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HEY THERE! I'M SO HAPPY YOU'RE HERE.

I'm Alessia Gandolfo and I am a Life Coach, Vinyasa Yoga Teacher , passionate writer, gypsy soul and above all life adventurer. 

I'm on a mission to guide highly sensitive and international women to uncover their inner light and blossom into the best version of themselves. 

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a confident woman, at ease in her own skin, being successful doing what she loves and being unapologetically herself.

What does it mean to "Follow your inner light"? 

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Follow your inner light is a movement, a lifestyle which is based on living from your heart, guided by your intuition, by that gut feeling that whispers what’s really best for you but that we’re so used to ignore to listen instead to the fear-based beliefs and stress in our heads.

We live in a society that too often proclaims busyness and distractions as normal and even cool , and force us to make choices based on fears and self-doubt .

It gives us the illusion that if we follow a perfectly straight path, if we manage to fit into a box about the perfect career, partner, money, children, power….than we will have gained our right to happiness and satisfaction.

We have this mental chatter on repeat saying : Am I good enough, beautiful enough, clever enough…..to feel healthy and energized in my body? To do what I love for living? To be loved for just being myself?

But it doesn’t have to be that way! And the truth is that ….no one really knows what’s best for us more than our inner voice , calling us everyday to play big and follow our desires.

I believe life is an experiment

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Your own personal experiment, and that we have the freedom to follow the daily calls of what makes us feel good, what light us up trying out new things, and that mistakes do not exist but only learning experiences to help us grow out of our comfort zone.

I also believe that you can craft your own definition of success and happiness, regardless of what is your profession, level of fame, how much money you earn or how many designer bags you own. It’s all up to you and how you can live your truth everyday.

It takes a lot of courage to live from your heart, but I feel that when we start living a bold life, embracing your vulnerability and weirdness, incredible opportunities open to us and we connect with each other on a much deeper level, we feel true love and we understand that at the end we really are all one.

Check out my 4 part video workshop series:

'HOW TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE AND PASSION IN LIFE'

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What brings me here?

  • I grew up as a curious and sensitive child, cultivating my wild imagination and being creative every day , waiting to become an adult to transform my big dreams into reality. I loved writing stories and ideas into my journal and my greatest source of inspiration were the many trips taken with my family around Italy and abroad. I soon understood that I wanted to be independent and travel around the world, because that's where I felt the most alive. When I was in a state of constant wonder. 
  • Few years later I was a model student in school. I loved studying and books were another way of fulfilling my curiosity for life. But over the years I also started to build many fears, insecurities about the future and who I was and I gradually felt disconnected from my inner wisdom, comparing to others and thinking that knew better than me how to live a successful life. 
  • Fast-forward to a couple of years ago : I had spent now about 10 years of my life living across different cities and countries, making my way through business schools programs and work experiences, leading my choices mainly from my head and feeling as disconnected as ever from my heart desires.

A series of events led me to look inside and rethink my whole choices because whatever I was doing, wherever I was going, there was always a feeling of dissatisfaction. 

I was missing authentic human connection, creativity and expressing fully my voice. I felt I needed more food for the soul and taking greater care of my emotions. I realized that I was much more than the path I was following and I've started a journey of experimentation to uncover my intuition and the light I had dimmed for so long. 

 

Fun facts about me :

I’m a 20-something curious and creative young woman living my own experiment… 

  • I am Italian, born in Rome but my travels brought me to Paris, where I've been living for the past 5 years.
  • I am a Certified Life Coach and I have guided beautiful women around the world to live a more expansive life.
  • I've recently become a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher  to deepen my love for yoga and I've recently started to teach classes in Paris, check them here !
  • I am a gipsy soul, and traveling and exploring foreign cultures has always been a huge part of my life. 
  • I love writing, you can find me most times with a pen and a journal in my hands.
  • Last summer I graduated from a prestigious business school in International Marketing and Management but I quickly realized that climbing the corporate ladder wasn't my best option for now, as I wanted to express myself in my own personal way, and so this blog was born ...
  • I love the sea and when I was little I wanted to sell my house and live on a sailing boat.
  • I have a Reiki Level 1 Certification from The Reiki Centre in Singapore and I am curious about different healing techniques 
  • I love discovering my city and I spend lots of time during the weekends trying out new restaurants and fun places around Paris
  • And lots more things you can discover reading my blog.....

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Professional Me 

  • I am a Certified Life and Professional Coach from IPEC ( ICF recognized)
  • I am a Certified Vinyasa yoga teacher from EFV in Paris ( RYT 200hr) where I studied with Amanda Dates and Janelle Watters
  • I have a Master Degree in Management and Marketing from ESSEC Business School, Paris
  • Also a Bachelor Degree in International Economics and Management from Bocconi University, Milan
  • I'm a very curious learner and I love taking yoga, personal development and business workshops whenever I can!

Before you go...

I MADE SOMETHING FOR YOU!

If you're feeling disconnected and directionless, and you're seeking clarity and self-connection, check out my 4 part video workshop series:

'HOW TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE AND PASSION IN LIFE'

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