Author: Tracy Spears

The guest for this episode of Shift Out Loud is… me, Tracy Spears. Due to audience demand, this episode is flipping the script a little bit — my Exceptional Leaders Lab partner, co-author, and long-time friend Wally Schmader is stepping up as my guest host and putting me in the hot seat to talk about […]

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What happens when you get caught up in the ‘how’ of your dreams? You may impose hidden limitations on the ‘what’ and the ‘when.’ Tricia Brouk has mastered the art of (co-)creating her own destiny. She is the founder of The Big Talk Academy, where she helps people transform their stories into an industry-leading media […]

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From keynote speaking for Coca-Cola in Buenos Aires to inspiring teenagers at a non-profit summer camp, Greg Hawks is a master at conquering stages of all sizes. Greg wears a number of different hats, from corporate culture specialist to keynote speaker to virtual conference producer, but the common threads that run throughout his work are […]

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When you’re leading through a time of change, it isn’t enough for your team to believe in your plan. They need to believe in you. Dr. Joanne Culverhouse has enjoyed an award-winning, 41-year career in education, taking on the roles of teacher, coach, principal, and assistant superintendent, and said farewell to full-time employment in 2022 […]

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How do you know when you’re following your true passion… and when you’re just walking the path others have set for you? My guest Maria Stanfield has cracked the code. Maria is a speaker, bestselling author, and executive coach who is committed to empowering people with the tools to thrive in business and in life. […]

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Eryn O’Brien is passionate about implementing programs that unlock people’s full potential. Over the course of her career, she’s created big impact for companies such as American Express and Bristol Myers Squibb and is now Vice President of Global Talent and Inclusion for Eastman Chemical Company. When Eryn felt the need to boldly shift out […]

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Since leaving the corporate world, Jennifer Bennett has brought her cross-functional leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies to academia. She’s taught subjects including negotiation and enterprise risk management as an adjunct professor and now serves as Chief of Staff and Lead of the Transformation Management Office of The University of Tulsa. In this episode, we […]

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This is a special episode of Shift Out Loud because my guest is someone who has inspired me to think and play bigger throughout my life — and has done the same for countless women around the world.  To say that Cindy Bristow has been a game-changer for the sport of softball would be an […]

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  Over her 30-year career as an executive VP in the entertainment industry, Dana Arnett has delivered over 6000 television shows to audiences around the world — but these days, she is focused on creating a different kind of impact. Motivated by the psychological effects of discrimination in the industry, she has since retired from […]

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Husband-and-wife team David and Cassie Bizzaro are no strangers to shifting out loud. Their journey has included moving from Tulsa to New York (and back again), taking a professional leap of faith, and strolling down Sesame Street (yes, that one!). After 15 years of experience in higher education marketing and communications, Cassie is crushing it in her […]

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