Passion, energy, emotions, obsessive search for performance, commitment and clear knowledge of my values characterize my testimonial, executive coach and trainer activities. I am driven by the pleasure of communicating and interacting with people who spend their time listening to me, and that is why they must receive the most from me.
I address multiple topics that come from my experience in Formula 1 with the Ferrari team. A career of over twenty years made up of many successes, moments of great change, stress, commitment, the search for maximum performance, the achievement of challenging goals, all in a wonderful team work.
Creativity, responsibility, motivation, desire to go higher than the highest, leadership, excellence, involvement, emotions, working in a multidisciplinary environment: this is what Formula 1 gave me. Sports, and Formula 1 in particular, convey many messages that become gold when you manage to decode them, to derive a useful meaning also for many sectors of the business.
Understanding how Formula 1 champions like Michael Schumacher or Alain Prost could be so powerful can provide notable cues for personal growth. Their ability to use emotions led me to study Emotional Intelligence, to be a practitioner and to be able to teach it. Through Emotional Intelligence I was also able to approach a tennis champion like Novak Đoković, as well as many leaders and many teams to help them grow.
Their ability to live the present, their creativity and attitude to change are certainly very innovative teachings for the whole business world, for the scholastic world and also for the private life of each of us. Concepts such as fear, judgment and guilt that arise from the passive side of thought do not exist in the mind of a champion sitting in the car. At that moment courage, determination and the desire to give the maximum of oneself intervene. At that moment, while risking their lives, professional racing drivers experience joy.
Being a leader for so many years in a company like Ferrari spurred me on to continuous improvement. Leadership is an art, it is the result of a synergy of competence, of intuition and is expressed through the dynamic cooperation of the group. Being competent in managing coaching, or knowing the coach’s skills and applying them in the managerial capacity of one’s business, becomes essential.
Today I teach managing coaching following a synergistic experience of leadership and coaching that goes back twenty years. We are in a period where Industry 4.0 is having enormous developments. The world of Formula 1 is far ahead in this sector, but it is far ahead also in another aspect: the importance of people 4.0.
Here’s what business, schools and universities must take note of and grow exponentially: there is always a human person behind every activity. People 4.0 have their values clearly in their minds, they are conscious users of emotions and spirituality. This makes them different from computers, regardless how powerful they may be.