Book Review: Being Unapologetic By Davide Di Giorgio

be unapologetically you -Being Unapologetic book cover

be unapologetically you - Being Unapologetic book cover
Are you tired of hiding who you are and what you believe? Are you ready to be your true self and shine for all the world to see? Do you want to unleash your X-factor as an influential speaker and leader to positively impact others? Do you long to be unapologetically you?

Whether you’re ready or not to be unapologetic about who you are, this book will give you the confidence and know-how to do so.

Davide Di Giorgio knows what it’s like to hide your true identity. He spent years repressing the truth that he was gay. But one day he found the courage not only to own his truth but also to build a life for himself with a wonderful husband.

Davide also knows what it’s like to have second thoughts and doubts. He’s overcome those doubts, embraced his talents, and become one of the world’s speaking and leadership experts. For more than a quarter of a century, he has been helping high achievers like you to become visionary leaders, speakers and influencers.

Now, in Being Unapologetic, Davide shares a lifetime of experiences and the tools he offers his clients so they can embrace their identities, develop their gifts, and become the leaders the world needs. Joined by eighteen influencers who share their own stories of living unapologetically, Davide presents a goldmine of wisdom, hope, courage, and confidence for his readers. Each one will encourage you to be unapologetically you.

And best of all, once you learn to be unapologetically you, you’ll never look back!


My wish for you is that you believe, deeply, in yourself and the work you’re doing in the world.

~ Davide Di Giorgio

Available to buy from……

Amazon Hardback

Signed Copies also available HERE

You’re ready to Be UNapologetic!
Join me for the launch of a project very near to my heart –
that has at its core a bigger mission and vision for YOU to step up as a
influential speaker, visionary leader, AND a call to action to
end bullying and build confidence in young performing arts students!

Discover, develop, and deliver your message and your mission into a global movement!
The world is waiting for YOU.

Get clear on your VISION: Live and lead as you were meant to.
Develop the Attitude of Champions: Increase your impact and reach.
Speak to INSPIRE and TRANSFORM: Deliver your UNique message.
I’m taking a stand for YOU!

Join Me in the MOVEMENT to INSPIRE & BE the Change!

My Review

There’s something pretty unique about this book because, unlike the many, many self-help books I’ve read which encourage you to visualise your perfect self and step into it, Davide is categorical that you need to START WITH WHO YOU ARE.

This is particularly fascinating because most of us do anything we can to avoid such a close inspection.  You only have to read the works of Louise Hay to know that many of us struggle to even look at ourselves in the mirror.

The book is really a journey of self-discovery in which you have to go back to see how you typically show up in situations and from that to work out who you are and what your special gifts as a leader may be.  What, Davide asks, do you say “hell no!” to.  Equally, what are those things that excite you and for which you have a natural talent?  The clues are often there from the very beginning.  As a child, Davide’s gift for music was apparent, even though it wasn’t the one his parents wanted him to have.

Davide suggests that in order to be unapologetically you (far better, he says than trying to be unforgettable), you start with this voyage of discovery and compile a book of your ‘extraordinary everyday moments’ – both good and bad – again, a realistic viewpoint I liked.

This diary or journal will become the blueprint for who you are and will help you become an inspirational speaker and leader because you will finally discover what you stand for, what really matters to you and the truths you have to speak, even in the face of fear.

To encourage you further, there is lots of brilliant encouragement from 18 other influencers who share how they have become unstoppable in the face of the many challenges life tends to throw at us.

Davide encourages us to ‘go all in’ – in other words, to feel the fear and do it anyway and whilst I might not have his indefatigable energy and verve, I did finish the book feeling that Davide’s advice would help all of us to feel more confident in our daily lives, even if we’re not planning to take to the stage.

And that, as a busy mum of two, is no bad thing.

Highly recommended.

About the author

Davide Di Giorgio is an international best-selling author, keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and leadership coach. As one of the world’s leading speaking experts, he’s worked with thousands of on-purpose speakers, performers, executives, and leaders across multiple industries for more than twenty-five years.

He’s also an award-winning theatre producer, acclaimed educator, and entrepreneur. He’s been featured around the world in major media for his work as Founder of the unWorld Leaders Network and Creator of the Mastermind and Speaker Experience at Sea.

Originally from Toronto, Davide now lives in his dream city, San Diego, with his dream husband Heath and their dog, Galileo.

Find the author on the following sites…

Website  Amazon Author Page

I launched the presales for BEING UNAPOLOGETIC on my 42nd birthday because I’ve decided that it’s time…

It’s time for YOU to recognize the miracle you are and to live out your miracle so that others will be the beneficiaries of the collective blessings we all have to share!

Through my story of recognizing my own gifts, I have made it my life’s work to shine the spotlight on others so that together, we can change the world, for the better!

Read the stories of EVERYDAY EXTRAORDINARY humans

You’ll learn from and read the stories of 20+ other visionary entrepreneurs, coaches, and leaders who I hand-picked for how they exemplify being UNapologetic (and beyond) in their own lives.


BEING UNAPOLOGETIC also marks the launch of a larger vision and passion project – to give back, honour, support, and celebrate Performing Arts Teachers and Students.

The performing arts saved my life – and now I am using this book as the vehicle to educate, inspire, and empower students and teachers to create more community, collaboration, and contribution as I create the opportunities for them to learn how to fund their biggest, wildest, most audacious dream projects – AND – to tell the world about it, and to inspire millions BILLIONS along the way!


Here’s how it will work… a portion of every book pre-sold will go towards one (or more) dream projects for a performing arts program.

I’m currently looking for teachers and students who are up to big things – with big dreams. I’m going to start locally, in San Diego (before I expand to include the whole country and the world!). I want to get to know the students and teachers, work with them to start empowering them to fund their dream project (Hey, 10 years as a music teacher myself, I learned a few things about fundraising, building community, and creating big impact) and then surprising them with an experience that is very personalized and unique.


The tragedies going on in high schools today in this country break my heart. They completely overshadow and annihilate the greatness of extraordinary students and teachers who are working towards big dreams, goals, and visions.

I am taking a stand for every student and teacher who has to live in uncertainty.

I am taking a stand for those students and teachers who are bullied.

I am taking a stand for those high achievers who are up to something big and for those bright lights who don’t know how bright they even are.

Join me in making a being THE change, and

BEING UNAPOLOGETIC about it! Be unapologetically you!

I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.


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