Source: That’s me delivering a keynote talk at the company of one of my mentors

How I Created an Army of Powerful Mentors That Completely Changed My Life

When you have a mission, people want to help you


Driven by childhood trauma, I lost 15 years of my life addicted to heroin. But I got lucky. Pounded into submission by a near-death experience, I was forced to look at the world from a completely new perspective.

That was in October 2013. Since then, I’ve become a doctor of neuroscience and psychology, an international keynote speaker, a best-selling author, the founder of my own company Change is Possible, and a consultant to some of the world’s largest organisations.

I’m proud of my achievements, but none of it would have happened without the help of others, particularly my mentors, who played a vital role in my post-addiction life.

When I first broke free from addiction, I had no job and very few friends — never mind a network of mentors that could help me to navigate my life.

However, with a newfound hunger to learn, and a desire to help others with similar struggles, I began pushing boundaries. I wanted to learn from the best and I wanted to learn quickly. And I had so many questions.

I’d just finished Tim Ferriss’s book Tribe of Mentors — where Tim reached out to his dream list of interviewees and asked them…



Brian Pennie, PhD

Change is possible. I write to show that | Recovered heroin addict turned doctor.