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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 am here to share what you don't often see - their tales of transformation. That's what we will uncover here. The tiny steps that led to the big leaps.

Welcome to The Virtual Campfire, I am Tony Martignetti, the Inspired Coach. Here I will 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

The Coaching Habit With Michael Bungay Stanier

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Join us in today's episode because my guest will paint today's conversation with multiple colors with his insights. Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of the Box of Crayons and author of the best-selling book The Coaching Habit. Michael explores the role of persistence in his life journey, which allows him to disallow any rejection that will hold him back. He also explains the power of keystone conversation in unlocking deeper understanding and building trust within working environments as …

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The Good Awkward: Why Embracing Awkwardness Can Be Your Secret Weapon To Personal Growth With Henna Pryor

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Awkwardness and personal growth aren’t two words that you would typically use together in sentence, unless you intend to contrast them. We’re doing the exact opposite in this virtual campfire conversation. Today’s guest, Henna Pryor, firmly believes that embracing our awkwardness and running towards discomfort is our best bet to unlocking the next chapter of success in our lives. Henna tells us how embracing this philosophy has helped her become the best version of herself and how it’s now tak…

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The Science Advocate: Why We Need More Champions for Science and Scientists With Jayshree Seth

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Science advocacy isn't just about championing research; it's about amplifying the voices of the scientists themselves. This role goes beyond supporting the scientific community – it's about igniting a passion for STEM within the next generation. Fueled by a desire to make the world a better place, Jayshree Seth's journey explores the crucial elements needed to cultivate a future driven by purpose, collaboration, and a deep appreciation for scientific progress.  

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Slingshot: Rewriting The Story Of Your Life With Moustafa Hamwi

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We go through life learning the lessons necessary for us to find our purpose. In this episode, we follow the transformative journey of bestselling author and passion reigniter, Moustafa Hamwi. Moustafa, known for his unique lifestyle as an executive nomad, shares his remarkable evolution from a corporate job in Dubai to the realization that the glitz of the party scene didn't fulfill his soul. Seeking deeper meaning, he ventured to India, immersing himself in meditation and reflection with a H…

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Leading Inclusion: Creating Respectful Environments With Gena Cox

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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…

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Conscious Evolution: The Soulful Path Of Leadership With Amy Elizabeth Fox

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We often overlook the human element that propels transformation, thinking that change solely relies on technical prowess and innovative strategies. This episode is about to show you how consciously evolving people are the changemakers the world needs. In this interview, meet Amy Elizabeth Fox, the CEO of Mobius Executive Leadership, as she shares her profound journey in leading immersive leadership development programs. From a transformative meeting that began a long healing process to discove…

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The Art of Real-Time Leadership with Carol Kauffman

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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 givin…

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

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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 expla…

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Wayfinding: Your Path To Transformative Growth With Annette Mason

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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 an…

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Embracing Fearlessness In The Tech World With Tom Frazier

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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 abou…

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

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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 ex…

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

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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 b…

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