What's in a Name?
Giocoso! - it's Italian and is pronounced "Joe Coso." Giocoso means "playful." It has the same root as the Italian word for "joy," which is Gioia (pronounced "joy-ah,") and which happens to be my mother's name.
OK, but why?
One of the words people consistently use to describe me is "playful." I bring a light hearted energy to work and a healthy dose of humor when leading groups or coaching individuals.
AND - I'm part Italian. It is the ethnicity with which I most identify and I'm proud of it. Some of my fondest memories include the enormous family reunions where my grandfather's 7 brothers and one sister took great pleasure in creating a day full of fun for everyone. And food to die for. Love and laughter galore. And music. Always music.
And so: Giocoso Coach or "Gio Coach" = "playful coach."