I have known of Joseph for more than 13 years. However, it took about 10 years before I let him into my life at all. Over all that time he never pressured me to engage with what he has to offer. I flirted with the idea of working with him on a number of occasions … and then retreated again! This is a reflection of where I was in my life and his great acuity to see that it was for me to be ready for a meaningful engagement.

I have worked with a number of executive coaches over the years and have had mixed experiences. A common outcome was that I ended up feeling that the coach that I was working with was colluding with me and hence not supporting / pushing or enabling me to make the break throughs that I was seeking in my professional (and personal) life and self.

After a stand off of nearly 10 years I let down my guard … a little. Well, approaching 50 seemed like a good time to grow up and start enjoying all the blessings in my life. As I have got over my lack of “trust” for coaches / advisors / mentors based on self fulfilling prophecies that had repeated in my life, I let Joseph in. As I started to trust him I have found that I have had life changing experiences – in my professional, family and personal fulfilment. That does not mean that it has always been easy – and indeed I believe that is part of why I have been able to make fundamental shifts in how I am experiencing my life. In my interactions with Joseph he is relentless in his pursuit of the outcomes that I am seeking in my life – many times this is frustrating for me; at other times it is non-sensical. However, the more I trust him and the ways he works with me the more profound and transformational the changes that I am experiencing.

From trying to control everything in my life and taking things way too seriously – I am now more able to see things more for what they are – to others as well as myself – to laugh at myself and with others more, and to meet life as it unfolds.

So thank you Joseph for the ongoing gifts that you share with me and for the journey that we share.

– Hilary Samson-Barry


Here Are Some More Examples Of What People Have Written About Working With Joseph:

Thom Hartmann
NY Times Bestselling author and Radio & TV show host

“Joseph is one of the most brilliant communicators – and teachers of communications – I’ve ever met!”


Keith Svendsen
Managing Director, East & Central China at Maersk Line

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

“With his direct and candid style Dr. Riggio get right to the core of what is essential for you. This combined with his decades of experience and excellent business acumen, makes him the consultant and educator of choice for business professionals who are serious about developing their effectiveness as leaders. When your time is of importance, Dr. Riggio will deliver the agreed outcomes that matters, faster and with elegancy”


Else Beth Trautner
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Euro-Diagnostica AB

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“”I contracted with Joseph in 2000 for a long term process; at first instance we collaborated over a 3 years period with multiple trainings of our global sales & marketing organization. This process was pivotal in bringing our organization to the expected level and supported other initiatives resulting in extraordinary sales results and increased customer satisfaction. Joseph is a brilliant trainer, coach and process facilitator going far to share his talent and competencies simultaneously with acting in multicultural environment and providing training for us in 7 different langue’s (Danish, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish). A true master with high integrity””


Soren Stig
Senior Director – Sustainability at Maersk Line

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

“Joseph is an outstanding individual and a gifted coach. He has had profound impact on a number of people – including myself. 10 years on and i’m still building on his NLP teachings and improving my persuation competencies. Comes highly recommended.”


Michael Stolarczyk
President at Kontane Logistics

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

“I met Joseph in a training program conducted for Maersk while I was a Trade Manager there. The program was based on some proprietary models that Joseph developed for us woven in with some NLP and other material around negotiation. It was a fantastic program overall and I especially remember the NLP training, which still offers me insight and and edge. Today I still find myself using the learning I received in customer profiling and C-level negotiations. If you want to work with one of the best leadership and sales development consultants I can think of, you would do well to reach out and contact Joseph. He will give you an even-evolving edge in today’s global business world.”


Edward Levine
CEO at Vine Solutions, Inc. and Owner, Left Bank/Vine Solutions, Inc.

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

“Joseph has helped me as an executive coach. He is excellent at thinking out of the box and articluating issues clearly. He is also very effective in assisting with interpersonal issues.”


Alexandru D. Aldea
Business Consultant at Platinum Vision LLC

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“Joseph is a phenomenon. Being in the room with him elicits a palpable charge of excitement from his audience. I have taken several seminars with this man, and can honestly say that he has shown me a structure for how to better move through life. When one starts from the premise that anything is possible, it is easy to see how to live optimally, and to make decisions that productively impact ones business, personal life as well as general emotional state. Take a class with Joe, buy one of his CD’s or simply read his blog at http://www.josephriggio.com/. Check him out for yourself, and tell me if I’m wrong. I dare ya!


Prakash Jagwani
Software Architect

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

“If I were to think of a few words to describe Joseph Riggio, I would say miraculous, ingenious, high integrity, all around great person. The work he has done is truly amazing and quite often it has not occurred to me that I was experiencing personal growth happening until after it already happened. A recent example would be the recommendation of the book “Whole New Mind” by Daniel Pink that was encouraged around a discussion of creativity. As a result, I visited lots of museums and art galleries and have developed an interest towards listening to classical music and opera. I feel like this helping me to come up with lots of creative solutions in my work. This is all the result of a brief discussion on a teleconference. Sitting in the room is a whole other level. I must say that attending Joseph’s courses and having his input/suggestions/recommendations are an invaluable part of my life.”


Erik Micheelsen
Owner at Innovation Embassy

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

“Getting to outstanding results: The brilliant thing about Joseph is that he masters dialog. On our own, we can all achieve better results. Become a better leader, be a better communicator or get a promotion. Better… But if you want to do different and achieve outstanding results for yourself or your organization, none of us can do it alone. We have an internal dialog that keeps the things we want most at a distance. What you want is someone who can take you through the steps of changing that internal dialog in a way that lets you bring those results from “out there” to “in here”. Someone who can help you quickly get to grips of what you need to do – or not do, to get to outstanding results. Joseph has lifted my team and I to a new level in a very short space of time. The results we are achieving now are blowing me away.”


Jani Brokaw
Director at Campus Kids Minisink

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

“My experience of Joseph is that he is at the leading edge of helping individuals and businesses operate from a place of being at their best… dynamic, moving in a direction congruent with who they are and most want to be, creative, with an openess to what is possible…”


Agnes Mariakaki
Consumer Psychologist at MindSearch

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

“Joseph Riggio could be aptly described as a mind surgeon! He is able to read all the vital signs of individuals or organisations with acuity, depth, clarity (his model for this is Soma Semantics). He will then focus with precision on “what works”. He has a unique skillset to look for potential and opportunity, even where it seemingly does not exist. And then he will act with surgical precision to bring about change and restoration….to what is an “organic” optimal state for the individual or organisation. Sheer magic!”


Mike Gray
Senior Information Architect, Logica

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“Joseph has helped me at a number of key “passages” in my life. He does not do superficial work, but he also avoids getting into “therapy”, he focuses instead on making fundamental adjustments that get me the results I want! I expect to use his services again if and when the need arises.”


Nadalette La Fonta-Six
SWG IMT Skills & Education Leader, Software Sales – IBM France at IBM

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

“I have trained personally with Joseph Riggio quite intensively for a few years and Joseph had opened gates I could not imagine on a personal and professional basis, bringing my business and personal life to an unexpected level of maturity. I found Roots there and Roads also to all the competencies in Coaching , Mentoring , Consulting which I see today as my key differentiaors.From the cornestone with Joseph I am able now to explore new areas and gain really form my discoveries . And it is is jus a beginning. Joseph is highly powerful and as well highly respectful, a combination which allows one self to climb mountains, Joseph is also extremely expert in his teaching and there is no day where I am not reminded of one of his teaching principles ….. and make good use of them.”


Per Rehné
Purchase & Sourcing Manager at Flex Pack A/S

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“Joseph is a remarkable trainer and mentor, and I have experienced how he recognizes not only the behaviors but also the values and presuppositions I and others hold in place to have the behaviors we have, both those who serve us and not… Joseph is a master of the art; in his presence it seems like nothing happens, but after a few days or weeks the change and results in people and organizations start to show up! He truly knows how to create high performance by working from and with the center, and starting by aligning the human system allowing it to come to rest. From that position anything is possible for a human being and the system they are part of! I highly recommend Joseph, and only to people and companies that wants’ to build a future worth having and generating results beyond the norm.”


Henrik Ravndal Larsen
Account Manager at Acuity World Aps and Management Education Consultant

“Several times I have had the pleasure to experience Dr. Joseph Riggio professional work. Many of his models and theories are included in the leadership training we offer in Acuity World and I can see, with what effect these powerful tools integrate itself in our students. Joseph is a master in his field in strategic business development and he challenges even the most successful organizations to go even further. Want to develop human systems and achieve excellent results, I strongly recommend Joseph as a partner. Personally, I have a great benefit of his coaching model Exquisite Performance Coaching. I have learned to operationalize my wishes in a way that makes it impossible for me not to pursue them. For that I am very grateful. “Value for money” – Some talk about it, some even does it, Joseph is it.”


Frederic Guillaume
Sales Area Manager France & Benelux at Babybjörn AB

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

“Meeting Joseph for the first time is a shock… He is a very bright person, highly intelligent, a master of rhetoric with a deep knowledge of his different fields of expertise. And he is not afraid of conflicts and discussions which can be a bit unsettling at first before you realize that his aim is to push you to the next level, to make you improve, to make you a better manager or even abetter person. You just need to get past the first shock…”


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