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“Everyone needs a coach.”

Eric Schmidt
Former CEO of Google


The best way for you to discover what’s possible for your life by working with me is to read the testimonials at the bottom of this page.

Read them as if they are about you.

If you are coachable and committed, my promise is that Coaching with me will be one of the most valuable experiences of your life.

Please note that this work is not for the faint-hearted. 

Most don’t have the courage to be completely honest with themselves. 

Few have the willingness to commit. 

If you are in, my request is that you be all-in. 

Then get ready to create what you’ve always wanted and beyond!


My clients are high profile figures, doctors, attorneys, executives, educators, students, business owners, coaches, creatives, and more.  I’m honored to serve some of the most extraordinary beings I’ve ever known. 

My one-on-one Coaching sessions are conducted remotely by phone. 

My minimum agreement is six months, yet most clients work with me well beyond six months as the potential for our work together is infinite.

For more information about working with me, kindly email  Serious and appropriate inquiries only.  


About Me

I grew up in Morristown, New Jersey as the last of four children. I now live in Jersey City with my beautiful wife and two cats, Georgie and Jaxy.

What most people don’t know about me is that I struggled with addiction and alcoholism for almost a decade before hitting rock bottom in 2011.

I wrecked my car while extremely intoxicated. That was the best night of my life. That was exactly what I needed to snap out of it and step onto the path that would ultimately set me free. 

Shortly after entering recovery, I left court as a defendant and signed up for the Law School Admission Test. I performed fairly well yet was rejected by Rutgers Law School, my top choice. I applied again the following year, and got in.

I feared I wasn’t prepared enough, smart enough, disciplined enough, or sober enough. I feared I couldn’t read fast enough. I feared I wouldn’t have enough time, as I would need to work while attending law school full time. I also had a poor track record in reading and writing courses. 

My mind was riddled with limiting and disempowering thoughts. Then I underwent one of the most profound transformations of my life. I learned how to stay committed, intentionally cultivate my mindset, and play bigger. 

I graduated law school first in my class and went on to practice law at an elite international firm.

My experience at the firm was challenging and rewarding, but something was missing for me.

After battling fear, guilt, depression (and other challenging emotional states) for over a year, I accessed the courage to take a leap of faith, follow my heart, and pursue my dream to become an Extraordinary Coach.  

Coaching is my purpose and deepest passion.

Coaching is home.

The best part is that my most challenging life experiences are now my greatest assets.


Declaration of Who I Be…

I AM whole, worthy, and complete.

I AM loved, loving, and lovable.

I AM that no one is worthy of my judgment and that everyone is worthy of my love.

I AM deeply grateful for my life and everyone in it.

I AM unconditional love. 

I AM loving kindness and awareness. 

I AM commitment to the intentional creation of my life. 

I AM surrendered and total trust in God.

I AM inspiration and leadership. 

I AM lightness, laughter, and fun.

I AM my word.

I AM graciously authentic.

I AM deeply connected to God and moved by Spirit.

I AM a life artist and a master of happiness, love, and Grace.

I AM a master and a student. 

I AM that life is simple and easy and I create and manifest all of my deepest desires effortlessly with the help of God’s Grace.

I AM that I live in the Spirit of Forgiveness.

I AM Miracles and Mastery.

I AM the most powerful, loving, brilliant, intuitive, effective, and committed coach in the world.

I AM that I love and believe in you.

I AM that I see your humanity and your Divinity.

I AM freedom, fulfillment, and impact.

I AM dreams come true.

I AM total life satisfaction.

I AM acknowledgment, empowerment, enlightenment, and expansion.

I AM that I cause life-altering shifts in thinking and being.

I AM that I cause powerful breakthroughs, miracles, and transformation.

I AM possibility- and miracle-minded.

I AM profound presence, deep listening, healing, and comfort.

I AM that my Heart beats in the peace of God.

I AM empathy and deep compassion.

I AM living service.

I AM that I serve profoundly.

I AM a strong and healthy mind, body, and spirit.

I AM a vessel for Love and space for Grace.

I AM loving permission to make mistakes and grow through everything.

I AM immensely powerful from a place of love, humility, and compassion.

I AM confident, handsome, healthy, and jacked

I AM madly in love with my wife, Kylie.

I AM superabundance.

I AM music and dancing.

I AM experience, strength, and hope.

I AM that I see God in everything and everyone because God is in my mind and Heart.

I AM living and loving fully.

I AM pure bliss.

I AM in alignment.

I AM Love.

I AM Light.

I AM blessed.

I AM free.

I AM home.


And my parents named me Stephen Sainato 🙂

“Testimonials describe what has been, and are a promise of
what is to come.”

Ron Kaufman


  • "I had a 2-hour intensive coaching session with Stephen today and I feel compelled to share my feedback.

    Stephen is an extraordinary human being and one of the finest coaches in the world.

    I don’t say that lightly.

    I’ve been in and around personal development, coaching and therapy for the last 25 years so I know a great coach from a “meh” coach.

    Stephen is exceptional.

    I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who has his presence.

    He listens deeply like his life depends on it.

    He has the rare gift of being able to see what most people miss.

    Insight after insight.

    The way he holds you makes you realize your magnificence.

    And his heart is HUGE ♥️

    He is worth every penny. And more.

    Thanks Stephen. You really are a gift and I’m so happy I met you. Much love, Charles ♥️✌️"

    Charles Portugal

    Coach & Entrepreneur

  • "Stephen is one of the most powerful and empowering coaches I've ever had the honor to work with. Stephen takes an incredibly unique and compassionate approach to all of life’s opportunities. Being a man of faith and high achievement myself, Stephen was able to understand, engage, and guide me through many of my challenges, specifically in becoming a new coach. If you’re considering Stephen as your coach, I highly recommend that you take action. Anyone that's looking to find themselves, their path, and their divinity in this world, Stephen is your man. He is a not only a world class coach, he's an incredible friend and a wonderful mentor."

    Alejandro Navia Mejia

    Master Life Coach | Entrepreneur

  • “To say that coaching with Stephen has been transformational would be an understatement. Stephen has been much more than a coach for me. In a few short months, he’s pushed me to stretch the limits of my comfort zone, expanded my self-awareness, strengthened my confidence, helped me finally find balance, and grow through the challenges of growing & leading a successful multi-million dollar business. I have worked with coaches and mentors in the past, but not one has come close to matching Stephen's level of passion, commitment, and underlying and unfaltering support. As someone that recognizes time as one of our most precious commodities, I ALWAYS make time for coaching- because it works! From career and business to love/relationships to health and wellness - we cover ALL of it and I could not be more grateful for the level of empowerment and fulfillment it has brought to my life."

    Dr. Melissa De La Cruz

    Chief Operating Officer of Trinity Rehab

  • "Stephen is a gift to the world. His sensitivity and deep listening truly guide his practice. He was able to ask me such powerful questions which helped me discover my own limitations. I cannot describe how grateful I am for my time with Stephen and would encourage anyone looking for an incredible coach to connect with him."

    Dominique Mas

    Founder of Lead With A Twist

  • "I've known Stephen for several years and have always admired his open-mindedness, courage, curious mind and generous spirit. When he launched his coaching business I knew he was someone I wanted to speak at NJ Lawyers Assistance Program's career transition networking group, Networkers Without Borders. HIs presentation was the perfect combination of information, interaction and experiential; the participants, all seasoned professionals, left inspired and with action steps in hand. Many of the attendees have been coming to this group since its inception over 7 years ago. Several remarked that he was one of the best speakers the group has featured over the years. I can't agree more. Skilled, authentic and a positive force for personal growth and change, NJLAP will definitely invite him to speak again!"

    Nancy Stek

    Associate Director of New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program

  • "I had the good fortune of meeting and becoming friends with Steve at law school. At school, his discipline, drive, work ethic, and unflappably positive attitude were infectious and inspiring. In our coaching sessions, we covered everything from personal dilemmas to professional development. After our fourth session, something clicked; I found I had rediscovered my confidence and focus at work, my output increased both in quantity and quality, and - most importantly - I was amped to execute on the action plan we had come up with to create the “freedom, fulfillment, and impact” that I had sought. Steve is an incredibly talented coach and I have no doubt he will soon be one of the greats alongside the likes of Tony Robbins and Wayne Dyer."

    Spencer Kuhner

    Attorney at Law at Lemberg Law

  • "Stephen and I first met at our corporate job, where I was constantly impressed by his abilities as an attorney. However, his greatest strengths are his compassion, his ability to listen and his wisdom. Since then, we have both left our previous place of employment, but our relationship and connection remains meaningful and substantive. During the course of our friendship Stephen has provided me invaluable professional and personal coaching. One of his greatest attributes is his ability to listen and relate; you'll always have his undivided attention. Stephen is an excellent coach and an even better person who I would proudly recommend to friends and family!"

    Bradley Simon

    Private Equity M&A Associate at Winston & Strawn LLP

  • "The Great Stephen Sainato is a force of nature, a life artist, and a master of love and grace, and I was lucky to have him call me coach for a year."

    John Patrick Morgan

    Philosopher, Family Man, Champion for Being

  • "When I began working with Stephen, I told him I really would like to get over my fear of the gym and start exercising. I ended up getting so much more than that. I now exercise daily and I have already seen the changes in my body and my confidence. This all started with Stephen. I was stuck and could not move beyond my mental block with fitness. Although I am still a beginner, the fear is gone, and I am taking consistent action. What I loved most about working with him was his ability to bracket time and give me his full attention, no matter how much I struggled. I always felt comfortable being vulnerable with him. That level of comfort lead to one of the most powerful sessions we had together. Using one of his strategies, we were both very emotional by the end of the breakthrough session. It was a beautiful, transformative moment. It gave me a greater vision for my future. One I had not been able to produce on my own. This was above and beyond my expectations. Stephen never told me what to do, instead he guided me to creating my own solutions. This felt authentic and put the responsibility on myself, which is necessary for lasting change. We finished working together about a month ago and I continue to practice the solutions we came up with. These have become part of who I am now. I can truthfully state that I am not the same person I was at the beginning of this journey. I would definitely recommend Stephen to anyone who is in search of a breakthrough in their life. 5 stars!!"

    Timothy Gulick

    Recovery Coach | Counselor | Entrepreneur

  • "I have known Steve for over a decade. This year, searching for a life/business coach during personal tough times, I landed on a phone call with Steve. Though we had naturally grown apart since being friends as young adults, I knew from hearing and seeing through the grapevine of mutual friends and social media how Steve transformed his own life. I was searching for my own betterment and I wanted to know what the sauce was. Reconnecting with Steve, it was immediately clear I was not speaking to the same person I knew 10+ years ago. Inspired by his own story of transformation and growth, I bought the program and we got right to work. Beginning day 1, Steve challenged me to re-think my ways of being, the language I use with myself and others, my habits and practices of daily life, all while putting the question to me of, “what life do I want to create for myself?” We broke down parts of my life piece by piece, examining each methodically. We set weekly intentions. My process of transformation had begun. If I was someone else reading this testimonial, I would think, “this sounds new age / cliché / easy to do by myself.” It’s not. I’m a businessman; Steve is about results. He is practical, non-judgmental, supportive, loving, and has a strong and healthy spirit in the right place to help others. Steve walks the walk. He is like a sculptor in his process of Coaching. I am 100% certain he is among the top in his profession, one of the most committed and impactful Coaches in the world. I love that Steve graduated law school # 1 in his class then risked it all, leaving his successful corporate attorney career in NYC, to create and spread more success helping others grow. I love Steve and am thankful for his dedication and commitment to himself, his craft and his clients. My life has transformed and I recommend Steve’s program to those who are seriously willing to commit to their own self-cultivation and transformation. Steve helps others create the version of themselves they want. #Facts."

    Perry Glickman

    VP, Pecata Enterprises Incorporated

  • "There are no chance encounters.

    I am an attorney in recovery, and several years ago, I’d attended a tap dance performance in NYC with my friend Nancy. One of those show-stopping tap dancers (Stephen Sainato) would later become my coach, mentor, and confidant.

    Around March of 2019, I expressed to Nancy a desire to change career paths. Being a lawyer was no longer for me, but, my ego and fear got the best of me. I needed a nudge- guidance. As it turns out, Nancy had a 2-hour complimentary session with Stephen, tap-dancer extraordinaire and former practicing attorney in recovery who later discovered his passion in coaching and helping others find and unleash their potential! Stephen had what I wanted, and within minutes of our initial call, I knew we fit together like some awesome pieces to a cosmic puzzle. Our journey began a week after our initial call and continues still more than a year later.

    I originally sought Stephen out to help me navigate the complexities of a potential career change – and by the end, received so much more than I’d bargained for.

    Through Stephen’s coaching, I learned:

    * to be vulnerable, really, really vulnerable;

    * to walk right into and through discomfort even though I knew it would temporarily suck;

    * that I am a creator;

    * that I have the power to manifest and there ain’t no mountain high enough!

    * accountability, and the importance of being my word.

    These are just a few of the lessons I learned which would ultimately lead to significant and life-altering breakthroughs.

    I started dating someone around the time that I engaged Stephen, and was also pursuing a significant role in my company’s Human Resources organization. The relationship didn’t work out, and the role ended up going to my mentor. WTF! Things seemed to be going straight to hell in a hand-basket. Instead of being reactive (something very typical of the pre-Stephen guy I was) I was able to acknowledge and sit through the feelings. I was intent on finding the positive in both situations.

    The relationship turned out to be one of my greatest teachers which ultimately prepared me for the awesome & healthy relationship I’m in today. In fact, I’ve been able to maintain a great friendship with my ex. And, not getting the role I longed for taught me to accept life on life’s terms. I wasn’t entitled to the role - I merely wanted it and wanted it when I thought I was good and ready for it (notice all the I’s?) - but, that’s not how things turned out. I acknowledged the hurt, sulked in it for a day or two, and then decided to show up like a champion and become my mentor’s right hand, providing him with all the intel and support he needed to succeed and thrive in the role. I’m not sure I would have been able to do that pre-Stephen. That experience taught me, among other things, that things won’t always work out the way we want them to - but there is always an opportunity to learn and grow – and grow I did. People who knew me and knew how much I wanted were surprised to see my level of continued commitment and dedication. I wasn’t only doing this for my mentor and the organization - I was doing this for me - because it was and continues to be the right thing to do.

    I’m incredibly grateful to have met Stephen, and to have had the privilege of getting to know and work with him – to be open and honest with him about my feelings, fears, dreams, and desires. He’s a smart, accountability holding, tap-dancing, and lawyer in recovery-ing, amazing coach and beautiful soul.

    I am not the same person I was last year – I stand taller, I manifest and create, I believe in myself – and I share these gifts with others.

    If you want to achieve some serious breakthroughs in your life – I would recommend buckling up and giving Stephen a shout – you’re going to be in for the ride of a lifetime!"

    Achilles Vergis

    Senior Manager, Global Development Operations at Bristol Myers Squibb

  • "With Stephen’s insightful coaching methods, I've identified areas in my life that I had been long neglecting and have finally formulated a plan to fulfill my true potential. The process he outlined with me allowed me to take a personal inventory and better align my daily thoughts, words and actions with what it is that I aspire to be for myself and my family. The best part of coaching with Stephen was that the breakthroughs and insights I had experienced during our sessions were there all along. Stephen unlocked what was already there, and inspired me to ask the right questions within myself, and gave me the space I needed to answer them thoughtfully and completely. Coaching with Stephen has profoundly impacted my life."

    Peter Brillon

    Educator and Master’s in Mechanical Engineer Candidate

  • "Stephen is an authentic and powerful coach who helped me through a real tough patch. He’s an incredible listener, and someone you can trust wholeheartedly opening up with. I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone who is currently facing a serious dilemma and is looking for a way out."

    Neil Yeoh

    Deputy Director & Portfolio Manager at Echoing Green Speaker | Forbes Columnist

  • "Stephen is one of the most passionate, caring, and fearless individuals that I have ever met. Stephen has coached me in many aspects of my personal and professional life. He has helped me to become the best version of myself, to approach each day with passion and optimism, and to always be kind, compassionate, and helping toward others. His earnest support and sincere belief in me has allowed me to develop a new level of confidence in my abilities to accomplish my goals. I cannot thank Stephen enough for his coaching services — I am forever indebted."

    Derek Prevete

    Attorney at Law

  • "Still grief stricken after my mother’s passing, by chance, I was able to connect with Stephen. My career, mental health, and spiritual health were at a standstill. After having an organic conversation with Stephen
    , I had an incredible breakthrough. He asked me questions that I found hard to answer quickly but rather required deep thought and reflection.
    Stephen held me accountable for the plan we had co-created. Stephen was there to keep me consistent on the routines and lifestyle choices that I wanted. Stephen is a patient and dedicated coach who inspires and seeks inspiration in a meaningful way."

    Azeem Chaudry


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