Emiliano Forino Procacci lives in a countryside near Rome. He writes his best poems in front of a sunset, near a forest where the leaves are singing accompanied by the wind dancing among the tall trees.
He bought a hill and on top of this hill he built his house. From there, you can see the sunrise and sunset.
“I believe that a writer must be inspired and I draw my inspiration from nature and from my family,” he said.
Procacci is a psychologist who teaches in the Department of Communication Sciences at the Università Popolare of Gorizia. He accomplished a master’s degree in organizational development and human resources in addition to a short degree in education sciences and a second level degree in psychology and pedagogy in Rome. He continued his education at the City University London in England. He is regarded as an expert in the field of verbal and non-verbal communication and coding/decoding of facial expressions. He holds lectures and consulting sessions for institutions and corporations on techniques for facial recognition, which can be useful when selecting personnel and whenever it is necessary to identify lie detector signals (for judiciary, civil and military purposes).
However, most importantly, Procacci is a writer who uses his understanding of psychology to write books that inspire people to change their lives for the better.
“For me psychology is like a poem,” he said. “This is how we will make our lives and the world we live in healthier. Hope lights any kind of flame and desire feeds it with dreams, if we truly love what we do, all of our actions will have the strength of an embrace.”
Procacci’s writing career truly began in 2003 when won high-profile poetry contest and his name was entered in the Encyclopedia of Italian Poets. Since that time he has penned five books. His book Communicating With Success: The Secrets of Persuasion is the Golden Book Awards 2016 Winner, and a finalist at the International Book Awards 2016. He also wrote Secrets of Motivations and Personal Growth, Organizational Evolution and Development of Human Resources, Follow Your Own Star and Fulfill Yourself in Change, and The Freedom of Words. He left his high profile career to become a writer, and now advocates taking risks to achieve happiness.
“We could compare our minds to a vast sea full of sailing boats, which represent thoughts, emotions, feelings, and more. If they didn’t open up their sails (willpower) to be inflated by the wind (determination to act), they couldn’t go anywhere. Of course, this way you’ll live far away from the storm, but it is also true that if you want to discover the world and be a good sailor, you just can’t stay anchored in the same point (comfort zone) for your whole life. Nobody was born to act like a spectator of the world we live in, but rather to be the leading role of their lives, a leading role that follows a route to achieve a goal,” he said.
Enzo Kermol a professor and director at the world renowned People’s University of Gorizia is a fan of Procacci’s writing and demeanour.
“Few writers are as Emiliano Forino Procacci. His poetic style is unique and he has been able to use poetry in books on personal growth and self-esteem. Many people say that he has invented the ‘poetic psychology’. He very modestly says that he loves to write and not be considered an inventor. With his books he wants to make the world a better place and I must say that many people have found his works really useful for personal growth and motivation. The Emiliano secret is that he is a psychologist too. He has studied psychology and manages materials in his books to make these easily understandable even to those who have never studied psychology,” said Kermol. “Emiliano work with is outstanding. He is a volcano of ideas, and I have never known a person with a will as he developed. When he writes his books on motivation is as if he were telling his story, he tells how to deal with difficulties because personally has faced, solved problems, and he has had the courage to change his life. Emiliano is not only a writer, but a great motivator and coach. In the past and even today is working with VIP, actors, sports personalities and show business to improve their motivation and their performance.”
Procacci keeps busy. He founded the psychology group, which he says gave him strength. His life is divided between work as a writer and as a consultant for many companies as an expert in facial micro expressions. He also teaches at the university and is a coach and trainer.
“Life is exactly as it looks like, but it is as if we looked at it through the lenses of a pair of glasses, which sometimes get worn out and must be replaced with a new pair with a better performance, and that can really make a difference,” he said. “My books help people to change their glasses.”