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The Virtual Campfire's Podcast

88 EpisodesProduced by Tony MartignettiWebsite

The campfire. school, church, and watercooler all-in-one. It's the earliest form of community; Sitting around a campfire and sharing stories. For generations, it was used to build trust, share knowledge, and inspire others. Welcome to the Virtual Campfire – I'm Tony Martignetti, the Inspired Coach. … read more

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Creating An Engaging And Energizing Workplace Culture That Sparks Success With Chester Elton

May 12th, 2021


Chester Elton talks with Tony Martignetti on his journey to becoming the number one bestselling leadership author and organizational culture, …

Utilizing Energy And Defeating Self-Doubt With Alexis Artin

May 10th, 2021


Our upbringing hugely impacts how we act and see ourselves. But as we grow, we need to start utilizing energy and become bigger than our current perspectives. Tony Martignetti talks with Demartini Method Facilitator

Get Lucky: Intersecting Preparedness And Opportunity With Ramani Varanasi

May 5th, 2021


Being lucky isn't simply an occurrence but can be considered a skill, and it usually manifests when you meet opportunity with preparedness. Sharing her insight about success and luck in this episode is Ramani Varanasi, …

Challenging The Corporate Image: On The Precipice Of Burnout With Georgie Dickins

May 3rd, 2021


Are you aware of the consequences of your success? In this episode, transformational coach Georgie Dickins sits down with Tony Martignetti to talk about her flashpoints and how she challenged the corporate image. …

A Journey Of A Corporate Dropout To Impacting Parents With Diane Dempster

April 28th, 2021


Parenting is challenging as it is, so how much more when you're dealing with complex kids? In this episode, Diane Dempster, the COO, and Cofounder of Impact Parents, joins Tony Martignetti to share the different turns …

Hard-Earned Lessons From The Military To Coaching With Alice Bromage

April 26th, 2021


Everything happens in our life just as it should because they help build you into the kind of person you are today. Alice Bromage believes that …

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

April 21st, 2021


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 …

Helping Leaders Unlock Next-Level Success With Sanne Marcusse

April 19th, 2021


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 …

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

April 14th, 2021


Catching and combating rare diseases, particularly those connected with genes, are huge personal battles that are truly hard to win. But how much …

Being Your Unfiltered Self In A Filtered World With Natalie Siston

April 12th, 2021


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 …

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

April 7th, 2021


High-achieving people have a 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, …

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

April 5th, 2021


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 …

Saving Wasted Human Potential: Teaching Confidence With Nada Lena Nasserdeen

March 31st, 2021


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 …

Taking Charge Of Creating What You Want With Wendy Cirello

March 29th, 2021


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 …

Bringing Inspiration As A Business Coach With Townsend Wardlaw

March 24th, 2021


The assistance of a business coach is essential in every entrepreneur's strategic planning. But this collaboration must always target the thinking …

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

March 22nd, 2021


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 …

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

March 17th, 2021


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 …

Stacey Shipman On Building Her Personal Legacy By Inspiring Leaders

March 15th, 2021


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 …

For The Love Of Science And Journalism: A Journey To Demystify A Rare Disease With Bijal Trivedi

March 10th, 2021


Cystic fibrosis is a rare, inherited lung disease that has been affecting children and devastating many families for so long. Without treatment, it can be fatal. Spreading awareness about this disease and the healing …

Forging A Path Of Extreme Adventure: Creating Success And Fulfillment With Erik Seversen  

March 8th, 2021


There is so much to life that it would be a shame not to go out there and experience it to the fullest of our abilities. When we take steps outside …

Unlocking Your Unique Potential With Cara Shortsleeve

March 1st, 2021


You might be skilled to do a ton of different things, but have you asked yourself what's going to make you the happiest? What is the role you’re …

Dare to Inspire with Allison Holzer

February 22nd, 2021


Allison Holzer is the co-CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of InspireCorps, an inspiration strategy firm that partners with organizations to drive …

Speaking Up and Speaking Out with Todd Cherches

February 15th, 2021


Todd Cherches is the CEO and co-founder of BigBlueGumball, an NYC-based consulting firm specializing in leadership development, public speaking, and …

Mindset Mondays with David Taylor-Klaus

February 8th, 2021


David Taylor-Klaus reintroduces successful entrepreneurs and senior executives to their families. A serial entrepreneur, he is recognized for …

Performing as You with Diana Theodores

February 1st, 2021


Diana is a speaker, performance coach, and the bestselling author of Performing as You. In the book, she talks about how she applies her 25 years of experience with the theater stage to the business stage. She invites …

Transformative Teaching with Lisa DeAngelis

January 27th, 2021


Lisa DeAngelis is the founder of Dragonfly Coaching. She helps leaders at all levels move from knowledge to wisdom to action. She has published several peer-reviewed articles on leadership, teamwork, and transformation. …

Moving Ahead with Susan Peppercorn

January 25th, 2021


Susan Peppercorn is an executive coach, writer, and speaker who helps professionals to make successful career choices. She’s coached clients from a …

The Agile Leader with Chuck Mollor

January 20th, 2021


Chuck Mollor is the founder, CEO, advisor, and executive coach at MCG Partners, an organization that helps develop leaders and teams, optimizing both …

Your Relationship with Your Body with Kobini Ananth

January 18th, 2021




Kobini Ananth is a musician, composer, and economist based in London. For about twenty years she struggled with an eating disorder because of her insecurities about weighing more than those around her. Despite …

Positive Rebellion with Tom Bell

January 13th, 2021




Tom Bell’s sister took her life in 1991, and the event completely changed his life. It wasn’t until ten years later that Tom found out the cause of her suicide: the predation of a worker in her mental institution …

Coaching For Success with Andrew Moss

January 11th, 2021


Andrew Moss has spent his professional life coaching in different environments. After a 20-year career of coaching elite athletes, developing high-performance coaches, and advising on talent development in the Olympic …

The Hope Inside with Catherine Hammond

January 6th, 2021




Catherine Hammond had a tough childhood. Her mother struggled with severe depression, and as a result she wasn’t able to be positively present in …

Transformative Leadership with Amir Ghannad

January 4th, 2021




Amir Ghannad spent much of his childhood in Iran, but when revolution began brewing his parents sent him to the United States. With nothing, …

Preventing Suicide and Coping with Trauma with Clint Adams

December 30th, 2020


Clint is a former police officer and counselor. Now he is a published author with his new book, "lighting the blue flame" which is all about suicide …

Finding Meaning in Work with Tammy Gooler Loeb

December 28th, 2020




Tammy Gooler Loeb knew she wanted to serve as a child, but she didn’t know how she’d do it. After doing volunteer work, trying her hand in public …

Listening to Your Intuition with Tina Reimer

December 23rd, 2020




Tina Reimer is an artist, dancer, and a bad-ass intuitive. She works with people to lead them back to themselves using her intuition and her skills as a coach and a guide. She loves working with visionaries, …

Personal Development Through Entrepreneurship

December 21st, 2020




Jessica Rhodes is the leading expert on how to leverage podcast guesting, increase brand awareness, more leads, and higher profits. She created the podcast booking industry in 2013 when she founded Interview …

Reconciling the Past Darkness with Gaby Puma

December 16th, 2020




Gaby Puma is a transformation teacher, guide, and coach who is a bridge between indigenous wisdom and western knowledge. She has been a leader in the travel and tourism industry for the past 15 years. She is the …

Uniting Business and the Arts with Jen Guillemin and Wendy Swart Grossman

December 14th, 2020




What do capitalism and the arts have in common? Some might say nothing, but Jen Guillemin and Wendy Swart Grossman have a different answer. They recognize that business needs art and art needs business, and their …

Creating Triumph from Tragedy with Charlotte Fowles

December 9th, 2020




Charlotte Fowles is known as the ‘Executive Adventurer’, and she helps corporate leader who are frustrated, lost or bored, to rediscover their purpose and passion.  Charlotte is an expert in resilience, having …

Getting Where You Want To Be with Ozan Varol

December 7th, 2020




Ozan Varol is a former rocket scientist, turned award-winning professor, successful blogger, and the author of the number one best selling book

Allowing Yourself To Be Vulnerable with Rob Salafia

December 2nd, 2020


Rob Salafia is the CEO of Protagonist Consulting Group, an organization that aims to help leaders unlock their true potential, boost performance, and …

Pushing Past Your Mistakes with Dave Melville

November 30th, 2020


Dave Melville is the CEO and Founder of The Bowdoin Group, an award-winning executive search firm that helps businesses find the right fit for …

Breaking The Patterns of Our Thinking To Create Something Different with Bill Flynn

November 25th, 2020


Bill Flynn is a Chief Catalyst at Catalyst Growth Advisors, a coaching company that aims to help leaders advance the way they perceive what should be …

Building Close Virtual Relationships with Robbie Samuels

November 23rd, 2020


Robbie Samuels is a Virtual Event Design Consultant, Executive Zoom Producer, and a Virtual Event Professional. He helps businesses organize and …

Leading Others Without The Title Of Coach with Shermain Melton

November 18th, 2020




Shermain Melton is a Leadership Development Coach who helps leaders jump over their biggest hurdles and find themselves along the way. He has …

How To Follow Your Own Advice with Kit Pang

November 16th, 2020




Kit Pang is the Founder of Boston Speaks, a public speaking and presentation training company. The company was founded to help professionals propel themselves toward success through expert speaking skills and a …

Reconnecting with Your True Value with Mark Struczewski

November 11th, 2020




Mark Struczewski is a productivity expert and online trainer. Because of what he does, and how good he does it, he’s known as Mister Productivity

Seeking Fulfillment Through Empathy and Kindness with Scott Stolze

November 9th, 2020


VC039- Seeking Fulfillment Through Empathy and Kindness with Scott Stolze


Scott Stolze is a Communication Coach whose goal is to help emerging …

Find Your Weirdness And Live Your Weird Out Loud with Hayden Lee

November 4th, 2020


Hayden Lee is an Executive Leadership Coach who helps high-potential individuals through self-awareness and goal finding for their personal and …

Writing Your Own Path with Laurie Shiers

November 2nd, 2020




Laurie Shiers is the Founder of Brainchild Coaching, a coaching company that seeks to help those with a creative mindset thrive professionally …

Showing Empathy In Spite of Resistance with Deirdre Breakenridge

October 28th, 2020




Deirdre Breakenridge is an author and CEO at Pure Performance Communications, a company that helps businesses communicate and engage with their …

Speaking The Language of Business with Wendy Pease

October 26th, 2020




Wendy Pease is a Language Translation Expert and Partner at Rapport International, a company that provides professional translation and interpreting services that serve global and local brands. They specialize in …

Doing What You Love Despite What Others Say with Susan Finn

October 21st, 2020




Susan Finn is a Digital Marketing Strategist with a focus on social media implementation and development. She is the owner of Rise Above Noise, a platform that guides entrepreneurs to manage their business’ online …

The Paradox of Overachieving and Fulfillment with Mandy Lehto

October 19th, 2020




Dr. Mandy Lehto is a writer, coach, and corporate trainer. She helps clients find peace, purpose, and more authenticity in life as well as help them display power through quiet confidence and kindness. Before she …

Finding Fulfillment in Your Occupation with Lauren Celano

October 14th, 2020




Lauren Celano is the Founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a firm that offers recruitment services in the life sciences sector. They help life sciences companies hire for their research, commercial, and clinical teams. …

Becoming a Servant-Leader with Jeff Harmon

October 12th, 2020




Jeff Harmon is the Owner of Brilliance Within Coaching and Consulting, a training and coaching firm on a mission to equip industry leaders to …

Embracing What Makes You Different with Niiamah Ashong

October 7th, 2020




Niiamah Ashong describes himself as a life coach and Sherpa for the socially conscious and impact-driven leaders. He built a community of trailblazers to help them understand themselves regardless of their …

Being at Peace Amidst the World's Chaos with Kristin Van Busum

October 5th, 2020




Kristin Van Busum is the Founder and CEO of Project Alianza, a social enterprise and NGO focused on providing quality education for children living in remote locations in Nicaragua and El Salvador. Their company has …

The Guide Posts That Mark The Years of Our Lives with Praveen Tipirneni

September 30th, 2020




Dr. Praveen Tipirneni is the President and CEO of Morphic Therapeutic, a company that is leading the way for developing new types of drugs for treating inflammatory diseases. Throughout his career, he’s gained …

Leveraging Your Experiences With Failure with Paula Ragan

September 28th, 2020




Paula Ragan is the Founder and CEO of X4 Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage and product-focused oncology company. Their mission is to develop the …

How You Can Lead From Behind with Kelly Wendorf

September 23rd, 2020




Kelly Wendorf is an ICF Master Certified Coach and founder of EQUUS, a discovery, leadership, and self-mastery development organization. The company offers coaching for clients, thought leaders, and certifications …

Understanding and Forgiving Your Shortcomings with Elaine Taylor-Klaus

September 21st, 2020




Elaine Taylor-Klaus is a professional coach, author, and proud mother in an ADHD family. She co-founded Impact Parents, a virtual community providing coaching, training, and support for parents with complex kids. …

Finding A Moment of Stillness with Matt Chavlovich

September 16th, 2020




Matt Chavlovich is a leadership coach who helps athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs find more momentum in their success-driven life. He meets his clients through his company, Today I Begin, with the intent to lead …

Sustaining a Successful Lifestyle with Mark Silverman

September 14th, 2020




Mark Silverman is an expert in leadership resiliency. He is a public speaker, coach, and host of the Mastering Midlife podcast, where he interviews business leaders and other coaches about conquering midlife. He is …

Expanding Your Vision To Narrow Your Focus with Kanchan Prinsloo

September 9th, 2020




Kanchan Prinsloo is a trusted executive coach who founded Kapri Consulting, a company that provides executive coaching and training that focuses …

Living On Your Own Cutting Edge with Garrison Cohen

September 7th, 2020




Garrison Cohen is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, director, and consultant. He is also a public speaker and has shared his messages of …

See Her Build! Lessons in Optimal Performance with Grace Perry

September 2nd, 2020




Grace Perry is an executive consultant, speaker, coach, and the CEO and founder of See Her Build!, a non-profit organization dedicated to …

Embracing Life's Unknowns with Paula Rizzo

August 31st, 2020




Paula Rizzo is a media trainer, strategist, consultant, and speaker. She is also an Emmy Award-winning television and video producer, working …

You Are Not Alone: Out of the Darkness with Ann Brennan

August 24th, 2020




Ann Brennan is the CEO of ASMM Digital Marketing, a digital agency that helps small businesses create a community around their brand, building engagement through services including social media, website management, …

Consistency, Courage and Embracing Your Inner 'Rebel' with Franziska Iseli

August 17th, 2020




Franziska Iseli is an entrepreneur, strategist, winner of the 2013 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and the co-founder of several brands, including Basic Bananas, Moments of Humanity, The Business Hood, and …

From Despair to Millionaire: Growing Beyond Hardship with Eric Chasen

August 10th, 2020




Eric Chasen is a speaker, author, and IPEC-certified resiliency coach. Eric is an expert in helping people turn their lives around using his personal experiences as fuel and is passionate about guiding people …

Connection, Collaboration and Community with Fernando Moran

August 3rd, 2020


Fernando Moran is a community builder and the Co-Founder and Vice President of sales at Seed Community, a Central American business community dedicated to developing business centers to drive innovation. In addition to …

Navigating the Complexities of Change with Manuel Mazza

July 27th, 2020




An expert in navigating the complexities of change, Manuel Mazza is a mechanical engineer by education, known for his leadership in the oil and gas sector and his expertise in procurement processes. Manuel is …

Thriving as a ‘Tall Poppy’ with Tamara Von Dohren

July 20th, 2020




Tamara Von Dohren is an executive coach and advisor who focuses on empowerment and strategy. She is the founder of The Lone Wolf Coach, where she …

Drive Your Career by Forging a New Path with Ed Evarts

July 13th, 2020


Ed Evarts is a certified team and leadership coach, business strategist, and founder and president of Excellius Leadership Development.

Ed has worked with clients such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johnson & Johnson, …

Living Life in the "And" with Erin Baker

July 6th, 2020


With a doctorate in social psychology, Dr. Erin Baker is all about helping people launch their next act as a transformational coach and speaker. Erin …

Tony's Interview on CrisisCast 2020: Emotional Safety and Leaning Into Uncertainty with Tony Martignetti

June 29th, 2020


Boston based inspired purpose coach Tony Martignetti shares experience of facilitating virtual summits, tips on creating emotional safety, how to create the feeling of community during online events, and why uncertainty …

Leaning into Fear, Discomfort and Impostor Syndrome with David Taylor-Klaus

June 29th, 2020


David Taylor-Klaus is a serial entrepreneur, strategist, coach, and mentor who is passionate about reconnecting and reintroducing successful …

Danielle Lindblom on Unlocking Positive Transformation

June 29th, 2020


Before venturing into the world of coaching and entrepreneurship, Danielle Lindblom worked as a Continuous Improvement Analyst for multiple …

Parissa Behnia on Embracing Your Perfect Imperfections

June 29th, 2020


Parissa Behnia is the founder of Sixense Strategy, a strategic coaching and consulting company designed to help business leaders and C-Suite …

Brandon Bennett on The Ripple Effect of Mindfulness, Meditation & Clarity

June 29th, 2020


Brandon Bennett is a transformational leadership coach for purpose-driven, high-performing, heart-centered leaders. Prior to starting his coaching …

Dolores Hirschmann on The Emotional Rollercoaster of Leadership & Entrepreneurship

June 29th, 2020


Dolores Hirschmann is the founder of Masters In Clarity, a coaching company that offers programs designed to help entrepreneurs clarify their …

Gilad Karni on Embracing the Unknown & Dealing with Uncertainty

June 29th, 2020


Former Special Forces Operative in the Israeli Army and former professional basketball player, Gilad Karni has led an interesting life. Today, he is a coach and advisor for high-level leaders, athletes, and …

Simone Azevedo on The Value of Adaptation, Embracing Culture & Leading with Heart

June 29th, 2020


Simone Azevedo is the Founder of US4RARE and the Senior Vice President of Community Affairs at Patient Discovery™, an organization on a mission to change the way patients dealing with complex conditions are understood, …

Anna Tsui on Embracing Your Shadow Magic & Expelling Your Spiritual Weight

June 29th, 2020


Anna Tsui is a life and business leadership coach specialized in helping business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives access their intuition and emotions and forge deeper connections with their ideal …

Mike Harris on Rediscovering Your Bliss Through New Possibilities

June 29th, 2020


Mike Harris is a personal advisor and coach for high-level executives, entrepreneurs, world-class athletes, and performing artists. He is an expert in high-level complex pattern recognition and finding the small nuances …

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