Episode 77

77. Guest Cheryl Brown Merriwether & Workplace Addiction

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Alcohol infuses so much of our daily lives, including work events…. But that may be changing. I was so happy to speak with Cheryl Brown  Merriwether today about creating a work environment that supports sobriety.


Cheryl's bio

Cheryl Brown Merriwether, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPRC, CRSS, CM
CoFounder, Vice President, Executive Director, International Center for Addiction & Recovery Education (ICARE)

Cheryl Brown Merriwether brings over two decades of experience in corporate HR management at AT&T, addiction recovery awareness, and adult education to the International Center for Addiction and Recovery Education (ICARE). As VP and Executive Director, she oversees and directs the administration, operations, and student support services for ICARE’s three divisions, Strategic Sobriety Workforce Solutions, International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches (IAPRC) and NET Institute. Additionally, Cheryl is the current two term President of GOSHRM, active Board Member of Project Opioid, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix.

Cheryl graduated from the Rally Social Enterprise Accelerator 2022 Winter program, which provides mentorship, 1:1 coaching and resources to social entrepreneurs seeking positive social change. She has been quoted in publications such as Fortune Magazine on issues around “Workplace Addiction.” Most recently, SUCCESS Magazine named Cheryl a winner of their inaugural 2022 Women of Influence awards for her pioneering work in the field of addiction and recovery.

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Meg Daly


Hi I’m Meg. I love helping empathic people who sometimes “feel too much” calm their head, hearts, and homes through my courses and books. Ultimately we all want to feel good in our bodies, relationships, and with the work we do in this world. When we remove the roadblocks that exist on the road to feeling the way we want to feel life tend to flow easier. 

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