I'm Chris

I've spent the last 5 years alcohol free.

I’m also an entrepreneur, adventurer, and a dad, dedicated to helping you recover, discover, and become the person you want to be.
 

Through our world-class, confidential, online programs, we help high achieving men like you quit drinking and build an alcohol free life you love. A life where you don’t want to drink. Our mission is to give you the tools and roadmap to dream big, take meaningful action and create real results.

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 born and raised Canadian, I’ve always been passionate about a multitude of seemingly unconnected things. History, playing the blues, entrepreneurship, psychology, spirituality, star trek, boats, airplanes, and giving back, to name a few.  

After living the life I thought I had dreamed of - a life that looked amazing on Facebook, earning multiple six figures running my own business, taking exotic vacations and partying like a rockstar, I woke up one morning and realized I had dramatically failed at trying to fit myself into a box. On the outside things looked great, on the inside I was dying.

My life at that point could be neatly summed up as Everything is Awesome, NOT.

I'd hit what some people call “rock bottom”.

The truth is, six years ago I was clinging to an existence in the darkness of depression, my life had been consumed by blackouts with alcohol and other addictions and was full of secret habits I was struggling to keep secret. 

I specifically remember waking up one morning after a blackout with a feeling I’ll never forget. A feeling of incomprehensible demoralization. I’d gone and done the exact same things I’d sworn I wouldn’t do again. 


That morning marked the turning point in my transition from living a life dedicated to my addictions to being dedicated to creating a life I loved living sober. I decided to get help.

Asking for help isn't weak. It's a great example of how to take care of yourself 

- Charlie Brown

After I stopped drinking I realized my unusual combination of interests and skills was a strength, not a liability. I realized that drinking alcohol had gotten in the way of everything I’d ever tried to do to move my life forward. Literally everything. My love life, my work life, my hobbies and activities were all a series of false starts until I gave up alcohol.

Me freediving to 50m on one breath in my first year sober (something I'd always dreamed of doing)

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I bought a sailboat with my partner Sayo, and we began sailing around the world. Over the last 4 years we’ve sailed over 15,000 miles through some of the most stunning, remote, and untouched regions of the world. I’ve connected with people and experiences that have changed me forever.

Twelve months into my own journey in sobriety I sold the business I’d spent eight years trying to make into something I was not and I started building my coaching business from the ground up.

Me crossing the Pacific ocean from New Caledonia to New Zealand 

2 years Sober

One of the things I’m often asked is: How on earth did you do this?!

For as long as I can remember I’ve been insatiably curious about humans. I’ve wanted to know what makes people genuinely happy and fulfilled and why some people end up with addictions, sadness, loneliness and depression. Why do some people struggle while others thrive despite what seem like the most challenging circumstances?

Among the happiest people in the world, literally. The people from Vanuatu are the 4th happiest in the world according to the Happyplanetindex

It took me addressing my own relationship to alcohol to fully appreciate and realize the significance of:

1. How challenging, confusing, and tumultuous not drinking can be in a world that drinks.

2. How much easier it can be to live sober when you have the tools to create a roadmap for an alcohol free life that you love.

I knew that I wanted to stop drinking and change the way I was living my life but on my own I could not distinguish the forest from the trees to find a path forward. 

In a society full of drinking I needed help to make the transition from living life with alcohol to living a life where not only did I not drink, I was so in love with my life I didn't want to drink.

Crossing the pacific New Cal to NZ (2 Years Sober)

My first stop on this journey, after Google, was AA. AA has helped many people stop drinking and it worked for me for a time. But I wanted more from my life than church basement meetings and cheap coffee. I wanted a solution that viewed me as a person with attainable dreams, goals and ambitions, not a powerless "alcoholic". I wanted to create a life without alcohol I loved.

To do this I needed a wholistic, personalized approach to recovery. One that viewed recovery, not through a negative lens of "I have to this, I have to do that, or else I will die", but as an opportunity for me to continually grow, experience more and become a better version of myself literally everyday for the rest of my life. 

I didn't find this in AA.

But over time, piece by piece, through trial and error, I put together my own program. Today this IS the life I've created for myself. I've experienced places I never dreamed existed, people who live in ways I didn't know were possible and a level of connection and bliss beyond what I thought I was capable of. All without alcohol or drugs. 

Celebrating 3 years of sobriety in New Zealand

Which brings me to you. This is why I created this website and my online programs. To not only show you that with the right roadmap and toolkit a sober life beyond your wildest dreams is possible, but to give you the blueprints and teach you step by step how you can do the same.

Let me be crystal clear, I do not believe you need to identify as an alcoholic to address your relationship with alcohol. It’s a label that works for some, but I believe it presents an unnecessary roadblock to addressing your relationship with alcohol. If you think your life would improve even a little bit by not drinking, what are you waiting for?

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I’ve used the resources, roadmap and tools I learned and used to help me stop drinking, to quit other addictions, and more importantly to continue growing in all areas of my life.

 

My relationship with my partner has transformed from one that was unhealthy, a constant codependent power struggle full of dishonesty and deceit, into a healthy, honest relationship that while not perfect, supports us into growing into the people we want to be. 

The work I do today is in alignment with my purpose and my passion and most importantly I feel more connected to myself and all those who come into my life.

My company is built on the same foundation of love, willingness, and honesty that have helped create the life I have today in recovery. I’m here to serve.

Throughout our free training programs, our vlog, blog and other resources we’re committed to helping you create your best life sober. A life that’s one of a kind and completely tailored for you. 

We’re here to help support and challenge you to find freedom from Alcohol and a more fulfilling and rewarding life. Our program also works for quitting anything else you want, Cigarettes, unhealthy relationships, porn. Etc. 

Me with my daughter Miya in Raja Ampat Indonesia, 4 years sober

Yes this is a business. Yes, we sell things. And yes, we’re proud and deeply grateful to earn a living doing so. But you should know that the vast majority of our creative work is offered to you at 100% free of charge. 

I do this work because I love it and by far the greatest reward is when I hear from a client that they feel they have uncovered something of themselves they thought they’d long ago lost or never thought they had. They’ve uncovered a feeling of aliveness they hadn’t known was there and are feeling more connected, more loving and a sense of bliss they didn’t know was possible. 

I started surfing in New Zealand at 2 years sober. 2 years later I was doing this in Indonesia. I'm amazed at what I've been able to commit to and accomplish without the distraction of drinking. 

I’m no Guru. My life is not perfect. I make mistakes and have terrible days where I get overwhelmed by self-doubt, anxiety, and fear. Just like the rest of humanity. 

But my commitment is to bring you the very best of what I’m living and learning while keeping it real and honest as it flows. 

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So please don’t expect polished perfection. You’d never hear from me if my perfectionism took over. Plus I’m too outspoken to be polished. But do expect thought-provoking ideas, timeless wisdom, adventurous fun, and unwavering dedication to supporting you on your journey to your most expansive, expressive, and meaningful life.

 

If you’ve read this far I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship and I’d love to learn more about you. 

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Be sure to check out the amazing free content available through my Youtube channel. If we’re not already connected on Facebook or Instagram let’s connect.

 

If you want the inside scoop as to what’s happening you'll get that in the insiders group. Most of the time you’ll hear from me on Tuesdays unless there’s something time-sensitive or important.

 

Plus you’ll get an amazing free training guide called How to Stop Drinking -  Your Personal Roadmap to an Audacious Sober Life and an invitation to my next Free LIVE Masterclass.

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. I’m excited we’ve connected and very much looking forward to the journey ahead.

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