Be the Leader Others Want to Follow
Since 2013, Tracy Bianco has been helping leaders in the St. Louis region build confidence in solving problems, making powerful decisions, and stepping into their higher leadership potential. Tracy offers coaching, leadership and team development, and speaking services to help leaders make a bigger impact for the people and organizations they lead.
Imagine living a life where you Lead Yourself First every day. You fill yourself up from the inside out and shine even more brightly for those you have the opportunity to lead. It’s possible… and the ripple effect created is incredible.
If life’s problems could be solved by just snapping our fingers and getting our desired results, what are we waiting for? But we all know it’s not that simple. Day-to-day demands at work and home leave us overwhelmed, stressed, and doubting our abilities. We end up feeling stuck and defeated, wondering if we’ll ever get what we want out of our life and career.
Enter Tracy’s Lead Yourself First coaching. Through the LYF program, Tracy helps you clean up the thoughts and actions that are holding you back from achieving your next level of success. If you’re thinking your lackluster results are the fault of the work team you lead or the family you live with, the LYF program is for you. Tracy’s coaching provides a judgment-free zone to help you advance both your life and career.
Leadership and Team Development
As a business owner, workplace leader, or human resources professional, you may struggle with the inexperience of new leaders, poor team performance, low morale, internal conflict, and high turnover. Not only do these make for a dysfunctional workplace, they affect the bottom line.
Through her company Bright Side Training Solutions, Tracy Bianco offers programs to help organizations create opportunities for employees at all levels to become more engaged, empowered, and effective in their roles.
Tracy helps define and implement strategies to overcome the challenges of leading and working successfully as a team. Topics will be chosen for their relevance and benefits for the group. Some common themes for leadership and team development include professional communication, time and priority management, accountability, team building, and customer service.
Since no two businesses are alike, Tracy’s programs are customized to address the specific issues that challenge both the team and the individuals that make it up. She forms an ongoing partnership with each work team—regardless of industry, position, or pay grade, and she offers her programs virtually as well as in person.
If you’re like most people, you’ll feel an instant connection when you meet Tracy Bianco for the first time. It’s as if you’ve met her before, and in a way, you have. Tracy has been in your shoes, facing the same challenges you do as a leader.
As the seventh of eight children, Tracy learned at an early age the importance of effective leadership and communication.
She earned a degree in elementary education and by the age of 23, she was juggling a classroom of 4th graders, marriage, and three small children of her own. Time management and emotional intelligence were essential.
After 12 years, she left her teaching job for the legal industry. There she experienced a fast-track corporate environment and office politics. As a company leader, soft skills and leadership development were essential as her firm experienced rapid and extreme growth. She saw firsthand how a company’s growing pains can affect employees at all levels.
Throughout her varied career, Tracy discovered that her colleagues essentially needed the same things her former students did. Everyone, regardless of age and position, needs a leader who will provide guidance, support, and validation in order to do their best and be their best.
“Working with Tracy helped me shift my perspective. I’m calmer and have a new way of reacting to people and handling things. I realize that people’s issues sometimes come out at work, but that doesn’t reflect on me or the job I’m doing. Tracy has a very calm sense about her. She was someone I could connect with.”
~Leslie Pomatto, Health Information Technology Facilitator
Her Entrepreneurial Journey
With all of her success, Tracy still felt something was missing. She felt she was just “checking off the boxes” of life—college, career, marriage, kids—without giving much thought to what she truly wanted out of life.
She felt she wasn’t leading herself first. She wasn’t showing up as her authentic self – personally or professionally. She set out on a quest to find peace and balance in her life. She researched and studied the art and science behind various behavioral assessment methods. Working on her own personal development, she learned to uncover her talents and pinpoint what was holding her back.
Her desire to share what she learned rekindled her spark as a teacher and Tracy’s business Bright Side Training Solutions was born. What started as a corporate training business has since transformed into her current offerings of private coaching, leadership and team development, and speaking services.
Tracy found her passion by helping leaders create the life and career they want. And she’s ready to help you be the leader others want to follow.
“Tracy helped me reexamine my self-talk and why I’ve come to think the way I do about certain things. I work in a very compliance-oriented industry, which can feel like such a limiting factor. I had given up on some processes, thinking there was nothing I could do about them. Tracy’s coaching helped me broaden my view and spin things in a different way. I discovered that by looking at things differently, I have the ability to make them work.”
~D. Stegeman, CFP®, CPA
The Fine Print of How She Got Here
- Tracy Bianco earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
- She holds Professional Coach and Executive Coach Certifications through Professional Coach Academy and is affiliated with Certified Coaches Federation.
- She is certified in the use of the Advanced Insights Profile which includes the DISC Index, the Values Index, and the Attributes Index.
- Tracy is the author of The Checklist Life: Breaking Free from a Life of Obligations.