Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers: Louis Vitiello Jr.

Position: Founder and president of; board certified health coach; motivational speaker; author; co-founder of Business and Beers networking organization; president of Vegan Carolina

Favorite accomplishments: “Losing over 220 pounds without surgery or extreme dieting, reversing my chronic illnesses and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I’m proud of being in a position to give back to others who struggle or are less fortunate than me.”

Biggest challenge: “Finding time to do everything I want to do. I constantly generate new ideas, but I am only one person. I look to address this by continuing to grow the brand recognition of Simple Steps Weight Loss, at which point I can employ additional members, which will free up my personal time, allowing me to pursue projects and grow my efforts in community involvement.”

Guiding philosophy: “‘Happiness is not a destination; it’s a decision.’ No matter how crazy or unfair life can seem, it’s your choice to be happy and no one can ever take away your ability to choose.”

Fun fact: “I was an illusionist and street magician for several years.”

Advice: “Follow your heart. If you believe in something, pursue it. Almost every life-changing idea was nothing more than a thought until someone made it a reality.”

Louis Vitiello Jr.


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