When Damon West tells you to “be a coffee bean” it’s from a time when he was expecting to be a prisoner for life, but changed his destiny.
A former college quarterback, West suffered a career-ending injury and turned to drugs. A significant spiral into crime and near death from drug use sent him to prison with a life sentence.
He cleaned up, found purpose, and was able to get paroled. Since then, he has led an amazing movement that the Alumni Association of Recovery Centers of America (RCA) is honored to bring to you as part of its next complimentary Speaker Series Event: Accepting Change in Recovery with Damon West.
Join us on Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST for this special, free virtual event as we celebrate National Recovery Month. West will speak about how he found his second chance, and how you can too.
Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a college professor, nationally known keynote speaker, and best-selling author (with best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of “The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change”. His first book and autobiography, “The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World”, was published just three years after his release from a Texas maximum-security prison.
Today, West lives a life of recovery and shares his story all over the country. Over the past few years, he has been sharing the Coffee Bean lesson with dozens of college football teams, countless schools and businesses. His #BeACoffeeBean message has inspired thousands.
All are welcome, no prior affiliation to RCA is necessary to attend. The RCA Alumni Association helps individuals to succeed, belong, and ultimately serve others. It is open to anyone pursuing recovery. The Alumni Association provides access to an active sober community with 160 support group meetings per month, a variety of service opportunities, and recovery-related events.
For questions, contact the RCA Alumni team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 888-495-0032.