Melissa Killeen, MSOD, MPhil, is recovery coach that approaches coaching a person in recovery like a business executive coach would coach a CEO. Melissa has more than 25 years experience in personal recovery as well as 35 years as a small business owner and leader. She understands the life of a recovering entrepreneur or business person.
Recovery Coaching Philosophy
Her clients experience a blend of recovery and executive coaching tools. Every client wants to re-form the fruitful interpersonal relationships that are needed to maintain connections in recovery, with family and in business. She introduces clients to the tools required to build and maintain long term sobriety. The benefit is these tools also work at home and in the workplace. She helps them build strategies to improve their home life as well as optimize their businesses’ performance.
Melissa encourages clients to maintain critical relationships by communicating the ‘right’ messages. Through assessments she informs a client on how to deal with difficult people in a sober manner, she is certified Master Trainer of the LIFO® assessment survey. She integrates the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping) and Matrix Re-imprinting into her practice, bringing her clients a wide range of drug free recovery resources. She encourages new skills to develop intimacy. She opens multiple possibilities for spirituality. Melissa is an advocate of Bill W.’s quote ‘there are many roads to recovery’.
Author, Educator, Professional with National Recognition
Melissa Killeen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational Dynamics focusing on Executive Coaching and Leadership Management. In 2015, she was awarded the Vernon Johnson Award, by the Washington DC addiction advocacy organization, Faces and Voices of Recovery, as one of the country’s most influential leaders of the growing movement to promote the reality of recovery from addiction. Melissa was the past President and executive board member of Recovery Coaches International, an international association of recovery coaches. She is a sought after speaker on the growing field of recovery coaching at conferences and colleges.
Melissa is the author of the first book on recovery coaching, RECOVERY COACHING-A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addiction, which is available for purchase on Amazon (see link below). Her newest book, PEER TO PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS- A Guide to Coaching People in Mental Health Recovery will be published soon.
To see an interview with Melissa Killeen about Recovery Coaching: http://www.youtube.com/embed/pzQCJF5Jugo
To find out more about Emotional Freedom Technique, click on this link to watch an informational session on Faster EFT with Robert Smith: Addiction Protocol
To find out more about Matrix Re-Imprinting, click on this link to watch a Matrix Re-Imprinting session with Sasha Allenby: Matrix Re-Imprinting on Addictions with Sasha Allenby
If you are interested in purchasing Melissa Killeen’s book, click below.
A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addictions