Geva L Salerno
Mental Wellness Expert
I am a mental wellness and personal growth expert. I split my time between working at a psychiatric hospital and leading the international women’s group, Over 40, Fearless, and Free. I have always been motivated to understand and improve the world. After spending a decade in nonprofit management, I did a year-long experiment to change my own life. It was so impactful that I wrote a memoir called Center of Gravity, to inspire other women.
By the end of the experiment, I had begun making some of my bigger dreams come true, including visiting and living in Europe. After living in Europe for three months and experiencing a different, more mindful and enjoyable lifestyle, I was inspired to help people in Southwest Florida and around the world improve their quality of life. In 2016, I opened Creative Connection, a business that facilitated creative arts and stress management activities for groups.
My work with mental wellness resumed when I started working at Park Royal Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Fort Myers, FL. The Covid 19 pandemic and its ensuing mental health challenges have made it clear to me that inspiring women to improve their lives and take greater leadership within their own sphere of influence is of the utmost importance. To that end, since March of 2020, my team and I have grown Over 40, Fearless, and Free from 6,500 members to almost 12,000 members and have begun introducing local groups in the United States.
Over the last several years, I have incorporated my knowledge of biochemistry, psychiatry, and wellness into a cohesive understanding of what it means to be truly flourishing and successful in life: mental wellness.
As a writer, my interest continues to be the intersection between science, spirtuality and psychology and my work at the hospital informs both my writing and my leadership.
As a consultant, I help my clients achieve success by sharing my mental wellness expertise with their teams, constituents, and patients.
As a speaker, I Inspire and motivate people to overcome mental wellness challenges and to rebuild their lives.
As a mental wellness expert, I share lifestyle modifications that support mental health, stability and flourishing.
You Can Change Your LifeAnd I Can Help!
Center of Gravity: One woman’s experiment to reinvent her entire life through creativity, spirituality, and a leap of faith
I truly believe that people can change their state of emotional and mental wellness. I know this because I have experienced it myself. My focus is on helping women to get to the next level in their lives, whatever that may look like for them. To support this, I provide opportunities for personal growth. I do this through sharing my knowledge through my writing, workshops, and courses.
“Over 40, Fearless and Free” is an international network of women who value authenticity, courage and sisterhood. We inspire women over 40 to recognize their own value, power, and potential, in order to create a life they love. Because when women are happy, they improve the lives of everyone around them.
We have over 11,000 members. Join us!
Set in southwest Florida in 2011 and 2012, the story is the true account of how I re-created my life step by step over the course of one year. I had to dismantle a false life and slowly build a new authentic, creative and fulfilling one. Center of Gravity