally for companies looking to make a genuine impact in their market.

Michael O'Brien

Breathe in…Breathe out… It’s time to stress less and Pause Breathe Reflect with Michael O’Brien. Michael is a qualified meditation teacher, executive coach, and endurance athlete. He loves helping people accomplish hard things through mindfulness.

Kelly Wendorf

Raised profoundly connected to nature, Kelly Wendorf is an executive coach, author, and spiritual mentor rooted in global wisdom traditions. With experiences from India to Australia, she's earned acclaim as a 'corporate shaman,' transforming leaders in tech giants and underserved communities. Through her book Flying Lead Change, Kelly champions a transformative narrative, guiding individuals and organizations toward impactful change. She's the visionary behind EQUUS, fostering empathetic leadership for a better world.

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Jeffrey Shaw

Jeffrey Shaw is often described as an advocate for self-employed business owners, valued for his actionable, “in the trenches” approach to achieving business and life success. Selling eggs door-to-door at 14 years old led to a lifetime of self-employment. In his twenties, he built and ran a portrait photography business, becoming one of the most sought-after portrait photographers for affluent families in the U.S. His portraits have been on The Oprah Winfrey Show and CBS News, in People and O Magazine, and hang in the halls of Harvard University and The Norman Vincent Peale Center.Today, Jeffrey is the author of LINGO and The Self-Employed Life, founder of the Self-Employed Business Institute, a keynote speaker, and host of The Self-Employed Life

Panos Panay

Panos A. Panay, President of the Recording Academy®, is at the forefront of driving business growth by expanding service offerings for Academy members and the industry. With a focus on global expansion, new partnerships, and leveraging cutting-edge technologies, he brings a wealth of experience. Formerly the senior vice president for Global Strategy and Innovation at Berklee College of Music, Panos led strategic planning, founded the Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, managed campuses globally, and fostered partnerships. Recognized in Fast Company's Fast 50 and Inc Magazine's Inc 500, Panos is a visionary leader shaping the future of the music industry.

Lane Gardner

As a longtime trailblazer in the field of therapeutic arts, Lane’s work is an emerging voice in a world where innovative solutions to our rising mental health crisis are desperately needed. She is a fierce advocate for helping people Uncover, Recover and Discover their original superpower: Creative Expression. Taking the pressure out of trying to be an ‘artist’, Lane’s method utilizes the unique and one-of-a-kind creative expression of each individual as the perfect tool-kit to support both deep healing and everyday mental health.Lane is an award-winning Arts Educator, Speaker, Author, Singer-Songwriter and Founder of THREAD, a therapeutic arts non-profit organization.

Nancy Barrows

Named one of the Top 50 Most Impactful People of LinkedIn in 2021, one of the most prominent leading experts in video marketing in 2022 and known as The Queen of Engagement, I am a Keynote Speaker, the creator, executive producer, and host of the weekly LIVE show Connected Human Conversations, CoHost of the 2 global award-winning weekly live shows What’s Good Wednesday & Shout Out Saturday, founder of the #RadiatingReal movement, creator of THE Chick With The Toolbelt program & #! Best-Selling Author.

Jen Guillemin

With a diverse background in arts leadership, counseling, and teaching, Jen is an arts advocate and creative problem-solver. Currently on the faculty at Northeastern University's D’Amore McKim School of Business, she mentors entrepreneurship and design students in their renowned co-op program. Jen's expertise spans higher education administration, effective partnerships, strategic visioning, curriculum development, and cross-sector collaboration. Her passion lies in helping individuals align personal values, creative interests, and unique gifts to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. Jen holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Geneseo and two master’s degrees in Arts Administration and Counseling from Boston University.

Bob Coughlin

Robert Coughlin, Patient Advocate and former longtime CEO of MassBio, serves as a Managing Director at JLL, leading New England's Life Science Practice Group. A dedicated Cystic Fibrosis Dad and Strategic Advisor to the Life Science and Healthcare Industries, he specializes in aligning real estate strategies with scientific business objectives. Robert's career spans public and private sectors, including roles as Undersecretary of Economic Development, State Representative, and leadership positions in environmental services, capital management, and venture capital. A decorated advocate, he holds awards such as Father of the Year, CF Foundation Volunteer Leadership, and Boston Biotech CEO Lifetime Achievement.

Dolores Hirschmann

Dolores Hirschmann, CEO, and Founder of Masters In Clarity, is your go-to partner for growing influence. With a seasoned background as a serial entrepreneur, she excels in building, acquiring, selling, and advising businesses for over two decades. Specializing in strategy, action plans, and hands-on work, Dolores and her team support authors, entrepreneurs, service-based businesses, and startups in speaking on digital and live platforms. As an ICF-accredited Executive Coach (PCC), she brings expertise in business growth, workshop facilitation, digital marketing, and online courses. Known for her dynamic presence, Dolores is also a sought-after Speaker, Communications Coach, TEDx Speaker Coach, and Workshop Facilitator.

Tatiana Poliakova

Tatiana, a seasoned Executive Coach and Trusted Advisor, supports leaders in embracing healthy intensity. With over 28 years of experience in corporate leadership and entrepreneurship, she transforms individuals and organizations. Holding an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Coaching Professional Certificate from Henley Business School, Tatiana is accredited by ICF, EMCC, and ACF. Drawing from her 23-year career in international investment banking, she guides clients to reconnect with their values, overcome fears, and build desired legacies. Tatiana believes in aligning success, joy, and mission, co-creating environments where clients' energy unleashes their true desires.

Meet Tony Martignetti,

...the Inspired Coach, a seasoned leadership consultant, and the driving force behind The Virtual Campfire—a captivating space where he unveils the hidden narratives of individuals who command the stage, delivering powerful messages and leaving a lasting impact on the world.

As the host of The Virtual Campfire Podcast, Tony invites you to join him in exploring powerful lessons learned from leaders on their transformation journey. Why the campfire? It represents the earliest form of community, a place where trust is built, knowledge is shared, and inspiration is kindled. In the digital age, The Virtual Campfire continues this tradition, providing a platform for profound conversations.

Tony Martignetti is not just a leadership coach and consultant; he's a dynamic entrepreneur, idea generator, people connector, and curious adventurer. With a blend of practical experience, formal training, and relentless curiosity, Tony elevates leaders and equips them with the tools to navigate change. His passion lies in helping individuals find clarity in their lives, ensuring they are energized, fully present, and unstoppable. When leaders unlock their potential and lead from a place of inspired purpose, they become transformative forces, impacting and inspiring everyone around them. Tony has dedicated himself to guiding people on the journey to live a life of inspired purpose.

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About the Book

"Campfire Lessons For Leaders" is the ideal companion for business leaders heading into a milestone moment offers practical advice to help them take something that can seem amorphous and abstract – living an intentional, purposeful life – and turn it into reality.

This book serves as your compass, helping you navigate significant life changes, understand the "flashpoints" of your past, and ultimately live each day with greater purpose. Don't let uncertainty hold you back; dive into these pages and unlock the keys to a more intentional and purposeful leadership journey. Purchase your copy now and embark on a transformative path toward lasting impact and fulfillment.

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What Readers Are Saying:

Inspired Purpose Coaching
Lane Gardner

“Tony’s brilliant book combines inspiring stories, powerful insights, and practical tools as a guide for a new and innovative paradigm on leadership, one that favors curiosity, compassion, and connection over power and pressure. A must-read! ”

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Darcy Eikenberg

“Podcast host and leadership coach Tony Martignetti has created a warm, insightful collection of powerful lessons that every leader needs. If you're looking to inspire your courage and get grounded in your work, Campfire Lessons is for you. ”

Inspired Purpose Coaching
Julia C. Vallone

“Through a diverse range of stories shared on The Virtual Campfire Podcast, Tony invites us to learn from the journeys and experiences of others. He shows us how sometimes the best way to move forward, in our lives or careers, is to take a closer look at the past and the lessons we have learned.I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn and be inspired by an incredible group of leaders! ”

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We can't wait to have you by the virtual campfire on March 21st at 3:00 pm EST!