IOD RECOVERY COACH –
Chris Reynolds- Certified Professional LifeCoach -ExpertRating Global Certifications
If you’re new in recovery or just coming home from treatment, Recovery Coaching can smooth your transition. We know there’s a lot going on—most of us are in recovery ourselves.
Even in Early Recovery You Are the Expert in Your Own Life
Recovery Coaches know that you have strengths, resources, and creativity. We know you are the expert about your own life. Coaches won’t tell you what to do—they will ask you to think things through, to look ahead at what you want, and to figure out what actions will get you there. We’ll help you brainstorm ideas, figure out your priorities, role-play talking to family, friends, co-workers—whatever is appropriate in your situation. We’ll give you our opinion if you ask for it, but you always make the final decisions. We support you as you go along and hold you accountable for your choices and your actions.
With over 40 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry at a Senior Executive Level , Chris felt it was time for a career change and chose to work in the Recovery Field. He is a strong advocate and prides himself on rooting for the underdog. Chris has his substance Abuse Counselling Certificate through the Justice Institute of BC and Life Coaching Certificate.
Chris has also completed the Intervention Training and is Interning under Linda and brings a wealth of life experience and personal experience having been intervened upon himself. Chris’s family has healed from alcoholism and he continues to be a great father and grandfather.
Recovery coaches do not offer primary treatment for addiction, do not diagnose, and are not associated with any particular method or means of recovery.
Chris coaches clients through supporting positive change, helping persons coming home from treatment to avoid relapse, build community support for recovery, or works on life goals not related to addiction such as relationships, work, education etc.
We at IOD Recovery Coaching demonstrate the ability to create a safe, trusting, and respectful environment by:
Establishing clear agreements.
Demonstrating understanding of, and respect for, the client’s current learning capacity and learning style, and adapting to changes in capacity or style over time.
Making efforts to understand and respect socio-cultural factors affecting their client and the coaching relationship.
Coaching to increase motivation and confidence to embrace positive behaviors and actions.
Being engaged, fully present, confident, flexible, and responsive.
Acknowledging and embracing the client’s successes and failures as opportunities for growth.
Engaging in playfulness and humor when appropriate.
Asking permission to coach topics that may be sensitive.
Communicating that reaching recovery goals is a process that takes place over time.