I specialise in:


I facilitate participative planning and co-creation sessions that bring different stakeholders together in order to evaluate projects and products, design new solutions or test ideas. See some examples here.


I lead tailor made workshops on subjects such as active listening, intercultural communication and inclusive practices. I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds, including children, young people and vulnerable individuals. See some examples here.


I carry out research and create informative, educational and promotional content about themes ranging from cultural diversity, to social justice and how to work collaboratively. See some examples here.


I am a qualified teacher of Italian as a foreign language and love to enable people to become more confident about their communication skills. Recent collaborations include the Italian Cultural Institute and the University of Venice.

My name is
Gioia (pron. Joya). I have more than fifteen years of experience in Learning and Development and in the promotion of cultural diversity. 

I love empowering people and organisations to work collaboratively, identify and make the most out of what makes them different, and create a fairer world. Learn more about me here.

‘Gioia is approachable, open minded and creative, pragmatic and highly organised at the same time. Her writing skills are outstanding. I strongly recommend her.’

Amy White, Senior Project Manager, British Council, London


‘I worked with Gioia on several projects. Her insightful contributions, verbal skills and ability to draw from the expertise of team members in order to design projects and draw strategic plans would be an asset to any organisation.’

Julian Filochowski, Chair, Archbishop Romero Trust, London

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What Mo Farah – and all those who dare to cross borders – can teach us

The double gold medal that Mo Farah won in August 2016 were an incredible achievement, making him the most decorated athlete in British athletics history, with nine global titles. But what was even more inspiring for those of us who struggle even to run to the local supermarket were his words after the ‘double double’, … Continue reading What Mo Farah – and all those who dare to cross borders – can teach us

Italian without fear workshop – 21st and 22nd of August

Exciting news! This August I’ll be facilitating ‘Italian without Fear’, a Listening and Communication skills Clinic for intermediate and advanced learners of Italian, At the Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne. Italian without fear is a fun conversation course for intermediate and advanced learners of Italian where we will work on our active listening and communication … Continue reading Italian without fear workshop – 21st and 22nd of August

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