holistic. evidence based. effective.  

Alcohol & Drug Recovery
for Leaders

An Invitation to Recovery

Leaders and executives have unique stressors.  

Managing stress is a challenge for most people; however, leaders and executives have unique stressors that affect their lives. Many are faced with busy schedules, long work hours, and major responsibilities that can eventually lead to unhealthy coping strategies. Many high-performing leaders tend to live under immense pressure, often turning to alcohol, recreational drugs, or other substances to ease the anxiety and emotional strain that come with managing the demands of their professional responsibilities and personal lives. 

I am acutely aware of the numerous challenges faced by leaders. I am a careful listener and a trusted confidante who has worked very closely with managers, senior level executives, professional athletes, and high-profile individuals who struggle with substance use and other harmful behaviors. 

Executive recovery coaching from a fellow journeyer 

I am a fellow journeyer. I have been in long-term recovery for 23 years and have discovered essential tools for sustained recovery. I have trained over a thousand people in Massachusetts as peer recovery coaches and I consult with the Department of Public Health on training initiatives to strengthen the recovery workforce in the Commonwealth. Additionally, I teach in the alcohol counseling education program (ACEP) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

I would be honored to take this journey with you towards life-long recovery. 

My Approach

Executive recovery coaching is a non-clinical, self-directed, strengths-based partnership between coach and client with the goal of achieving long-term recovery and improved quality of life. Recovery coaches help individuals on the path of recovery, before, during, and after treatment. The coach assists the client with identifying and overcoming barriers to recovery, including stigma and shame. At the heart of my practice is a firm belief in an individual’s capacity for change and personal transformation.  

While recovery from substance use is the primary objective, I address the whole person, encompassing health and wellness, self-care, and coping skills. When individuals are healthy in mind, body and spirit, they are less likely to slip. I do not ascribe to one particular pathway – my approach honors individuality and is respectful of all pathways to recovery.

Benefits of Recovery Coaching

  • Assistance with navigating your recovery journey
  • Learn evidence-based tools for behavioral modification
  • Adopt a more balanced and holistic approach to life
  • Effective practices to help with emotional regulation
  • Mindfulness practices for stress reduction & resiliency
  • Connection to resources and necessary support
  • Accountability and ongoing support

Getting Started

After our initial consult, we’ll work collaboratively to design your recovery and wellness plan, which includes:  

  • Regular recovery coaching sessions
  • E-mail and text check-ins
  • Mindfulness and stress reduction 
  • Nutritional counseling and meal planning
  • Custom exercise and fitness program

Sober Companion Services

In addition to executive recovery coaching itself, I offer sober companion services, however due to COVID-19, I have suspended travel for the time being. If you would like additional support during business travel, we can arrange daily check-ins via a virtual platform of your choosing or by phone.

Process… 

Clarify Vision 

Our recovery coaching session begins with visioning. Through this process, we’ll clarify your desired outcomes. Together, we identify the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the domain of your health and quality of life, resilience, self-awareness or performance.

 

Coaching Path 

Once you’ve selected a recovery coaching path that aligns with your vision and leadership objectives, we’ll schedule 60-minute sessions on a weekly or bi-monthly basis. You’ll be provided with appropriate resources and coaching support to assist you with making desired changes. 

Sustain Change 

Between our sessions, you’ll  implement certain practices and behavior management strategies that align with your desired vision. We’ll monitor your progress and make appropriate changes when necessary.  If needed, you will receive additional support and accountability via texting and/or email. 

 

PICK YOUR PATH

Executive Wellness

To reach our full potential, we need to optimize our most valuable resource: energy. We’ll integrate science-based solutions with an emphasis on nutrition, work/life balance, and mindfulness practices.  

Flow Coaching  

Learn concrete triggers and techniques to access flow so you and your team can work (create) in an optimal state. Learn to internalize flow so it becomes a mindset and lifestyle.

Executive Recovery 

Learn tools for behavior change and how to lead a balanced life with mindfulness for stress reduction. Discover which foods optimize brain health and aid in repairing the body.

Virtual Learning  

Virtual learning experiences designed to help improve individual and team engagement, including mindfulness, energy management, stress resilience and bias awareness. Please click here

Feel free to reach out with any questions.