Meet Gina

Gina Silvestri

Life Story Articulation & Communication Expert

Why do I do I help people get their life stories down on paper? Because our stories are meant to be told. We bond, inspire, and create massive success, through our stories. My whole life and business changed when I started sharing mine. I have now helped hundreds of women create massive success, by sharing theirs.

Writing/Publication History

Gina was obsessed with journalling as a young girl, then writing and publishing as a teen, when she started incorporating “success mindset” training to add power to her writing punch! She’s now been publishing for over twenty years, and a Success/Goal Achievement Mentor for over ten years with heaps of client success stories here.

Prior to becoming a Mentor, she worked for the government for twelve years, writing family histories and counselling progress reports, often in a formal capacity for courthouses, so that youth in crisis were connected to appropriate and sufficient community resources.

No matter her formal employment or job, her writing spirit burst through! Gina has now been writing books and articles for others, as a ghostwriter, since 2000.

Her entrepreneurial spirit also came through, even pausing attaining her university degree to try her hand at business. She was mentored by The Women’s Enterprise Society of B.C. in her first business, which was a coffeehouse/bookstore that she owned and operated in Maple Ridge, British Columbia in 1996. 

She did go back to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from Simon Fraser University, in addition to thrice yearly (minimum) training in mental health and life challenges in her government career mentioned above, for eighteen years.

Her published her first book on Amazon in 2017 and her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Tonic Toronto Magazine, Vibrance Magazine, and Boho Daily and more.

She has also been, and remains committed to investing in her growth by working with the best mentors on the planet. Personal development and evolution is her driving value. 

For eleven years, she was mentored by Giller-Prize Winner and Man Booker Prize runner-up Austin Clarke.

She has attended Nathalie Goldberg’s weekend intensive writing workshops in Sedona, Arizona.

She also attended Julia Cameron’s day long workshop in Toronto, practicing her Morning Page ritual with her, in person (making her writer’s heart melt, of course!).

She belongs to success mentoring communities and works with personal mindset and business success coaches to evolve and walk the same talk she preaches to her clients.

Fun Facts About Gina

When she’s not frolicking in the woods with her mountain man or snuggling at home with their many fur babes, she’s showing women how to thrive beyond trauma symptoms, so they can create success, and embody their capability confidence like never before. Here are some fun facts about her world, written in her own words and emoji-speak . . .

๐Ÿš™ ๐Ÿˆ ๐ŸŒฒ I drove 4800 kilometres, across Canada by myself, just me and my feline sidekick Pepe, hanging with moose and bears on our pit stops along the way, in remote locations.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น My whole entire family on both mom and dadโ€™s side were born in Italy. I was the first Canadian in my family who was born here. (My family is huge though, so we are well settled and have many many family members who were born here now) .

๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿคฉ I wrote my first book about a major body transformation back in 2004: After growing up slim and athletic, even working as a mainstream fashion model, I gained 150 pounds at age 29. This is what my book on Amazon is about: gaining then releasing that weight, plus all things involved in this transformation, which led me to live, vanity aside, from my most authentic self.

๐Ÿ“š โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’— One of the best times of my life was attending a Commonwealth Prize event with top notch short-listed authors. I was an insider guest, so it was just me and some of the top writers on the planet! It was a week long event, in Canadaโ€™s rocky mountains. I had the best week ever, hanging out, picking their brains, immersed in the lives of successful authors.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น โค๏ธ โ›ช๏ธ Iโ€™ve been inside The Sistine Chapel (Mamma Mia!)

๐ŸŒฒ ๐Ÿˆ ๐ŸŒฒ I lived in Northern Canada in a cottage alone for four months, deep in the forest. I knew no-one and I loved it, and wrote my heart out, of course!

๐Ÿซ โœจ ๐Ÿ  Iโ€™ve also lived in a mesa in the middle of the desert, alone….I love my solitary trips for quality writing time.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ I am obsessed with forests, living in them, playing in them โ€”in case you havenโ€™t noticed, my most used emoji is the tree ๐ŸŒฒ ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ ๐Ÿ˜‰