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Last episode, I was graced by an incredible discussion with JIllion Potter. Today, I'm joined by her incredible wife, Carol Fabrizio, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at the USA Gymnastics Team, Leadership Coach, and Changemaker. Carol has a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor's degree from USC Gould School of Law. We share an affinity for that school as it is also my alma mater. Besides being a Certified Professional Coach, Carol previously spent 9 years at Vail Resorts, ultimately rising to the level of VP, Communications and Marketing Operations.In this episode, we had an enlightening conversation about Carol's professional and personal challenges, achievements, lessons learned, and evolution. Everything from what it's like to watch one's spouse go through chemotherapy to navigating the challenging but rewarding professional experience she has taken on with USA Gymnastics. She shared her experiences performing at the highest level in top companies, her vision on what communication and marketing used to be, what it is about now, and what we can expect to be in the future. We also talked about how the pandemic affected the athletic community and the benefits and disadvantages of moving the Olympic Games to 2021 from both the athletes and communication department perspectives. To learn more about leadership, personal growth, resilience, and self-compassion, tune in to Episode 20 of What Didn't Kill You.Some Questions I Ask:The USA Gymnastics Team had tremendous success on the field. But the organizational and cultural aspects needed to change. How do you think about balancing continued success with making these shifts? (6:00)How does the business of gymnastics and specifically USA Gymnastics get affected by something like the Olympics moving? (10:03)What were some of the biggest leadership lessons you learned in that role that you take into your current one? (23:33)How do you walk away from any situation satisfied with I'm doing enough, executing things correctly, showing up every day the way I want to? (29:08)How do you go about doing your job at a high level when your spouse faces serious health issues? (40:36)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Creating a healthy work environment where people can speak without fear of being punished in any way (4:45)How the pandemic affected the USA Gymnastics team and the athlete community in general (7:37)What communication and marketing used to be vs. what is about now (16:46)Feedback is not about true or false; it is a data point that helps us to be more strategic on how to interact with people (25:44)How being aware of our feelings can help us (39:17)Connect with Carol:LinkedInLet's connect:What Didn't Kill You - InstagramWhat Didn't Kill You - LinkedInWhat Didn't Kill You - WebsiteWhat Didn't Kill You - E-mail ©️ 2021 Michael Silverman. All rights reserved. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.