Many of the women we’ve featured on See Her Soar have faced challenges that they’ve not only overcome, they’ve used to uplift others. Tricia Manning is no exception to that rule. Her challenge? Open heart surgery at 44. Her outcome? She left her well-deserved c-suite and now uses her skills to help other women get there. Tricia is a true See Her Soar kind of woman, and we are so excited to get to know her today!
1. Tell us in a few sentences what you do. And why you do it.
I am an author, speaker and certified coach. My clients are capable women who want to build unwavering confidence, grow their executive leadership skills, and shatter the glass ceiling in order to make a difference in business and life. Together, we elevate leadership skills and intentionally develop new possibilities in HOW to lead. I believe each of my clients can do this with authenticity and by staying true to personal values, beliefs, and leadership style. Why do I do it? At 44 years old, I experienced a significant health scare that became a defining moment in my career. This moment caused me to leave my long and successful career and focus on helping others find more inspiration and meaning in their professional lives. It doesn’t have to be a crisis – health, financial, relationship – for you to get back in the driver’s seat and explore your full potential in your life and career.
2. What is your contact info (that you want shared) please include any active social handles, websites etc.
3. When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is…
Each morning routine starts with movement and meditation. I try not to let the snooze alarm suck me in and instead get out of bed so that I have the gift of “me” time. It can be 45 minutes or simply 10 – 20 minutes, but it is important to start my day motivated and focused.
4. My best business advice is….
Find ways to connect with people around you. Take a moment to listen and to show you care. In this volatile and uncertain world especially, these things will go a long way. People will never forget how you made them feel.
5. Supporting women in business is now more critical than ever. How can our community best support you?
I love this question! Almost 50% of women believe they would be further in their career if they had more self-belief. 24% lack confidence to highlight something they have done well and 17% aren’t sure enough of themselves to seek a promotion. As women, we are notoriously bad at allowing these inhibitions hold us back in the workplace. These barriers deserve more attention. If you know a woman being held back by a lack of self-confidence or self-worth who wants to be living unapologetically and with purpose, make an introduction. I can help her address these barriers and provide her with the accountability necessary to gain power and grow her career.
6. Your Astrological sign:
Capricorn. I am serious in nature but love to laugh!
7. Favorite donut:
Plain glazed which is perfect for dunking in hot coffee.
8. Favorite podcast:
The Brendon Show (Brendon Burchard) – as a personal and professional development junkie, these are quick 20 minute episodes full of inspiration!
9. Favorite book:
There are so many! My favorite book of 2020 was Atomic Habits by James Clear.
10. Favorite pandemic binge watch:
Schitt’s Creek – the writing is epic!
11. The place I am happiest is…
With my family making memories. It is often when we take the boat on the water but can be any time when the kids actually want to hang out (or even when it is forced family fun!).
12. People are surprised to learn…
I am a published author. Lead with Heart & Leave a Legacy reached best seller status for all Business Coaching & Mentoring books on Amazon. I share my experiences and lessons from my 25-year corporate career, as well as the transition to starting my own business (sprinkled in is the irony of open heart surgery too!). I share perspectives and approaches that can help you be intentional, lead with heart and leave a legacy in your leadership for all the right reasons. It is available on Amazon … amazon.com/author/triciamanning
13. 2020 taught me…
Look for the unexpected blessings and be grateful.