051: Dona Speir - Using My Story to Help Others Conquer Addictions

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Dona Speir is CEO of Recovery Coaching Experts, and a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach I, II and Interventionist. Dona was born and raised in Newport Beach in a middle class neighborhood with 5 other siblings. She is an expert with regard addiction recovery and child sexual predators and ‘groomers’ as detailed in her recently released book ‘Naked Truth: the Fall and Rise of Dona Speir’.

Dona’s book is a riveting story taking you from the depths of child abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, being preyed upon by sexually deviant men like Bill Cosby, to the rarified world of international modeling and global jet-setting a Playboy Centerfold photographed by the world-famous Arny Freytag to be the star of seven Andy Sidaris action adventure films. And that’s really just the beginning of life journey toward recovery. This study of her survival is a provocative, powerful blueprint of how to not just survive, but recover and thrive. Dona is 32 years sober and CEO of Recovery Coaching Experts. She has mentored hundreds of women with substance abuse and behavioral issues, she has also founded women’s recovery homes, and her book will help others learn how to identify the traits of sexual predators and prevent your child from falling for their persuasive charms.

Dona’s experiences can help women understand and survive the social, physical and emotional aspects of substance abuse and lead a peaceful, complete, whole and safe family life. It’s a cautionary tale to be sure, but it’s also a triumphant one; filled with many uplifting, exciting stories of perseverance. You can follow Dona on her journey through Instagram @DonaSpeir2222 and on Twitter @ The Real Dona Speir .

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