- Episode 1: Joe Roberts discusses homelessness, addiction and how he’s “pushing for change”.
- Episode 19: Dr. Gary Burlingame and Sue Jenkins
- Episode 18: Jeff Wilson
- Episode 17: Rob Long
- Episode 16: Clara Hughes on the power of nature, mental health and the healing journey
- Episode 15: Dr. Scott Miller
- Episode 14: Right Use of Power
- Episode 13: Dr. Keith Russell on research and evaluation, advice to students and paddle-boarding in the rain
- Episode 12: Chris Sullivan on social work education, working with “liar” kids & more.
- Episode 11: Letters to Addiction
- Episode 10: Glynnis Lieb on addiction and mental health from 3000ft
- Episode 9: Margo Talbot on the canary in the coal mine, the 100th monkey, and other interesting things
- Episode 8: Jann Arden on golf, charity and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
- Episode 7: Lisa Arsenault on addictions treatment and the magic of witnessing change
- Episode 6: Dr. Lee Gillis on Experiential Learning, Outcomes and Evaluation and his journey in psychology
- Episode 5: Candace Windisch on what makes kids successful and the importance of building community
- Episode 4: Liam Law on being a youth worker and the role of progress monitoring in treatment
- Episode 3: Stephen de Groot on being a transformation architect in the social services field
- Episode 2: Kelly Waters-Radcliffe on program design, therapeutic perspectives, progress monitoring and a lot more.
Welcome to the first episode of “Turning Point”, telling the inspiring stories of triumph over adversity in the realm of addiction and mental health.
This week we caught up with Joe Roberts, an inspirational example of overcoming adversity and managing change. In 1989 he was living under a bridge as a homeless skid row addict. Today he is an author, CEO and internationally sought after professional speaker who motivates and inspires audiences worldwide.
And as if that wasn’t impressive enough, Joe is embarking on a 9000km journey across the country, pushing a shopping cart, to raise awareness and funds for youth homelessness. We talk about his journey through recovery, as well as what drives him to make a difference today. Enjoy, and make sure you head over to The Push For Change to get involved and make a donation.
And if you enjoyed this show, you’ll love seeing Joe on the TEDx stage.