Episode 024 – From Cocaine Cowboy to Father, Friend & Hero


What a story!

Think Wolf of Wall Street meets..well, I’m not sure what, but man what an incredible story!

My mouth was hanging open for lots of it.

We riff on drugs, fatherhood, business and finally learning to be ourselves.

Omar is a great guy with probably my favourite laugh in the entire world.  Maybe that’s because he laughs at my jokes.

Thank you for being on the show brother and thank you for the INCREDIBLE contribution you are making to the world!

Omar is a gifted podcast host and public speaker who has owned and operated businesses for over 20 years.  He moved to Costa Rica in 1999 at the age of 29 to launch an online casino and sportsbook business. Unfortunately, Omar was also introduced to cocaine and to the late night party culture of Costa Rica.

By 2003 Omar lost his wife, his business and almost his life.  That same year his daughter was born and so was his new-found reason for living.  He vowed to himself and to his newborn baby girl that he would do whatever it takes to get clean.  On May 25th of 2003, Omar took his last drink and has been clean and sober ever since.

Omar has over a decade of experience in 12 step recovery and throughout this time has been coaching and mentoring recovering addicts.  In 2013, and at 10 years clean and sober, Omar met and married the woman of his dreams and, with her loving support, launched The SHAIR Podcast in 2015.

SHAIR stands for Sharing Helps Addicts in Recovery and every week The SHAIR Podcast broadcasts amazing life changing success stories from addicts and alcoholics all over the world and shares their inspiring journey into recovery.

As well as being the host of The SHAIR Podcast Omar works as a 12 Step Addiction Specialist at Costa Rica Recovery, a drug and alcohol treatment center.

Omar’s purpose in life is to inspire people struggling with addiction to take that first step towards recovery, to show them that their life could be so much better and that there is a better way to live.


You can listen to my episode on Omar’s amazing podcast here.  What a great time we had!



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