42 episodes

Welcome to the Life + Leadership podcast, which explores how leaders can leverage business challenges to fuel their personal growth. This podcast is for any senior leader looking to grow in their day-to-day work and drive strategic impact.

Hosted by Bright Arrow Coaching founder and CEO Tegan Trovato, Life + Leadership features interviews with executives, experts, authors, and innovators about their leadership journeys both at work and in their personal lives. We’ll discuss the human factors influencing business outcomes and we’ll show you how standout leaders develop better strategies — and activate them. Plus, we’ll explore the sophistication of leadership teaming and how working on a healthy team catalyzes personal development and business results (in tandem).

Life + Leadership host Tegan Trovato, a seasoned leader herself, brings a wealth of experience to the table. Having held executive and leadership team positions at renowned companies like Levi Strauss, Zynga, Xerox, and Cielo, Tegan understands the intricacies of leadership in diverse environments. Whether you're a seasoned executive or an aspiring leader, this podcast is your go-to resource for inspiring ‌growth in both your professional and personal life.

Tune in to Life + Leadership and fuel your journey to becoming an extraordinary leader who makes a lasting impact.

Life + Leadership Tegan Trovato

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Welcome to the Life + Leadership podcast, which explores how leaders can leverage business challenges to fuel their personal growth. This podcast is for any senior leader looking to grow in their day-to-day work and drive strategic impact.

Hosted by Bright Arrow Coaching founder and CEO Tegan Trovato, Life + Leadership features interviews with executives, experts, authors, and innovators about their leadership journeys both at work and in their personal lives. We’ll discuss the human factors influencing business outcomes and we’ll show you how standout leaders develop better strategies — and activate them. Plus, we’ll explore the sophistication of leadership teaming and how working on a healthy team catalyzes personal development and business results (in tandem).

Life + Leadership host Tegan Trovato, a seasoned leader herself, brings a wealth of experience to the table. Having held executive and leadership team positions at renowned companies like Levi Strauss, Zynga, Xerox, and Cielo, Tegan understands the intricacies of leadership in diverse environments. Whether you're a seasoned executive or an aspiring leader, this podcast is your go-to resource for inspiring ‌growth in both your professional and personal life.

Tune in to Life + Leadership and fuel your journey to becoming an extraordinary leader who makes a lasting impact.

    How to Build Real Human Connections at Work With Jason Lauritsen

    How to Build Real Human Connections at Work With Jason Lauritsen

    • 34 min
    Normalizing Conversations Around Grief at Work With Jason Seiden

    Normalizing Conversations Around Grief at Work With Jason Seiden

    In this episode of Life + Leadership, we're diving deep into the topic of grief and its impact on the workplace with Jason Seiden, co-founder of Comfort Communications, which aims to normalize the conversation around grief in the workplace. 
    A trigger warning for this episode: We candidly discuss sensitive topics related to grief, including illness and suicide.
    Jason discusses the journey of grief, how it intersects with the modern organization, and how to support employees experiencing grief while creating a culture that allows space for healing.

    • 34 min
    The Life + Leadership Podcast Is Returning With New Episodes!

    The Life + Leadership Podcast Is Returning With New Episodes!

    Get ready for new episodes of the Life + Leadership podcast, hosted by Tegan Trovato, founder and CEO of Bright Arrow Coaching. Through this podcast, we explore how individuals like you can transform business obstacles into opportunities for personal growth. Stay tuned for our first episode next week — a candid conversation about grief with Jason Seiden. His insights promise to be both enlightening and transformative.

    • 2 min
    What Skills Does the Leader of the Future Need to Be Successful?

    What Skills Does the Leader of the Future Need to Be Successful?

    Leadership has become something different.
    In light of the pandemic, political turmoil and socioeconomic changes over the last two years, leaders are being asked to develop brand new skills. Employees want us to take a stand on social justice issues and be more emotionally available at work.
    So, what does the leader of the future look like? That's the central question of my new podcast, Workplace Forward.
    Today, I'm discussing where the idea for Workplace Forward came from and considering what skills the leader of the future needs to be successful.
    I name drop some of the authors, thought leaders, innovators and C-level executives I'm interviewing on the new show and share some of the leadership topics covered in both live and upcoming episodes.
    Listen in for insight into the themes of embracing desirable difficulty, storytelling to drive action and the business case for empathy we explore on Workplace Forward.
    Themes explored in this week’s episode:
    Where the idea for the Workplace Forward podcast came from How leadership is evolving in light of the pandemic, political turmoil and socioeconomic changes in the last 2 years The central question of Workplace Forward: What behaviors, practices, beliefs and skills does the leader of the future need to be successful? The authors, thought leaders, innovators and C-level executives I'm interviewing for Workplace Forward Some of the topics covered in my live episodes of Workplace Forward—embracing desirable difficulty, leading through liminal space and storytelling to drive action What you will learn from Workplace Forward about the business case for empathy and how relationship drives innovation Ideas around decision-making, managing risk in crisis and creating psychological safety we explore in upcoming episodes Resources from this episode:
    Learn more about desirable difficulty with Suzanne Coonan Explore the business case for empathy with Leisel Mertes Develop your insight muscle with consumer anthropologist Gina Fong Discover the transformative power of liminal space with Deb Loftus Find out how relationship drives innovation with Sue Bevan Baggett Leverage business storytelling to drive action with Esther Choy Learn more about high-profile leaders Elaine Boltz, Dane Mathews and Justin Seamonds Get to know thought leaders Brett Townsend, Sherianne James and Dorie Clark I would love to hear from you! Have an idea for a podcast or a question you want me to address? Interested in additional support, resources and workshops? Here are all the ways you can interact with me!
    Tweet me @TeganTrovato Email tegan@brightarrowcoaching.com Follow me on Facebook @BrightArrowCoaching Follow me on Instagram @TeganTrovato Connect with me on LinkedIn: Tegan Trovato Download free tools and sign up for my newsletter, coaching and workshops at https://www.brightarrowcoaching.com/

    • 10 min
    Mentoring & Sponsorship—Bringing Others with You

    Mentoring & Sponsorship—Bringing Others with You

    We all need support and guidance in our personal and professional lives. But how do you build a network of people who will lift you up when you need it? How do you know if your current situation calls for a mentor, a sponsor or a coach? And what if you’re ready to BE an advocate for someone else?
    Today on the podcast, we’re sharing the distinctions among mentoring, sponsorship and coaching and describing how to build a network of supporters who can solve any problem that might come up. We explore what makes an effective mentor and why it’s crucial to define what you want the mentoring relationship to look like.
    We go on to discuss the connection between doing your job well and finding a sponsor who will advocate on your behalf. Listen in for insight on when it’s appropriate to seek help from a mentor, sponsor or coach and learn how YOU can benefit from being a champion for others.
    Themes explored in this week’s episode: The distinctions among mentoring, coaching and sponsorship What an effective mentor looks like and why it’s important for mentees to be clear on what they need How to find mentors based on specific needs + how we each select and serve mentees The three primary types of mentorship—traditional, peer circles and reverse mentoring Why it’s crucial to agree on what you want the mentoring relationship to look like The relationship between doing your job well and finding a sponsor willing to advocate for you Keeping the person you sponsor top-of-mind and speaking up on their behalf When you might need a mentor, a sponsor or a coach How to build a network of supporters who can solve any problem that might come up Resources from this episode: Watch this episode of the show on the Life & Leadership Podcast YouTube channel Read Tegan’s blog, ‘How the Gift of Mentorship Changed My Life’ Learn ‘How to Be a Next-Level Mentor’ in Tegan’s Forbes article Explore Ed Batista’s piece on getting feedback in Harvard Business Review Find out ‘How to Get the Feedback You Need’ in Carolyn O’Hara’s HBR article Learn more about reverse mentoring in this New York Times piece Understand how coaches, mentors and sponsors differ via this Catalyst infographic And just for fun, listen to Michael Bolton’s hit song, “Soul Provider” We would love to hear from you! Have an idea for a podcast or a question you want us to address? Interested in additional support, resources and workshops? Here are all the ways you can interact with us!
    Tweet us! @tegantrovato and @TeamAwesomeMKE Email us: tegan@BrightArrowCoaching.com and Katie@TeamAwesomeCoaching.com Follow us on Facebook @BrightArrowCoaching and @TeamAwesomeCoaching Follow us on Instagram @TeganTrovato and @katie_rasoul Connect with us on LinkedIn: Tegan Trovato and Katie Rasoul Download free tools and sign up for our newsletters, events and workshops by visiting: https://www.brightarrowcoaching.com/ and https://www.teamawesomecoaching.com/

    • 54 min
    Wayfinding for the Weary Entrepreneur, with E. Keller Fitzsimmons

    Wayfinding for the Weary Entrepreneur, with E. Keller Fitzsimmons

    It’s easy for entrepreneurs and leaders to get so caught up in the day-to-day that we fall into a kind of sleepiness. And for many, it takes a dark night of the soul to wake us up to what’s really important. But what if we’d rather not wait for a crisis to find our way? How can we develop the self-awareness to lead with intention and follow our calling?
    Today, we’re joined by E. Keller Fitzsimmons, the author of Lost in Startuplandia: Wayfinding for the Weary Entrepreneur. An accomplished tech entrepreneur and artist, she earned the Silvertip PwC Entrepreneurship Award and Speech Technology’s Luminary Award. Kelly’s VR production company, Custom Reality Services, premiered its first two projects at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, and her work has appeared in Network Computing, InformationWeek and Inc.
    Kelly begins by sharing the health crisis that inspired Lost in Startuplandia and helped her step into her role as a creative. She explains how she learned to appreciate her strength of positivity and challenges us to own our strengths—and accept our shadow side. Listen in for Kelly’s insight on why entrepreneurs and leaders need support from a ‘triad of truth tellers’ and learn how to cultivate the self-belief it takes to move through heartbreak and live your purpose.
    Themes explored in this week’s episode: How curiosity + creativity serve as the through line in Kelly’s eclectic career The health crisis that inspired Kelly to write Lost in Startuplandia and redirected her to a path more in line with her purpose How Kelly learned to appreciate her strength of positivity and understand how it gave her the fortitude to be an entrepreneur The dark night of the soul that helped Kelly get in touch with her shadow side How we fall down as leaders when we make decisions to make ourselves look good Kelly’s strategies for cultivating self-belief through little acts of courage and turning down our inner critic Knowing when to ‘stay in the game’ and when to take a step back and heal Why we all need to establish a triad of truth tellers who help us make important decisions Kelly’s current work with artists and musicians + how she is leaning into her own creativity Resources from this episode: Watch our conversation with Kelly on the Life & Leadership YouTube Channel Learn more about Kelly’s work at Lost in Startuplandia Connect with Kelly on LinkedIn or Instagram Get your copy of Lost in Startuplandia: Wayfinding for the Weary Entrepreneur Explore Now, Discover Your Strengths or Strengths Finder 2.0 Discover the Center for Authentic Leadership Reframe your inner critic with Katie’s Hidden Brilliance + Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic Listen to Chip Conley’s interview on Sounds True Find out more about the Modern Elder Academy Explore Daniel Kahneman’s work on cognitive biases Read about decision-making in Annie Duke’s Thinking in Bets We would love to hear from you! Have an idea for a podcast or a question you want us to address? Interested in additional support, resources and workshops? Here are all the ways you can interact with us!
    Tweet us! @tegantrovato and @TeamAwesomeMKE Email us: tegan@BrightArrowCoaching.com and Katie@TeamAwesomeCoaching.com Follow us on Facebook @BrightArrowCoaching and @TeamAwesomeCoaching Follow us on Instagram @TeganTrovato and @katie_rasoul Connect with us on LinkedIn: Tegan Trovato and Katie Rasoul Download free tools and sign up for our newsletters, events and workshops by visiting: https://www.brightarrowcoaching.com/ and https://www.teamawesomecoaching.com/

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Janae Malpas ,

Whoa

Oh man, I needed this podcast. You two have really helped me validate many of the feelings I’m experiencing. And I’m pulling so many useful nuggets from your podcast. It’s truly inspiring me to trust myself more freely. Thank you!

Wiss bc ,

Love love love this podcast

Practical, grounded, and always helpful!!

Just listened to the entrepreneur episode. Such helpful advice.

Rich - A Leadership Nerd ,

Candid and Courageous Leaders

Watch out! Tegan and Katie have invited you into their leadership journey and you might get addicted.

They have a unique ability to inspire, challenge and motivate through their genuine and resource-full conversations.

Integrating their years of corporate experience with fresh perspective from their entrepreneurial adventures, we get to benefit from their wisdom, warnings and wins.

Join the ride!

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