(So)(Co) Sit Down with Sami Addassi

I'm excited to share this week's (So)(Co) Sit Down with you! I met Sami Addassi in 2014 through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). He was my first official coaching client and he really helped me see that coaching is exactly the industry that I was meant to be in. Our weekly calls over a three-month period were often the highlight of my week. 

It was inspiring to witness the level of motivation that Sami had towards creating change in his life and living the healthiest and happiest life possible. He always shared how much he valued coaching and the benefits of being held accountable. 

 

JOIN ME ON THIS JOURNEY OF SHARING STORIES AND INSPIRING ONE ANOTHER TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF OURSELVES IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.

READ ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAMI ADDASSI.


HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR DAYS?

Working, learning and enjoying quality time with my family and friends.

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR?

Health, family and everyone that I learned anything from.

EXPLAIN YOUR LIFESTYLE IN 5 WORDS OR LESS.

Healthy, stress free, laid back and family oriented.

IF YOU WERE TO ATTEND A POTLUCK DINNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BRING?

Grilled vegetable salad and stuffed pepper.

IF YOU COULD GIFT EVERYONE YOU MEET WITH ONE BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Attitudes of Gratitude by M.J. Ryan - in my opinion it shed the light on a key element of happiness.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?

Get out of bed.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR YOU TO MAKE THAT CHANGE?

I tend to go straight home after work and it reduces the time I could be spending networking. I am working on creating some balance in order to provide myself with time to socialize when the opportunity presents itself.  

WHAT DOES BEING HEALTHY MEAN TO YOU?

The core of happiness.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN FACED WITH HEALTH CONCERNS THAT PUSHED YOU TO CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE?

I was addicted to smoking cigarettes, and it took a toll on my health and my lifestyle as I stopped working out, and felt heavy and unsatisfied.

With the help of my coach, Harper Spero, I quit smoking, got back to exercising and joined an amateur league soccer team and now I feel 20 years younger.

WHAT SONG CAN IMMEDIATELY CHANGE YOUR MOOD IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE?

What a wonderful world by Louis Armstrong. 

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU THAT SHIFTED YOUR WAY OF THINKING?

"We always think about the past and worry about the future and we miss the most important, which is the present."

WHAT ARTICLE OF CLOTHING/OUTFIT DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED WEARING?

I can’t think of any…

COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: "IN ORDER TO BE HAPPY, I NEED TO..."

Accept and forgive.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE (SO)(CO) COMMUNITY?

Working on launching my new company, Future Improvements, which specializes in high-end marble/granite and tiling.

I am still in the tourism business through my family owned and operated agencies, Adam Tours of New York and Diva Travel and Services.

Additionally, I am working to be a certified professional coach - more to come on that! 

 


Sami Addassi, 46 .

Graduated from Law school in 1996 (University of Tunis, Tunisia)

After working in numerous industries including import/export, real estate, investments, construction and travel - I found my purpose in coaching.

I joined the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) in 2014 to graduate as a Professional Leadership Energy Coach, COR.E Performance Dynamics Specialist.