We had the good fortune of connecting with pearce cucchissi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi pearce, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risk has been a very integral part of my life, much of it has been driven by risk taken. Driven by a curiosity towards fear and what the eventual feeling of overcoming that fear in a positive way would feel like. This manifested even when I was young with sports such as skateboarding and mountain biking, all the way to the sports I played that were more on the rough side such as Rugby, through my military career, the activities I like, and ultimately what I do now. I think human nature is to be curious about what is on the other side. Often fear is associated with risk, and fear is an interesting emotion to play with. It can lead to incredibly fulfilling leaps or it can keep us paralyzed. I think the analysis of fear is the one thing that can allow us to reach our full potential. With my current business of executive performance coaching everything is a risk. That is the case with most entrepreneurial ventures. But the risk also creates stimulation, which can get the best of us or make us feel alive and like we are on the right track. With many of my clients one of the main things we work on is the elements of risk and how they effect our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. The most successful people are often making decisions under the most amount of risk. There are two sides to the brain, the one that is programmed for survival (emotion driven), and the one that is curious about possibility (intellect driven). The emotion will almost always win if we dont have a keen awareness to how we typically operate. That’s where I have found tools that I use for myself and with others, how do we analyze our self in relation to risk and fear. Do we use it as a positive trigger for performance as I learned in the military, or do we allow it to create paralysis.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I believe what I do is essential for everyone. Not that I am overly special, but just that this t holistic approach to optimization needs to be taken much more seriously. We are doing ourselves and our employees a great disservice to have such segregated ways of health and performance. Too many people have separate business coaches, trainers, therapists, nutritionists, mindset coaches, productivity mentors, doctors, etc. None of these ever talk to each other, they dont treat the human as an integrated system in which all of these interact. This is where this all stemmed from, a need to have a total understanding of how we’re operating from a third person point of view. Someone who is not emotionally attached to our lives to help us see clearly and not live within the confines of the crowded lens that is our minds. I coach entrepreneurs, executives, and teams to overcome fear, dissolve anxiety and stress, decrease burnout, become more productive, make better decisions, and fix their relationships. Much of this knowledge stems from neuroscience and psychology and has been applied in the most stressful of human environments. What truly sets this process apart is the tools utilized to manipulate energy, and heal energetic issues that allow people to get past internal roadblocks. This is what almost no one teaches, and what I had to dig very deep to find for myself. This concept is how my clients can change their lives, decrease their workload, bring in more revenue, take that leap, become fulfilled again. We can treat fear with behavior, the two don’t exist on the same plane. We must treat fear with a more powerful positive energy. This is most effectively done 1 on 1 which is how most of my business is run.
I want the world to know that the version of yourself and your life that may feel like it’s slipping away, is truly right at your fingertips. You just have to know how to get out of your own way.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Im an outdoors kind of person. We would be hitting all the beach towns in LA, exploring local bars and restaurants in Hermosa, Manhattan, and Venice beach, near the water of course. We would spend time exploring the mountains in Malibu, preferably by motorcycle, as well as surfing a few of the famous beaches. At night I try to seek out live music, which can happen all over the city, from bars on the beach to outdoor venues and clubs downtown. I like to explore and mix it up, be just as much in on the adventure as my guest.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’ll give this one to my military team. this is where I received the most mentorship, the most constructive criticism, the most hard lessons, they greatest showing of loyalty and camaraderie. This is where I truly began to consciously understand these inner workings of the human system, that would all eventually lead to me doing an incredible amount of self work and allowing me to assist others as well. This time was truly a catalyst to where I am now. But those men wouldn’t think they had done anything special, just that it was the normal day to day. Many continue to do the job, and leave their mark on others at formidable times in their lives.