I’m Carlo. Nice to meet you.

If there is one truth that is always true, it is that we need to change to persevere

In a career spanning over fifteen years, I helped transform and drive change in products, teams, and organizations in startup, nonprofit, and corporate. Change has always been the name of the game in every endeavor.

Whether operating in the gray, navigating uncertainties across continents, teams, and projects, or managing a diverse array of stakeholders across cultures and seniority, I found that the secret to thriving is being an exceptionally good listener and asking the right questions.

From within that context, and drawing on my extensive experience across multiple disciplines, from architecting systems, learning to sing opera, and publishing a book, I established Reality Check Institute to help you be so present that YOU disappear.

I write about three topics to help you vanish in the moment.

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    Stranded without recognizing and understanding who we are, we will struggle to be present. Shed your self to find yourself.

  • 02


    We are destined to help and influence each other. Explore how to listen to better connect and be of service.

  • 03


    The engine behind creativity and forward progress. Uncover the true dimensions of what innovation is and how to approach it.

How to Ask the Right Questions

& Why Reality Check?

Asking the right questions is paying attention. If we can see it, then we can ask about it. Thus, to pay attention, we need to be focused. To be focused, we need to be present. To be present, we need to be in the moment. And to be in the moment, we need to be prepared.

You're probably just as fascinated and perhaps a bit perplexed by how elusive the 'right questions' can seem amidst life's constant barrage of changes and challenges. Continuous change is inevitable. So how do we get better at asking the right questions? What I propose as one of the answers is to have more reality check moments and be in the now. Those moments create the clarity we need for the right questions to surface, they are the preparation.

I define Reality Check as a clear reading of the “now,” void of distractions. By void, I do not mean they disappear. Instead, they are no longer distracting. Consider the void a sense of heightened levels of clarity amidst all stimuli. It is a moment that yanks us to reality and allows us to see the present moment. Thus, our attention is honed and focused. We suddenly realize what matters most.

From within that lens, Reality Check Institute will guide you through different pathways to better be in the moment to be served the right questions when you need them.

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