After leaving home at 19, a combination of fortunate events—including winning a sports bet and receiving academic scholarships—enabled me to travel, live, and work in Rome, Helsinki, and England before permanently relocating to the United Kingdom in 2008.
I have been a meditator for years and have spent considerable amounts of time with Eastern spiritual leaders and practitioners that have exposed me to the teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism, Mysticism, the Yogic Science.
In my younger years, my aspiration was to become a professional footballer. I spent considerable time training and playing for the youth team of AC Tricase, participating in the Italian Serie C league.
I have a competitive streak in go-kart racing, a passion inspired by my father, a local rally car racer and enthusiast. Most of my youth was spent on racing tracks.
More than a decade ago, I stumbled upon salsa dancing. Although I never pursued it professionally, the music immediately felt like second nature to me. A friend introduced me to a close-knit community of high-level dancers in London, which has become my go-to activity for re-energizing.
I have logged hundreds of hours training as a comedy improviser and have performed in various small theaters throughout London.
Contrary to the typical Italian stereotype, I don't enjoy cooking. Instead, I prefer engaging in meaningful conversations with my guests.
I possess a discerning eye for art, beauty, and balance, along with a deep appreciation for classical music.
One of my favorite Italian films is 'The Great Beauty' by Paolo Sorrentino. I am drawn to its multi-layered meanings and the powerful use of silence throughout the film.
Professional Qualifications and Awards
Coaching Practitioner - The Coaching Organisation / Association for Integrative Psychology (API)
Entrepreneurial Accelerator Key Person of Influence (KPI) - Dent Global
BSc Psychology & Organizational Change - La Sapienza (Rome)
Level 3 Award in Education & Training
MSc Marketing & International Management - Henley Business School
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Vice President Ovation Award
Finance Director Ovation Award
High Performance Award
Served corporate clients in over ten sectors incl. Telecommunications, Academic, Marketing, FMCGs, IT, Staffing, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Distribution, Construction, Oil and Gas, Import / Export.