Eric Casaccio of Now Your Life is a transformational life coach who empowers others affected by toxic relationships to break free and envision their picture window of life. His coaching process helps clients find the answers within and move forward towards a peaceful, authentic path of encouraging passion, value, purpose, inspirational enlightenment, and genuine endeavors.
After Casaccio experienced PTSD from a romantic situation with a narcissist, a cathartic healing process occurred, inspiring him to create a critically acclaimed award-winning film with a message that sometimes we have to go through darkness to find true authentic light. Without his personal experience, audiences worldwide wouldn't have gained awareness, conversations of clarity wouldn't have taken place, and the desire to study life coaching at the Certified Life Coaching Institute and the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts would never have been considered. All life experiences happen for a substantial reason.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED AND WHY?
Soon after ending a toxic relationship, these words of wisdom were spoken and have never forgotten. "Things don't always happen the way we want them to, but they always happen right on time." This advice demonstrates how bad things end so we can make room for the good stuff. So, allow the wrong things to fall apart and let the rest go!
WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU AND WHY?
My mother inspired me the most because when the going got tough, she reminded me to do the best I can, and to always trust my instincts.
WHAT IS THE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU COULD SHARE WITH OUR READERS TO UPLIFT THEM IN LIFE AND CAREER?
Whether it be personal or professional, always ask yourself, "Do I feel healthy alignment with this?" Because if something feels out of alignment, the universe is trying to tell you something so you can realign yourself for a better life.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND HOW DID IT INSPIRE YOU?
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. This book inspired me because when we remind ourselves to be impeccable with our word, not to take anything personally, not to make assumptions, and always to do our best, it inspires us not to be hard on ourselves and be in the present moment.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
Walk and play with my loving border collie dog Vixen, who was born on Christmas day.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU OR YOUR INDUSTRY FACES, AND HOW DO YOU OVERCOME THOSE?
Some of our industry's challenges are how some people don't understand what a certified coach does. I overcome this by being open and available to educate and even demonstrate my skillset from a professional and heart-centered place that presents a safe space connection.
WHAT IS ONE TREND IN YOUR INDUSTRY THAT EXCITES YOU?
The joy when I am working with a client, and when they have a particular "a-ha" moment that changes their life for the better.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU DO EVERY DAY THAT ADDS TO YOUR SUCCESS?
I smile and read my daily affirmation mantra that says, "Breathe. Be Happy. You got this!”
WHAT TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
My laptop because I work and do everything else from it.
PLEASE, FINISH THIS STATEMENT: LEADERSHIP IS...
being empathetic, emotionally intelligent, and collaborative with others.