Mike Bornhorst, Therapist and Coach
I was excited when Mike Bornhorst, LICSW, CPCC agreed to talk to me for Your Recovered Life Series: True Stories from the Future. As soon as he heard about this project, Mike was an enthusiastic supporter. He gave generously of his time and heart as I was figuring out the best way to bring these stories to light…and his Boston accent always brightened my day!
Mike gives new meaning to the phrase, “a guy’s guy” – he’s not about hiding out in the man cave with a cooler and a flat screen. Mike’s mission is to free and connect men’s hearts.
Just like that.
And he’s doing it.
After 14 years in recovery, adventures in travel and success in the real estate world, he figured out what he wanted to be when he grew up. He currently has a thriving psychotherapy and life coaching practice in Boston working primarily with men and is committed to coming along-side men to help them fully experience life and connect with others in a meaningful way.
In this conversation we discuss:
- Who not to talk to when you are trying to figure ‘it’ out
- The #1 question to ask yourself when you’re on the quest for your calling
- Following blind hope and having faith
- How buying a one-way ticket to SE Asia wasn’t ‘the’ answer but was part of it
- Ways to listen to your gut
- How the answer was there from the beginning – he had just forgotten
Mike’s official bio:
Mike Bornhorst lives his life with a clear and unique vision of what he wants to do and how to do it. His wife refers to him as “Mr Get It Done.” Whether it’s wandering around South East Asia solo, riding his bike across the country with his father, or pursuing the elusive Giant Blue Fin Tuna, he is in touch with what makes him excited and he goes for it without hesitation.
Mike has a degree in Small Business Management from University of Vermont, and spent his post-college years building a real estate business. However in his late 30′s, a new desire arose within him to come along-side people and help them pursue what makes them come alive. He returned to school and got a Masters in Social Work, became a licensed psychotherapist, and was trained and certified in Co-Active Coaching through the Coach Training Institute. He currently has a thriving psychotherapy and life coaching practice in Boston working primarily with men.
While his practice is focused on men, Mike gets a balanced perspective on the home-front with his wife, Rollyn, and their three daughters.
Mike is committed to coming along-side men to help them fully experience life and connect with others in a meaningful way. His desire is to help people lead authentic lives where the possibilities are endless.