We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexandra Covucci and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexandra, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I’ve taken a lot of risks in my life from hopping on a one-way ticket to South America at the age of 22 with only two bags, to starting my own business and following my passion, to ending an engagement with my then-partner and best friend because I knew it wasn’t right for either of us. Each risk in my life has had its own flavor, its own life-force, and its own reasoning. Where some risks were impulsive, others were the result of months of meditating on a decision.
No risk is the same, but I believe living an authentic life is rife with risks: risking the ‘safe’ path for the uncharted one; risking being misunderstood to stand in our truth; risking losing what we’ve been given to try our hand at what we want to build.
However, I believe we’re always risking something. Always. If we stay, it’s a risk. If we go, it’s a risk. If we try, it’s a risk. If we never do, it’s a risk. What that leaves us with, then is the opportunity to get really clear with ourselves about what we want and who we want to be in this one little lifetime, and then decide from there what risks will get us closest to making this a meaningful existence.
It’s different for each of us.
We meet ourselves in the risks we’re willing to take, just like we meet ourselves in the ones we never do.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve always been fascinated by humans: why we do the things we do, why we want the things we want, how we communicate (with ourselves and others), and how we reach our potential. Human beings continue to be a puzzle I never want to fully solve as well as a case I never want to fully close. Coaching and studying humans (psychology, somatics, etc) has allowed my deep hunger for emotional depth and connection to marry my deep enjoyment of analysis and problem-solving in such a beautiful way,
I wouldn’t say getting to where I am today would be defined as ‘easy’, but I would say that there’s been something compelling that’s always made it worth it.
I have a deep belief that we get to meet ourselves in both our toughest moments as well as our most joyful ones, so overcoming challenges, for me, has always been about what parts of myself I’ll get to discover in the process of feeling my back against the wall or my heart on the line. It reminds me that I’m alive while I’m here, and that I want to feel each moment of aliveness.
What I’d love the world to really know is that the more we’re willing to see and meet ourselves, the more we’re able to create meaningful lives full of connection, impact, creativity, growth and momentum which is, ultimately, aliveness itself.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Gosh, I have so many amazing people surrounding me and holding me to my truest: my best friend, Cailin, who never lets me hide from myself and always sits with me in my messes. I truly believe I wouldn’t be the woman I am today if we hadn’t gotten randomly placed together as freshmen-year roommates 17 years ago.
My clients, who put their hearts and minds in the space we create together. I’m so fortunate that they trust me to walk alongside them and hold them in their truest and greatest.
My mentors, who’ve taught me to see myself in the most honest of ways. I’m so grateful for the path of healing, self-leadership, self-awareness, and growth.
C, who loves me beautifully.
A, who taught me how.
And a shoutout to the place my purpose started: my mom, my dad, and my sister.