Harry Cunliffe, Founder and Program Director
“Harry Cunliffe is an outstanding facilitator, patient and personable.”
Katheryn M., Self employed
- Harry Cunliffe has been in continuous and active recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction since 1984. Originally from England, Harry received a liberal arts education at Eton College, which he supplemented with business and finance courses at St. Thomas College and Concordia College in Minnesota. Following a successful twenty-year career at one of America’s top five banking institutions, Harry has turned his life and skills toward a career in helping others in the areas of life skills, recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency and spiritual growth.
My experience was profound and Harry was instrumental in that experience. I think Harry is a rock star.”
Cathleen Cotter, Business Analyst State of MN DHS
- Harry is a Certified Coach in Life Purpose, Life Transitions, Career and Spiritual Coaching. He is also a certified trainer, learning program designer and facilitator. Harry has been developing and facilitating recovery programs, seminars and workshops for the past twelve years in both private and public settings, as well as at The Retreat, a residential and non-residential recovery center located in Wayzata, Minnesota. His best-known programs include “It Takes Action,” a sixteen-week program of study and action focused on the principles and steps of the book Alcoholics Anonymous, nicknamed the “Big Book,” and “God’s Will Or My Will?,” a weekend-long workshop retreat. He also designed and ran the highly successful non-residential programs at The Retreat, an alternative to intensive outpatient treatment.
“Very good teaching skills – clear and direct information. Great non-judging atmosphere.”
Carolyn Strub, Garden/Testing Proctor