I was born in Northern Italy, into a very difficult life, only at that time, I thought everyone’s life was like mine. It was filled with natural beauty but also a lot of pain and dysfunction.
When I came to the US at age 10, my life became even more difficult. Not only was I dealing with having said good-bye to my friends and everything that was familiar, I also had to adapt to a very different culture, a language I didn’t know and the pain (expressed in rage) of a broken man who was angry about having to leave his country to provide for his family. For the first 26 years of my life I thought of nothing but exiting it; I had zero coping skills by which to navigate the storms I was experiencing. When I turned 26, and nothing was changing, I decided to ask God for help in learning to overcome my struggles. Soon after, the answers started to come.
I have spent the last 29 years of my life growing, learning and amassing a vast knowledge base on personal transformation. My life makeover began with extensive involvement in ISA (institute of Self Actualization) which created massive fundamental shifts that I utilize and teach to this day (30 years later). I developed an insatiable need/desire to learn, grow, evolve, and learn everything I could about the mind, how it works, how humans behave, about our ego and spirituality and… well you get the picture 🙂 I became a self-help junkie. I attended several Tony Robbins workshops, Wayne Dyer teachings, and many, many, many other programs and trainings. My motto became
I have 26+ years corporate experience and was successfully climbing the corporate ladder yet I didn’t feel fulfilled. In my heart, I wanted to help others who were struggling with the things I had to overcome. Ever since my first personal development seminar I wanted to follow that road and help others learn the information that could turn their entire lives around as it did for me. But, I didn’t know just how to do that. Then, one day, my director at Morgan Stanley (where I was a Resource Manager), suggested I become a Life Coach so I quickly explored that field. Since taking my very first Coaches training it was crystal clear…THIS was the profession that would utilize all of me and all of my life’s experiences. I became a CTI trained coach and amassed and even greater smorgasbord of acquired tools and resources to pull from. I soon after took the leap out of the corporate world into the world of service to others and became a coach.
I became a coach for two reasons: The first – during my 29 years of personal growth, I have met hundreds and hundreds of people who were like me. I see the hurt or the untapped potential in a large majority of people. I believe it is our responsibility to elevate ourselves so that we become the ‘best’ we can possibly be; the world needs it and so do our children. The second reason is because I wanted to spare children the experience of my childhood. I want them to have an easier shot at life and I knew the only way for that to happen was to help their parents become the best persons and role models they could possible by. Children need great role models to learn from and not broken adults who hinder them by putting on to them their own hurtful and sabotaging limitations (like it was done to me.) If we adults are willing to do the work then we become part of the solution rather than part of the problem and our children can soar as they are meant to.
I’ve worked and helped many individuals but my most significant contribution was taking in three, deeply hurting children, and helping them to go from being screaming, erratic, needy, out-of-control kids to being grounded, calm and thriving ones. It has been a beautiful experience to take all that I have learned and experienced for my own healing and transformation, add to it the coaching layer and then offer it all to others in support of THEIR life goals. This is my privilege, my gift.
It is my heart’s desire to share, teach, inspire, uplift and devote my life to sharing what has changed me into the person I once only dreamt of becoming. I would be honored to help you realize the best ‘you’!
To you growth,
My greatest defining moments in my life are:
- Coming to the US.
- Deciding to ‘change’.
- Confronting all my fears.
- Leaving my secure Corporate job to pursue what I love – Coaching.
- Raising my brother’s 3, hurting children, for 3 1/2 years.
My favorite things are:
- My dogs
- My mother’s lasagna
- The mountains of Italy
- A good book
- The Cyprus tree
- Fresh snow
- Good Friends
- Great Conversations