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Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneur Helps Those Facing Time To Live Their Best Lives
My cousin, who is currently in prison, shared with me how much Michael Santos’ work was changing his life so I had to invite him on the show. Michael helps people prepare for and have the best experience possible in prison to help them be successful leaving it.
“My name is Michael. I mean, I’m a guy who made a lot of bad decisions as a young man. I was 20 years old when I thought it would be kind of fun to traffic in cocaine,” Michael begins. “And it turned out to be a really bad decision.”
“By the time I was 23, I was arrested by federal authorities and locked in prison and facing a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. I made some bad decisions even at the earliest stages after my arrest. I should have been accepting responsibility and working toward reconciling with society for the bad decisions that I had made. Instead, I pleaded not guilty. I went to trial. I perjured myself on the stand,” he continues.
“And it was while during that awkward stage between sentencing, between conviction and sentencing that I just had this change of mindset. I was exposed to the work of Socrates and that work completely changed my life and influenced the way I served nine thousand five hundred days in prison”
Michael has since gone on to become successful, helping prisoners–and those facing prison–to make the most of their lives.
Interview with Michael Santos, the Director of Programs of Resilient Courses.
The following is the pre-interview with Michael Santos. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.
Revenue model: We generate revenues by selling licensing agreements to government agencies. We also generate revenues by selling digital products, books, and consulting services to people that face challenges with the criminal justice system.
Scale: In 2019, our firm is on track to generate $500,000+ in revenues.
What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?
We improve outcomes of the criminal justice. We help people in prison learn how to build pathways to success through our digital products.
More about Resilient Courses:
Through ResilientCourses.com, we create content to help people get the best outcomes when they face challenges from the criminal justice system. Our courses, books, and services help people prepare-self advocacy plans. We offer free content, as wells as books, self-help courses, and consulting services. Defense attorneys, defendants, and family members of defendants hire us to help them navigate challenges.
Michael Santos. Photo Credit: Resilient Courses
Michael Santos’s bio:
Learn more: michaelsantos.com
Michael Santos made bad decisions as a young man. When he was 20, he began selling cocaine. As a result of those crimes, a judge sentenced him to serve a 45-year prison term. While incarcerated, Michael pursued a deliberate, strategic path to reconcile with society. His three-part strategy required that he work to educate himself, to build a support network, and to contribute to society in meaningful, measurable ways. Since his release from prison, he has built a career in business, while simultaneously working to improve outcomes of the criminal justice system.
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