A True Story of How My 50-Year-Old Client Quit Her Job, Sold Everything She Had and Flew to Italy

All my clients are unique and special in their own right, but this story of this particular client is one I want to share with all of you. I asked her to write a testimonial about our coaching experience so far and she kindly wrote it on the plane on her way from Australia to Italy. The result is mindblowing and, with her permission, you get to partake in her journey by reading her story firsthand:

I met Sophie in March 2018 when I found her blog on her website. It was the moment that entirely changed my self-being, or I should say, it was when I found my true soul in life.

Sophie’s program “Take the Leap” allowed me to become who I truly am. I thank her to this day for creating her program. I am the happiest woman I’ve ever been in my whole life. I’m currently living in Florence. Italy; this has been my dream destination to spend my life in since I had 3 weeks of holiday in Italy in 2015. I knew that one day I would move to Italy, but I didn’t know when and how…


I completed the Take the Leap program with Sophie. It was an eye opening experience for me and I thought about myself and my future for the next 10 years deeply. I mean, really, really deeply to find out what my desire and my dream was.

I just did not want to regret anything. I didn’t want to say to myself in 10 years’ time: “I wish I had…”

I went to Italy in 2015 for 3 weeks. It was a life changing experience for me. When I was in Italy, I felt alive!

My 6 senses were working and I have never felt more human than in that moment. Being myself was a very sensational feeling that I had not had for a long time. I was simply happy and humbled just being who I was.

After completing the Take the Leap program, I had a moment where I wanted to leave my married life. I attempted to leave once in April 2018, but fear got me. I couldn’t do it… but then 5 months later I could not wait any longer, so I left.

The separation turned into a very nasty situation, but I didn’t regret it. I wanted my freedom. In March 2019, one year after I completed the program, I contacted Sophie again. I enrolled in “Take the Leap to Florence” and without any hesitation, I decided to move to Florence.

Life happens only once. I want to live my life the way I want to. There was a strong desire inside me and I couldn’t ignore it this time.

It was an easy process after I decided for my life. Since then everything is unfolding so nicely. I’m taking all responsibility for whatever I decide to do or say. This is MY life. If I don’t take care of my life now, who is going to?

I’m 50 years old. I quit my job. I sold everything I had. Collected all my finances. Then I flew to Italy.

Every morning when I wake up, I am so happy and thankful for my life. I love my life. It’s not because I’m living in Italy. It’s because I stand up for myself to do what my heart desires.

Everything is easy from here. I’m sure there are plenty of ups and downs in life, but I chose this life the way I live now and I can handle anything because I decided my life for myself without any regrets.

I also thank my past. My past taught me to live fully now. I want to live fully right now! I value myself and my time in life because I deserve it all.

Thank you Sophie for your assistance. When I took a photo on my first day in Firenze, looking at “Ponte Vecchio” I thought of you.


Thank you dearly my friend 💖💖

– Samia Masayo

Words cannot describe how grateful I am for this wonderful story. It’s a true honour to guide such a true YES Woman on her way to HER life! Bravissima!

If you also dream of throwing your life around and move to Italy, just like Samia, then I’m your woman! I’d love to help you figure out the practical aspects like visa, housing, language school, work opportunities, social network, customs, cultural differences, etc. and help you get into the right mindset to take the leap without any hesitation! Feel free to find out more about my programme Take the Leap to Florence and book a free discovery call here if it resonates with what you’re looking for!

Love & courage,


P.S. Did you know I have a group called Women Who Dream of Moving to Italy? I’m currently sharing a 5-part video series in there about How to Move to Italy. Join the group and get inspired!


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