Allan’s mission is to empower his
audience to LIVE
opposed to merely exist.
Allan spent a significant amount of his life persevering through mental health issues and addictions. These experiences have taught him valuable life lessons that have guided him on an incredible path of success. As a professional speaker, Allan has gained national attention for his engaging style and captivating approach.
Drawing from personal and professional experiences, Allan demonstrates how to create a safe, compassionate, and supportive environment that proactively addresses issues of addictions, mental wellness, and stress. He effectively speaks to these issues using humour, compassion, and authenticity.
Allan has spent years working as an addictions counsellor, clinical case manager, and instructor at several colleges. His genuine appreciation and passion for the First Nations culture led Allan to the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies where he has spent the past seven years instructing the Addictions and Mental Health & Wellness program.
Allan is a best-selling author of three books, with Stepping Out from the Shadows: A Guide to Understanding & Healing from Addictions, being incorporated into college curricula. Allan’s writing has been published in countless national magazines, and he has also been featured on several television and radio programs.
Allan currently lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with his beautiful wife, four boys, two dogs, and cat ‘Hank the Tank’.