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Meet Chad Weller

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chad Weller.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Chad. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I have always known that I wanted to help people be their absolute best. In my youth, I competed in basketball and baseball and was a star athlete. My father put high expectations on me, so the standard of excellence I put on myself was unwarranted.

At age eight, I was diagnosed and medicated for ADD and ADHD, most likely for nutritional chemical imbalances in my body and brain. I remained medicated for twenty-seven years, many of those years spent feeling anxious and or depressed.

After high school, I was given the opportunity to travel the world as a fashion model working with world-famous designers for eight years. I lived in Milan, Italy and was living life in the fast lane finally settling down in a popular model location – Miami Beach, FL. I continued modeling and was introduced to people who were dictating the nightlife scene. Intrigued by the exclusivity and exhilaration of the luxury night-life lifestyle, I spent thirteen years as a VIP host, bartender, and manager throwing parties for celebrities. Late nights and temptations were all around me and over time, I made small choices that added up quickly. The occasion drink and social partying turned into alcoholism and drug addiction.

My fate and life path would soon change forever and on one fateful night in 2009 I crashed my car into a 50-foot brick wall while intoxicated on drugs and alcohol. I could have died. I should have died. But I walked away, with severe injuries and the worst hangover of my life. My life was delicate and fleeting and I knew that walking away from this horrific accident was an intervention from something bigger than myself.

It was at this moment of almost losing my life, that I found my life. I was 32, severely depressed, anxious and suicidal – my self-worth was severely stifled by my many escape mechanisms. The years of drug and alcohol abuse combined with the anxiety that was instilled in me as a kid (and now adult), brought me to this place of surrendering. I had to face my reality and stop shaming myself so I could uncover who I was and what I wanted out of life. I got help, and to this day, I am a recovering addict.

I put all of my energy into my health. I chose the right people in my life that wanted the best for me, found an amazing life coach, stopped using medication and found out that to relieve my anxiety and depression – I first needed to find balance with my mind, body, and soul. I became even more focused on being a vegan and on running and the following year, I was training to compete as a professional ultra-marathon runner. Running helped me physically and mentally and allowed me to compete. I was fortunate to get sponsored and travel the world as a professional athlete and start a business coaching people with endurance, nutrition and mindset training.

I ended up spending a lot of time in Colorado to help train for 100-mile races and eventually moved out west. I felt connected to the beauty, serenity and healing nature of the mountains. Such a drastic change from the beach and Miami, but I knew I needed that more than ever.

It was here in Colorado, that I was able to let go of my past and focus on the present. I was dedicated to helping other people like myself who were misguided high-performers who needed to find their purpose and passion in life. My life experience offers a unique perspective for the people that I get to serve as an HPLC. I embrace and draw inspiration from my story when coaching others because I can relate to overcoming life’s greatest challenges with perseverance and positive thinking.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Arriving in this place today has not been a smooth road. Like all life struggles, overcoming physical and mental addictions takes an unbelievable amount of will power, vulnerability, and sacrifice of life’s temptations. When I decided to get sober after years of abuse, I had to overcome more than just the physical withdrawals – I had to fight a long uphill mental battle.

It was around this time that I re-focused on my physicality. I become very serious about running again. So serious, in fact, that I started to train to run ultra-marathons. Becoming a professional ultra-marathon runner was a beautiful transition into a life of wellness and strength, but it was not easy. I trained tirelessly for years to get to the point in my running career where I was able to run a 100-mile race in one day. Severe pain, suffering, and pushing my mind to go to limits I never thought possible led me to my goal of traveling the world as a sponsored professional athlete.

There are many stories of struggle along my road to success and many that lie in the journey ahead, but I wake up every day and keep moving forward, focusing on ways that I can be victorious in my own life. Numerous physical injuries, mental strife and moments where I just didn’t know if I would make it another minute or mile, my inherent drive to achieve has always helped me identify a goal and go after it. Except now I know how to optimize the most balanced and a healthy approach to achieving goals to create a life that is purposeful and happy based on my life’s passions.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
My life experiences and passion to serve others has led me to where I am today – coaching people to eliminate stress and anxiety as a High-Performance Life Coach (HPLC).

There are a lot of life-coaches available. I am unique in that I specialize in working with high-achieving people who are at a crossroads in their life, whether that is with their mindset, their career, or their relationships or personal development. Each client will receive a tailored program especially for them. I strive to give each client the ability to simplify their life by re-programming their habits into healthy, sustainable behaviors that lead to goal-oriented personalized outcomes. We go through my signature programs to break through obstacles and challenges and learn how to make serious and lasting changes.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I plan to finish my book in the next seven months. I am also looking forward to speaking around the globe and making a larger impact on people. I truly believe that we all have our own stories and it is important we share them as they can help others along the way. I am excited to meet new people and help them realize that dreams do come true. My favorite quote is “What we do every day matters more than what we do every once in a while”.

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