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Dreams ARE Real

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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real.Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders … read more


Ep 133: From Homeless Drug Addict to The Comeback Coach with Vertical Momentum Host Richard Kaufman

“Today, I decide.” These 3 words, according to Richard Kaufman, The Comeback Coach, are the most important in the English language.

After being abandoned by his father, left with a drug-addicted mother, and becoming an alcoholic by 13, Richard’s circumstances weren’t ideal. He became an addict, lived in crack houses, and was kicked out of the military once (nearly twice) before the events of 9/11 changed his trajectory. His incredible comeback includes 32 years of sobriety and 23 years of military service.


About the Guest:

As ‘The Comeback Coach’ and host of the popular veteran-focused podcasts Vertical Momentum and Success Your Why, Powers Your How, Richard Kaufman now helps those who struggle with depression as well as health, fitness, and addiction-related issues to discover true hope and a path forward. He also proudly shares about the #todayidecide campaign, focusing on assisting people with mental health struggles.

Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1986-1988 and the Army National Guard from 1991-2012, achieving the rank of Sergeant, before medically retiring after 23 years of service. In his civilian career, Richard worked with GNC (General Nutrition Center) for 30 years, progressing from salesperson to General Manager.

Over the years, Richard has overcome significant struggles with substance abuse, addiction, traumatic brain injury, and PTSD, and recently celebrated 32 years of sobriety.


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About the Host:

Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.

Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.

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