Author: Tracy Spears

In the third grade, my Dad pretty much created and predicted my future. It was during a conversation about career day. Me: “I have to decide by tomorrow what I want to be when I grow up.” (isn’t it silly that we did/do that to young children?) Dad: “Well, whatever you decide, you’ll have to go to […]

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Imagine for a moment that you were willing to be completely accountable for everything that happens to you. That you buy into the idea that you are not a victim in any way…but instead…a co-creator. Said differently, you embrace the concept that you actually have the ability to influence the abundance that is possible in your […]

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Even after finding the courage to up their game and step fully onto their path of power, women often have trouble clarifying their true value, asking for what they deserve, and saying no to opportunities that don’t meet their needs. When you’ve been taught all your life to think and play small, how do you […]

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What does it look like to write your own story? Big Talk Academy founder Tricia Brouk helps her clients become the go-to experts in their fields by tapping into the power of their authentic stories and building industry-leading voices. Storytelling lies firmly within Tricia’s zone of genius. She’s not only a respected speaker mentor, she’s […]

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In this trailer, you’ll get a peek behind the scenes of what’s to come on the Shift Out Loud podcast! Hosted by Tracy, the Shift Out Loud is a podcast designed to inspire you to play bigger. You’ll hear from real live people sharing what their shift was, when it happened, and why it was […]

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I recently had the incredible experience of emceeing an event for 400 women (and three very evolved men) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The predominant feedback following the meeting was that people left the convention center feeling inspired to think bigger. Standing on stage, I could feel the energy of the audience change, as they listened to speaker […]

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I have a super cool job. I get to travel the world and meet amazing people. At a recent leadership training for Signature Leaders, I met Janet VanWormer. We were having a discussion about women in leadership. We were talking about self-limiting beliefs and ways women sabotage their credibility. In the middle of the discussion, Janet offered the […]

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You’ve no doubt seen many articles about the incident that happened at a Philadelphia Starbucks leading the company to shut down all of its stores for four hours one day to hold a racial bias training for all of their employees. It’s unfortunate it took such an incident for such a training to happen, but I commend […]

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Energy is your most crucial asset. What makes it especially important for leaders is that it dictates how you can deploy your other leadership assets. Your intellect, your attention, your sensitivity, your ability to listen and understand, your patience… these are all subject to your energy level. It could be said that personal energy is […]

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High-performance organizations and teams depend on accountability. It’s the fuel that great teams run on, and a lack of true accountability is almost always the reason why some organizations underperform. Here’s a definition of accountability we can probably all agree on: Accountability = The obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, […]

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