About My Guest:
Hello my name is Jared Miller, I was raised in Davis county Utah by two amazing parents. I got a great start in life spending two years as a student athlete at Snow College, followed by graduating from Weber State University at the age of 22. By the age of 24 I was a teacher & head football coach at the high school level in Arizona. I was truly living my dream until my life took a turn.
Within the time span of only a couple years, I experienced the death of my father, the death of my brother & my wife asked me for a divorce. During this personal trauma, I found myself abusing prescribed pain medications as a way to cope. This ultimately led to a full-blown addiction which I struggled with for years. I found myself homeless, ashamed, embarrassed & alone.
Through the grace of God, I was able to seek out help & not only get sober but stay clean. However, it wasn’t until I stopped blaming my ex-wife, my family & my circumstances for my addiction that I began to truly make strides in putting my life back together. After multiple years of sobriety, I realized I have a choice to either continue to be ashamed of my past or to decide to own my story, share my story & hope it will impact others.
Just like nutrition effects our physical health, what we choose to accept, believe, read & listen to effects our mental health. Just like exercise effects our physical health, it is important to exercise our mental health. Through goal setting, positive affirmation, personal accountability, daily reflection & seeking out inspiring forms of media we can become mentally stronger.
This is what I focus on with any of the topics I am asked to speak about. I wholeheartedly believe my calling in life is to share the tragedies & triumphs I have experienced in hope that it will alter lives.
Matthew Cox spent his elementary and middle school years thinking there was something wrong with his brain. For him, schoolwork was a daunting, frustrating, and often embarrassing challenge. He was the kid who never seemed to catch up with his classmates, no matter how hard he tried. “Growing up with a disability was like having an elephant in the room that nobody wants to talk about,” Matthew explained. Being diagnosed with a learning disability during high school helped he finally put a name to the problem, and to begin his journey to personal and academic success. “I’ve learned to befriend my elephant, I’ve named him George,” Matthew said. “George is not going away but I can choose how I feel about him.”
Through his own experience, Matthew knows what it means to be a teenager in trouble as well as what it takes to run a business. Matthew brings inspiration, humor, and practical strategies during his speaking engagements, inspiring change to those he works with.
Thanks to family members and caring adults in his life, Matthew was able to overcome the hardship of his disability and has dedicated his life to helping others find their purpose and help families succeed.
Matthew offers a variety of training workshops and speaking engagements to fit your needs including:
- Effective Communication
- Business personality profile (True Colors) based on the Myer Briggs.
- Team Building.
- Couples Retreats
- Improving the relationships in your life
- Rediscovering Superman- Matthew Cox’s personal story of growing up with a learning disability.
- The art of conflict resolution, forgiveness, and letting go.
- Customized workshops
- Keynote speeches
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