In this episode of the Inspire Podcast Bart is joined by Darrin Tulley, Founder and CEO of Ignite Happy, to talk about what it takes to inspire yourself and others. Prior to founding Ignite Happy Darrin spent 25 years in corporate America, rising to senior executive roles...and learning a lot about himself along the way. Darrin shares his journey with Bart, where he came to realize that his relentless focus on numbers, performance and results led to negative impacts on the people he worked with, less connection with others and a lack of joy for himself. He explains how a career epiphany led him to reexamine his assumptions and ultimately to a new path at work. He explains how to be the CEO of your own path, to find a spark in your own life and to rewire yourself for inspiration and happiness.
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00:01 Teaser 00:14 Inspire Intro 01:46 Introducing Darrin 02:43 Personal history – how he got here 03:19 Early focus on numbers and performance 04:17 Example of how people got hurt by approach 04:35 Darrin’s awakening moment 05:35 DEI retreat 08:30 Hot take questions 10:19 What happened after DEI retreat 11:27 The pink pen 12:13 From DEI event to his own company 13:15 Leaving his former job 14:06 Any pushbacks? 15:44 Joy at work… 16:18 People want to help each other – and be able to trust each other 17:20 Tap into the potential of the organization 17:50 How to build a culture of trust 19:02 The power of authenticity 20:05 Biggest mistakes in new approach 20:30 Not enough communication or diversity of opinion 21:16 Why start a new company? 21:49 Moment with my daughter 23:04 Finding joy 24:34 Business: Ignite Happy 24:50 Book – Live Your Possible 25:01 Living with a higher purpose and authentic self 26:55 What should people ask themselves? 27:17 What are your beliefs? 28:38 Are you willing to be open minded and curious? 29:32 Bart talks about authenticity 30:51 Stories about opening up 32:44 Bart summarizes path 34:08 Childhood experiences 34:17 Be the CEO of your own path 36:48 Thank yous