Today we’d like to introduce you to Dennis Pitocco.
Hi Dennis, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
We each enjoyed considerable success during our many years within the global financial services industry with Ali based in London, England, and me based in Tampa, Florida. We met in the UK, ultimately got married, and following the sale of my UK business, resettled in Tampa. Having been blessed with enough success to retire, but much too early to do so, we decided to invest our time, talent, and treasure “for good” versus for profit. This inspired the launch of our multiple-award-winning website, BizCatalyst360.com, the subsequent launch of Goodworks360.com, and the creation of 360° nation, under which all of our “for good” activities now reside. Today, we preside over a publishing enterprise, a pro-bono consulting foundation focused entirely on serving nonprofits worldwide, and 360° nation Studios –dedicated to showcasing our across-the-board quest to “rediscover humanity at its very best”.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Perhaps it’s an unfortunate reflection of the “skeptical” world we live in today, but the challenge we’ve faced consistently over the years is investing time in convincing folks that we are not driven by profits or any form of economics and that all that we do is genuinely done “for good”… As we’ve said to many, we are blessed to devote our time to a wide-reaching and very satisfying “occupassion vs. an occupation.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
While it’s taken many years to spread our wings across the universe, we’re so proud to have our brand(s) and our reputation aligned with the “integrity” and “authenticity” and the ability to positively touch the hearts and minds of many around the globe. Along the way, we were honored to be the recipients of two international awards, the most recent being the 2020 Standard of Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association. And one of our proudest moments was the worldwide release of our first epic 8-hour 360° Nation Studios “for good” production (“HopeFest 360°) this past New Year’s Eve, wherein over 150 wonderful people (ages 8 to 80+) and over two-dozen generous musicians contributed their voices and music of Hope and Healing to lift the spirits of humanity. Take a break and enjoy our full, uplifting production of HopeFest 360°. Inspired by the response, we’re now gearing up for two new productions this year. And in appreciation for all of the talented independent musical artists who donate their work for HopeFest 360°, we’ve now launched our brand new @GOODVIBES 360° Channel to showcase their talent year-round.
What matters most to you?
What matters most to us is absolute integrity within our personal and professional lives, as best defined by C.S. Lewis many years ago: “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/360nationow/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BM360/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/bizmasterglobal
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DENNISPITOCCO
- Other: https://www.goodworks360.com/