Melissa Killeen, MSOD, MPhil
Executive Coach for Recovering Leaders

Coaching Executives and Business Owners in Recovery from Addictions

 

Recovery coach, sober coach, addiction-prevention specialist, peer-recovery support practitioner, sober companion or personal recovery assistant, whatever the moniker, recovery coaching is about keeping the client sober.

Try as you might, you can’t stay sober. Oh, you’ve quit plenty of times. Followed by meetings or drying out for 30 days. But it never lasts. You recognize you have a problem. Your family and friends have known for a long time. Maybe even your boss. They want to support your efforts but their patience is growing thin. Time and again you pick up that bottle. Each time you convince yourself it will be different. Only the result is always the same: shame, remorse and broken promises made with all good intentions. So you refortify your will to make sure it doesn’t happen again. And yet it does. Even as you stand there, your family gone, a good job lost, life spiraling down into utter chaos, you  toss one back and wonder with all your heart why you can’t stay stopped. Recovery coach, sober coach, addiction-prevention specialist, peer-recovery support practitioner, sober companion or personal recovery assistant, whatever the moniker, recovery coaching is about keeping the client sober.

The focus of recovery coaching is to keep the client sober and restore a sense of functionality to their life. Recovery coaching is about preventing relapse, providing structure and a sense of safety to protect the client’s fragile new-found sobriety.

After a 30-90 day stay in a treatment center, some find it difficult to adjust to life outside of that safe environment. It may be difficult to find a 12-step program, to engage a sponsor, to grasp the concept of a higher power, to adapt to a ritual of eliminating the need for drugs, alcohol, gambling or compulsive sex in their lives. Some clients have to return to the workplace, fearing the environment that possibly triggered their addiction in the first place. So recovering clients need more focused attention and direction.

This is where recovery coaching comes in.

Do you need a Recovery Coach?

 


podcast
Melissa Killeen speaks with
WWDB-AM radio hosts
Steve Martorano and
Gary Hendler during their
Clean and Sober Radio broadcast.
podcastListen to Melissa’s Recent
Podcast on Voice America 

Melissa Killeen defines Recovery Coaching
and explains how to find a Recovery Coach.


If you are interested in purchasing Melissa Killeen’s new book, click below.

Recovery Coaching
A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addictions

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  • 80% of people leaving an addiction treatment center relapse within the first year after discharge
  • Working with a recovery coach can reduce the likelihood of relapse during this crucial period
  • Recovery coaching is the missing link, bridging the gap between an individual leaving a treatment center and maintaining long term sobriety