Dillan's coaching helps people be themselves.
Want to feel more confident, less stressed and a bit healthier?
Need someone to listen who really gets you?
Remember in school they told us to "just be ourselves" and life would work out?
As we get older, we realize that was a sham. It's not *quite* that easy.
Trust me, I know. Well, read my bio and decide for yourself if my life experience is what you need in a coach.
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Overcoming adversity is what I've done my whole life. My parents separated when I was 3 months old and I grew up pretty neglected and silenced. My innate resilience helped me, which I became more aware of when I conquered an eating disorder all by myself.
I went on to excel in one of the best schools for education in the country but my first career as an eighth-grade Social Studies teacher ended early when I quit because I was afraid to come out of the closet as queer. I started working full-time at a locally-owned natural food store and dove headfirst into the world of wellness, building the foundation of my career as a coach.
In my mid-20s, adult acne took over my face and devastated me. I had no idea what was going on. A health coach helped me heal and I learned the importance of mental/physical/emotional health for our overall wellbeing. I left home in New Jersey for Boston for a new job and lived there for 10 years, experiencing just about every major life change: career, relationships, apartments, health, spirituality and sexuality. And have a lot of tattoos for all those major changes!
In 2009, I became a certified health coach and started my business which immediately took off! I was coaching clients and giving workshops and loving life. Then, right when everything seemed to be perfect, I chose to transition my gender identity. My family stopped speaking to me and the relationship I was in ended traumatically and I felt like my world was falling apart.
But I persevered. That same resilience I had as a kid kicked in and I finished grad school at the age of 37 while going through a gender transition on display for the world to see. I stuck to my passion for health coaching, walking my own talk for myself and, as a result, have overcome setbacks time after time. Despite the trauma I experienced, I gave two TEDx talks and had one of my most successful years of my coaching business proving that we can thrive even (or maybe especially) during difficult times.
With all I've lived through and learned in my life, a journey that began in my teens and continues today, I figured out the solution to being yourself and living a fulfilling, authentic life. It's not a magic pill that works overnight, but it DOES work and is effective. My life is living proof and it's why I share so openly on social media about my journey.
With my support coming from over 20 years of wisdom and experience, you will:
- feel seen and supported for who you are and want to become
- learn skills to manage stress symptoms like depression and anxiety
- identify ineffective habits stemming from limiting beliefs
- learn healthy nutrition and lifestyle habits to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally
How do I do this?
I took on the project of my own personal development as a teenager and just never stopped.
I overcame an eating disorder and changed my religion and career and my own sexuality quite a few times. I've lived in over 20 different places. I've faced personal and professional rejection and my own fear of failure. And I never quit.
Over the past 20 years, I've read a lot of books and attended a lot of seminars and became certified as a teacher and health coach to pass on all this valuable information to help you feel as happy, content and free as I do each day.
Life is a journey of self-discovery and there are steps you can take and things you can do to make the process meaningful and fulfilling, if you so choose. I'd love to help you on your way.
Dillan DiGiovanni is an internationally-certified Integrative Nutrition coach, speaker and writer leading a revolutionary movement around personal identity and wellbeing as the path to self-acceptance and transformation to build a better world. He has overcome incredible adversity throughout his life to possess unshakeable resilience, so Dillan understands the challenges that exist in the modern human experience. Dillan's calming demeanor, kind heart and inspirational voice make him a teacher every person
can benefit from, especially those struggling to accept and be who they really are. His credentials make him a wise and relatable guide to help bridge the gap in human development.
Dillan's clients include corporations like Microsoft and IDEO, small companies like ActBlue, WorkBar and General Assembly and institutions of higher learning including MIT, Northeastern and UCONN. He's also a two-time TEDx speaker.
Dillan loves 80s music and coffee and always needs to eat more greens. He currently resides on the Jersey shore, returning home after living in Boston and Vermont for over a decade.
Credentials & Education:
Master of Education, Integrative Wellness, Leadership and Change in Individuals and Cultures Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Major in Art The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Member Speaker Bureau of International Information Programs, US Dept. of State, Washington, DC
Instructor (onsite and virtual) General Assembly
International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC), Member
State of New Jersey, Standard Teaching Certificate
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