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Ken Donaldson, former drug addict with over 20 years of clean time, wins 2006 Tampa Bay Health Care Hero Award.

not by themselves. I want my readers to not only KNOW this information, I want them to LIVE it and thereby help me turn these negative, self-destructive patterns around.

Ken Donaldson openly admits that he used to feel like a “zero”. Today he is a real life hero. Ken was one of nine Bay area people who received the 2006 Tampa Bay Health Care Hero award because of the significant impact he’s made on the quality of health care in the Tampa Bay area.

Not bad for a guy who was 2 steps away from prison earlier on in his life.

Donaldson, who today is a licensed mental health counselor; board certified as an addictions professional and clinical hypnotherapist; and certified as a master relationship coach, was arrested three times for drug possession before his 19th birthday. He found himself in a drug treatment program as a result and, as he says, that was the beginning of his life.

“I learned to express myself, stand up for myself and like myself while I was there. I also discovered that I had a real knack of being able to connect with the people in the program. Several of the staff encouraged me to pursue it as a career.”

Although it took nine more years and a serious relapse with cocaine, Donaldson finally started his current career over 20 years ago and began to take classes at St Pete (Junior) College.

In addition to being clean and sober from all drugs and alcohol for those 20+ years; Donaldson also proudly has one of the most successful counseling and coaching practices in the Tampa Bay area. In fact, his practice goes well beyond the couch in his office as he offers many assessments and quizzes on his website, online support and telephone coaching programs and seminars. He currently has over 150 active clients locally in the Tampa Bay area, as well across the U.S., Canada and even a few people from Europe. You can take online evaluations and assessments, such as his relationship readiness quiz, at:

Ken is also the author of the self-published break-through life and relationship success book Marry Yourself First! Saying "I Do" to a Life of Passion, Power and Purpose. He was recently interviewed on television with WFLA’s Gayle Guyardo and on the radio with Rita Ciccarello, News Director of WQYK and WRBQ, because of the interest and value Marry YourSelf First has provided to those who have read the book or attended one of Ken’s many personal growth programs.

And Marry YourSelf First is not just another self-help book. When you invest in the book and the companion workbook you also receive a complementary program which includes online and phone support, and monthly teleseminars that walk you through each of the 12 chapters.

Author Ken Donaldson finds proactive solutions for our 50% + divorce rate, the 30% + rate of women who will be involved in a domestic violence situation in their lifetime, and the addictive behaviors that affect at least 20 % of our population. These practical solutions all come from his years of experience as counselor and relationship coach.

Donaldson reveals what he has discovered as the 20 Core Principles of Passion, Power and Purpose. When these principles are applied to your life you can overcome self-limiting patterns and create abundant happiness, fulfillment and success in your life and relationships.

Donaldson’s primary message from this book is to “Master Your Life and Your Relationships!” Purchasers of this book are eligible for free coaching and educational programs to support and promote optimal growth and success. In fact, this is THE ONLY personal growth book which offers a complimentary 1 year coaching program when you invest in this book.

“Self-help books don’t work,” states Donaldson, “not by themselves. I want my readers to not only KNOW this information, I want them to LIVE it and thereby help me turn these negative, self-destructive patterns around.”

Donaldson says, “My legacy is to guide you to your ‘Highest Good’ so that you may live a life of empowered and purposeful passion.” Learn more at .

Ken will be speaking at the Seminole Library in Seminole Florida on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at 2 p.m. (Located at 9200 113th St North - Seminole, FL 33772 - (727) 394-6905). If you’d like to learn how to say "I do" to a life of power, passion and purpose and improve relationships in all areas of your life, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.

Donaldson, who also is known as the REALationship Coach, has been based in Tampa Bay offering counseling, coaching, and educational programs since 1987. Ken is a graduate of the University of South Florida, the Institute for Life Coach Training and the Relationship Coaching Institute. He has been exclusively in private practice since 1993.

Contact: Ken Donaldson

Phone: (727) 394-7325


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