A boutique firm with a BIG mission!


    We advise, coach, consult, train, strategize and help support companies and individuals day-to-day. Our goal is to disrupt status quo, and we are here to shake up the modern world and pave the way for future generations to create greater peace, more mindful people, and harmony for all. Whether you come to us for disruption in your personal life, or help disrupt your business in order to get to a new level of operating, we're focused on helping you become conscious, mindful, and we make you dig deep to discover (or rediscover) your true purpose. That takes disruption!


    Knowing the purpose without an inkling of doubt allows positive energy to vibrate through every action that you do. This creates more mindful individuals and helps us make more conscious businesses decisions, which means we're not only moving your business forward but also moving humanity forward; the way we see it, we're helping build a future for the next generations and helping contribute to the greater good. We will provide the ideas, concepts, tactics and tools to get your life there, your career there, your business there, and we will make it stick (that's what the "Gu" in our name is all about)!


    We provide niche services in coaching, advising and training for individuals, and leaders or teams within companies.


    We partner with businesses that need to disrupt, and we provide monthly managed services that are wrapped around strategy and tactical work as it relates to management, sales, marketing, and operations.


    Explore more about what we do.


    Changeologists - these are people that are natural disruptors - will help uncover (or rediscover) your true purpose, clear the path towards what you envision for yourself, for your business, for your life. Team Gu is made of these disruptors, these changeologists, please read more about our team below.


    What the hell is a changeologist anyway, you might ask? A changeologist is someone who enables change. In fact, the word was initially brought to life in the book "Changeology," written by psychologist John C. Norcross, Ph.D. "Changeology is to define, adhere to, and manifest your goals and resolutions." Check out the book here.



    ~ Natalie Viglione, Founder/CEO








    I know what you're wondering after reading the above. What is status quo exactly and isn't that an OK thing? The dictionary definition of status quo is simply "the state of affairs," but the reality is that it's a state of affairs that resists progress. When you aren't progressing or taking leaps to drive change, then you're not living your purpose. And, if you own a business, then your business isn't representing your purpose in what it's supposed to be doing in the marketplace. The fact of the matter is that status quo doesn't work in our complex world. We're asked to transition and meet challenges every day and being "alive" takes a lot more than it used to. It's meeting those transitions and those challenges with strength, courage, and understanding, while yearning to be better than yesterday. That is the formula how each of us personally can help to evolve humanity to get to a better place than we're at today. Life is a work of art that each of us is creating, so being in the status quo isn't being in a position that creates true authentic happiness or success.


    I built this business with the clear intent to create more conscious, authentic businesses and individuals so that together we can vibrate out a more positive, mindful energy into the world that will move humanity forward. I'm creating a tribe to help me because I know that I don't want to do this alone. Since innately we are mindful, conscious beings, it's time that we remember that and then take a stand for what we believe. If we get in sync and do more together, then we can change the world. Every person on this planet is connected in our unique purpose (the purpose is why we're here on this planet), and by uncovering (or remembering) our real purpose, people and businesses can move and operate with a mindfulness that supports the greater good of the entire world. It's time to WAKE UP!


    I know that it's not a small feat, and I get that, but this is my purpose! I've taken what I've learned in climbing, striving, and reaching amazing heights over the past 15 years in the corporate world and my life, and made a decision a couple of years ago to let my purpose live through me and became an entrepreneur. I bring this to you so that I can activate my life and other's lives in more unique ways. I feel alive now in a way that brings tears of joy to my eyes, and I feel it in the fabric of my being!


    My company applies creative solutions using our "disruption" ethos and integrates it throughout every service we provide.


    IN BUSINESS: When things don't feel like it's going the right way, or you feel trapped like you just don't know where to go or what else to do, something needs to shift. Say you're launching a new business or a new product and need to get "out there" and realize you're not quite attracting the right people, something is not right. Or, you've been around, and now you're trying to reach and attain new business goals and can't quite seem to get there. It takes disrupting what you've been doing to reach new heights. It requires a new strategy, a new way of thinking, and digging deep into what it'll take as it's never one thing. We help you become mindful, drive your business purpose through everything you do, and give you the guidance and support necessary to get shit done!


    IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE AND YOUR CAREER: If you don't own a business, you still own your life (you're the artist and creator of your own life, so technically you're an "entrepreneur" in that design). Do you keep hitting barriers and you're sick and tired of feeling like you're just not getting where you need to go? Do bad things keep "happening" and you don't know why? You're thinking a lot about what you need to do, but not doing anything? It takes disruption of your current habits to make the changes necessary to move beyond your status quo (that current state of affairs you're stuck in). We use our Disrupt Now ethos and mindset and apply this knowledge to help you become more accountable and take action in the right direction, and uncover or rediscover your purpose!


    The cost of staying in the status quo zone? You never reach that future place you want to be. You have a dream, but you'll never achieve that vision. You have goals, but you'll keep missing them. You have a to-do list, but never crossing off enough. That means you aren't living in your purpose so you'll always feel lost or feel like you're just missing something. Ultimately, it's living as if there's no end to your days, and you'll stay in an unfulfilling career, you won't take the necessary risks in your business, you'll remain in unhappy relationships. You hide your truths, your gifts and let fear rule the day.


    The NUMBER ONE REGRET of people that are dying is "I wish I'd dared to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me." (Read the book by Bronnie Ware here). Don't be that person! And, you don't have to make big changes alone; instead, you can hire professionals to help through the necessary transition points. We will provide the ideas, concepts, tactics and tools to get your life there, your career there, your business there, and we will make it stick (that's what the "Gu" in our name is all about)!


    We look forward to meeting you and to hopefully help you define, refine, uncover and stick to your purpose in bigger and better ways than ever before. We're with you on this journey, and we're a team of professionals (of changeologists) waiting to help you kickass!


    In Love & Light,


    ~ Natalie Viglione, Founder








    Natalie Viglione, CLC, CPC, CBC


    AKA: Consulting & Coaching Yogi

    Natalie is a creative visionary that brings 17 years of corporate experience to her focus as an entrepreneur. Upon reaching a Vice President Executive level in NYC, she decided to disrupt her existence and has focused all of her energy on building her ultimate vision of her life through her business. Natalie is harnessing her creative and business acumen developing an edgy, out of the box, award-winning Business & Coaching Services Firm through Team Gu, and has launched a new product/coaching program and podcast called Disrupt Now (disrupting the status quo!)


    She carries a keen ability to know what makes companies and humans tick intuitively and has learned that she is, in fact, an Empath/Indigo. She can see the most magnificent vision possible and knows innately the right steps necessary to get to that ultimate vision. Her strategic guidance includes consulting around the business in its entirety, management and leadership, sales and marketing, and she is certified and trained as a Life Guide and Teacher (aka Coach). Her work experience in corporations expands across business operations, management, strategy, and implementation of extensive sales and marketing projects that include but are not limited to branding, writing and creating content, creative direction, complex technology projects, video production, rolling out new sales initiatives and training procedures, and much more.


    She is a trained and certified Life, Professional and Business Coach under the global program at the World Coach Institute, and is training with a prestigious health and nutrition coaching program called Precision Nutrition to get her Health & Wellness Coaching Certification.


    She’s pulled together a group of very talented individuals to support her on her entrepreneurial journey. Team Gu combines the Disrupt Now ethos and the work at hand is thoroughly broken down to dive into the way people act, behave, and the way people's brains work.


    Team Gu is all about working cohesively to build, create and forge new paths with ideas made to stick!


    Some specialties of Natalie include, but not limited to:
    • Advisory and Consulting Roles
    • Strategic Coach & Workshop Leader
    • Writing, Copywriting
    • Change Management & Leadership and Team Coaching
    • Marketing & Sales and BusDev Consulting, Training and Tactical Work


    Mark Viglione

    Partner & Chief Video Officer

    AKA: Video Ninja

    Mark is a two-time award-winning Video Editor and Producer that has a deep passion to build things, and that desire is what drove him into the video world. His innovation and creativity in building video through the script-to-delivery process is unique. Mark is a creative through and through and that drives all of his projects. His creative writing/scripting skills breathe life into many formats of video content.


    It's not just about editing anymore. Those days are GONE! It's now about having "preditor" skills and being able to build and write stories, as well as understand how things get promoted. Mark builds scripts, can help guide video production from an editing viewpoint, can come up with creative concepts, and more. He edits in Adobe Premier and Avid, and is highly skilled in After Effects, Photoshop, and more.


    Personal: Mark is a Lego and comic book lover, a creative writer (has several short novels/comics underway to be published), and is also a furry animal lover. He makes beer, wine, mead and one hell of a good Limoncello (dare he say it's the best anyone can try, we challenge you to ask him about it and try it for yourself. He'll share!)


    Read about his awards here and here.


    • Video Strategy (Concepts)
    • Script Development
    • Pre-Production (Scriptwriting), Production (Producer & Direction), Post-Production & Audio
    • Promotional Shorts
    • Commercial Videos
    • Production
    • Sizzles/Teasers
    • After Effects (Certified)
    • Photoshop
    • Avid Master 
    • Adobe Premiere

    Alan Maio

    President, Strategy & Organizational Excellence

    AKA: Strategy Samurai

    Alan Maio has led a distinguished career in the building materials and mining industries, most notably, as a senior manager for two Fortune Global 500 companies. Throughout his career he has been asked to take leadership roles in multiple countries and lead many teams.


    Over the years, Alan has gained important insights on leadership, project management, change management, process improvement and performance management. Growing up in a family restaurant business helped him understand at an early age what it takes to run a successful enterprise and helped him find success in the corporate world.


    Alan’s journey has come full circle. His experiences run the gamut from managing restaurants to being an executive in the corporate world. Alan is now able to combine his true passions; working in small to large entities, building teams and helping businesses improve organizational and operational efficiency.


    Alan received a degree in Civil Engineering and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.


    Andrea Mejia

    Director, Research & Operation Manager

    AKA: Brand Sorceress

    Having been an artist most of her life (an actress and dancer by trade), Andrea knows how to harness artistic creation and expression in order to meet individual and business needs. Working on a double major at CUNY Hunter College in Physics and Creative Writing, she understands the interrelationships that exists in life, and sees the pattern of how these aspects connect and are interwoven in the fabric of life.


    Not only does she take writing and creation of content seriously, she helps get into the mode of understanding what people want to hear and helps content come to life.


    • Strategy & Planning: Branding & Content
    • Campaign Management (email content, blogs, and more)
    • Video: Acting, PA
    • Writing (blogs, email content, and more)

    Ernie Grigg

    Vice President, Strategy & Communications

    AKA: The "Guy" (think NYC and violin cases...)

    Ernie is a strategic communication professional and educator who has led programs for a wide range of organizations and individuals. Throughout his career, Ernie has done a little bit of everything: in-house and agency, nonprofit and for-profit, policy and politics, startups and multinational corporations.


    As senior counsel at The Carolina Agency, Ernie oversees the award-winning strategic communication firm staffed by students of the University of South Carolina. Ernie is also on the faculty of the UofSC School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where he teaches classes in social media strategy, media relations, and public relations writing.


    Always striving to connect people through ideas, Ernie builds communication programs around strong audience research and messaging. In addition to developing award-winning campaigns, he has presented at leadership communication workshops all over the world.


    • Strategy & Planning
    • Messaging
    • Campaign/Event Management
    • Media/Influencer Outreach
    • Social Media Strategy and Execution
    • Writing (press style, speechwriting, digital, and more)

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