Testimonials — Cali Estes 

Changing people’s lives is what it is all about! Read below to see how Cali Estes has helped her clients and professionals learning to expand their practice:

“Cali Estes Has Changed My Life And I Would Like To Share A Little Bit About My Experience With Her And The Addictions Academy. The Knowledge That They Provide Is Invaluable As Well As Their Marketing And Networking Skills And The Resources They Provide You With. Cali Has A Unique Perspective That Really Grabs You And Makes You Listen. She Can Break Through The Toughest Of People Due To Her Experience And Confidence. Hopefully That Confidence Will Rub Off On You And Help Build And Strengthen Your Motivation Like It Has For Me. If You Want To Be The Best You Must Learn From The Best And That Is What Cali Estes And The Addictions Academy Are, The Best. I Hope That One Day You Will Be Able To Meet Her And Truly Understand How I Feel.” Maggie Goldberg

“This woman has helped me through my active addiction days and has helped guide my family and myself into a positive and healthy direction. I met Cali 5 years ago when I first asked for help. I was broken down and beat up. Alcohol and drugs continued to knock me down again and again. Cali was always there to pick me up. But this isn’t about me. This is about a woman who has dedicated her life to help people like myself. You are an inspiration to me and I am forever grateful for you!” John Casteneda

I am happy to say that God has continually brought this lady into my personal life scope via one click at a time. I have checked her website over and over again about certification as a Recovery Coach.
Well my friends, when I heard a podcast with her this morning where she talked about us all working together in recovery, like dolphins, not tuna or sharks, it resonated…loudly. I’m in.
IMAC and Sober Companion coming, ATL style. Thanks Cali Estes! I’m very excited to begin to serve others along with you. With this certification and my JMT certification I will be in a unique perspective to help others see their authentic purpose in life and learn to thrive with personal growth and leadership.

Stacy Guy Preece

“I have been doing this work for 20 years just to help. After speaking with cali she put me in touch with Stephen who is going to work out a scholarship with me. I can’t tell you how grateful I am. I have worked from the Park bench to the Penthouse and can’t wait to do it again!! Nice Job Cali Estes.”
Michael

Hey Cali. It’s Brad P. You helped me through a rough time in my life while I lived on Brickell. Was thinking about you and your husband when I bought my iron maiden ticket. Lol. I hope all is well with you guys. Thanks again for your guidance. I’m doing very well. Happy. Stable. Sober. Thanks to you.

“Cali, I cannot express to you enough how you have had a TREMENDOUS IMPACT on all of these changes.  I truly don’t know what we would do without you.  And knowing that
I\we can contact   you still at anytime when he\I may need guidance and coaching…  I talk about you all the time in my meetings…the next time I see you in person, plan to give you the longest HUG in history. ”

Karen Cav.

“Cali I know i only saw you a couple of times but I wanted to tell you what has happened with my wife and her vodka habit. I know you said that you never had anyone tell you that they refused to speak to you, but after you spoke to my wife, she dumped the vodka out and quit. It is a small miracle and it lasted  a few months and i waited to call you to make sure it was for real. Thank you very much,” Ron Collette.

“I hired Cali Estes after 3 failed rehab attempts. My manager told me that he was going to cut me from the team if I didn’t get help for my drinking and driving issues. My wife told me I was an embarrassment, but I couldn’t quit.  I was losing everything and I was spiraling down fast. Cali came and helped me get my life on track, she met my coach and put a plan into place for me that worked. I am sober and doing well a year later. “   ~ NBA Player (annoymous)

“As a Doctor I can’t go rehab, I would lose my license. I got Cali’s name and number from a friend that works on Wall Street and he used her for the 7 day program. He stopped using cocaine and  was doing well and I figured it was time for me to quit too. Cali came and showed me her 7 day program that he used. It was great. I felt amazing by the third day and by day 5 I was ready to tackle the world.  I can’t thank her enough. “  ~ Cardiac Surgeon (annoymous)

“I work in a high profile, high stress environment on Wall Street. I don’t have time to deal with rehab and I am not into the whole meeting thing. I called Cali and she came for 7 days and got my life on track. Her Sober Coach stayed for an additional 3 weeks and I felt great. I kept him on for 6 months to ensure that I was good to go with my cocaine habit and stripper habit. ” ~John F., Wall Street Executive

“We hired Cali to go on tour with us and help us stay off heroin, which is tough since we have been using for over 20 years. It is really bad when the whole band is addicted. I didn’t think she could make it happen, but she did. She got us clean. I never performed on stage – in my 20 year career sober. She was there with me the first time I did and she coached me through it. I was F**King terrified.  She got us all through it and stayed with us for 30 days. It was incredible. I feel amazing and I am sober almost 1 year now thanks to her.   ~ Guitar Player for a successful touring Rock Band”

Danielle Boland, student at The Addictions Academy is enrolled in The Master Addictions Coach program and she explains how taking the classes at The Addictions Academy has assisted her in creating her own company and growing her practice to assist her clients in a better manner. Call today at 1.800.706.0318 to enroll at The Addictions Academy.
Danielle Boland

Ron Cope offers his testimonial. “I wanted to become a Recovery Coach and I researched Recovery Coach and one thing came up, The Addictions Academy. I called Cali Estes and gave her my vision and she said she could help me become a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach. I took the Intervention class and she was very informative. She had patience with me and told me things to where I can understand them. We did role play. I did Recovery Coaching I and II and Intervention. Today I own my own business. It is called Follow Through Recovery Coaching. Cali and the Addictions Academy has given me the tools that I need so I can live out my dreams in helping out the addict or alcoholic that still suffers. If you are interested give Cali a call.”
Ron Cope

Rob Marchesani is a psychotherapist in Manhattan. He offers a testimonial about the Intervention and Recovery Coaching classes he took with Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy. He was amazed at the ease of taking a Virtual Live Class on-line. Rob mentions that he was impressed with the knowledge provided and means of delivery. He recommends all LMHC therapists take Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy classes in addiction to expand their knowledge and offer more services to their clients.
Rob Marchesani, Owner

Kevin Schaefer of Wisconsin offers Cali Estes a word of praise after taking her classes and expanding his client base. Kevin was featured in Waukesha Freeman.
Kevin Schaefer

Testimonial from Ron Siegel

Ron Dock

As the New York Yankees Intervention Coach, attending “The Addictions Academy provided me the opportunity to become a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach. I took the Intervention classes which were very informative. The classes were taught in a manner where I can understand them and were very worthwhile. We did role play. I did Recovery Coaching I and II and Intervention. Taking these classes with Cali and the Addictions Academy has given me the tools that I need to better assist the needs of the New York Yankees’ players, coaches and staff.
Ron Dock, New York Yankees Intervention

Testimonial by Rev Kevin Coughlin
Rev Kevin Coughlin

This manual is an excellent resource for the Christian Recovery Coach, and presents a biblical view in a precise manner that gives the reader a firm basis to begin recovery coaching with confidence. It hits all the main points without burdening the reader with irrelevant material. I highly recommend this manual as a resource for anyone entering this field recovery coaching.
Rev. Paul Costa  Ph. D. & Former College & Professional Football Star with the Buffalo Bills

Testimonial from Jonathan Schmidt
Jonathan Schmidt

On behalf of myself, and all the attendees from Lakeview Health, we would like to express our gratitude for the training you conducted with us last week. The training was comprehensive, and easy to follow for some employees not as versed in the field of interventions. Following the training, everyone felt confident and comfortable with conducting an intervention. Cali did an excellent job of walking us through the steps, one by one. We now know the importance of the RAAD model and each of it’s components. The phone call and pre-work are just as important as the intervention itself. I would highly recommend Cali and The Addictions Academy to anyone looking to join or excel in the field of Addictions.

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Derek Gwaltney, VP of Client Services

“I have now completed three courses with The Addictions Academy: Nationally Certified Gambling Addiction Coach, Life Coach, and Prevention Professional.  My instructor for all three courses was the Program Director, Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin.  He made lecturing and teaching the courses seem so effortless.  His humor, timing and teaching made it so easy for all of his students to understand and retain the material in each course.  I could see and hear that he is a great coach and professional through the experiences that he shared and the techniques of his lectures.  Most importantly he makes the classes fun and exciting with interaction and role play.  I can’t wait to utilize all the skills and tools that I have already learned, and look forward to learning more.  I thank The Addictions Academy, keep up the sensational work!  I can’t wait until the next course!”

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Jared Wade Collins NCGAC, NCLC, NCAPP, CMT

I want to thank you again for leading the Intervention training on July 18th. I found that the wealth of personal experience and specific tips that you provided throughout the training were especially helpful. The class was lead in an honest way that showed your commitment to preparing excellent Interventionists. I am very excited about completing the Recovery Coaching trainings in the near future. As I mentioned in the training, I would be very interested in any opportunity to shadow or observe an intervention by you or a member of your team. Further, please consider me for any role in which you feel I might be able to add value to your team in Southern California. I am extremely impressed with your work, your approach, and you as a person, and I would be extremely fortunate for any opportunity to continue to grow and learn from you. Drug Rehab Kat Kus

Your course was very informative. I definitely learned new things, and was refreshed on some things I already knew. Very glad I was able to make it today. Thank you for answering all of my questions!! I am trying to learn as much as I can so that I can be a success in the industry. Kassi Nye, RRW, CIIM
The Ohana Place, LLC  www.theohanaplace.com  888-897-4172 Kassi Nye

Thank you for the Class! You were a great instructor and gave great examples and made the material very easy to learn. I will be coming to you in the near future to further my knowledge and earning more Certifications as time passes. Christopher Steven Lengyel – Long Beach CA

Cali Estes Testimonial for The Addictions Academy “Thanks so much for the valuable information…it was so helpful to me and I look forward to doing this with you again in the future. Linda Buscarello Cornerstone Recovery Center www.cornerstonerecoverycenter.com Linda Buscarello

Thank you so very much for a great course and for your lively teaching style! I will recommend you and your course to others. Looking forward to taking the 40 hr course in the fall. Again, my thanks! Diane J. L. Reese, Therapist Florida Diane J. L. Reese

“As a professional in the addiction field, I am always looking for ways to enhance my skill set and knowledge. I came across The Addictions Academy on LinkedIn and was impressed with the variety of national certifications they offered that could not only enhance my skill set as a substance abuse counselor, but offer a new revenue stream for me as well. I decided to contact them and I am grateful I did!! I took a weekend certification course in Recovery Coaching and Interventions with Cali Estes and she was AMAZING. Not only did I come out learning new skills and gaining some insight, I increased my revenue!! Thanks Addictions Academy.”
Melisa Tablada CDS, CATC II, NCRC-I, NCIP

“Excellent class with Cali Estes. I learned a lot about Intervention and Recovery Coaching that I had not learned in other programs and other courses. This was one of the most exciting classes live and I recommend Cali Estes as an Instructor.”

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Matt Stephens

I just finished the NCRC-1 class with Cali Estes, I was looking for some clear direction and understanding of Recovery Coaching and found it! this Class and National Certification will be a huge help in my position At The Refuge-A Healing place, an Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center where I am the Alumni/Aftercare Coordinator, Cali’s direct approach and wealth of knowledge made the class MORE than worth my time and investment in my career. Next for me is NCRC-2! Thank You Cali! William Kinloch, NCRC-1 www.therefuge-ahealingplace.com/about/campus
William Kinloch, NCRC-1

“The whole thing of Fame and money for someone who is really young can be deadly. Having services to help these stars focus up and hold themselves accountable is awesome. What goes on behind the scenes are the things we don’t see, and for some of the major issues addressed can cost them their careers. I feel The Addictions Coach is well needed and happy it’s there to keep the NFL healthy.” Jimmy Espinoza
Jimmy Espinoza

The question is always the same, how can I, as their criminal DEFENSE attorney, favorably resolve their criminal case, while simultaneously helping them face their abuse issues. I need the assistance of someone who can help me address THEIR SUBSTANCE ABUSE issues. The solution is often A RECOVERY COACH, and no one has ever been of greater support, assistance or had more RECOVERY COACHING knowledge than Cali. She knows the system, she knows the issues and she knows the solutions. I say thank you, but more importantly my clients always say “thank you Cali”. Lawrence Wolf A CRIMINAL LAW CORPORATION 310 277 1707 www.YouAreInnocent.com
Lawrence Wolf

“Thank you again for today, we thought the training was awesome” Lori J. McCarthy National Director of Clinical Outreach Gosnold on Cape Cod 200 Ter Heun Drive Falmouth, MA 02570 617-893-0816 Ljmccarthy@gosnold.org
Lori J. McCarthy

Cali clearly has a passion for recovery and wishes to spread that message to her students. Her trainings are excellent, well thought out and comprehensive – covering many aspects of recovery coaching and interventions. I recommend her trainings to colleagues and professionals alike. It’s a bonus that I was personally referred and i’ve, then, personally referred people there too! Adam Galambos New Life Recovery Consulting, LLC of Massachusetts www.newliferecoveryconsulting.com (617) 721-9355
Adam Galambos

“Cali Got great feedback about today’s training. Much appreciated. Ever get up this way? Would love to have you here for a speaking gig!” www.gosnold.org/leaders-addiction-and-mental-healthcare-treatment-for-patients-and-families/
Ray Tamasi CEO Gosnold on Cap Cod

“Cali Estes’ training was worth every penny! I can’t say enough great things about her certification programs. She provides you everything you need to get started coaching immediately. After Cali shared some of her most challenging coaching experiences, we got to role playing real life situations so that we left feeling prepared for anything. Cali’s years of experience and education is unmatched, and I feel so grateful to have been certified by THE BEST! Thank you, Cali!” www.recoveryaddictionservices.com
Kairs Joy, Owner, Kansas

“I was quite surprised to see Cali Estes in the list (of most controversial business). She does her work in a way that is successful and gets addicts turned around and off drugs. If that means the client is to stand on there head and whistle dixie than so be it—so long as it works!” Mary Tevlin Volunteer at Bridgeway Behavioral Health Womens Crisis Center
Mary Tevlin

Cali Estes is was informative, skilled and direct. Which is just what we needed as students and what families need in crisis. Her knowledge and experience in the Behavioral Health and Addictions field personally and professional will help many individuals grow their own private practice, continue their education and will continue to strengthen the recovery community. Danuelle Shiflet – Solutions Recovery, Las Vegas
www.solutions-recovery.com
Danuelle Shiflet, Las Vegas Nevada

“Thanks for a wonderful class. I have been doing sober companion work and case management for 5 years and it is comforting to know that i am following the best practices that are available. I have been doing sober transport for a lot of interventionists across the country. I also have many treatment center that refer me when they have clients that are not sure how to get their loved ones to treatment. —
David Forestier Managing Partner Cerberus Life Management –
Ph. 866-431-2256 – Cell. 941-809-1943 – Fax. 941-914-9333 daveforestier@gmail.com david@cerberus-life.com www.cerberus-life.com David Forestier, CEO, Naples, Florida

“The Recovery Coach training presented by Cali Estes which I recently participated in was stimulating, educational and very instructive. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone that if they have an interest in the field of Recovery Coaching that they sign up for and take the training given by Cali. She is a superb instructor and was very concerned that everyone in the class came away with an in depth knowledge of the subject matter.” Dale P. Redlich Founder Challenges Treatment Center 5100 Coconut Creek Parkway Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33063 Ph. 888-755-3334
www.challenges-program.com
Dale P. Redlich, CEO, Ft. Lauderdale Florida

The Anger Management Training was fantastic! The staff from New Beginning learned skills and tools that will be very useful. The NCAMP I certification will allow us to offer a new service to our clients and the community. Thank you. Reverend Kevin www.newbeginningmin.org Reverend Kevin, CEO, Pennsylvania

Clients with drug and alcohol addictions are often arrested for crimes associated with their substance abuse. As a Criminal Attorney for over 39 years, specializing in Drunk Driving and drug related offenses, I demand excellence in and out of the courtroom. Interventions and treatment are often components to that successful result. Cali has never failed to provide that excellence. An emergency call to Cali for an immediate intervention always provides me with the ammunition I need in the courtroom to successfully resolve a case in my clients favor. I thank you and my clients thank you. Criminal Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf – 11845 W. Olympic Boulevard, Set 520 – Los Angeles, CA 90064 – (310) 277.1707 – Fax (310) 277.1500 – www.youareinnocent.com Lawrence Wolf, J.D. California

The staff from New Beginning Ministry and I attended Addiction Academy’s training. Our trainer was Cali Estes. We were all so impressed! Cali is a wonderful teacher who is very approachable and down to earth. Her knowledge in life coaching, recovery coaching, and many others skills was tremendous. f you are considering getting certified in professional coaching, The Addiction Academy is the place to go! We are all excited about the doors these certifications will open. Thank you Cali, this was a life changing experience! Reverend Kevin T. Coughlin DIRECTOR NEW BEGINNING MINISTRY ktc1961@ptd.net Office (570)-729-8709 Cell (570)-493-1387 Reverend Kevin T. Coughlin, CEO, Pennsylvania.

“Learn from the Best”, Kevin Sansbury, CEO at All Points Recovery Network Kevin Sansbury

They say, “stick with the winners!” I have been blessed to be a multi time National and World Champion in power lifting. I have also been in the addiction recovery field for the past seventeen years. My staff and I have been trained by the best! Cali Este from The Addiction Academy is a master in her profession. Cali was professional, knowledgeable, approachable, and down to earth. I believe if you want to be the best, you have to be trained by the best. Anyone considering professional coaching or intervention as a career would be remiss to go anywhere else. Cali, my staff and I can’t thank you enough for your commitment to excellence.Reverend Kevin T. Coughlin DIRECTOR NEW BEGINNING MINISTRY ktc1961@ptd.net Office (570)-729-8709 Cell (570)-493-1387 Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin D.D. NCRC I

“I have completed several other training programs for addiction intervention before the Nationally Certified Interventionist Training (NCIP-1) and your program is the best by far. Not only was it cost effective, but the practical experience and interactive web approach should set the standard for the training. The two day intensive was so thorough, I plan to insist that any interventionist I work with complete this program before we work together. Thoughtful and effective! This was the best intervention training of all the programs that I have attended.” Stephen B. Timmer, JD, CAS, BRI-1, NCIP-1 Absolute Adventure Addiction Interventions Tel 312-771-3664 / Toll-Free 855-598-1913 www.absoluteadventureradicalrecovery.blogspot.com
www.interventionsuccess.org Stephen B. Timmer, JD, CAS, BRI-1, NCIP-1

“As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has added life coaching to my private practice , Cali’s Recovery Coaching course provided additional tools I can use with my clients in recovery.” Sherry Gaba, LCSW, author of The Law of Sobriety.” Sherry Gaba, LCSW, Los Angeles California

“The staff and I thought the training was very well done. The book you sent us has a lot of good information that can be used in the future. It was great to cover so many types of interventions, before the training I was only experienced in the Johnston model. Being able to watch the role play was also a great way to see these in action. Danny McQuinn, Owner of Clean Start Interventions. My phone numbers are 765-301-1555 and 765-301-1554. Our address is, Kokomo, 4408 Rosewood, IN 46901″
“I thought the certification was comprehensive and dynamic.” Danny Mcquinn, Owner, Indiana

“Cali is a great facilitator as well as a coach who knows what she’s dealing with. People who take her certification will be more equipped to handle the many complications that come with addictions and how we can better handle those who suffer them. From the practical issues involved in handling fees and time management to the clinical mental health issues, she covers all bases to help us work better to create a winning recovery team.” Rob Marchesani, MSSc, LP New York City

“I just wanted to say thank you for the training that you offered on interventions. The written material is informative, and well organized. The live webcam offered an interactive experience that was easy to follow. As a teacher, I found you to be extremely well informed, patient and able to answer all questions professionally and effectively as they arose. Thank you for a great training experience!” Debbie Maidman, BA, CASAC, NCIP Lifescape Solutions Outreach Coordinator C-561.301.2826; 845.304.1586 Fax: 561.265.5673 www.lifescapesolutions.com Debbie Maidman

“Cali’s clinical knowledge and successful experiences with interventions makes this course a must! Even if you had prior experiences with interventions, Cali’s intervention course builds confidence and a better foundation for successful interventions.” Kevin Schaefer, Owner, Milwaukee WI

“Although I have been a Life Coach for many years, the Recovery Coach Training that I took with you has opened up new avenues of approach in helping the addicted client. You covered every aspect of Recovery Coaching from intake, treatment, and daily contact to life skills and behavioral modification. I am grateful for the knowledge you bestowed upon us and the opportunity to learn”. Laura Kelley A One Coaching Delray Beach, Florida 561-577-3083 www.aonecoaching.com Laura Kelley, Owner, Delray Beach, FL.

“After working for several years in Stockholm, Sweden with clients suffering from addiction, dual diagnosis and mental illness, I consider myself very fortunate to have discovered your course(s) while searching for work/clients after relocating to Los Angeles last year. Your training is top notch with practical step by step instruction and course materials on how to set up a coaching practice and insightful sample case study group exercises. I was amazed at the amount of valuable information, helpful strategies and tips that were presented in the relatively short course duration. I warmly recommend your training to anyone working in this field. Thank you!” 818.877.9892 www.jmmaddictionrecovery.com James M. Michie, Owner, Los Angeles, CA

Cali’s Recovery Coach and Intervention trainings were extremely valuable. In two weekends I learned an enormous amount of information both from Cali and from the participants. Cali is charismatic, dynamic, extremely knowledgeable and experienced and she is smart as a whip!! I left the course wanting more which is the best sign of a great training”. www.faulknertherapy.netEllen Faulkner, Owner, Philadelphia PA

“My name is Debbie Perkins and I took Cali’s Interventionist certification class. I was in addiction all my life and I have been sober for several years. I wanted to start helping people who were in addictive addiction decide to go into treatment. There are several models that a person that is going to do an Intervention can use that I had no clue about. She taught me what I needed to know to be successful in doing an Intervention. I recommend taking her class to anyone who has decided to become an Interventionist! Debbie Perkins www.realintervention.com ” Deb Perkins, Owner, Delray Beach, FL

“ I really enjoyed the training and thought it was very informative. I read through the manual prior to the class and I am happy we didn’t read it work for word. My co workers here were very impressed with my certification and wanted to learn more but I am not sure if they are in the market for something like that at this time. My place of work is called The Granite House in Derry NH” David Megenis, Derry, NH

I took both the Recovery Coach and the Intervention training with Cali and I am extremely pleased that I did. I was skeptical at first of attending a Webinar but it was a great class and I felt like I was in a classroom enviroment. Cali is an outstanding instructor and very personable, no question went unanswered. Cali uses her personal experiences to prepare students for real life situations. I would strongly suggest these courses for anyone who is in the field or wanting to get in the field or recovery coaching and interventions. Joseph R. Novak CEO, New Life Recovery Services http://www.newliferecoveryservices.com,
http://www.facebook.com/newliferecoveryservices Phone:  850-585-9992 Joseph R. Novak, Owner, Florida

“I really enjoyed your class. It was very informative and you are a great teacher” Marilyn Kelly,
New Directions Behavioral Health, LLC https://www.ndbh.com/ Marilyn Kelly

“I enjoyed the Training my goal is just to gain more knowledge. And have resources in the states that I can feed leads to from my place here in Mexico! Just to make sure I’m referring people to the right sources so we can maximize the success of what we’re doing here! Value Added that’s our goal! Thanks So Much, very impressed with your knowledge You Got This” Roy Moffit owner http://www.moffittwellnessretreat.com/index.php/en/ Roy Moffit, Owner Mexico