After gaining a few months of sobriety, I reluctantly decided to drop out of college because I simply could not cut through the mental fog to perform academically. I entered the workforce and quickly learned how I could climb the lower side of the corporate customer service sector. I thought this type of work would be my fullest possible potential after all the damage I did to my brain from drinking and using. When I was given the opportunity through Starbucks to finish my bachelor’s degree, I was skeptical I doubted my capabilities but I was willing to say “yes”. I showed up and took the coursework one assignment at a time, sometimes even dragging essays out of myself one word at a time. I was able to apply the principles I relied on to live a sober lifestyle to the challenge of furthering my education. I recently graduated with Honors obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Arizona State University via their online program. Anything is possible when I put faith in my Higher Power and take the next indicated action.
I am e-mailing you to thank you again for my time spent at Champion Media. I now have an internship at TBWA/Chiat/Day as an Account Management Intern. I’m pretty sure I would not have been given this opportunity if it was not for my internship at Champion Media. I always refer back to what I learned at Champion all the time whether I am in class or at Chiat.
After several years of sobriety and a couple heavy losses, I found myself at a crossroads; take the “safe route” and pursue a 9-5 job that would provide a sense of financial security but may dampen my spirit, or take a risk on myself and go for my dreams. I made a decision to hire Gregg to help me sort it out. He helped me get clear on the vision for my life, the strengths I could focus on, and action steps for pursuing that vision. I am forever grateful for his sage wisdom and practical approach to creating the life I have always dreamed of living.As him name might suggest, Gregg was made for this particular gig. He has proven over and over that he is behind me, being a champion for me and my dreams. If you are contemplating taking the road less traveled, hire him. I cannot recommend him and his services enough.
Having Gregg in a meeting with you is like having a secret weapon. In terms of communicating a company’s mission effectively to its target audience, nobody is more talented than Gregg. He is also an extremely helpful motivator and logistical guru - he can truly help start-ups in terms organization and operations. Gregg gets people, period.
Gregg’s advice was go back to work for 90 days and give it a shot. “You are meant to be a publicist and that is your calling.” Like so many addicts early on, my mind was full of lots of ridiculous ideas, go back to school, become a nurse, be a therapist, etc. Gregg coached me otherwise. I am so glad that I listened to Gregg. I not only came back and realized that this is DEFINITELY my calling, since returning, I have been promoted to a new job title, gotten a raise, I hold the corner office and I have been working here for a over year. Thank you Gregg for helping me to not doubt myself and push me to walk outside of my comfort zone.
Gregg helped me find direction at a time when I most needed it. I was in a place where I was ridden with spiritual bankruptcy and had no vision for my future. Gregg helped to take my passion and my gifts and create an attainable vision.Gregg uses personal experience and resource like no one else I’ve come across. He’s been in our shoes and he makes sure we know that. He’s relatable and relevant. He understands the millennial culture and knows how to get across to us.I always made it a point to make it to Gregg’s group because I knew were going to get done, problems were going to get solved, lives were going to change. I am extremely fortunate to have a figure like Gregg with me on my journey through recovery. I now consider him a lifelong friend and mentor
I desperately wanted to branch into the cutting-edge and exciting world of entertainment/media, but with zero experience in any other field beyond law. I had no feasible way of getting my foot in the door, until I came to Champion Media. Gregg really took me under his wing and groomed me for a career in digital media marketing.
Throughout the 5 months that I had the opportunity to work with Gregg, I learned and grew exponentially. I was able to take a deeper look at myself, I became willing to not only realize, but also to accept the flaws that I had which held me back from achieving my goals. Gregg helped me to steer my focus back towards my passion and away from the behaviors that initially led me off course. He helped me tap into and harness the potential and motivation that I could not find on my own. Before working with Gregg, I felt as if I had no control, it seemed as if everything I attempted would fall to pieces which would lead to me giving up. Today, I am no longer sitting idly on the sidelines waiting for my dreams to come to me, I am taking action and throughout my experience was able to begin my journey to achieving the life that I’ve always wanted.
“I began working with Gregg Champion and Start Up Recovery in the Spring of this year. At that time, I was relatively new in my recovery and had a lot of uncertainty in my life. From the first time we spoke, Gregg put things in perspective for me quickly with a “personal playbook” designed for me and my life. By taking small steps each day, and communicating with him each morning with specific tasks for that day, I began seeing my life unfold. Based on a one day at a time, sometimes “one hour at a time,” approach, 6 months later I can earnestly say that each of my goals, short-term and long-term, are being fulfilled in a way that is beyond the expectations and I hopes I could have imagined for myself. I continue to work with Gregg and I look forward to seeing each of these tracks and my life continue to develop. Gregg has a true gift and Start Up Recovery is a must for anyone that has the desire to live their dreams while recovering.”
Gregg Champion was one of the first mentors that gladly supported and helped me with the inception of my manufacturing venture over two years ago—and he continues to humbly mentor me to this day. A large part of my company’s success is attributed to Gregg, who was a catalyst in the learning process of entrepreneurship with the many lessons he shared with me from decades of his own experience and success. The resources and contacts Gregg avails to his mentees are unparalleled and offer a great advantage to any venture. Aside from being a mentor, Gregg is a great friend with an infectious optimistic outlook on life.
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”