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 🙂