When Umberto Orlandini first learned of Scientology in 1974, it immediately clicked.
A draftsman with a good job and the drive to improve, Orlandini was doing fine. But “fine” was not enough for him. On the lookout for courses that would help him in his business, he came across an article in the paper about Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries on the subject of communication—exactly the information he was looking for.
“The one area I had trouble with before completing the Scientology Communication Course was expressing myself,” says Orlandini. “I was uncomfortable and didn’t like looking people in the eye.”
The course dispensed with those difficulties and increased his ability to confront and solve problems. But best of all, he found Scientology aligned completely with his view of life.
“As soon as I understood what Scientology was about, I was a Scientologist,” he says.
The further Orlandini progressed in Scientology, the better he did.
“Through Scientology training and counseling you increase your certainty,” he says. “I know what I know and I know what I don’t know—the hesitancy and maybes are gone.”
Doing far better in his work as a result, he branched out—became an entrepreneur and now consults other companies so they too can expand.
“Getting people producing—that’s where my strength lies,” says Orlandini. “I’m decisive and I don’t worry about the future. If something unexpected comes up, that’s fine. I enjoy surprises—that’s what makes life exciting. But I know whatever happens, I have the technology and skill to handle it. That’s what makes it fun.”
Orlandini and wife Louise Vigorelli, 63, live in Milan, Italy, where she is a staff member at the Church of Scientology. All three of their children, ages 27, 36 and 39, hold trusted positions in Scientology Churches. Over the past 37 years, Orlandini himself has introduced thousands of people to Scientology, both personally and through TV interviews and lectures. And at 65, he is still going strong.
“I see myself as a catalyst to help create a positive future,” he says.
View the Umberto Orlandini video at Scientology.org.
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