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Teresa Kaltenbach

Coach, Sioux Falls

Teresa embraces her personal experience to help other loved ones facing a family member's addiction.

Coach type:  Loved one coach

Coaching since: 2016

Lived experience:

How has addiction affected my life? The question should be: “How did I LET addiction take over my life?” The easy answer – I found myself falling apart and completely overcome with guilt and sadness. I spent every moment of every day worrying, trying to “fix” what I thought was a choice of destruction in someone I deeply loved. Face It TOGETHER helped me understand the health issues behind addiction, work through my feelings and teach me tools to get well. Today, I enjoy helping people of all backgrounds, no matter their walk of life.

Professional background:

I lead finance and administration and manage operations for Face It TOGETHER, in addition to serving as a coach. I have a diverse professional background, having worked in areas including executive administration, operations, accounting, management and outreach in both higher education and business.

Expertise:

Parent support, loved one support, crisis management, family dynamics

Interests:

Sometimes it is hard for me to shut down from work and think about myself – I think it comes from many years of hiding from the past and not dealing with my true emotions. I find peace and calm when I’m with my family, so I try to spend as much time with them as I can. I feel that we all need someone to love us, and more importantly, we need people to love. 


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