74. Leading Yourself from Addiction to Sobriety

Episode 74 May 02, 2022 01:10:19
74. Leading Yourself from Addiction to Sobriety
The Culture of Leadership
74. Leading Yourself from Addiction to Sobriety
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Brendan Rogers

Show Notes

Ethan Holland got to a desperate point in his addiction and said to himself, “I’m either going to kill myself… or ask for help.” Fortunately, he chose the latter.

Ethan started his recovery by asking his mom for help, and a few days later he was working toward sobriety at The Glen Centre, where he later became a valued staff member.  Just a few days before our interview, Ethan was ready for the next stage in his life and left The Glen Centre to become a Community Impact Manager at The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF.) Running and physical activity underpin all IMF programs and they are committed to providing social, inclusive, and fun environments for people to adopt active and healthy lifestyles. 

The IMF is a program within the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) - established in 2009 by world marathon champion, Rob de Castella, and in 2010 four Indigenous Australians created history as the first to run in the world’s biggest marathon – the New York City Marathon. The continual growth and expansion of the IMP led to the establishment of the IMF in 2015 which covers four core programs:

Our talk today is an inspiring look back at Ethan’s journey from a ten-year addiction cycle, to being a proud representative and advocate for others, and ultimately becoming a marathon runner himself.

Discussion Points

Resources:

The Glen Centre 

Ethan on Instagram 

Ethan Mulholland on LinkedIn 

The Indigenous Marathon Foundation

Brendan Rogers Website

Brendan Rogers LinkedIn

The Culture of Things Podcast Website

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The Culture of Things Facebook Page

The Culture of Things YouTube Channel

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