Connect at a deeper level
Hope for me is… everything. I used to say to myself: “One day I’m not going to have to fight so hard.” I experienced a lot of dark nights, but I always held on to the fact that one day things are going to get better.
I can look back at that point in time when I was active in my own addiction and battling with mental illness. I had no money, no friends, and I was given one month to live. If someone from my past would have come up to me and said: “Hang on Al, one day, you will have a beautiful wife, four healthy kids, a career you love, and a home not a house,” I would have never believed them.
Even in my darkest moments, it became clear to me that if I wanted something different, I had to do something different.
It was an extremely hard lesson to learn, but I eventually understood the power of vulnerability. I learned to put a voice to my pain, got rid of the victim mentality, surrounded myself with people who brought me up – not down, and ultimately embraced hope.
I believe that the only reason why I’m still here today is to carry a message. I know that there are a lot of people who are suffering from the same or similar challenges that I faced. It has become my life’s mission to share my story in hope that it will shed a positive light on the journey of others.
If you’re interested in discovering how we can create a space where people are seen, heard, and supported, let’s talk!
Values to live by
“I would rather tell the world who I am than pretend to be someone I’m not” – Allan Kehler
Being transparent, open and honest in all conversations. Not hiding behind anything (not even a smile). Being real and relatable – especially in tough situations. Developing a trusting and long-lasting relationship with people. Helping people knock down barriers so they can show up as their authentic self.
“Whatever your passion is, I promise you’ll be able to make a living doing it.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
Speaking and living with passion. Taking a moment to pause, self-reflect and feel alive. Carrying out the gifts that you have been given with joy and tenacity. Stepping into creating a life that is purpose-driven and fuels your heart and soul.
“There’s a reason why we have two ears and one mouth.” – Elders saying
Listening to others and being there to provide support. Creating a space where people feel comfortable to share challenges and struggles. Showing compassion, feeling a sense of belonging, and understanding that we are not alone.
“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted” – Christine Caine
Bringing light into dark. Turning pain into love and acceptance. Encouraging people to ask questions and have difficult conversations. Embracing vulnerability, sharing genuinely, and connecting at a deeper level. Allowing people to transform their lives and workplaces.
I’m on a mission to empower people
to live an authentic, passionate, and
“Taking care of your own needs has nothing to do with being selfish. Rather, it has to do with self-respect. You are saying: I am worthy.”
– Allan Kehler