Archive for June, 2008


June 15th, 2008

Sunday June 15, 2008

As I write this entry on Father’s Day morning I’m reminded of the gratitude I hold for my father’s presence in my life even though we live three thousand miles away from one another.  Last October we had a chance to celebrate his 80th birthday together, and as I look back in time, my dad has always shown up in my life from the time he was an umpire in my little league to becoming the coordinator of my band trips in high school.  Nowadays gratitude has become a bigger part of my consciousness as well as a tool I share with all my coaching clients.  

On Friday I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with two of my favorite Recovery Coach colleagues, Pat Moomey and Linda Landon as we spoke at Milestones Treatment Center in Malibu to a group of approximately 70 addiction professionals.  We put together an informative, educational 1-hour presentation that gave the audience a terrific introduction to Recovery Coaching and what we bring to the addiction recovery community.  Two days later I continue to bask in the gratitude and the energy that was created at this event and feel even more energized to build upon our momentum and continue to share the tools and resources we have to offer as Recovery Coaches.   I’m always curious to hear how your efforts are going with educating others about Recovery Coaching so feel free to let me know your experiences.

Steps for Recovery article on the web

June 8th, 2008

June 8, 2008

It’s now the second Sunday of June as I write to you from my home office in sunny Santa Monica.  It’s been quite a month, and I’m feeling very grateful to let you know that my article entitled Purposeful Recovery: What’s Coaching Got To Do With It? has just been published in the June 2008 Steps for Recovery newspaper and can be read on-line at  It was my privilege to be asked to write the article after the new editor heard me give a presentation on Recovery Coaching back in January, and it feels like a wonderful launching pad for more publications and presentations in the future.  I welcome all comments and ideas so please let me know your thoughts as we continue to expand our discussion about Recovery Coaching and how to spread the word efficiently and effectively.