Getting clean and sober is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. That said, I’ve accomplished more in the past 11 years than I ever thought possible, and if I’m being honest, I’m still learning.
I understand what it’s like to try to change your behavior when it seems that there are problems everywhere. I get the crushing pressure of trying to take care of everyone and always having the “right” answers. I know the shame of disappointing loved ones and the people that I work with.
And I still tangle with the fear of screwing up again and repeating my past mistakes…or worse.
But I can also report that it’s possible to be comfortable in your own skin again and move through life without feeling like every day is a fight.
Guiding principles that I apply to my personal and professional success include:
If I’ve learned anything from building programs and serving communities that foster long-term recovery it’s this: There’s no one-size-fits all approach. Best practices and treatment frameworks exist for a reason, but at the end of the day you need customized support and strategies to create the confidence and connectedness you’re craving. That’s why I’ve formed my coaching approach the way I have—any other methodology would overlook your personal potential and creativity.
“Lorie was always honest with me about her own life. It’s the thing I love about seeing her. Not everyone opens up and shows their own flaws. She’s convinced me that it’s okay that I don’t have answers to all of life’s problems.” – VP of Sales
“I don’t think I would have trusted someone who hasn’t been in the trenches. Lorie’s background as also having some challenges really qualified her approach and confirmed my trust.” – Real Estate Agent