Patina forms on metals like copper or bronze and tarnishes or hides the beauty, the shine, the luster. One of the greatest examples of patina is the patina formed on the statue of liberty. The remarkable thing about patina is that, although it covers a resplendent, durable copper metal, it takes on a beauty all its own. Some people search out items with a little bit of patina on them to furnish their homes in a rustic style. The patina demonstrates a beauty of durability. Join us as we explore and learn from the “patina” that forms on engaging leaders through their life experience.



pa·​ti·​na | \ pə-ˈtē-nə , ˈpa-tə-nə \

plural patinas\ pə-​ˈtē-​nəz, ˈpa-​tə-​nəz \ or patinae\ pə-​ˈtē-​ˌnē, -​ˌnī , ˈpa-​tə-​ \

Definition of patina

1a : a usually green film formed naturally on copper and bronze by long exposure or artificially (as by acids) and often valued aesthetically for its color

b : a surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use the beautiful patina of this antique table

Season 1 ep. 6 | The Patina Podcast | Dr. Alan W. Gruning Shares How His Passion was Derived From Destruction

In the sixth episode of The Patina Podcast, we sat down with Dr. Alan Gruning from the Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic. We dove right into conversation about the opioid crisis, and Dr. Gruning shared with us how his passion to make a dent in the opioid crisis was derived from destruction and was driven […]

Season 1 ep. 5 | The Patina Podcast | Thomas E. Tuggle Shares His Insightful Views on Courage and Integrity

It was an amazing opportunity to sit down speak with Thomas Tuggle, Lt. Colonel with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, about his experience as the Director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy, the largest law enforcement training facility in the state. In this fifth episode of season one of The Patina Podcast, Lt. Colonel […]

Season 1 ep. 4 | The Patina Podcast | David Weber Shares Stories from Working at Waffle House to Leading in LaBelle

An uncommon start to this show, we dove right into the conversation with David Weber on this the fourth episode of season one on the Patina Podcast. Weber serves as the director of the Riverside Camp and Retreat Center in LaBelle, FL. David shares stories about how he leads in life by first gaining and […]

Season 1 ep. 3 | The Patina Podcast | Shannon Hoyt Shares about International Leadership Lessons Learned

Shannon Hoyt is the Chief Executive Officer for Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County Florida. Hoyt is a problem solver, researcher, creator, and passionate advocate for helping and understanding those in need. Hoyt’s leadership style has a “YOU” focus – she doesn’t expect people to adapt to her, but instead, takes the time to understand […]

Season 1 ep. 2 | The Patina Podcast | Bret Hood Shares Leadership Lessons from the FBI

In today’s episode of the Patina Podcast, Michael “Bret Hood” is joining us around the table. Bret has over 25 years’ experience working financial crimes as a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hood’s leadership is a cornerstone for the FBI’s National Academy, and he’s sharing some of his […]

Season 1 ep. 1 | Introducing the Patina Podcast | Around the Table with Visaggio & Co.

In this episode, we talk about how we envision the Patina Podcast to work with future guests, topic ideas about leadership, and our goals for the show. The Patina Podcast will focus on stories of individuals who have been uncommonly successful leaders. People who have faced challenges and overcome – and by overcoming have become […]


  • 25-minute long episodes featuring leaders in various industries and across verticals.
  • Including best practices and effective strategies in leadership, marketing and public relations.
  • Relevant content and good stories for people who are looking to build and grow their own business, nonprofit, or become more effective and engaging leaders.
  • Focusing on success through failure or hardship – the “patina moments”.
  • Looking at the persevering nature of people and dialing into the wisdom that comes from experience.



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