Books by Dawn Mattera


The Keys to Authenticity: Unlocking the Code to a Fulfilling Life and Business

As the title “Keys to Authenticity” suggests, the Celebrity Experts herein write on the subject from different angles, any of which we can add to our repertoire in pursuing success in our field of choice. Flashes of understanding, satisfaction and light come over us in moments of success, but lasting success will invariably follow authenticity.

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. ~ Leo Buscagli

The Italian Art of Living

The Italian Art of Living: Your Passport to Hope, Happiness and Your Personal Renaissance

Do you feel like the world is plummeting into darkness and despair? Are you struggling to stay optimistic and tired of only existing? If so, this book is your passport to a happier, hopeful and more meaningful life.

With clarity and encouragement, author Dawn Mattera translates the Italian tenacity and passion for life into practical lessons. But, hold on to your cannoli! This is not about gondolas and pasta, but rather a guide to triumphing over trials, moving forward with hope, and encouraging others to join you. 


The Transformation Within: Words of Wisdom From a Collection of Coaches To Help You Win at the Game of Life

The Transformation Within is a collection of the wisdom, philosophies, and experiences of a variety of coaches for you to experience, connect with, and follow-up with on your own transformational journey to becoming your best self.

You will be coached on mindset, money, manifestation, love, life, and listening to your intuition – all in the pursuit of your deepest desires and life goals.

A coach does not fix you or heal you. They guide you. They offer reflection, thoughts to ponder, and share techniques to help you play more and succeed at the game of life.

La Bella Figura: Italian Secrets about Being Happy, Healthy and Hot!

Do you want to be happy, healthy and hot?

La bella figura has a figurative and literal translation. In this book, you’ll learn the Italian secrets for both: looking, feeling and being your best.

We’ll journey through the calendar with each month highlighting a unique aspect of the Italian culture and how we can apply it to our lives.

Each chapter also includes a recipe or two of Italian favorites with the fat and calories slashed. You’ll also see some twists on traditional favorites.

This book holds the spark to ignite your life!

About Dawn

Meet Dawn Mattera

For over twenty-five years, Dawn has helped people create a dolce vita by connecting to their purpose and by continuing their legacy.

A former engineer, Dawn is also a best-selling author, a certified coach, and a motivational speaker. Her coaching style offers proven techniques, heartfelt empathy, and a dash of tough love!

Within the span of a few years, she was divorced, laid off twice, moved three times, and faced her most challenging emotional and financial difficulties of her life. Rather than sink into old patterns of depression, Dawn overcame despair to design a life of passion, peace, and purpose.

She has spoken for the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, WeightWatchers, and a defense industry contractor. A regular guest on CBS and Fox News, she has been featured in numerous media outlets.

Dawn and her husband, Bob, have taken gladiator lessons in Rome and driven vintage Vespas through Tuscany. Her research for the best gelato continues.

"I'm still learning."

Michelangelo, Age 87