About Meghann

Specialties

 

 Recovery Coaching

Storytelling

Theater

Creative Workshops

Facilitation

Speaking

Performance

Advocacy 

EDUCATION

Emerson College: Bachelor's of Science in Theater Education, 1995

TRAINING

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery: Recovery Coaching Basics, Professionalism, Emergency Department, and Spirituality, including the Training of Trainers, completing the full suite of CCAR courses, June, 2020

CCAR's Recovery Coach Professional (RCP) Designation Achieved, January, 2020

Break Free Intervention Training by Brad Lamm CIP, June, 2018

Massachusetts CARC: Certified Addiction Recovery Coach Designation Achieved, September 2017

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery: Recovery Coach Academy for Young Adults, January, 2018

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery: Recovery Coaching and Professionalism, Ethics and Boundaries for Coaches, Hartford, CT 

May 2017

Trundy Institute: Motivational Interviewing, Cultural Competency, Ethics, New Bedford, MA        

April 2017

The Addictions Academy: Recovery Coaching, Family Coaching, Interventions, Miami, FL              

May 2015

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery: Recovery Coach Academy and Training of the Trainers: Hartford, CT

January 2015

I work with great passion and love at the intersection of addiction and recovery, and the performing arts.

 

I am a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach and Recovery Coach Professional, a storyteller, actor, teaching artist, facilitator and activist.

As a Recovery Coach, I work with adolescents, men and women who have substance use disorders, helping them navigate early recovery and helping them build a foundation for long term recovery. I also work with their families to help them learn how to better support their loved one's path of recovery. Though I've loved the direct coaching work I've done for the last five years, I've recently changed my focus more toward facilitating educational courses for recovery coaches, such as leading CCAR's Recovery Coach Academy with Phil Valentine. 

 

As a speaker and storyteller for both art and advocacy, I’ve shared about my own journey with addiction, incarceration and recovery, and particularly the topics of mass incarceration and addiction in society. I’ve been a panelist and speaker at Wellesley College, Harvard Law School, and the State House. I’ve been featured on the radio and in print countless times, and in the CBS News documentary, “Faith, Hope and the Burden of Addiction.” I've told and won awards as a storyteller at many venues, including WGBH's Stories from the Stage, PRX's Podcast Garage, Massmouth, the Moth, Riot Improv, and I was the 2018 season champion of South Shore Story Slam. 

 

I utilize storytelling and its ability to empower, connect and heal people in my facilitation of groups for all ages and populations. I design and facilitate storytelling and theater workshops for people in recovery and loved one's, as well as many others.  I am the co-creator and facilitator of Phoenix Tales Recovery Storytelling, a workshop series teaching the art of storytelling to people impacted by substance use disorder.

I've experienced the amazing transformational power of stories as a teller, a listener, and a teacher, and it's my great pleasure to help others do the same. 

© 2017 by Meghann Perry

Phoenix design by Shanrae Powell