We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr Cali Estes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr Cali, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I was tired of making other people rich. I wanted to do what I do best, help people get sober and live their best life, but I wanted to make more money doing it.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Dr. Cali Estes is a highly sought-after Addiction Professional (MCAP, MAC ICADAC), Life Coach, Recovery Coach, and Wellness Guru that blends talk therapy with forwarding and positive change to assist her clients in unlocking their true potential. She has been featured in books, magazines, radio, and television for her work in the addictions and therapy fields. She works with individuals, drug and alcohol treatment teams, and addiction professionals looking to advance their knowledge base. Cali Estes Dr. Estes is a seasoned addictions professional and Celebrity Addictions Coach. She has over 23 years’ experience working with drug, alcohol, and food addictions. Her deep understanding of drug and alcohol addiction, including the behaviors and ramifications that are associated with it, place her top in her field of addiction therapy and addiction coaching. Her unique no-nonsense approach of cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, addiction coaching, and life coaching combine to provide the perfect support for an addicted person. Cali’s background in various addictions and the emotional and physical toll they take on one’s psyche and physical wellbeing is unique. Simply Put: She gets RESULTS. Cali’s multidimensional approach focuses on the underlying ROOT CAUSE of the addiction and she approaches each client in a unique manner. With over 23 years’ experience as an Addiction Professional, Life Coach, Recovery Coach, Addictions Coach, and Wellness Coach, Dr. Estes is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. The media has dubbed her “The Female Dr. Drew” and she has been featured on multiple TV and Radio Channels. These include CNN, NBC, ABC, MSN Money, CNBC, CBS, Fox News, Entrepreneur Magazine, Dr. Drew Show, Washington Post, KTLA TV, Reader’s Digest, People Magazine, Yoga Journal, Yoga Digest, Max Sports and Fitness, LA Times, and more. She has been published in several journals and books with her work on ADD and Relationships. Cali’s multidimensional approach focuses on getting to the underlying cause of the problem and working in the present to combat the issues by creating a safe and secure environment for her clients to learn and grow and tackle life challenges. Dr. Cali Estes talks about shopping addiction. Cali holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, International Certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Master Addiction Professional Certification, as well as 24 certifications and over 18 years’ experience as a Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, Pilates Teacher, Food Addictions Specialist, and Life Coach. Dr. Cali Estes is an interactive, solution-focused Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Addiction Professional. Her unique approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized addiction coaching approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Dr. Cali Estes has published three Best Selling books. “I Married A Junkie,” about her husband using heroin while she was opening her private practice. After 3 overdoses, 7 car crashes, and a carjacking, he got sober. This is their story. Her second bestselling book, “The 7 Keys to Tap into the Wealth Inside You, How to UnPause Your Life and Make Success A Reality” is designed for anyone that wants to tap into their own potential and create a life of their dreams. Her best selling Recovery Coach Workbook is the perfect book for any client or coach that wants to offer exercises to their client that will help conquer any addiction and move forward in life. Dr. Cali Estes on KTLA She is the founder of The Addictions Academy, the largest online school for addiction studies and educational certifications and classes. She is the exclusive provider for the core addictions counselor classes and OUD classes for counselors in all of Canada, Curacao, Venezuela, India, Florida, Texas and Nebraska alone. She is also the Keynote Speaker for state of Kansas trainings. She and her team of 30 plus faculty have trained and certified over 15,000 people in 25 countries. With over 30 classes and certifications, her company is the premier online educational school. They offer classes in internet addiction, harm reduction, recovery coaching, Intervention, prison reentry and even an International Master Addiction Coach Certification. She also helps addiction treatment centers with call center training, ethics training and AMA/APA block training. She has trained the entire state of NJ police department, firefighters, EMT’s and even University psychiatry departments. Dr. Estes is the exclusive Founder of Sober on Demand, a mobile rehab service for clients. She is a sought-after Sober Coach, Addiction Coach, Recovery Coach, and Life Coach to Actors, Musicians, CEO’s, Doctors, Sports Figures and Attorneys that need 100% Confidentiality when dealing with sensitive life issues. She specializes in issues concerning both the family and the client and can assist them in making the changes necessary to be happy and healthy. Her signature service, Sober on Demand can bring the medical detox, inpatient treatment team, sober coaches, sober companions, nutrition team, personal trainers and yoga right to your doorstep. Her entire program can come to your home, office, hotel or even on tour/set. Dr. Cali Estes After working with clients and dealing with emotional issues, Dr. Cali Estes wanted to help restore balance to the body and brain from the damage that her clients has done with drugs and alcohol. She and Dr. Terri created a new supplement line, ProRecoveryRx which is the first of its kind to offer neurotransmitter support for brain health. A full array of supplements for serotonin and dopamine production, gut health and more is key to helping restore balance in the brain and body after addiction. Dr. Cali Estes is also the host of the popular podcast, UnPause Your life.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have lived in Brickell for 15 years, so we are going to hit Miami Beach and the iconic Versace House for the famous Sushi for lunch. Grab a workout on the sand at Miami’s version of Muscle Beach in LA, take a dip in the ocean on South Beach. For dinner, it is definitely PM fish and steakhouse and off to Zuma Sushi for late-night eats and to catch a celeb. In the am we will hit Latin Cafe for the best breakfast this side of the river and take a dip in my pool at The Bond. Definitely a train trip to the Dadeland Mall for a new MK bag and late-night music on Calle Ocho.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Chellie Campbell, author her books got me to refocus my thoughts and work within the Law of Abundance
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