Do you have a sober story to share with the world?
Then I invite you to apply to have an authentic conversation with me on Sober and Serene.
~ Sam Rafoss, Host
Check out some of the past episodes below.
Sam Rafoss is joined by Jed Suhl, rodeo cowboy and certified facilitator for cowboy themed corporate team building.
Jed Suhl's journey has been one of overcoming challenges, honoring family traditions, and sharing the love for rodeo and horses with others. From his rodeo victories and his father's dream to the corporate team building experiences he now offers, Jed's story is an inspiration of resilience, growth, and a commitment to making a positive impact on others' lives.
July 28, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by Kathy Mincer, a Health and Wellness Coach, co-author and sober for 12 years.
Kathy Mincer, a woman of unyielding determination and unwavering spirit, has truly conquered the depths of despair and emerged as a beacon of hope and inspiration. Her incredible journey of self-discovery and redemption serves as a testament to the transformative power of resilience and the indomitable human spirit.
June 9, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by Megan Hailey and Nicholas Hailey.
Megan is the executive director of the The Open Chair Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission
is to provide resources to those struggling with mental health and addiction.
Nicholas Hailey is the CEO of Still Detox and shares his sober story and the evolution of Still Detox.
May 5, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by entrepreneur, and multi-talented creative, Fran the Spice Lady, who's been sober for over 40 years.
Listen in to Fran's story of recovery and inspiration.
April 21, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by Bethany Cash, a Client Services Representative at Lakeview Health,
the treatment centre that helped her on her road to recovery.
March 31, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by a global cellular health entrepreneur, Angelina Sun who specializes in helping people transform their health proactively.
March 24, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by Dr. Ginny Trierweiler, psychologist and certified health coach who specializes in helping people transform their lives through transforming entrenched habits, like eating and drinking. Listen in as she shares her story and how it led her to create her Slender for Good Program, specializing in helping women over 40 activate health and healing from within.
March 10, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by transformational coach Tracy Beeson of , who shares her path to accidental sobriety and how living alcohol-free has enhanced her success.
February 10, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by Janice Goldy, a prolific artist, designer, and grateful sober alcoholic.
Listen in to her inspiring story of recovery, transformation and helping others as a sponsor and in the rooms of AA.
February 3, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by hypnotherapist, radio show host and published author Robert Wilson who chose to stop drinking over 25 years ago.
January 20, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by addiction medicine physician and bestselling author of "Understanding Addiction: Know Science, No Stigma" Dr. Chuck Smith.
Understanding Addiction: Know Science, No Stigma by by Dr. Charles Smith, Dr. Jason Hunt Link to the book: https://linktr.ee/DrCharlesSmith
January 13, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by coach and bestselling author Sheri Berke who's been sober for over 39 years. Tune in to find out more about Sheri's recovery journey, how she helps women reinvent themselves to live the life they dream of and her bestselling book:
Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation
Buy Sheri's Book Here: https://amzn.to/3V0oeeg
January 6, 2023
Sam Rafoss is joined by Elian Haan, author, speaker and life coach specializing in trauma informed care and recovery coaching.
60 Miles From Neimans: Find Your Way Back from Other's Expectations
Buy Elian's Book Here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BCSBNR29
December 23, 2022
Sam Rafoss is joined by Mona Cooley, a family coach, speaker and mental health advocate.
Listen in to hear Mona share how she was inspired to help families over 20 years ago when her daughter was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder.
December 16, 2022
Sam Rafoss is joined by Buddy C. who share his sober story incognito and explains the concept of anonymity. Listen in for more information about Buddy C., including details on his new book, Powerless but Not Helpless.
Sign up for free daily Tao recovery devotional emails at https://buddyc.org/tao-daily-email/
December 9, 2022
Sam Rafoss is joined by Francois Lupien, Coach, Speaker, Presenter and sober for over 37 years.
Helping Entrepreneurs And Professionals Go From Good To Great
Listen in to what made Francois give up alcohol long ago and how that decision impacted his life and business.
December 2, 2022
Sam Rafoss is joined by Sheldon Crocker, keynote speaker, author and sober for over 20 years. Listen in as he shares his journey of overcoming trauma, physical disability and addiction to become the inspirational and transformational speaker he is today.
November 25, 2022
Sam Rafoss is joined by Kim Bellas, Founder of Sober Is The New Cool and sober for over nine years. Listen in as Kim shares how her mother's love was the catalyst for this movement and how sharing their story has helped thousands of people around the world.
November 18, 2022
Sam Rafoss is joined by Gigi Langer, PhD., author, speaker and sober for over 30 years.
November 11, 2022
Sam Rafoss is joined by Kathleen Gage, founder of Vegan Visibility, marketing strategist, author, podcaster, speaker and sober for 39 years.
November 4, 2022
Sam Rafoss is joined by Vicky Midwood, The Addiction Eliminator and the creator of the B.L.A.S.T. Method to freedom and fabulousness.
October 28, 2022
Sam Rafoss is joined by Lynn King, a 69 year old, church-going, road-tripping, tatted-up, sober grandma.
October 21, 2022
Sam Rafoss is joined by Life Coach and Recovery Advocate Adrienne Tichy.
October 14, 2022
On today's episode Sam is joined by speaker, coach and author, Kelly Morgan, sober since 1986, who teaches others how to use writing to realize peace during sobriety.
September 30, 2022
Tune in to Episode 10 with empath, author and soul coach Tammy Roth who shares her addiction and recovery story and how she now works with women to assist in their recovery and transformation.
September 16, 2022
On today's episode Sam is joined by Special Educator and Life Coach, Jen Riccardi who shares her story of addiction, what it's like to be five years sober, her recovery journey and how she helps other women create an empowered life without wine.
September 9, 2022
Author, speaker and mentor Portia Louder joins me for today's episode to share her story of addiction and mortgage fraud that led to incarceration, therapy and recovery. Portia openly and lovingly shares the darkest of times that have led to her to taking responsibility, learning to love herself and finding the light, resilience and redemption she now lives and speaks about.
September 2, 2022
On today's episode Sam is joined by podcaster Billy Dees to discuss the stigma and lack of empathy surrounding addiction and mental health; and how we can learn more through education, experience and empathy for understanding and supporting people on their recovery path.
August 29, 2022
Listen in to Scott's story of hitting his rock bottom, his God-moment that inspired him to stop drinking and abandon his plan to end his life and choose the road to recovery, success and happiness.
August 26, 2022
Sam interviews recovery coach and transformation coach Sandra Losty. Listen in to her inspiring story of recovery, transformation and helping others do the same.
August 19, 2022
Sam interviews therapist, author and speaker, Patricia Morgan. Listen in to our conversation about how to navigate your relationship with a loved one stolen by addiction; and sharing what we've discovered about FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder).
August 12, 2022
Sam interviews author, podcaster and coach Yvonne Winkler. Listen in to Yvonne's story of immigrating to Canada as a teenager (over 30 years ago from communist Germany) and using smoking and drinking to cope and "fit in"; and her journey of healing and recovery to where she is now, helping others experience success and fulfillment - which she shares in her upcoming book due out November 2022.
July 29, 2022
Sam interviews spiritual teacher, psychic medium, intuitive life coach, and business professor Dr. Danielle Clark. Listen in to Danielle's story of growing up with an alcoholic father and her journey of healing, which led her to where she is now, teaching and helping others.
July 22, 2022
Sam interviews author, coach and leadership expert Julia A. Weaver. Listen in to hear Julia's story about basketball, leadership and sobriety.
July 15, 2022