Sober Ventures Ep. 5: Gerald Rhodes

Gerald Rhodes: Motivational Speaker and Sobriety Coach

Episode Summary

Gerald is a biking and skiing enthusiast and sobriety coach in Boulder, Colorado.
In our talk, Gerald shares his journey from being stuck in a difficult, unhealthy situation, wasting too many hours a day watching tv and drinking and letting his life pass him by.
After getting a DUI in 2015, he took a long hard look at his life and circumstances he found himself in and decided something needed to be done. He left an unhealthy relationship and living situation, cut out the TV and alcohol, and got to work on himself. He started a blog focused on making healthy decisions and got into speaking and then sobriety coaching.

Top Takeaways

  • Cutting out drinking and watching TV can save dozens of hours a week that can be used much more effectively to better the world and yourself
  • Focus on what you really want and stack habits to get you there
  • Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who encourage your personal growth


Gerald relayed several resources that he watches or listens to often that have helped him along his journey. Some of his favorite sources for motivation online include:

  • NTS Motivation
  • Day Behind Motivation
  • Les Brown
  • Eric Thomas
  • Gary Vaynerchuck
  • Tony Robbins

He also cited several books that influenced him. These include: