I am AdaPia d’Errico.
Like you, I am complex, nuanced, and ever-evolving. Like you, I've experienced personal tragedy and personal triumph. Like you, I seek more: More meaning and more fulfillment on my terms. I've learned how to achieve that by shifting my perspective, releasing emotions, harnessing my intentions and reconnecting with my Soul, and deep, driving desires.
My path to finding real meaning happened through revelations around my pursuit of wealth and health - for the wrong reasons; reasons that were not meaningful to me and motivated by what I thought I should want or what others told me I should want. I thought wealth was the highest number in my bank accounts and health was the lowest number on the scale. In other words: wealth = money & health = skinny. I came to these conclusions throughout my life - from family, friends, colleagues, and media and from society, culture, and prevailing trends. From external inputs and sources …
These pervasive beliefs formed unconsciously and subconsciously, rooted in a fundamental lack of self-worth and a disconnect from my true desires. All of that changed when I stepped into my purpose and onto my path, which is the journey I am sharing - from the heart, and anchored in my Soul.
Personally, I've overcome multiple health issues including a chronic autoimmune disorder since I was 16 years old, eating disorders and disorderly diets, sudden hearing loss, and hormonal issues (peri-menopause at 24) that affected me physically, psychologically and emotionally. I began to explore meaning and mindfulness in my 20’s, but it wasn't until I made a fateful decision to leave a 'good life' that changed my path forever. I have been slowly digging my Soul out from under my ego ever since.
Professionally, I am an entrepreneur with a background in finance, technology, and real estate. I've started companies, developed brands and launched others’ careers. I've bootstrapped, crowdfunded, raised venture capital, and angel invested. I've "lost it all". I haven't hit the jackpot. I fall, get back up and try again. And again. And again. With resilience, I know that we can all reach the other side of any situation. With faith, I know that we can all transcend challenges and turn them into our greatest strengths.
I’ve always been interested in the deeper questions of life, my role and purpose in the world, and in making meaning of my experiences. I’ve been undertaking psychological, physical, emotional and spiritual personal development since I was a teen. I wrote my graduate dissertation on the role of emotional intelligence in intercultural management, I'm trained in women’s leadership empowerment, yoga and mindfulness including a 50-hour chakra intensive and a 300-hour advanced training in Yoga Psychology, and I completed the 'Playing Big' Facilitator's program in 2018.
Since 2013, I’ve explored and experienced the power of reconnecting to my Inner Self through the study and application of various philosophies, practices and tools. The more I learn, the more I am humbled by the complexity of what we are, what we are capable of, and how much we can truly empower ourselves and master our lives by mastering subtle skills of energy, intuition and embodiment and the not-so-subtle skills of self-inquiry, shadow work and working with the psyche.
As I create meaningful change in myself, I am able to help others by sharing my process, my reflections and my stories. My story healed me. Our stories heal us. We can all learn from our own, and each others’ experiences. I’m deeply devotion to my personal transformation and self-actualization. I believe we are here to find the deeper meaning of our life - the one we are each living as unique individuals, yet so intricately connected to each other and to the whole web of life.
I honor the power of the individual and bow to the importance of community. I’ve been called to serve as a guide while you make your way home to your Soul. We’re in it together! This is the path: the path of meaning, the path of making the most of this gift of life and all it has to offer.
AdaPia d’Errico is a visionary leader with 20+ years of experience across countries, cultures and both corporate and start-up environments. She’s co-founded businesses, launched brands and redefined industries. A respected thought-leader, entrepreneur and female executive in FinTech, she is the VP of Strategy and principal of Alpha Investing, executive mentor and a powerful transformational speaker. AdaPia lives what she teaches. She is passionate about empowerment from the inside out - from self-mastery to serving the greater good.