Thursday, June 21, 2018
RECOVERY PODCAST: SKIDROW CEO JOE ROBERTS
OTTAWA - This month's Pedersen Recovery Rodcast comes to you from the Nation's Capital.
As I'm learning quickly, Recovery is a small world. Multi-millionaire businessman Joe Roberts is known as the "Skidrow CEO" and his Recovery story is one of legend. The 51-year old was a homeless, drug-addicted teen in Vancouver but after getting sober in his early-20's, he became the President & CEO of a Fortune 500 company in less than a decade.
And then he relapsed. He went from living in a 4,500-sq foot home overlooking downtown Vancouver to living in a van. Joe had to rebuild himself all over again, and he did.
In the spring of 2017, Joe came through Regina as part of his cross-Canada tour raising awareness and funds for youth homelessness. He literally pushed a shopping cart from Newfoundland to Vancouver, symbolic of what he lived out of as a teen.
So I did. And we connected. The photo above is evidence of that.
So during a work trip to Ottawa this week, I happened to learn that Joe Roberts was speaking at a convention at The Westin Ottawa.
And, as luck would have it, the Skidrow CEO sat down to share his inspiring personal story with our podcast.
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Now, to this month's podcast with Joe Roberts:
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