Sugar Peer Recovery Leader Masterclass

Grow Your Health Practice, Social Influence, Client Impact + Steady Stream Income

Mike Collins
Mary Lou Tierney, NBC-HWC

with

Mike Collins, Mary Lou Tierney, NBC-HWC

Creator and Head Coach of sugaraddiction.com

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Want to help others achieve a lifestyle shift to Sugar Freedom? Becoming a Certified Sugar Recovery Peer Leader will:


  • Cut to the core of why clients struggle with sugar


  • Make you a definitive expert on sugar recovery


  • Give you access to a community with steady income potential.

See what people are saying

        My experience as a trainee with Mike Collins began in 2020. Being exposed to this comprehensive system has given me new skills for understanding both sugar addiction and the needs of sugar addicts.  Mike’s matter-of-fact, low-key, yet effective approach has impacted both me and those I serve in the sugar addiction community.
Joy McHargue
Joy McHargue
Sugar Peer Recovery Leader + Coach
        I heard somewhere that you know you have something when you can give it away. I could answer questions. I could be happy that others were getting what I wanted...  I came to better understand the necessity of community in my own recovery…  First as a Facebook moderator and now a Sugar Peer Recovery group facilitator and coach.
Michelle Herman
Michelle Herman
Sugar Peer Recovery Leader + Coach
        After working with Mike for close to a year, I have learned so much about coaching and being a peer recovery success leader! How to host successful zoom calls, how to answer clients’ difficult questions, and, most importantly, how to help Sugar coaching clients achieve the results they are looking for.    No one is more dedicated and knowledg
Barbara Grant
Barbara Grant
Sugar Peer Recovery Leader + Coach
        Mike has taught me to focus on the ‘getting healthy’ part of eliminating sugar and flour while trusting that your right size body will come along.  It’s not about the weight loss, it’s about healing the brain.” Mike reminds me that what I have learned in my journey of sugar and flour addiction, can be used to encourage and help others!
Karen 'Sugar Shields Up' Kuehnert
Karen 'Sugar Shields Up' Kuehnert
Sugar Peer Recovery Leader + Coach
        The Masterclass covered many topics but the Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Recovery were very enlightening… I was glad to do this and be able to add it to my existing Coaching.
Lorraine Bowering
Lorraine Bowering
Educator, Life Coach
        It was exciting to meet people that share my passion for eliminating sugar from the diet. I was happy this group of people welcomed me into the tribe - a community with similar values or interests!
Kathy Hoggan
Kathy Hoggan
Associate Instructor, M.S. Health Promotion + Education
        I love the opportunity to connect with others and to learn the power of peer recovery for sugar addiction. I learned how I was missing out on being engaged with the peer recovery group and the power that connecting has had on me and my progress.
Nicole Gregory
Nicole Gregory
M.S. Occupational Therapy, IIN Health Coach
        I highly recommend this course to take your sugar addiction recovery to the next level + help others w/ their next steps. Top benefits? Lots of engaging with peer recovery sugar addicts; listen to them; learn from them; befriend + coach them was an invaluable learning experience. Being vulnerable yet supported + understood … humbling + motivating.
Karen Pries
Karen Pries
M.S. Physiotherapy
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Who is this course for ... and not

01

This is for you if ... Your primary motivation is to pay it forward ... To help others find freedom and serve others at the highest level.

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You have a deep belief and shifted mindset that sugar is not necessary in your life. In fact, sugar has an irrelevant place in your life.

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NOT for you IF:

You're doing this to feel important.


You're doing this simply to make money.


You don't want to follow a proven process.

Topics covered

Foundation + Definitions of What Peer Recovery Is and Is Not

We start with YOU ... who You are, who you are Not and Who you are in your new role as masterful Sugar Recovery Peer Leader.

Embodying Facilitation Skills + Mastering Meeting Leadership Performance

Using the powerhouse of real-time practice and feedback loops with your course peers + Mentor Coaches, you'll Learn by Doing at EVERY workshop!

Deep Dive into Stages of Change + Stages of Recovery

With deep understanding of these concepts you'll know how to shift mindsets from shame to strength, labels to loving self-talk in a group setting. You'll master many moves to encourage the dance of dialogue and sharing in Peer-to-Peer support groups ... the hallmark of mastery.

The Art + Science of Online Meetings for an Optimal Group Experience

The angels + devils are in the details of the Before, During & After magic moments. You'll learn how to spark and ignite the group dynamic from beginning to end and in the in-between space between meetings.

Meet Your Masterclass Instructors

Mike Collins
Mike Collins

Mike believes sugar addiction is very real and not to be taken lightly. As a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder for over thirty-six years, he took a very keen interest in what sugar was doing to him and his friends in early recovery.


After much research and experimentation, he quit sugar with the help of amazing mentors. He then raised two children sugar-free from the womb to six years old and, as they grew, he rewrote the rules for sugar and kids in childhood.


He takes very seriously his stewardship of SugarAddiction.com and QuitSugarSummit.com and aims to provide information and community for anyone wanting to curb or quit sugar.


His book “The Last Resort Sugar Detox” has been read by hundreds of thousands of people and his online 30-Day Sugar Freedom Challenge has been successfully completed by thousands.

Mary Lou Tierney, NBC-HWC
Mary Lou Tierney, NBC-HWC

Mary Lou's always been curious and fascinated by people, especially to figure out with them how they can best overcome obstacles and barriers to achieving their own brilliance.

With people always at the core, her career path has woven a tapestry of broad + deep user experience: International Tennis Chair Umpire (traveled globally 42 weeks per year); Stockbroker (emphasis on retirees living on fixed incomes), Global Design Strategist + Group Leader (studying the interactions of people with products, things, processes to come up with new ideas that surprise, delight and serve) and System + Service Designer (for high user adoption and satisfaction).

Along the way, Mary Lou earned B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Industrial Design, NBHWC Board Certification in Health + Wellness and Certifications in Neuroscience, Medical Billing + Coding. 

Now, as Head Coach of sugaraddiction.com, we're pulling together everything she knows about behavior change, neuroscience, sugar addiction, recovery and great group and remote facilitation into this course that will elevate you as a best-in-class Leader who catalyzes and helps others achieve their own lasting outcomes.

Course syllabus

01

Level Setting: Peer Recovery Works: The Hows + Whys, Ins + Outs, Evidence + Outcomes

As a Cohort member, you'll be joining a vibrant group of Sugar Freedom Success warriors coming together from a wide variety of personal and professional backgrounds.

In our 1st Module, you'll practice embodying current industry best practices, definitions of Peer Recovery for Addiction using active, engaged + sticky learning strategies.

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Active Listening: Quieting the Mind + Mouth

Before you can be really great at Active Listening, you have to understand the roadblocks and off-ramps that divert your attention, create blind spots or prevent you from being anything less than 'other directed'.

This Module is chock-a-block full of self-discovery, self assessment and know-thyself exercises.

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It's Not About 'Me'; It's About 'We'

In this Module, you'll master the principles + protocols of Sugar Addiction's 30-Day Challenge and how they fit into Sugar Peer Recovery Meetings.

You'll learn to incorporate the 30-Day Sugar Detox Model with effective Peer Recovery facilitation practices centered around dancing with Values + Differences and disengaging Stigma + Labels in groups.

04

The Matrix of Healing: The Intersection and Intricacies of the Stages of Change + the Stages of Recovery

You'll come away with a clear understanding of how the Stages of Change* and the Stages of Recovery play together and separately in the course of harmful use reduction and abstinence for those with substances use disorder(s).

*(Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change)

05

The Art & Science of Facilitation

You'll master the difference between highly effective Facilitation vs. being a Teacher. Unlike a Coach, Mentor, or Consultant role, you'll come to understand as much about what you need to UNLEARN as what you need to learn in order to deliver a super-powered facilitation experience.

06

Making Meetings Magic

In this module, you'll experience our meeting flow and structure that's coupled with the science and secret sauce to make remote Peer Recovery meetings magical, memorable and meaningful for your attendees.

07

Robust Roles, Responsibilities + Next Steps: Role Clarity, Integrity + Boundaries

Our Brand is everything. Thousands of people put their TRUST in us every day to help them get off sugar and the white stuff.

In this module, you'll learn about Role Clarity, Integrity and Boundaries. You'll also learn how you can become a Peer Recovery Leader within our community to grow your Practice with access to our community of over 10K.

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00 - Orientation + Getting Started

We'll be using a series of short videos to get you familiar with the main tools we'll be using for the course:


  • Maven course platform (this one you're on now!)
  • Framework .. our community platform where you be include in a private forum so you can engage outside of class with other Cohort members
  • Drop Box ... where you'll post assignments.
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Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts
Active learning, not passive watching

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community

Learn with a cohort of peers

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want to grow alongside you

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