In this solo episode of the OceanRock Stars podcast, host Tom Nemat shares his personal journey from Iran to the United States and his experiences navigating education and career choices. He discusses the challenges of adapting to a new culture, his time at UC Berkeley, and his transition from practicing law to running a treatment center. He emphasizes the mission of the podcast is to provide valuable resources and support for individuals and families dealing with mental health and addiction issues.
0:00 – Host Tom Neymat introduces OceanRock stars podcast, outlining its focus.
1:15 – “I came here from Iran”.
3:50 – Selected UC Berkeley to gain independence from family.
7:49 – Strategic course selection led to academic success at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
8:34 – Adapting to being out of his comfort zone and alone.
10:07 – Attorney specializing in trust and estate planning to help families plan for the future.
14:31 – Many treatment centers lack transparency and prioritize money, but the focus of OceanRock Recovery is to be accountable and emphasize the people who truly care.