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A Unique Path

Massimo Rigotti is a distinguished speaker, addiction recovery advocate, and the visionary author of the transformative memoir Flavors of Confidence: A Reflection for Those in Need. His life story is a compelling testament to the resilience of the human spirit, marked by a profound journey from the depths of addiction to the pinnacle of sobriety and confidence.

Massimo originated in Nebraska, though life took him to both coasts and many places between, in cities large and small. Throughout his journey, he has pursued several distinct career paths, each adding a unique layer to his wealth of experiences.

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His first book, Flavors of Confidence: A Reflection for Those in Need, takes you on a journey through his lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder that spiraled into uncontrollable addictions that led to his death.


Throughout his recovery, Massimo was driven not only to overcome addiction but also to understand its intricate dynamics. Drawing upon his own experiences and creative vision, he developed the Flavors of Confidence S.O.B.E.R. Method™, a groundbreaking approach that blends Stoic philosophy, self-observation, behavior modification, execution of positive habits, and holistic restoration.

As a speaker, Massimo possesses a unique ability to connect with audiences on a profound level. He shares his personal narrative with unfiltered candor, offering a window into the anguish of addiction and the transformative power of recovery. Through his compelling storytelling and practical guidance, he empowers and motivates others to embark on their own journeys of healing to build their own Flavor of Confidence™.

Today, Massimo stands as a living embodiment of the power of transformation and resilience. His journey from addiction to sobriety, coupled with his pioneering methodology and influential book, has touched the lives of many, offering a beacon of hope, healing, and the unwavering belief that confidence can be a catalyst for profound personal change. Massimo continues to be a guiding light for those seeking their own path to recovery.

When he isn’t speaking, writing, or inspiring others, Massimo enjoys windshield time traveling down any backroad, competitive figure skating, researching the obscure, and spending time disconnected from the modern world with those his heart cherishes most. He resides in Lincoln, Nebraska and aspires to ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills.

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