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Unstoppable Overcomers with Dorothy Graham O'Dell

May 24, 20231 min read

How Dorothy introduced me: Kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month with a powerful episode on men's mental health and vulnerability. And if you are a wife that wants to learn more about your man when he goes through his struggles, this episode is for you!

I would love for you to meet Mark Rothenburger, a firefighter/paramedic from Florida. Drew Deraney, a men's empowerment coach from New York; Andrew Maisonville, a chief and lifestyle coach, all the way from Windsor, ON and Jermaine Jackson, cancer thriver and transformation coach, from Windsor, ON

These four men share the mental health struggles they have faced, how they overcame them, and how as women, we can support our men when they encounter these struggles. 


Men have been told to suck it up or "man" up for decades, and it's time to stop this. Men's suicide rates have considerably increased, and we need to help our men just as much as we help our women. 


Let's be the change this world needs! 


One viewer commented: "Thank you Dorothy for introducing us to these amazing, strong men.  I loved so much of what Drew said but what especially stood out for me was the idea that bad things will happen it's inevitable and the most important part of that is that we have the ability to determine the meaning we put on those events.  I loved the concrete strategies he shared!  Replace regret with forgiveness, fear with desire and faith and victim mindset with gratitude. Men or women can benefit from listening to this amazing man!"

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Drew Deraney now travels the world both to Live and Virtual Events showing mostly men the steps needed to strengthen self-identity and self-worth, to overcome self-limiting beliefs, and to build confidence while being authentic, maintaining boundaries and to transcend people pleasing skills to become the person they are destined to be. Drew challenges them to reach deep inside and make a lasting impact.

In a 9-month span, Drew experienced a grueling divorce, job loss, his son’s suicidal ideations, and his father’s death which devastated Drew emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. It is a commonality for men to consider any challenge as a weakness as well as to show emotion and ask for help. While writing his book, Drew realized he was not the only man suffering in silence. With more clarity of purpose than ever, he began asking for help. Drew Deraney’s mission is to help especially men, release their inner greatness by showing vulnerability, keeping in integrity of their power, and making a great impact on the people in their lives both personally and professionally.

Drew Deraney was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ where he still lives to this day caring for his elderly mom and his 3 adult children Matthew, Nicholas, and Emma. Drew earned his B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Applied Psychology, and two psychology research publications while at Fairfield University; a scholarship from the Healthcare Financial Management Association; and his M.B.A. in Health Care Administration from Baruch College / Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NY. His hospital career spanned 24 years where he was co-chair of the Leadership Institute, spoke at JD Power, was one of three leaders interviewed by The Commonwealth Fund, received his Communicating with Empathy Trainer certification and is a Certified Patient Experience Professional. Four years ago, Drew founded Profit Compassion LLC, an entity to coach and empower mostly men to create resiliency and authenticity as Chief Resilience Officer. Drew is the podcast host of ‘From Caving in to Crushing It’ and recently became a best-selling author with his #1 International Best Selling book ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ - Memoir of a reformed People Pleaser.

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