Mon. Apr 19th, 2021

The Addictions Academy Enlists New Instructor Amalia Spero to Offer Addiction Recovery Courses to Mexico, Latin America, and Spanish Speaking Clientele Worldwide and Online

The Addictions Academy Enlists New Instructor Amalia Spero to Offer Addiction Recovery Courses to Mexico, Latin America, and Spanish Speaking Clientele Worldwide and Online

Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy recently announced they have employed a new addiction professional and instructor, Amalia Spero. Spero is slated to coordinate offering Addiction Recovery Coach instruction to a diverse clientele, including both English and Spanish speaking in a wide variety of settings.

Spero’s training and experience allow her to teach and work with clients that are native Spanish speakers here in the United States and abroad in Mexico, Spain, and other Hispanic countries. She will also be heading up The Addiction Academy’s online courses to be taught in Spanish.

Estes said, “Amalia has an extraordinary approach to helping those who struggle with addiction and has an especially amazing talent to connect with clients and students from diverse environments and cultures. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on our team as a trainer and educator.”

Every day, 130 Americans die from opioid overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But drug addiction and recovery aren’t challenges relegated to the United States. The United Nations News reported, “‘Stigma plays a big role’ in failure to tackle world opioid crisis” and the recognition of drug addiction as a disease was the focus of a panel discussion at United Nations Headquarters.

“Leaving No One Behind: the Opioid Epidemic as a Global Challenge”, was organized by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to highlight the growing problem of addiction worldwide.

“I’ve said it before, but addiction impacts everyone, from all demographics and walks of life,” said Dr. Estes. “Rich or poor, white, black, or Hispanic… addiction does not discriminate and doesn’t know borders either.”

“Having Amalia on our team is a strong and positive step towards expanding our services to communities who need help.”

Spero brings more than fifteen years of experience in corporate and K-12 educational roles in the area of bilingual education and organizational development. She holds a B.S.E in Industrial Engineering as well as a Master’s in Organizational Development and Leadership. She has taught since 2000 and has been teaching online since 2017.

“I believe that every client has the choice to live the life they desire, the life they deserve,” Spero said recently. “I’m thrilled to be part of The Addictions Academy’s team, taking this powerful training to a demographic who is in need.”

Spero enjoys working with women, parents, families and will work with any clients who she believes is a good fit. She also demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with her clients, students, and colleagues. Ms. Spero has a positive outlook and a good sense of humor. She is a reflective practitioner and is always seeking new ways to improve her self to help her clients.

The Addictions Coach Cali Estes has a national and international team that can be of service to any client in any state and in most countries. She is the founder of the largest addiction training company in the world, The Addictions Academy, which has been offering a wide-ranging assortment of advanced training for years in an on-going effort to counteract the growing addiction problem. The Academy has more than 30 faculty teaching over 40 courses in five different languages. Program graduates can be found in 25 countries helping address the addiction problem worldwide.

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We Care Chiropractic Partners With Greater Gallatin United Way’s kidsLINK Afterschool Program To Support Bozeman Area Children’s Wellness

Dr. Spence Jahner of We Care Chiropractic recently announced they have partnered with Gallatin Valley United Way in support of their kidsLINK Afterschool Program. Dr. Jahner is donating 100% of a month-long special for children of the Gallatin Valley and surrounding communities.

The kidsLINK Program was established in 1997 because rural communities were struggling to keep children safe after school while parents finished work. Today, kidsLINK operates at 33 school-based/linked locations across 4 counties and serves over 1,700 children every day, with over 2,700 enrolled.

“I love what they’re doing and how this program enhances our kids’ health with daily snacks and nutrition education,” said Dr. Jahner.

“And the way they are supporting hard-working families by making sure kids aren’t sent home alone after school helps big time. Plus, I’ve heard the mentoring and activities are a ton of fun… and the kids love it!” he added.

The success of kidsLINK is the result of strong partnerships with schools, school districts, MSU, Gallatin Farm-To-School, Gallatin Valley YMCA and other local organizations like We Care Chiropractic. kidsLINK supports academic success through tutoring, homework and reading support.

They also strengthen well-being with daily physical activities. Kids expand their interests and passion for learning through a variety of enrichment activities. kidsLINK also fosters mental and emotional well-being through the skilled and well-trained staff. kidsLINK is a fun, safe environment providing rich opportunities for learning, personal growth, and building relationships.

When asked about the partnership, Dr. Jahner said, “I’m excited to team up with kidsLINK to keep our Gallatin Valley’s most precious resource, our children, healthy and happy.”

He continued, “I have decided to offer a special for all kids ages up to 18 years old. It includes a complete Spinal Nerve Scan and an adjustment for just $49. And, because we really appreciate the program, we are donating every penny from this special to kidsLINK.”

The majority of kidsLINK programs operate on school grounds because of our long-term partnerships with school districts. Children experience an easy transition from the school day and families appreciate the convenience. Greater Gallatin United Way is pleased to offer the program without cap limits; allowing them to meet the needs of the growing communities.

As a Chiropractor who understands the amazing ability the power inside the body has to heal, Dr. Jahner reported, “We can help with an amazing variety of health and wellness challenges. And kids often respond incredibly well!”

From headaches to digestive problems to back and neck issues like the emerging “text neck” which was recently reported in Good Housekeeping Magazine, chiropractic care has been seen as a way to help kids when other options may not seem to have the desired impact.

Dr. Jahner graduated as valedictorian from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He moved to the Bozeman area in 1992 to develop his current practice. He was awarded Montana Chiropractor of the Year and has lectured at chiropractic seminars across the nation. Dr. Jahner has been a member of the Wellness Advisory Council that works with Team USA Wrestling, Judo and Weight Lifting, as well as the Professional Soccer Team – The Colorado Raptors.

To learn more about We Care Chiropractic, Dr. Jahner, and their children’s special, visit or call (406) 586-3554.


Leading Experts and Entrepreneurs, Jim Britt and Kevin Harrington, Relaunch Cracking the Rich Code, Vol. 1 with Stories from 20 Worldwide Leaders

Over the years, Jim Britt has built his fortune of millions from the launch of many businesses, a dramatic turnaround from his days as a high school dropout working at a gas station who ended up with $9 in the bank. A performance coach and trainer, as well as a top speaker and bestselling author, Britt’s mission is to influence others to achieve success beyond their wildest dreams.

Kevin Harrington remembers his days as a regular worker patching cracked driveways to make money. Harrington achieved his dreams, launching massively successful products and pioneering the As Seen on TV brand. Harrington empowered entrepreneurs as a shark on the hit TV show, Shark Tank. He believes in a “people-first, win-win perspective.”

Britt and Harrington offer unique, innovative perspectives for any business leader looking to grow his or her business. Through creativity, tenacity, and mentorship, these entrepreneurs have risen to the top, turning their dreams into reality. Cracking the Rich Code, Vol. 1, set to launch January 7th, 2020, delivers the precise strategies that business leaders need to optimize their growth in competition with others across the globe.

“This book offers some valuable entrepreneurial insights that will strengthen your life, your business and your effectiveness overall,” noted Tony Robbins, NY Times #1 Best Selling Author, Philanthropist, and the World’s #1 Life and Business Strategist.

Both Britt and Harrington have had tremendous financial success. They want to pass on their success strategies for anyone desiring financial freedom. Along with 20 successful entrepreneurs, Britt and Harrington share their journeys—including mistakes made for others to avoid—that led them to achieve elite rankings as major market leaders.

The book Cracking the Rich Code, Vol. 1, originally launched in April, will relaunch January 7th, 2020, promising key strategies for revolutionary change in both life and business.

About Jim Britt and Kevin Harrington: Jim Britt and Kevin Harrington, co-creators of Cracking the Rich Code, Vol. 1, have influenced millions of lives through coaching, mentoring, speaking, and writing. Britt was named as one of the world’s top 20 success coaches. Harrington starred on the hit TV show, Shark Tank. Both Britt and Harrington are recognized for their dedication to empowering others to achieve the same rich success that they have each earned.


Austin DWI Attorney Explains Current DWI Punishments And Penalties In The State Of Texas

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a serious criminal charge to face as a defendant. “It is a legal nightmare for the accused and the final punishments and penalties can be very dependent on the knowledge and expertise of the DWI defense lawyer,” stated Austin DWI attorney Kevin Bennett, one of the most sought after lawyers when local residents are facing a DWI charge.

“Your average criminal lawyer may be unfamiliar with not only the most current DWI laws, but also with the secondary laws that relate to criminal record sealing, expunction, and how they are applied specifically to DWI cases. This is why hiring the best DWI attorney that you are able can oftentimes make the difference in the penalties you face now as well as your ability to seal your record in the future. For example, I have seen many defense lawyers in Austin miss out on valuable opportunities to help their clients avoid a DWI conviction. Some of these lawyers make the mistake of failing to request or negotiate DWI deferred adjudication as part of a plea deal. The State of Texas only recently and quietly allowed for deferred adjudication in DWI cases. Unfortunately, many criminal lawyers are unaware of these opportunities to help their clients get the best possible results, ” explained Mr. Bennett.

Penalties and punishment for a DWI conviction vary depending on the number of previous DWI convictions, the level of blood alcohol content (BAC), and other circumstances such as an accident, serious bodily injury, and minor children in the vehicle. At a minimum a first time offender is usually facing a Class B Misdemeanor, a suspended license up to 365 days, up to $2000 in statutory fines plus an additional $3000 mandatory state fine, and possibly a few days of incarceration. Repeat DWI offenders could be facing a 3rd Degree Felony, up to a $10,000 fine, license suspension, up to 600 hours of community service, and as much as 10 years in jail depending on other circumstances.

The best DWI lawyers in Austin are going to devote a large percentage of their practice to the defense of DWI and will be well-versed in all aspects of current Texas DWI laws. The best DWI lawyers will understand the little nuances in these laws and understand how to use these laws to the defendant’s advantage and to help mitigate the penalties being faced, as well as potentially preserve the defendant’s options down the road in getting the DWI case sealed or expunged.

Austin, the capital of Texas, is perhaps the most unique and vibrant city in the state and home to the University of Texas with 50,000+ students from all 50 states and 124 countries. It is no surprise that sometimes an excess of alcohol finds its way into student parties, political events, corporate business, and festivals such as South by Southwest. In recent years the number of DWI cases in Austin has averaged between 5000 and 6000 per year. However, there was a 19% drop in the number of cases in 2018 from 2017.

One of the keys to reducing DWI cases and curbing repeat offenders is to offer treatment and counseling. According to the Travis County Courts website, the DWI Court is a court-sanctioned twelve month program designed to rehabilitate repeat DWI offenders. In some cases the DWI court is offered to defendants in lieu of a jail sentence. One national study claims that that DWI courts have reduced recidivism by as much as 60 percent.

Another recent and major change in Texas law allows for DWI convictions to be sealed through an order of non-disclosure. Under narrow circumstances, some of which can be negotiated for with prosecutors, individuals convicted of DWI can still come back in the future and seal their DWI conviction from public view. For example, one of the main barriers to non-disclosure of DWI convictions is if the Court finds that an individual’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was equal to or greater to .15 in the case. Again, this is something that a good DWI lawyer can dispute or get the Court to waive or not enter such a finding.

Everyone arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) wants the charges dismissed or reduced. What most people do not realize is that successful resolution of a DWI case is often decided at the very beginning of the case, when the DWI or DUI attorney in Austin is hired. While successful resolution relies heavily on the facts of the case itself, the best chance of resolving a DWI case favorably often comes down to the legal skills and knowledge of the defense lawyer.

Location Info:
The Law Office of Kevin Bennett
1411 West Ave #100, Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 476-4626


Brian Wood of Mars Coaching Uses Lessons from Athletics to Help Clients Excel As Individuals and Groups

Wood is the founder and principal of Mars Coaching, where one of his coaching programs is, in fact, geared specifically to former athletes and coaches. He helps them harness the skills that allowed them to excel in sports and on teams and use them to accelerate their post-athletic lives. Likewise, he works with military veterans, firefighters, police and EMS providers to help them process service-related events and adapt and thrive in everyday life. 

“The strength of a team is truly in each individual member, yet people can sometimes lose sight of their personal growth when facing difficult situations and major transitions,” said Wood. “Interestingly, the same lessons that drive success for many individuals and groups competing athletically, are often transferrable for executives and corporate teams.  This reality led to the expansion of training programs designed to accommodate this audience.”   

Mars Coaching offers a comprehensive selection of training and coaching packages, including:

  • Transition Coaching
  • Executive Coaching 
  • Customized in-person or online training programs  
  • Leadership Training 
  • Social styles Training
  • Communication Training 
  • Culture Training 
  • Leadership assessments and action plans 
  • Gamification 
  • Organizational Development

Mars Coaching offers clients access to customizable and scalable resources that includes professional coaches and facilitators and online learning tools to accommodate the varying needs of companies, municipalities, professional sports teams and organizations of any size. Clients also receive leadership index assessments, debriefs and customized reports for insights to support individual growth and organizational development opportunities. A leadership profile is provided, that gives clients a blueprint for understanding their own perception of leadership compared to the consensus of how others view them.  The process highlights reactive tendencies as well as creative strengths and provides valuable direction for achieving the next level of personal and professional growth.     

“I tell each and every client and the groups I speak with on the road, that we are designed for greatness and made to be exceptional both personally and professionally,” added Wood. “I am honored every single day to support them on their journeys.”    

Wood holds his MBA from the University of Phoenix and is a Certified Professional Coach, accredited master practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index Program and certified as a Leadership Circle Profile Specialist. He is also an executive coach with the American Express Leadership Academy.  

For more information about Mars Coaching or to inquire about speaking engagements for Brian Wood, please go to