In this enlightening episode of Sobertown Podcast, our guest Shelly-Anne and our host Viv (@sober_ithrive), both internationally certified professional addiction recovery and life coaches, join forces to delve into the intricacies of sober coaching. As they explain, sober coaches are more than just guides; they are allies in the recovery journey, providing a supportive and non-judgmental environment that fosters personal growth and self-discovery.
This episode also addresses the many modalities and differences between a sober coach and a therapist, counselor, or sponsor and how to seek a certified professional sober coach, which empowers individuals to develop their own critical thinking skills and take charge of their recovery.
Shelly-Anne Mckay is a master mentor coach with over three decades of experience in coaching, consulting, and media production. As the owner of a private practice and co-founder of an international coaching agency, she has guided thousands toward their sense of purpose and fulfillment. Shelly-Anne serves as the Director for Coach Credentialing and Certification for the International Association for Recovery Coaches (IAPRC) and NET Institute, ensuring coaches meet the global standards set by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC).
Holding multiple international certifications and accreditations, Shelly-Anne's expertise spans Addiction and Recovery, Functional Medicine, Executive Leadership, and Corporate Development. Her journey began when she collapsed from exhaustion and stress in her early 30s, leading her to work with a coach who inspired her to find a better way to live. Shelly-Anne is now committed to helping others achieve balance and optimal performance in their personal and professional lives.