A former biochemist turned podcaster talks about conquering addiction, the desire to "people-please"/equate career success with personal worth and achieving professional purpose in a pivot that helps others find and maintain sobriety.
Gill Tietz is a biochemist and former teacher who in 2019 got sober. She has since been documenting her journey online and helping others break free from alcoholism/addiction with her popular podcast @sober.powered, often utilizing her chemistry background to break down the science (and therefore, stigma) of addiction. In this insightful episode Gill shares the details of what scared her straight and how she broke a pattern of self-destructive behavior, while learning to stop equating career success with personal worth. Gill also breaks down her slow and steady path to podcasting success (her show ranks in the top .5% worldwide) and gets real with Christa about the ups and downs of growing a show.