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660 - Michael Leahy on Why Mentoring Is Better Than Counseling, The AI Mess, and The Undeniable Power of The Hero's Journey

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Nationally recognized author, speaker, and expert on pornography and sexual addiction recovery for the past 22 years, Michael Leahy is the author of five books (Moody Publishing) including Porn Nation: Conquering America’s #1 Addiction. He's been featured on ABC’s 20/20, The View, Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and countless local media outlets. His books, articles, media appearances, and speaking events have reached and informed over 100 million people worldwide.

In this episode Michael Leahy and Sathiya discuss
[01:05] Mentorship's Vital Role in Recovery
[03:25] Michael Leahy's Inspirational Journey
[05:43] Expanding Recovery Impact through Mentor Training
[08:50] Evolving from Unplanned to Structured Mentoring
[09:37] Creating a Mentor Training Program
[11:22] Choosing Mentorship Over Coaching
[17:24] Mentoring for Livelihood in Recovery
[18:35] Understanding the Business Side of Recovery
[19:13] Michael's Journey to Recovery Ministry
[26:10] Former Pastor's Success Story
[27:20] Growing Need for Trained Mentors
[28:13] Technology's Impact on Recovery
[36:04] Mentors and Societal Change
[39:00] Churches in Supporting Recovery
[43:19] Motivation and Personal Relationships
[45:01] Hero's Journey and Vision
[46:20] Finding Motivation After Hitting Rock Bottom
[48:27] Expanding Vision with Mentorship

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