My Book

I am so excited to announce my book, Lead with Heart and Leave a Legacy.

In this book, I draw on my experiences and lessons during my 25-year corporate career, as well as my more recent transition to starting my own business (sprinkled in, the irony of open heart surgery too!).  I shared many things that can help you be intentional, lead with heart and leave a legacy in your leadership for all the right reasons. This labor of love is designed to inspire your actions and mindset so you can genuinely and authentically live out your personal best leadership.

Having presence + Being present + Showing heart = Success

Welcome to the HEART LEADER Assessment!

The best, most impactful and memorable leaders are intentional in their HOW… how they show up, how they engage and how they lead.

Review the video and assessment below to help measure and improve the ways you can be intentional and lead with heart!

It is often showing heart, demonstrating real care and concern for people, that is the weakest link in the formula for most leaders.

What do you want to be known for?

Do you want to be intentional in your leadership style?

Do you want to lead with heart?

Do you want to leave a legacy behind?


Take the Heart Leader Assessment to find out.

How you lead infographic

Praise for Lead with Heart and Leave a Legacy

I had the pleasure of working alongside Tricia for 18 of my 22 years at Catalina. Tricia’s brand of leadership was both empowering and inspirational. This proved to be a powerful combination that drove business results AND developed team members to be the best they could be. The beauty was in the AND!

Debbie BoothRetired EVP, Global Operations and Chief Performance Excellence Officer, Catalina

Tricia does an excellent job telling her story and the lessons she learned along her 25 year journey that helped mold her into being a caring leader (not a Boss).  Readers will be able to relate, and I think appreciate much more she learned to be a leader, why it should be important to them and the benefit real leaders provided their companies.  This is a book that every leader should read, and keep close to their heart, whether they are just starting out, or are committed to constantly getting better by speaking less and listening & learning more.  

Roy SimrellCEO, Prometric

“Every day there are countless opportunities to be intentional in HOW you lead and to create new possibility and potential for yourself and your teams.”

A good leadership book causes one to pause and reflect. In Lead with Heart and Leave a Legacy, Tricia Manning shares powerful leadership lessons and explores the importance of leading intentionally with actionable insights such as listening more than talking and collaborating with your team. The anecdotes shared in the book are not hyperbolic feel good tales of leadership - they are insightful and full of aha moments that made me reflect and rethink my leadership approach.

If you are an experienced leader who wants a fresh perspective on how to continue to operate at your best, help others be there very best and / or you are a place in your life where it’s time to re-evaluate your life and pivot - this book is for you.

Renée BakerHead of Advisor Inclusion Networks, Raymond James

Tricia Manning’s “Lead with Heart & Leave a Legacy” heralds the change that is fast approaching corporate cultures. We are long past the time when results are what define a successful leader. Results + Presence + ♡ are now required. Manning gives you a deeply personal view into her journey, leaving the reader with powerful insights and practical advice on how you, too, can find your way to leading with heart.

Ingrid LindbergCEO of Chief Customer & Co-Founder of aubreyAsks

Tricia and I were peers climbing the corporate ladder at the same time, and I was fortunate to work with her as a business partner for 22 years. I always admired Tricia's leadership style. While ascending to her role as an executive leader, she continued to care deeply for her teams, and was an active listener who led her teams to take a collaborative approach to problem solving. She was fair, confident and calm under pressure. With this book, Tricia maintains her authentic voice while she shares her experiences, perspective, and passion to bring valued insight to help those in search of career guidance during times of transition and transformation.

Jennifer Burkeformer President at Catalina and current Industry Executive for Microsoft Corporation

I had the pleasure of serving with Tricia on an executive leadership team during a challenging time at our company.  I watched her come onto a team faced with very tough choices and bring humanity, empathy and, importantly, the business case for never losing sight of the criticality of the human side of leadership.  I learned from watching Tricia influence decisions, deliver results and grow and keep high performing teams that my notion of what successful leadership meant was missing a focus on the “heart” needed to elevate a leader from effective to inspirational.  I now draw daily off of Tricia’s actions and counsel in leading my teams and I and my teams are all the better for it.  I am thrilled that she has chosen to write this book to share her special wisdom with other leaders so many can benefit from her leadership legacy.

Tamara L. MeyerVice President, Assistant General Counsel, WellCare Health Plans

“Authentic, inspiring, empowering, brave”…this is Tricia Manning.  I know this firsthand from my more than 10 years as an executive member of her leadership team.  It is a rare and unique opportunity to be led by someone with Tricia’s heart and unparalleled belief that when you take care of the people, when you encourage and enable them to be the best version of themselves, they will, in turn, take care of the business, the clients, and each other.  It is from that belief that Tricia developed her leadership style and values.  Her unwavering commitment to be her true authentic self created a culture of transparency, trust, and confidence to lead with heart.  Not only did Tricia leave a legacy at Catalina, but that legacy continues to spread through the executive leadership coaching she is doing today.  To have the opportunity to be coached and mentored by Tricia is a gift that will have immeasurable impact on the people and businesses she serves.

Rose BuggéCertified Business & Executive Coach, Business Owner ActionCOACH
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