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The Trust-and-Track Institute was launched as a way to spread our unique approach to leadership and organizational culture to those companies interested in putting their people first.


We have helped hundreds of individuals and organizations around the world improve trust, increase engagement, and decrease turnover from a variety of industries.

Purpose & Values

We practice what we teach, and our Purpose & Values serve as handrails to guide our daily decisions. 

Our Purpose

We inspire leaders to influence transformation in their organizations by putting their people first.

Our Values

We are dedicated to the learning, teaching, and ongoing development of ourselves and our community. 

We treat everyone with dignity and respect. 

We honor the individual passions and creativity of our team. 

We consistently model our work through open and honest communication.

We support the balance between home and work.

We take pride in our commitment to high performance and cultivating human potential.


Victor Mena
Founder/CEO, Pacific Aviation

"I love the whole idea of 'conscious communication'. It turns the simple act of saying words into a purposeful and meaningful exercise through which I am more aware of how it specificity matters.


My heightened awareness of intention/impact has been huge for me. I've gained a strong sense of how important it is to be proactive in communicating. My alertness to 'meaning-making' has helped me avoid relying on assumptions. I think 'coaching in the moment' is really where the rubber meets the road. I've chosen to embrace that as our ultimate goal where we can utilize all of these new communication tools. We've decided that the way for us to get the most use of these tools will be to teach Miick's Safe Space to every employee at every level. Our supervisors will be taught the other tools in order to begin moving toward a culture of coaching in the moment. I'm looking forward to reaching this stage as it will include the 'Fish bowl' exercise, which I feel is very powerful.

The common language we now all share has been one of the most obvious benefits to our improved internal communication. A great result from the purpose workshop was that it legitimized our purpose as belonging to the organization by getting everyone to buy-in."

Meet The Team

Nick Sarillo is the founder of the Trust & Track Institute and Nick’s Pizza & Pub–the sixth busiest independent pizza company in per-store sales in the United States. Founded with the purpose of providing the community with an unforgettable place where families could relax and have fun, Nick’s Pizza & Pub was recently named one of the top 25 best small businesses in the country by Forbes Magazine.

Nick credits his company’s success to his purpose-driven culture, which is the focus of his book, A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business (Portfolio; 2012). Nick is a regular speaker at entrepreneurship and HR conferences, and his insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Inc., Fast Company and Investor’s Business Daily.

Nick Sarillo

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Growing up with a front-row seat to his Dad's unique approach to business, Nick Jr. learned at a young age what it meant to put people first. By the time he was in high school, Nick was learning and living the fundamentals to Trust and Track leadership. Building on his love for organizational culture and leadership, Nick went on to work for Purpose-driven startup companies, where he helped define the culture and implement the Trust and Track methodologies.


Now in his final year of graduate school, pursuing a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Nick is able to leverage his experience and education to drive tangible results in the organizations he works with.

Nick Sarillo Jr.

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