Hi, I’m Leo. Having gone to hell and back (an epic understatement), three inpatient programs (none of which ‘worked’), multiple DUI’s, numerous hospital visits, near financial collapse, a divorce and (most importantly) having hurt deeply those I love the most, I tapped out and became truly ready. FINALLY, after years of putting myself through the meat grinder (what we all must go through to be truly ‘ready’), I wanted recovery within every fiber of my being…yet I was scared sh*tless that I would not be able to break free no matter what I did.
Never in a million years did I ever imagine I’d be ‘that guy’, and no words can describe the desperation, fear and soul-shaking terror. But, this is the best thing that can happen; it signals the beginning of the end! Nothing, and I mean nothing, happens before brutal, uncompromising self-honesty and a willingness ‘to go to any lengths’ to recover. When I arrived at this point, the Universe did its thing and started helping me because I started helping myself. The right people with the right message began showing up at the right time. I then started doing ‘the next right thing’ whatever that was.
Here I am over 6 years recovered: the wonder, fulfillment, peace and outright FUN (which I never dreamed I’d have again) continues to defy description. As oddly as it sounds, I wouldn’t trade what I went through for anything…as it has led me to depth of Life and experience of Being that I’ve come to realize couldn’t have arisen in any other way, for me at least. Now, what I do is simply share my experience in hopes of inspiring others who are truly ready for change, and play a part in creating a new opportunity at Life for those who are willing to do the hard work of recovery. If I can do it, so can you. The message I bring is one of hope and transformation, and within a very unique program.
Oh yeah…in my former life I went to a well-known Omaha high school, graduated from UNL and got an MBA from a pretty reputable University in Chicago. I worked for an international company for a couple years before settling into a ‘successful’ (whatever that means) career in the local business community. I have the best family and friends in the galaxy, and above all, two amazing kids (I still lie a lot). My life has been filled with fantastic failures and humbling successes all along the way, which continue to this day.