LUCIA GIOVANNINI is world renowned sensation, former international Italian supermodel – turned transformational speaker and author of 13 books.
Her 20 years of inspiring work through conferences & workshops globally has been inspired by growing up throughout different parts of Italy and Africa, and holds a Doctorate in Psychology and Counselling and a Bachelor in Psycho-Anthropology. She is a Master Fire-walking Trainer, an NLP and Neuro Semantics Trainer, a recognized international Life Coach. Founder at BlessYou International, co-director at LUCE (Free University of Evolutionary Growth) and the co-founder and Master Trainer of the Breathwork method, Life Breath. Her work crafts a synergy between traditional psychological techniques, motivational practices and ancient eastern rituals that turn her seminars into profound experiences for the audiences in Asia + Europe alike.
Lucia has been defined “the Italian Louise Hay” by prestigious media like Marie Franch Asia and The times of India etc etc, transforming audiences through her teachings, workshops, retreats, meditations, & books globally through self-confidence, limiting beliefs, and overcoming fears to live a whole new life.
Lucia Giovannini’s internationally acclaimed book A Whole New Life, which has been translated into more than 8 languages globally, debuts in the US for the first time ever March 2019 by Post Hill Press, a Simon & Schuster imprint.
Coherent with her personal philosophy, Lucia has a passionate advocacy for animal rights and veganism as a way of life. She enjoys spending time with her husband Nicola, and her dog Caligola and lives between Bali, Indonesia, Thailand, and Italy.
1. What does thriving mean to you?
It means self-actualizing, being at your best potential and living your mission.
2. What’s the one domino that moves you toward thriving?
Being at peace with myself, being able to see spirit at work.
3. What was or is your favorite way to sabotage yourself?
Comparing myself to others and of course putting myself down.
4. What gets you back on track?
5. What question should we ask ourselves?
How can I serve?
6. What did you learn recently?
That sometimes when faced with a challenge doing nothing is the best option.
7. Divide your age by half, who were you then?
I was modeling for the best fashion stylists in Italy and around the world.
8. What was one of your aha/breakthrough moments?
When I went to Bali for the first time and I saw what it means to bring spirituality in everyday life.
9. What’s the one resource you would recommend?
Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita. by Ram Dass
10. What is your favorite quote?
“Be the change you want to see in the world” by Gandhi
11. What are your top VALUES?
Freedom, respect for all living creatures, peace
12. What is your focus this year?
Professionally: to give more and more value to the members of my online community.
Personally: to deepen my meditation.
13. You write a book for your grandkids, what principles do you want to pass on?
Be kind. Suspend judgment, honor all sentient beings, find your talents, develop them and use them in service of the world.
14. Who is one of the people that made an impact on your life?
My mother, she’s always been a role model for accepting people exactly how they are.
15. What are you thankful for?
My team, my readers, the participants of my workshops, the teachers and coaches of my method “A whole new life”, my husband, my mother, my dog, my friends, my healthy body, life!
16. If someone grew up in a dysfunctional/chaotic home what advice would you give them going forward?
To release all the negative messages from their past and live in the present moment – do not let their past define their future.
17. What is your favorite memory of this year?
Running our retreat “Spirituality, Vitality, Well-Being” in Bali
18. Think 3/5 years from now, what is your hell if you don’t take action or self-sabotage?
Being up to my eyes in thousands of projects and not having time to meditate, write, read, be with my family and friends and enjoy life.
19. What do you need to have LESS of in your life?
Fewer worries about not being able to manage it all (the several projects I am working on)
20. What rule should we be breaking?
The rule that says that we should get a degree, find a high profile job, get married, have children. Not because they are wrong goals, but because we need to set our own goals and not what society has decided for us.
21. What’s the one thing you want to do before you die?
Go to Papua New Guinea
22. If I am just starting out to transform my life, what one week practice would you recommend?
I’d recommend them to work on what I call their self-talk — what you say to yourself in your own head. The way we talk to ourselves inwardly is really important because it becomes the basis of our spoken words. It sets up the mental atmosphere in which we operate.
This practice is easy: just listen closely to what you say so you can become more aware of what you say and how and why you say it. And each time you find yourself saying things like: “I never do anything right!”, or “I’ll never find the right job”, or “no one loves me” or “I am not good enough” just ask yourself: Is it really true? Does this thought help me? Then just be aware of your feeling and thoughts. This awareness will help you change. Also remember that in terms of thoughts, feelings, words, actions, you always have a choice!
23. Who would you like to acknowledge by nominating them to be showcased @ THRIVEMASTERS?
24. How can people connect with you?
my Fb page
my Fb community