Inspirational Speaker, Author, Health Fanatic, TV Presenter, Entrepreneur, recovering addict/alcoholic with over 13 years clean and a multiple ironman athlete.
From a young age Costa battled addiction from cigarettes and alcohol to eventually drugs in his early 30’s. Brought to his knees by a crippling crystal meth addiction he eventually found a path of recovery. With it came a new quest; to create the best version of himself.
Through constantly renewed health goals and small daily improvements, he transformed himself into an athlete, writer, and speaker with a purpose. His first book, “I am Costa: From Meth to Marathons” will be available later this year and is a memoir on personal health and transformation. In his humorous and original style, he brings light to the darkness of addiction and shows that true body mind and spirit recovery is possible for anyone. His book and message are about celebration of individuality and diversity. For Costa, being himself and accepting himself became a matter of life and death.
His passion is igniting others to create and own their own transformation to a healthy life. His purpose is to carry a message of hope to the still suffering addict as well as one of caution with growing issues of addiction affecting many in society today from drugs, to work, social media, food and others.
Costa has successfully launched a multimedia career with success of his talks, TV appearances, and first book published by Bookstorm Publishers.
An incredible story and a true testament to the strength we have. Congratulations on taking back control of your body and mind.’
– Roland Schoeman. Olympic Swimmer
‘Sex, drugs and souvlaki – the full catastrophe! A witty, life-affirming tale of one man’s marathon road to redemption.’
– Gus Silber. Author and Journalist
‘Having lived as a “Greek boy” myself, I know the struggles of othering, stinky food and addiction. This is a story of hope and triumph. And lunacy….. because marathons. I savoured every page.’
– Pabi Moloi. Radio and TV Host
Costa is a natural story teller and inspiring speaker who finds life is seriously funny. As a result, humour is an important part of his delivery about very serious topics. Transformation, addiction recovery, health and wellness are his passion and here are 4 different types of talks he offers, each with their own focus in areas he has experience to talk in. Talks are 40-45 min long and can be shortened according to time demands.
Based on stories from his book, Costa has crafted a few talks relevant to corporate South Africa
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