You CAN have your dream job! Stop giving your talents away to a 9-5. Start sharing what God has done through your personal road of recovery.
Are you at the age when you want to leave a legacy that's rooted in ministry? You can share your passion with purpose by helping other's find freedom.
All the pain you endured to find freedom will not be in vain. Start sharing how God's faithfulness and your healthy habits made you free.
For those who use traditional methods of recovery alone such as counseling, 12-step groups, rehab clinics, etc.
Only 2-3% succeed in establishing and maintaining long-term sexual sobriety.
70-80% drop out of recovery in the first 3-6 months.
Mentoring is a bold new solution that's producing amazing results & restoring hope.
For those using BraveHearts Mentoring Solutions for Sexual Integrity over the past 5 years...
Meet Michael & Christine Leahy, Founder & CMO of BraveHearts
Hi, I'm Michael Leahy. I discovered pornography when I was 11 and struggling with it for most of my life. But after hitting rock bottom almost 20 years ago, I've been free from my addiction and living a redemptive life helping others along their journey to freedom.
It's our pleasure to invite you to join us in this Great Adventure and become a Certified BraveHearts Mentor who also leads men and women to freedom.
For the past 5 years, I've been conducting my own "proof of concept" by taking a mentoring-centric approach to recovery. That is, I've been meeting with sexually addicted men 1-on-1 and in small groups, guiding them through their recovery. In these past 5 years, I've spent over 5,000 hours mentoring 150+ men.
Like a sherpa guide leading a group of climbers up through treacherous mountains they've never climbed before, I've instructed these men to just "clip onto my rope" and follow me. I guide them as God guides me, helping them navigate through a process I call sexual integrity discipleship™.
Drawing off of my own 15 years of sexual addiction recovery experience, not to mention the 30 years I spent in a growing relationship with pornography and sexual sin, my "mentees" - addicted or not - trust my judgement as I lead them and model sexual integrity, wise decision-making, and healthy intimacy in relationships.
Sexual addiction is considered the most difficult of all the addictions to break free from. If you've been through recovery from sexual addiction and are living in freedom, there's a whole world of struggling people out there looking for help and searching for hope. We'd like to help you give them gift of freedom. But if you're not quite there yet, that's OK. We can help you find that freedom. Join BraveHearts as a mentee and let us help you find the life God meant for you.
Choosing to mentor others in this area of need can be one of the most rewarding decisions you'll ever make. But don't take it lightly. Make sure you're ready, and that you have the support of your spouse and loved ones. You don't have to splash your redemption story on billboards or share it from the pulpit to promote your ministry or find people to mentor. But be sensitive to the fact that your story probably also involves your spouse, your family, friends and loved ones.
Whether you're already in ministry and just looking to expand your skill set to include mentoring, or you'd like to mentor men on a part-time basis while you keep your day job, or you're looking to make a career change and considering becoming a mentor full-time, you need to get the proper training and have a plan. We can train and equip you to help you develop and build your own mentoring ministry and start achieving your goals.
I'm ready and wiling to share with you everything I've learned over the past 21 years in recovery from sexual addiction, 16 years of full-time ministry in this area, and 7+ years running a successful mentoring ministry.
Inside the Launch Your Mentoring Ministry online training program, you'll get instant access to these 12 integrated training modules:
As you can probably tell, I love being a mentor. I think it's arguably the best job in the world. Next to mentoring men, my greatest joy is loving and living life with my wife of nearly 10 years Christine, hanging out with my youngest son Andrew, my oldest son Chris and his wife Melissa and grand daughter Brooklyn, and sharing our home with two adorable sister cats, Chloe and Cleo.
While Christine and I are big homebodies, we also love to travel. We enjoy going to the movies, taking long walks in the park along Lake Lanier near where we live, and going on vacations. Fortunately, being a full-time mentor allows me to work from home AND while on the road. So taking long trips is never an issue with my work schedule.
We offer 3 ways to get started today. Just want the basics? Then Mentoring Mastery is your course. Want the full program? Go for Launch Your Mentoring Ministry.
100+ Hours of Video
One of my goals when starting this proof-of-concept was to see if a one-person mentoring ministry could succeed and be self-supporting over time. That's why I started it as a for-profit ministry and only used non-profit funding when it was offered in the form of a mentoring scholarship or matching grant.
My results here are published for all to see in the table above. Please understand I'm not doing this to boast. I know that each and every person I mentored, and every dollar they invested, was the result of God allowing it. Instead, I'm proud of the fact that I've proven this model works as a reliable source of income!
Whether your financial goal is to start out mentoring part-time (like I did) and just keep it that way to generate some supplemental income, or you want to grow your mentoring ministry into a full-time job and career change (again, like I ended up doing), this ministry model is proven and it works!
NOTE: In case you're wondering, the reason you see the decline in # of mentees and income after year 3 is because I started purposefully cutting back on the amount of time I spent mentoring men so I could shift more of my focus to further developing this mentor training program. Creating a ministry model that's replicable has always been a part of my vision for BraveHearts.
DISCLAIMER: Even though these were the results I experienced personally, I just want to remind you that I'm not guaranteeing you'll experience the same results. There are a lot of variables involved, not the least of which is the amount of effort you put into building your mentoring ministry. I'm just sharing this info to show you that it's possible to generate this kind of income and more.
Check out our graduates and mentor apprentices in our BraveHearts Recovery Directory!