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Scott Leeper was born and raised in Mishawaka, IN in 1982 and is an author, inspirational speaker and Mindset Coach. He lives in Mishawaka with his wife, Ashley, and 6-year old son, Jaxson. Scott served in the United States Marine Corps (2001 - 2014), where he served as a heavy equipment operator for the first 9 years of his service. In 2009, he became a Marine Criminal Investigator until he left the Marine Corps in 2014.
In 2012, Scott made the tough decision to take his father, Scott Leeper, Sr., off life support and watched him pass away on May 19, 2012. Scott's father battled alcohol addiction for the majority of his adult life and it would be the addiction that would ultimately cause his demise. Scott suffered severe mental trauma after his father's death and had to reinvent himself after leaving the Marine Corps in 2014.
After the end of his service, Scott knew he wanted to help people, but did not know what that looked like for him. His first job after the military was in the staffing industry. Quickly realizing he was not fulfilled in this job, Scott started working for a non-profit organization. While working for this organization, Scott conducted motivational speeches for the men in the rehabilitation center that the organization funded. During his speeches, Scott spoke to men with various levels of addiction, without sugar coating the realities of addiction. After the speeches, men told Scott that he spoke to them on a level that nobody has ever spoke to them on. Soon the rehabilitation center closed, and Scott found himself unfulfilled in his job again.
During a third job, Scott began competing in bodybuilding competitions, and within a year, became a certified personal trainer. As a trainer, Scott worked tirelessly to help people get the physical results they were looking for. However, Scott suffered a revolving door of clients. He began to understand the missing link. Scott understood that, unless his clients make a mental shift and dedicate themselves to healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle, their motivation would soon disappear. Once the motivation to be healthy is gone, the client stopped showing up for themselves, every time.
With this realization in mind, Scott received his certifications for Health and Life Coaching. Scott is now the owner of Mind Muscle Strength, where he coaches executives on how to create the strength of mind the individual needs to live the life they desire. This includes the incorporation of diet, exercise, relationship with high power, relationship with self, stress mitigation, unapologetic confidence, and reduction of depression and anxiety. Scott also uses his coaching skills with family members and friends of a loved one that has been affected by addiction. Scott's Mindset Coaching is also utilized by couples dealing with challenges such as infidelity, first responders dealing with the challenges of being able to release that which they were subjected to on the job and cannot escape from mentally, veterans that cannot escape the realities of their combat tours, and last but certainly not least, loved ones of addicts and alcoholics.
Scott is one of the co-authors of the book Drowning in Addiction: Sink or Swim, with two sobriety coaches, Michael Arnold and Andrea Carr. All three authors have been affected by addiction in various ways and give an unedited account of their stories in this tell-all book about addiction. The mission of this book is to save lives, give hope to family and friends of addicts, provide the harsh realities of the consequences of addiction, and provide potential solutions for those addicted to drugs or alcohol and their loved ones. The authors mission for this book is to create a movement to RECOVER OUT LOUD!