Giovanni | Social Skills Coach
Former Roles: Google, Credit Karma (acquired by Intuit), Thomson Reuters
Coaching Experience: 15+ years
Focus: Style, Communication & Social Influence
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Here I am to the right of the picture. It's my final year in college:
Back then, I was socially clueless. I only had 2 friends that I hungout with all 4 years in college. I wasn't able to get a date and I had trouble getting a job offer and I had trouble making new friends.
Whatever I did, it felt like the world was against me. Talking to people was difficult, and people didn't take a natural liking to me. It felt like I had to work 10 times harder than everyone else just to get the same results.
When I did finally get job after graduating, I had a lot of trouble at work. I constantly got in trouble and made enemies because of my inability to read social cues. For example, I would think a manager is quite happy with me when in fact they are seething with anger.
I made up for these shortcomings by being ok with being alone, and working harder and longer than most of my peers to keep my positions. I always thought I was intelligent, but like a superpower locked and hidden away, I didn't feel like I knew how to bring it out.
This inability to overcome my obstacles ignited an obsession to become socially dexterous. With women, at work, with new friends, and with my own life.
If I had to guess, this obsession started early in high school. My "friends" bullied me as the youngest student in my class. I remember being pinned to the locker by my bullies while all the cute girls in my class laughed. I realize now that was a moment of grace because it was my calling to help others who feel lost, powerless and socially isolated:
Fast forward a bit....
My journey to master my social skills started while I was working at Google. Though I had gotten into the #1 company to work for at that time with pure hard work, I still had a lot of trouble understanding people.
4 out of 7 days a week, I'd drive for hours to learn from my mentors.
This section of my life requires its own book, but let's just say the training was informative. You could call these years my "training years". I'm so grateful for them and my mentors for teaching me social skills. How to talk to people, how to do public speaking, how to talk to women, and how to make friends easily.
One of the reasons you probably haven't heard of me is because of my use of an alias during these 10 years as I took on management positions at Fortune 500 companies.
After a few years... I sold all my Google shares and traveled. I wanted to learn more about the world.
One of my goals was to be able to go to a new city, not know anyone, and start to build a social circle and have a great life. It took me years of trial and error, but I was finally able to accomplish this in my late 20s after 7 years of training.
Over the next few years, I made lifelong friends in many different cities and we got into exclusive social circles and events. My busines prospered due to the partners and mentors I met using my new found social skills.
Long story short: I chose my own path instead of living to please or accommodate other people's expectations. And you can do the same at a fraction o the time it took me with the right mentorship.
I show you these pictures not to impress you but rather to impress upon you the possibility of taking your life to the next level if you have the right tools.
Have the right tools to excel socially gives you total freedom. You'll feel like you can talk to anyone about anything. You won't run out of things to say or feel like you're talking about nonsense or things that don't matter. All of your communication oozes truth and it just feels good to be you. And by doing so, the results you want, whether it's making new friends, moving up in your career or in dating, automatically start happening to you.
I want to become the coach I wish I had when I first started.
Luckily for you, with my help you can accomplish my feats in a fraction of the effort it took me!
If you're feeling lost, alone or simply want guidance to improve an area of your life faster, consider reaching out for some help.