Recovery Coaching

Breaking through personal bariers is my passion.

In 2010 my life came to a dead end. I was trapped in a vicious addictive cycle to the point where I could no longer function in society. I needed a game changer. So I made a choice to action my game changer.


I made a decicion to spent 5 yeaars of my life living in poverty. I lived with the people, did church with the people, built shelters and soup kitchens for the people, learnt to speak their' language and so much more, all in a small remote village in Mozambique. Here I discovered a profound truth, that many who are wealthy were actually poor and many who are poor are actually wealthy. How can this be?


The life lessons I learnt living in poverty, brought great personal growth and inspired me to start my Recovery Coaching business that is aimed to empower people to action their 'Game Changer. Oh and did I mention I am a certified & registered professional life & recovery coach.


With me as your coach, you will have full access these critical life stategies and hope preducing mindsets.

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Recovery Coaching is for people who desire to:

  • Reduce their substance abuse patterns.

  • Put an end their addictive or negative behaviour patters.

  • Help loved ones affected by addiction and address their own codependency.

  • Require further support coming out of treatment programs or recovery residences.

  • Further build on their own recovery skills and need assistance getting to the next level of sobriety, success and life-satisfaction.

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It is the mental struggle of recovery that is the most difficult and is something that recovering clients cannot do on their own without a little self-knowledge, appropriate training, and support. As your professional coach, you will get the assistance you need and critical information to start your recovery.


Recovery requires new strategies and is possible with a Professional Recovery Coach who truly believes in you, and who is skilled in helping you to unlock your own motivation and inner strength needed to make the necessary changes for your life. Recovery Coaching is a strengths based process which helps you remove personal and environmental barriers in your recovery. The coaching process can support your recovery continuum and helps you take action towards a realization of your visions and goals.

“Are you finally tired of being tired? Are you ready to make a committed change to sobriety? Remember: Nothing happens until something happens and that something has to come from you.”

                                                                    (Alcoholics Anonymous)

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Recovery Coaches Offer a Crucial Link  Addiction Professional - March 2016

Tom Coderre, senior advisor at SAMHSA, says the goal of a recovery coach is to help the person sustain recovery. “The entire system of recovery coaches and other peer-type recovery supports has
grown organically, because our healthcare system hasn’t always responded to the needs of people
with [substance use disorders],” says Coderre, whose roles prior to joining SAMHSA included board chair for Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES). “Our goal is to figure out where those gaps are, and fill them.”

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Recovery Coaching is rapidly becoming the norm in today’s treatment continuum and is to the twenty-first century what counseling was to the twentieth century.

It offers an overview of effective strength-based coaching principles and the concept of Whole Life Recovery, which addresses the mental, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual states of being. When these five domains are integrated and kept in balance as a recovery fundamental, it will provide us with the recovery capital needed to maintain long term sobriety, thus making us more resilient against this enemy we call addiction.

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Recovery Coaching

Recovery Coaching is founded on two core beliefs: 1) there are many pathways to making a full recovery and 2) once sober, the solutions to the many challenges facing a client in recovery are found within themselves. Your recovery coaching process will illustrate this idea through evidence-based models that demonstrate how a Recovery Coach serving as a guide and partner to clients, can elicit solutions and strategies based on a client’s own strengths.


Theo's Food for thought

Some of the people being coached may still be using drugs or drinking, says Rosenzweig. “There are stages along the way to recovery, and we need to meet people where they’re at, and support them.” With substance use disorders, there is so much stigma that it’s hard for people to ask for support. “If you have cancer, people don’t blame you for it,” Rosenzweig says. “But with a Substance Use Disorder (SUDs), people say you can control it—but you can’t, because it’s a disease.”