Archive for May, 2008

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May 7th, 2008

Welcome to the first entry in my Recovery Coaching blog, a place to create dialogue, meet like-minded folks and share resources around the globe.

It’s been more than two and a half years since I co-founded Recovery Coaches International with my colleague, Alida Schuyler and it’s taken shape and gained more and more collective energy and momentum since that time. We recently received non-profit status from the state of Washington and await approval from the IRS. In addition, Linda Landon, a Business and Recovery coach recently facilitated a very moving inaugural ceremony for the newly-elected officers, and I was reminded once again about the limitless possibilities of Recovery Coaching and the growing community around it. In fact, there are officers-elect waiting in the wings for next year which speaks to the enthusiasm and passion we share in RCI.

Not only is the energy within the RCI community growing, but it’s also spreading nationally and internationally — one person at a time, one treatment program at a time. It becomes vividly clear every time I talk about Recovery Coaching, and recently I was invited to give a presentation to approximately 45 addiction professionals who are members of the San Fernando Valley Employee Assistance Professionals Association. Not only was the discussion very well-received but I was asked to write an article in The L.A.-based publication STEPS for RECOVERY. This is not an isolated event — I find enthusiasm and powerful energy wherever I speak on the topic.

I welcome you to become part of my blog community as well as a member of RCI, and please let me know if you have any questions or comments along the way.

Gratefully,

Andrew