My mission is to provide simple, powerful, transformative methods to help you unlock your full potential and live a fulfilled life.

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Michelangelo's Prisoners - Florence
The Italian renaissance scultor famously said that his job was not to create but to reveal the powerful figures already contained in the marble and his task to simply chip away the excess.

Creating a better, smarter and kinder world, one person at a time

According to Bronnie Ware, author of The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, the number one regret of dying people is “I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” Other recent studies have confirmed the same, people regret what they have not done.

Like Michelangelo’s “Prisoners,” emerging from the block of marble, our true selves are prisoners of the genetic material passed down to us and of all the different influences coming from our environment. Society, family, work, communities all want us to fit their mold. Trying to please everyone and compromising lead to an unsavory life, a life you regret when you die.

My goal is to help you live an authentic and powerful life, devoid of regrets. I want to help you express your true self, to help you emerge and break away from the mold artificially created by fears and the need to conform. I use tools and techniques from Emotional Intelligence, life coaching and mindfulness to show you how you can chip away at unhelpful habits and peel off layer after layer the limiting beliefs keeping you from being your authentic self.

I sincerely believe that deep down, most of us come with the best intentions, working for the greater good, but we also face many fears, counterproductive habits and false beliefs, all conspiring to keep us from living a courageous, authentic, and fulfilled life.

The goal is freedom from what’s holding you back and to develop your own inner coach, your true self’s faithful servant. The goal is to set you free so you will live a happy life with no regrets.

I set high standards for myself and my clients because I believe that excellence, compassion, and positivity are contagious and that the self-development work we do, ultimately affects all the people in your community, resulting in a better, smarter, and kinder world.

Tony Saccardi, Goleman Emotional Intelligence meta-coach

It all started at the workplace

In 2014, while I was still working as a technology director for a large financial company, I volunteered for the local Wellness program and facilitated meditation for the workplace. I was completely burned out, having anxiety and chronic stress.

Meditation saved me! Seeing the immediate benefits of as little as 15 minutes a day of meditation practice on stress and anxiety, I made it available to as many co- workers as possible. In 2016, I created and taught an 8-week mindfulness program in our San Francisco offices where employees could learn and try 9 different types of meditation to manage stress and improve their focus, self-awareness and social- awareness. The program ran continuously with a waiting list until I left my job in December 2017.

Since then, my focus has been on emotional intelligence, which is the ideal framework to put mindfulness in action, especially at the workplace. I’ve been coaching and training people in emotional intelligence and mindfulness for over 7 years and touching peoples’ lives in such a positive way has been exceedingly gratifying.

Does it resonate with you?

You’re an entrepreneur or “intrapreneur” with a growth mindset, an avid learner, and a self-starter. You want something more from life, not just money and status, but also all the other things that make your heart sing. You want meaningful relationships, make a difference in your community, and live life fully with no regrets.

Because we are humans, the range of topics we can work on is infinite. Transitions, relationships, soft addictions, re-inventing oneself, getting out of chronic stress, getting the top job, nailing the interview, job performance and the list goes on but the overarching goal I see in almost all my clients is the desire to regain their power and work in a smarter way.

My own personal experience includes big life transitions, such as starting a new life in a foreign country, divorce, changing career, raising 2 wonderful kids with my lovely wife. Traveling, adventure and theater acting have also played a big part in my life, giving me a sense of perspective on humanity and the world.

What you’ll get with me as your coach is someone who adapts to your style, makes you feel comfortable and creates a safe, intimate space. I will be honest, point out your blind spots and acknowledge your strengths, your values. I’ll constantly remind you that you are resourceful, creative and show you the skills you need to transform your emotions into a superpower.

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