Frank Iovine is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with him. He impressed us with his mindset.
He has a stoic worldview that helps him see right through the BS and focus on the rawer truth of life.
His coaching follows the same principles where he uses Stoic Philosophy and a program he created himself to help people find clarity, acceptance, and long lasting tranquility in life.
He gives people a tool that they can use at any time and place, a new mindset, to see the world in a way that puts them in a position of power. Here is what he said.
Meet Life Coach Frank Iovine:
Name: Frank Iovine
Pillar: The Mind
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to create tranquility and achieve clarity in their life.
How they can help: By using stoic philosophy, the Four Agreements along with a simple program he created called “the 80/20 principal for the mind” all to help instill a new mindset.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
We are doing amazing! And I’ve never had it so good!
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
My clients were able to handle the pandemic with simple adjustments to their life philosophy.
As for myself, like everyone else it affected me in different ways at different times.
So, in the beginning the unknown made me very uneasy so I reached into my bag of tools and used a stoic practice called Amor Fate, and I was quickly back on track!
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
I learned that when we look at situations, with the following equation, Intellect over Emotion, we can find the answers we need to live in tranquility.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I started coaching after went threw a bad patch in my life, I realized I was struggling with my thoughts and actions and something needed to be done the way I was thinking and feeling was not sustainable.
Once I was able to right the ship so to speak, I wanted others to know there was a way back.
I wanted others to know they have a choice and can choose from a verity of tools or lens so to speak, to view the world we live in that would bring clarity, joy and tranquility.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
The understanding that my material and mental addictions, controlled my life.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I help them create and designe a program that fits them like their favorite old shirt that’s comfortable and never itchy.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
My approach is having the client evaluate their mind with tested tools that have worked for thousands of years along with a program I developed called “the 80/20 principal for the mind”!
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
Clarity, Acceptance and Tranquility are the main benefits my clients receive, but there are many others.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
I use Stoic Philosophy and the Four Agreements along with a simple program I have developed called “the 80/20 principal for the mind”.
The “80/20 principal” helps in identifying practices that can use some repair or bringing in a new practice.
These tools assist my clients clearly, identify a path to work towards their goals.
(My “80/20 program” is not to be confused with the “Business 80/20 Rule”)
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
It would be the understanding of this: “the unknown and the unfamiliar can make us overly confident or overly fearful” which are not helpful to living a tranquil life.
Adopting a life philosophy is helpful in finding your path, along with the understanding of these 2 quotes from Marcus Aurelius to start to create tranquility in your life:
1. “The soul is dyed by the color of our thoughts, so guard according”
2. “Stop arguing what a good man is, just be one”
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
How to purge my mind of unnecessary negative and positive thoughts, that’s thanks to the pandemic.
Your final thoughts?
I will keep this as simple, “What does it all mean?” Is a question I’ve asked myself numerous times over different junctions in my life. I now have a clear idea of what it means to me and that is: Life is meant to be lived not watched!
Where Can You Find Frank Iovine?
If you liked this interview and you would love to see how Frank can help you adopt a mindset that will create tranquility in your life, go to https://www.frankieispeaker.com/ and discover the next step of your journey.
If you like to get to know his coaching better, you can also check https://learn.elevate.ac/courses/frank-iovine. It was an honor having this interview with him.