Before Sonny Mayo became a program administrator and board member for Rock to Recovery®, he overcame his struggles with addiction, alcoholism, and depression. He has been clean and sober since 2001.
Sonny rebuilt his career as a professional musician by living a positive, disciplined, joyous lifestyle. Through personal tragedies and health issues, Sonny has cultivated and thrived in his loving approach to life in recovery. In his work as a recovery coach and mentor, he offers experience, support, and accountability to those who seek to live fulfilling lives.
Wes Geer talks about the unique skills Sonny Mayo brings to our coaching clients.
Ronna Holtz has worked in the recovery field for more than a decade, specializing in life skills coaching, disordered eating, substance use disorders and assisting those with co-occurring mental health issues. She especially enjoys working to bring out an individual’s creativity and to assist creative clients to overcome blocks. She loves encouraging clients to find a renewed sense of expressiveness. Ronna is compassionate, loyal, and empathetic, assisting clients as they carve their own unique path to healing and recovery.
In addition to her coaching work, Ronna enjoys writing and music, and was a road cyclist for many years.
People who do not have an addiction problem can also benefit from coaching. These are some of our other tailored coaching programs.
Adolescent: Teens and young adults benefit from coaching, to be accountable, focus on goals, and learn how to express emotions in positive and constructive ways. Our adolescent coaching program is designed to benefit teens who lack motivation, show defiance, or feel lost.
Creativity: Artists, writers, actors, musicians, and other creatives often have blocks that keep them from developing their craft/skill to its highest level. Learning to be fully expressive is what you’ll get by engaging in a creativity coaching program.
Accountability: Accountability coaching helps people who have trouble sticking to their goals or who harbor limiting beliefs that keep them from being productive. If you are frequently overwhelmed or lack the courage to follow your dreams, an accountability coaching program may be for you.
Empowerment: Many people have gone through difficult or traumatic experiences that have left them feeling unloved, powerless, or disconnected from others. If you want to feel stronger, more confident, and develop better interpersonal boundaries, a coaching program that focuses on empowerment may help you attract the healthy relationships you deserve.
My client joined Sonny on Thursday, and what he did for her is something I will be forever grateful for. She was so excited to connect with music on a different level as well find an outlet for her anxiety and ticks. I can’t thank all of you enough for the amazing work that’s being done.
Working with Sonny, I was able to make progress on a project that had stalled for months and made some personal breakthroughs in my health.
In 37 years of recovery and 6 years of being a coach to men in recovery from substance use disorder and trauma, I have never met a man who was more empathetic and who connected with my heart better than Sonny.
When I knew I needed more than 12-steps, a friend referred me to Ronna. I’m SO grateful for her insight! She always seems to know exactly what I need.
Ronna has shown up for me daily with so much love and energy. She brings next level recovery.
Sonny has helped me through my recovery and transformed our work into a piece of art that reflects the struggles we conquer.
Sonny has shown me by example how to be vulnerable and honest in my relationships.
Sonny is a first class facilitator whom I recommend highly to anyone and everyone looking for spiritual deepening.
I credit my success in staying sober to the examples Ronna consistently gives and the experiences she shared with me. Thank you for helping me be strong!
No matter how he finds me, Sonny always leaves me feeling calmer, more peaceful and more loved.
If you are looking for a partner on your journey of recovery, I highly recommend Ronna as a guide.
Ronna has helped me so much with my eating disorder. She has helped me to get comfortable in my skin and let go of my control. I highly recommend her!