Passion Never Retires for Giorgia Di Martino

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The essence of my job is helping people understand what is making them suffer. Why do they think they are miserable? Is there something we can do together? I then help my clients create and implement new behaviors and habits that will change their lives for the best. Relationships, trust and human interactions are a vocation. Seeing my clients smile at the end of our cooperation, feeling their lightness and fulfillment is what I love the most about my job. 

What is my idea of perfect happiness? I think happiness is a very subjective topic, it really depends on finding out who you are and what do you want from life itself. It’s a journey more than a destination and it’s generally made of small but essential things. 

Generally speaking, I would say that being “perfectly” happy is being truthful to ourselves, respect and love ourselves and others, living towards our values and making the most of our time here and now. Finding this coherence and living by it brings lightness and fulfillment and at the end, happiness. 

What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is to waste my time and life doing/being something/someone I don’t like or want (to be).

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I can be lazy for what must be done. I am a poor commercial, I don’t like to «sell» myself, every administrative thing is a real burden. The limiting fears underneath might be a real struggle for my career.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Every great coach/therapist out there is an inspiration to me.

What is my greatest extravagance? I can quit everything and start from scratch if needed.

On what occasion would I lie? I have a hard time with lies, they pursue you. I think lies are worst to bear for the person who says them. It’s, first, a betrayal to your own self. I might minimize things in order to protect someone from what, to me, would be a useless suffering.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The income variation strictly related to the number of clients I have.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I was in Paris, France, during one coaching session with a client, she had an emotional revelation that would consequently generate a real positive improvement on the way she related to others which led her to more happiness in her life. It was intense and moving and at the end we were both thanking each other for the mutual trust and the honesty of our cooperation.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I am always working on improvement and I would definitely increase my level of self-confidence and reduce the auto criticism. Also, I would love to be more fit and into sports.

What is my greatest achievement in work? So far, I would say my retraining. Leaving an unhappy corporate life for a freelance coaching career was the scariest yet bravest move I have ever taken and so far, the greatest work achievement.

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me? To me it means that money is not a concern and our mind feels absolutely free to create whatever it wants since nothing else is there to pollute it/stop it from creating. It also means being able to get things beyond the project phase, onto the actual creation.

Where would I most like to live? In a warm and cozy house in the sunny south of France.

What is my most treasured possession? My family.

What is my most marked characteristic? I smile a lot.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Home.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? There are so many nice restaurants and bars in Paris, I would list a few: L’Epicurianu, Simonetta, Chez Lui and Dalmata.

What books influenced my life and how? The four agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz

Zero limits, Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len

I need your love: is that true?, Katie Byron

Women who love too much, Robin Norwood

The artist way, Julia Cameron

Man’s search for meaning, Viktor E. Frankl

Who are my favorite writers?

Olivier Bourdeaut

Joël Dicker

Viktor E. Frankl

Laurent Gounelle

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? The scientist, by Coldplay

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Iron Man, so funny and sarcastic!

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My partner.

Which movie would I recommend seeing once in a lifetime? Dead Poets Society, Les petits mouchoirs

What role plays art in my life and work? Absolutely essential. Music for instance is the equivalent of warm soup for the soul. It’s resourceful and inspiring.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My partner.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? I would love to work in symbiosis with other health professionals.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019? Probably Tony Robbins.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? Family and couple therapy.

Where can you see me or my work? Here, on my website:

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Passion Never Retires means to me that when you are passionate about what you do, you don’t count the hours, you don’t count the days, you don’t event feel like you are actually “working” so the notion of holidays or retirement doesn’t apply anymore.

Which passionate professionals should Peter invite to tell their story? Musicians, painters, writers, film makers, journalists, midwives, doctors, nurses etc.

How can you contact me? You can contact me via LinkedIn: Giorgia Di Martino or via my website:


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