January 10, 2024


On this first episode of the year, NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. speaks with international motivational speaker, certified life coach and best selling author Steven Anthony King about how we can harness the power of purpose, positivity and perseverance to manifest healing in 2024.

You can find additional episodes of this NAMI podcast and others at nami.org/podcast.

We hope this podcast encourages you, inspires you, helps you and brings you further into the collective to know: you are not alone.

Episodes will air every other Wednesday and will be available on most major directories and apps.



Episode Audio:



Featured Guest:

Steven Anthony King

Steven Anthony King

Steven Anthony King is a highly regarded International Motivational Speaker, Certified Life Coach, and the Author of the Award-Winning, Amazon #1 Bestselling Book, It’s Really Good To See You, featuring a forward written by Les Brown. Steven is personally mentored by Les Brown and served on his leadership team.

Steven’s inspiring and educational message has been shared with students from 7th grade to the collegiate level, churches, men’s and women’s groups, sales organizations, and corporations.

In a journey marked by incredible triumphs over adversity, Stevens’s life took him through a harrowing battle with cocaine addiction, a prison sentence, 14 eye operations, loss of sight in one eye, temporary blindness, and the threat of permanent blindness. He currently celebrates 25 years of recovery and sponsors men who are striving to achieve freedom from drugs and alcohol as he does. While in prison, Steven tutored inmates pursuing their GED and presented seminars on entrepreneurship. The inspiration for writing his bestselling book, It’s Really Good To See You, was his gratitude for overcoming all the emotional and physical trauma of his eye challenges.

These experiences have profoundly shaped Steven’s perspective on life and deepened his commitment to encourage others. He possesses the remarkable ability to use captivating storytelling, practical insights, and an indomitable spirit to instill in others the belief that no matter what obstacles they face, they can rise above and create a future filled with purpose and meaning.

Website: itsreallygoodtoseeyou.com


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About the Host:

Dan Gillison

Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.

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Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. is the chief executive officer of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Prior to his work at NAMI, he served as executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) in addition to several other leadership roles at various large corporations such as Xerox, Nextel, and Sprint. He is passionate about making inclusive, culturally competent mental health resources available to all people, spending time with his family, and of course playing tennis.

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