116. Leading Yourself So You Can Lead Others

 

“The science shows that the secret to high performance isn’t our biological drive or our reward-and-punishment drive, but our third drive – our deep-seated desire to direct our own lives, to extend and expand our abilities, and to make a contribution.” 

– Daniel Pink, Drive 

A longtime friend and #VARSITY human is in the T&T house!!… I am pumped to welcome Carol Fabrizo to the T&T mic, we are going to cover all things personal evolution, leadership, and coaching. Carol has a WEALTH of experience equal parts personal and professional. She has tackled the corporate world running with the c-suites and VP’s and is now a full-time entrepreneur. Carol is a longtime competitive athlete and gets some extra cardio being mom. Communication has been a running theme in Carol’s life and has now taken the opportunity as a coach to bring all of her expertise to the world to help us (individuals and businesses) consciously decide who we want to become and then help us design the process to make the transformation happen. Athletes know you need to keep good coaches in your life consistently, for the duration of your athletic career. Friendly PSA: We are all athletes in the game of life, needing to lean into that athletic mentality. Good coaches are essential/luxury and can streamline so many processes exponentially. Get someone around you that knows more than you. Check out what Carol has going on and get inspired to dial in and level up, the world is counting on each of us to seek our best selves and show up accordingly. That is the only way to real peace. #NoPressure 🙂

Highlights:

Life and leadership coaching. Leading with the heart vs. the resume. Trial and error. Failure and success. Core values and your personal journey. All things being on time. God, universe, Madonna… and expensive studies that prove we were right. Smart people finding even smarter people. Leading with the heart and humanizing the brand aka telling the truth. Being yourself and not over complicating it. But you probably will, so call Carol.



Carol Fabrizo:
I am a mom, leader, coach, speaker, strategist, advocate and athlete. 
 
My mission is to help individuals and organizations consciously decide who they want to become and then help them design the process to make that transformation happen.
 
I deeply value courage, learning, leadership and joy – which is exactly what it takes to step into a new way of leading, a new career, or a new life. 
 
You can change how you lead. 
 
You can change your life. 
 
I can help. 
 
About:
I’ve made a lot of moves.
 
I was raised in small town Illinois, educated in big city Los Angeles (go Trojans), marinated in Denver, and am now settling down back in the Midwest (Indianapolis) with my Olympian wife and toddler son. 
 
I have been a Big Law lawyer, in-house counsel in a public company, a CEO’s Chief of Staff, and the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for a high-profile sports organization.
 
I have gone from being an individual contributor to being a leader, a facilitator, an executive, and now a coach.
 
I have become a wife and a mom.
 
I have come out (as gay), over and over again, to every new person I meet.
 
Every one of these transitions came out of some sticking point, a struggle between who I thought I was and who I wanted to become.

And for a long while, I dreaded that process – the questioning, the confusion, the pain of the in between. I knew it was necessary for growth, but I certainly did not enjoy it.  
 
But then I started to see that there is beauty and opportunity in that liminal space. Every struggle and every transition – even (maybe especially) the painful ones – provides an opportunity to connect to who you are now and redefine who you want to become. 
 
That is why I do this work now: to help individuals and organizations see that opportunity and the freedom that comes with those transitions; to help them consciously decide who and what they want to become; and to help them make the transformations necessary to get there.
 
Credentials:
Certified Professional Coach (IPEC)
Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (IPEC)
University of Southern California, Juris Doctorate 
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)
You can read more about where I’ve worked (including Gibson Dunn, Vail Resorts, and USA Gymnastics) on my LinkedIn profile
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Other Tidbits:
Core Values: Courage, Learning, Leadership, Joy & Family
Top strengths (Clifton): Achiever, Learner, Arranger, Command, Individualization
Giving a talk at 8-months pregnant on the power of “What If?”
Talking about external validation, feedback and my former jobs on the What Didn’t Kill You podcast 
Other things I love: coffee, intersectional feminism, reading actual books, lifting heavy things, debating for fun, most forms of exercise (sometimes running), all desserts made of chocolate and being in nature. 
 
www.carolfabriziocoaching.com
@Carol.Fabrizo 

 

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