55% of Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD) sufferers ignored in the UK, according to the Mental Health Foundation
Meet Lewis Raymond Taylor, addict, three times ex-convict, victim of abuse, sufferer of Anti-Social Personality Disorder and now CEO of the world’s most prominent online coaching businesses.
For many, World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the wide range of conditions which impact the day-to-day lives of nearly 15 million Brits, according to the Mental Health Foundation. The past two years has pushed Britain’s mental health to the limit, the residual effects of which have now resulted in concerns around general wellbeing, as well as effective productivity. According to the mental health charity Mind, one in six Brits will experience an ailment of poor mental health on a weekly basis, increasing to one in four of us annually. For recovered addict of abusive substances, and sufferer of Anti-Social Personal Disorder (ASPD) - Lewis Raymond Taylor - it’s the stigma surrounding mental health which continues to cause disproportionate levels of premature mortality in the UK. Raymond Taylor has now become an international coach inspired by the trauma in his life, and wishes to educate others on how they can correct the paths they may find themselves on.
Growing up near London with an emotionally disconnected mother and an abusive father, Lewis turned to a life of petty crime – getting his fix from shoplifting, smashing windows, and stealing cars. This behaviour eventually earned Lewis prison time from the age of his early teens. A violent suicide attempt landed Lewis in a psychiatric hospital shortly after his release, where he was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, up to this point Lews self-medicated, like hundreds of thousands of Brits this led to a serious substance abuse problem. Six months later, his father passed away, he embarked on what he describes as a suicide mission, waking up in prison cell after prison cell. After an 18-month sentence for leaving a man in a coma, Lewis was shaken to his core and took his first steps towards change.
Enrolling himself in a six-month rehabilitation program, Lewis realised he had purpose for the first time in his life. His perspective on his past completely changed. He turned his pain into power and wanted to give others the tools to do the same. One day he was randomly asked for life-advice on the street, something clicked in him. He began to share with others how dark times, pain, and trauma can be gifts. Through his past experiences, he formed a new identity, one that was gratified by helping others achieve their full potential. From this realisation, he founded The Coaching Masters, now the leading online coaching businesses in the world.
Now a recovered addict whose learned to face his mental health struggles, he lives in Bali with his fiancé, helping train thousands through his online platform to realise their full coaching potential. Soaring to unparalleled heights during the pandemic, with the masses looking for meaning, guidance, and financial freedom, the second fastest growing industry in the world met its most disruptive entrant – The Coaching Masters. Thanks to Lewis’ unique approach to coaching and his entrepreneurial spirit, The Coaching Masters went from a valuation of $0 to $25 million in only four years quickly becoming a household name in the industry. Having seen gross margins for 2021 soar beyond the previous four years combined, at a whopping 87%, the three founders are crowdfunding to raise close to £2 million to scale their next stage of growth.
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