Between 2000 and 2011, my personal journey of growth began. It begins with a lot of personal pain, but as you will see, it is how we respond to life's challenges that defines us, not the challenges themselves. We must NOT let them define us. It is through challenge that we grow.
So, a little context. I lived through four of the most difficult challenges in human life: death of a parent, dealing with a chronic disease, divorce and unemployment.
How does a person respond when under this kind of extreme pressure and stress?
To cut a long story short, I came to realize that the answers lie in our mental approach to stress. And in the way we take ownership and take action, rather than become overwhelmed.
It would take me some time to realize the gifts I had been give - but we will come to that shortly.
Meanwhile, I was very successful in my career in real estate, until two further challenges arrived. In 2009 comes a divorce, with 2 young kids. And on top of this comes the company insolvency in 2011. I was unemployed.
AN ENTREPRENEUR IS BORN. AND A REALISATION DAWNS...
After the company insolvency I invited the two people that worked directly with me to join me and we launched a marketing agency that is still successful today.
I was also delivering real estate consultancy to some private clients, one of whom invited me to join an exciting venture to build and manage a new brand luxury restaurant. I started and managed this restaurant with 12 employees for 3.5 years. It was a great learning experience, but perhaps the hardest work I have ever experienced!
In December 2016 I was emotionally and mentally exhausted.
I found myself realising that although I was capable of rising to these challenges, this was not the best life to live.
I realised: People get so busy DEALING with life they forget to LIVE their life.
I discovered that I was not aligned with my true self. So I walked away. To think. To understand. To change my impact.
I was unemployed again. But through personal revelations, I was moving forwards like never before. I'm not saying it was easy, but I knew things had to change.
THE PATH TO PERSONAL GROWTH
This deep dive in personal growth started in 2016 when I went to London for a Sage Business School with Peter Sage and I booked for the classic Unleash the Power Within seminar with Tony Robbins. After these events I did the Life Coach certification course at Robbins Madanes Institute and one year of mentorship with Peter Sage.
In addition to these formal programs, I found so much more in myself. I changed my mindset, my habits. I started developing my own tools and methods. I learned to meditate and to apply the range of teachings and tools I was bringing to bear on my real-life challenges.
I was so transformed and only then, through talking to others, did I begin to realise the gifts I had to help them too.
Life is about mastering your emotions. Consciousness - l living your life on purpose. It is about relationships. About mental attitude. About knowing yourself.
I realized just how few people have lived this kind of transformation.
My transformation changed my mindset, my behaviors and my relationships. My relationship with my wife found new levels and became a dream relationship. My relationship with my two sons become more loving, more fun and joyful.
Everything changed when I changed. Ironically, it was the easiest, most obvious way to change: I found my true self.
THE IMPACT OF MEDITATION
In April 2017 I started my journey into meditation-based teachings, and gained invaluable knowledge of the bridge between the spiritual and physical life. These disciplines immediately resonated with me and I have continued to study in these areas ever since. In fact, I already participate in eight advanced workshops with Dr. Joe Dispenza and I practice the this work every day.
These teachings have helped me to master my emotions and have had a profound impact in my life and my work.
In April 2018 I went to Costa Rica to experience a spiritual retreat with Ayahuasca. This was a transformative experience that helped me to discover even more depth to myself. It was a huge revelation, strong healing and helped me develop a deep connection with my soul, that gave me more confidence in my path.
I followed this with another spiritual and plant medicine retreat in Italy. This was another week with strong healings, insights, soul connection and revelations about my path.
A NEW LIFE. A NEW PATH.
I had been very enthusiastic about my journey of growth. I had shared it many times with others, and helped others to find their path and begin their journey of transformation. I had found my calling and found helping others so exciting. I couldn't wait to share what I know with everyone!
In September 2017, I launched my new business: Reborn and I started working with my first coaching clients. In November, I did my first public workshop for 40 people.
In the last few years I have been doing one-on-one coaching, public workshops around the country, and corporate trainings in large companies.
TO BE AUTHENTIC AND TO FALL IN LOVE WITH LIFE
Due to the quarantine in March 2020 I had to cancel all my planned workshops and clients.
However, I also felt a strong need to contribute in some way. So I stepped up, offered and led a free online 21 day challenge and coaching for people in lockdown. For more than one month I supported people mentally and emotionally during the quarantine. A facebook group called Fear Distancing – the 21 days challenge was created with more than 100 people in which I helped them changing their mindset From Fear to Love, with live and online meditations.
These people became my friends, followers and clients. The experience was so effective that I repeated it in a different format twice more in September 2020 (free 7 days meditation challenge) and in October 2020 (free 5 days meditation challenge).
Which brings us to today! I am living the life I consciously choose. I help others to find their true selves, to transform and to live their lives on purpose.
I am living my life in flow. On Purpose. My growth has impacted my life. My relationships. I am full of energy. Inspired every day.
Call me! I would love to help you to be authentic. To be in love with life. If I can do it, so can you!