An Awkward Chat with Dennis Pitocco: BizCatalyst 360°

Dennis is the Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning life, culture, and biz new media digest, With an emphasis on action, their amazing writers empower people to transcend from knowing what to do to actually doing it. Today and every day, they simply deliver the very best insights, intelligence, and inspiration available anywhere, doing it our way by placing our writers and our audience at the forefront. It’s magical. It’s evergreen. And quite frankly, It’s just good stuff. Period. Here’s more About Us. He is also Founder & Chief Encouragement Officer of GoodWorks 360°, their affiliated global nonprofit social impact enterprise, dedicated to providing mission-critical pro bono services to good nonprofits worldwide. Connect with him on Linkedin to learn more about his background. Dennis is a contributing author to the Best-Selling Book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.


Andy Vargo
Andy Vargo
Keynote speaker, life coach, author and entertainer, Andy Vargo is all about helping you live your best life by learning how to ‘Own Your Awkward’! If you ever feel awkward about yourself, then you can understand how Andy Vargo lived the first forty years of his life. Coming out of the closet at forty doesn’t define him, pursuing his passion to help others does. During the day, Andy works corporate and school events as a motivational speaker and helps people master life changes as a one on one life coach. At night you can find him working stages around the northwest as a comedian making light of his journey with the gift of laughter. Awkward is not only his brand, but his style as Andy encourages each of us to ‘Own Your Awkward’ and be true to your genuine selves. In addition to authoring the Awkward Journal Series, Andy hosts the podcast, Own Your Awkward, co-hosts the Be The Better Local Show on BD Local and shares thoughts and ideas in his blog and video series available at awkwardcareer.

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  1. Dennis is a free spirit with a wonderful, creative mind and a unique approach to life. I have gotten to know an inspiring, sharp witted person, and someone who is able to handle delicate issues with great sensibility. He is quick, efficient and highly resourceful. He has something that I’ve always admired in people: a heart to dream and the courage to make his dreams come true.
    He possesses all the good things that are expected of a leader because his staff are also of high level.
    I hope our paths will still cross in the future.

  2. Thank you Andy for offering us this exquisite and magical moment with our cherished editor and friend Dennis!

    My dear Dennis: you matter so much to your writers because of your servant leadership numerous virtues: vulnerability, passion, flexibility, commitment, compassion, seeing the potential and encouraging it, excitment, enthusiasm, sharing fully our hearts and souls, and the list goes on!

    I loved so much the part of losing your website over the night and your stillness and ‘response’ to it !

    Your answer “I didn’t know what I didn’t know!” is definitely such a big part of the beautiful virtue we call vulnerability, and it’s inspiring !

    I like to think bravery is not the absence of fear. It is only the realization the fire in our heart is worth taking the risk of being afraid from time to time ❤

  3. Thank you Dennis for this great share full of inspiration, insights and true dedication.
    As a newcomer you always try to connect the dots. While listening I didn’t only connected more and more dots, but also was very inspired by your journey from banker, to editor and publisher. And not giving up, facing many challenges and even risking the blind spot on a daily base. I really admire your story and every time I read something new my admiration and my respect for you grows.

    After listening I felt really humble and so much more honored to being part of this great platform and community.

    • Thank you so much for giving it a listen Ineke. This truly is a great community to be involved in and I loved getting the chance to hear more about how it all got started from Dennis.

  4. Hello Andy and Dennis,
    This was a great listening piece as I did my little workout. Instead of music this time. T was great to hear some more on how Bizcatalyst360 started and the vulnerability that is always a part of the process. Purity of taking a chance and jumping without knowing if there is water…that hit home. We don’t know if we can fly until we try. The wings we all have are there. They are fuelled by the faith you take in that leap. You are a great teacher of this Dennis and an inspiration too. I live the fact that my wings found a flight to you too. It is a privilege and honour as a human to be a part of Bizcatalyst360 And see the action behind this sites name! Thank you for this. I really enjoyed it!