Founder & CEO John Castagnini's Mother Passes Away
The ThankGodi brand was born from an event that rocked the life of founder and CEO, John Castagnini... The passing of his beloved mother, Lorraine. Was there an existing balance beyond John's emotions, even in his Mom's passing? It was at this point in his life, that John realized he had to 'walk the walk' and not just 'talk the talk'. In other words, he had to bring into balance, his OWN emotions of sadness and despair over the 'loss' of his mother, using the principles and practices he had been teaching for the last decade. Once John was able to do that, it added further lucidity to his teachings of balance and lead to the development of Equilibration®.
The ThankGodi Book Series Is Born
It becomes John’s purpose, his mission - to help others bring into balance their 'tragedies' and challenges. John conceives of the ThankGodi... Book Series, of people sharing stories on how the greatest challenge in their lives, brought the very best out of them. Thereby, coming to recognize their personal ThankGodi story and then sharing it with the world, through becoming a published author in the ThankGodi Book series.
ThankGodi Volume 1 is Produced & Published (2007-2008)
The first Volume in the ThankGodi book series is produced, becoming an Amazon best-seller. Featuring ThankGodi stories authored by multiple New York Times best-selling authors... ABC-TV, 'The View from The Bay', Interviews founder, John Castagnini, Amanda Kroetsch and author K. Dawn, who was censored on-air, from saying the title of her own story: 'Thank God I Was Raped.'
ThankGodi Volume 2 is Produced
ThankGodi Volume 2 is produced and also became an Amazon #1 best-seller. Volume 2 includes stories by the legendary, Dr. Bernie Siegel, M.D., Dr Sue Morter, Dr. Ramah Wagner, Dr Noah McKay, and Dr. Regina Jensen.
Expansion and Transformations (2011-2012)
As 'Borders' bookstore claims bankruptcy and Barnes & Noble cuts the number of their stores in half, ThankGodi begins a long and arduous digital transformation journey. ThankGodi Volume 2 has over 150,000 downloads.
John Castagnini Releases Courses on Equilibration
ThankGodi Volume 1 is translated into Spanish, and launches in South America and Spain. In addition, John Castagnini releases Courses on Equilibration, as an option to his personal 1-on-1 and small group coaching. John consolidates his teachings on balance and "Equilibration" into online courses - so that he can 'reach' and 'teach' more people about the blessing of recognizing balance, as a means of transcending their negative life patterns and challenges.
Thank God I Am An Empowered Woman was Published. (2012-2014)
This special ThankGodi Volume, featuring stories of amazing, empowered, women from around the world, is released. Lightworks Publishing buys the rights to publish and sell thousands of copies, throughout multiple provinces in India.
ThankGodi Volume 3 is Released
ThankGodi Volume 3 is released, including stories from some widely-recognized celebrities and household names, side by side with stories from "everyday people" who have come to realize the blessing in their greatest challenge or even, tragedy. The ThankGodi...Book Series is endorsed by both Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen - authors of the all time bestselling series and creators of 'Chicken Soup for the Soul'.
John Castagnini Appears in Discover the Gift Movie
John co-stars in the renowned spiritual documentary, 'Discover the Gift', alongside other prominent spiritual leaders, including The Dalai Lama, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and the international relationship author, Barbara De Angelis.
Re-Working the ThankGodi Brand
The ThankGodi team spends these years re-working and expanding the ThankGodi vision and mission. Whilst also refining his Equilibration education series and developing many new extensions of the brand itself, John joins the DMA, owned by Perry Belcher. Spends three years absorbing digital marketing education and resources with Ryan Deiss. John then expands the ThankGodi vision into a larger company, by developing an online channel with education and entertainment - dedicated to sharing; 'How the worst things in your life, can bring the very best out of you.'
The Updated and Expanded Equilibration Online Education Series is Released
Mid- to Late 2019, John and the ThankGodi team launched and opened enrollment for the Equilibration course series. Teaching John's process of understanding, appreciation, balance, and transcendence of patterns that hold us back from what we desire - and overcoming present challenges - in our lives.
The Posterity+ App to Be Released Soon!
ThankGodi partners with www.sweans.com (a Digital Marketing company engaged by thirty Fortune 500 clients) to evolve the company's digital evolution. • ThankGodi offers the public the worldwide opportunity to publish their ThankGodi... story for $25. • ThankGodi secures www.equilibration.com to better provide the Introduction to Equilibration, as a complimentary gift, to be shared with every person in the world. • ThankGodi publishes exclusive interviews with Gerry Cooney, John Bracy and Mike Tramp. • ThankGodi opens up to accept submissions for ThankGodi... story publications.
Do YOU have a ThankGodi story you want to share? Submit your story for a chance to get published in a future ThankGodi book!