In this bonus episode, Cheri Garcia talks about how she prefers to roll -- often with the punches or on her skates! She shares about one of the most miraculous ways that God worked in her life and business in the midst of the COVID crisis and more about her sobriety journey. Through her resiliency and desire to help others, she has learned to give herself enough grace to even find joy again!
Cheri Garcia is a nationally-recognized recovery advocate and expert in second-chance hiring. She consults with companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations on second-chance hiring and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives.
For more than a decade, Cheri has worked to help formerly incarcerated people and those in recovery find meaningful full-time jobs. In 2016, she launched Cornbread Hustle, Inc.
, the first staffing agency focused on second-chance job opportunities. Cornbread Hustle has placed more than 2,500 eager workers in jobs around North Texas and the U.S.
In 2022, Cheri created the 12-Week Starting Over Program, an interactive video series available to inmates in prisons nationwide.
Cheri has vast experience as an inventor, entrepreneur, and public relations specialist. Cheri unashamedly shares her struggles with addiction to methamphetamine and alcohol, and how she overcame these challenges to serve and inspire others.