Some call me Coach Drew, others, Dr. Andrew L. Blackwood, R.P., but I am simply a guy trying to change the world by helping others have healthier relationships.
These days I am focused on getting the message of healing to as many people as I can through media and speaking engagements, but I continue to have the privilege of connecting with people as a Registered Psychotherapist.
I suppose I have always been a speaker, but now more than ever I feel compelled to share the wealth of life-changing information that is typically kept behind sacred and professional walls.
I have been told, "You have a way of communicating complex things quite simply and that people feel encouraged and challenged but not put down." These words mean so much to me as I address topics that challenge us to look at ourselves and the issues we tend to avoid. (Curious? Read on.)
Teaching has always been a natural part of my work. Whether I am telling stories, listing logical steps, drawing on white boards or laughing about my own mistakes, finding ways to convey some of life's most important messages is what I seek to do as a facilitator.
In fact, after seeing so many people struggle to work through their pain and fail at addressing the pain they've caused others, the tool I developed years ago is what my book, The Art of A Genuine Apology is based on.