1. Episode 64 - Geoff Suval - From Struggle to Success Geoff’s Journey Through Adversity and Personal Growth Drew Deraney 35:42

This episode: From Struggle to Success: Geoff’s Journey Through Adversity and Personal Growth. 


Here’s what you’ll learn about:

Personal growth and self-improvement. (0:03) 

  • Geoff Suval shares his personal journey of self-discovery and growth, from struggling in elementary school to achieving success in high school and college.
  • Geoff reflects on his decision to pursue a different path in life, despite his initial success, and how he has continued to grow and learn since then.

Career pressure and a car accident. (3:30) 

  • Geoff faced pressure from expectations after starting a family and building a successful practice.

Accident, financial security, and purpose. (5:09) 

  • Geoff reflects on a near-fatal accident, wishing he had died to provide financial security for his family.

Financial struggles and mental health. (7:19) 

  • Geoff reflects on past financial mistakes and how they led to current struggles.
  • He considered suicide due to financial struggles and unrealistic expectations.
  • Job loss and financial struggles after Retirement. 
  • Geoff was let go from his job at a Retirement advisory firm due to his personal credit issues.

Financial struggles and mental health. (12:22) 

  • Geoff discusses financial struggles, depression, and talk therapy.

Addiction, recovery, and personal growth. (15:23)

  • Geoff struggled with alcohol addiction and met with a friend to discuss financial and recovery issues.
  • He finds a new job at a virtual business management software company and forms a close relationship with the president.

Career growth and personal relationships. (19:15)

  • Geoff shares his personal journey of Resilience and growth, from being adopted into a new company to being promoted to executive vice president.
  • He emphasizes the importance of relationships and support systems, particularly with his family and colleagues.

Personal finance and business credit. (23:20)

  • Geoff reflects on past challenges, recognizing gifts and lessons learned (e.g., meeting wife, becoming sober)
  • His current Company helps small businesses separate personal and business finances, avoiding personal guarantees and potential bankruptcy.


To learn more about Geoff’s mission, go to his LinkedIn profile at or https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffsuval/

Or his website at https://jgalt.io/gsuval


Geoff’s Bio: Geoff Suval

Executive Vice President and Business Credit Expert – J. Galt

As an advisor and consultant in the financial services industry for over 27 years, Geoff focuses on helping people, companies and worthwhile causes.  

As an Executive Vice President at J. Galt, Geoff and his colleagues help business owners separate and keep separate, their personal credit from their business credit and get access to the credit and capital they need without having to give personal guarantees.

Geoff is a frequent speaker and presenter on the importance of building business credit to mitigate business owner personal financial risk while providing access to the funds needed to grow, scale and prosper.

Geoff earned his BA in Government from Cornell University and has held the FINRA series 6, 7, 24, 53, 63 and 65 licenses as well as the Life, Health, Property and Casualty Insurance licenses.  He has earned the LUTCF®, ChFC®, AIF® and CHSA® professional designations.

Geoff is Past President of the Baltimore Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and is Past President and on the Board of Directors of the Greater Chesapeake Foundation (GCF).

Geoff is a proud father of two amazing young adults ages 21 and 18. 


About your host: I’m Drew Deraney, the proud father of three children. For most of my life I’ve been concerned with what people thought of me and how I was supposed to act. I learned not to be my authentic self and instead became a people pleaser, a man wearing a mask.

In a 9-month span a few years ago, I endured four faith-shaking life events that caused me to question my existence.

I became determined to find a better way to live. Through intense self-reflection and awareness, I realized that in order to be happy, I must adhere to my standards of honesty, integrity and truth and needed to break free from the belief system that was anchored in me for close to 50 years.

I found my purpose and my mission in life. I’ve now become the man I know I am meant to be. My mission is empowering men ready to make a change to do the same.

My men’s group and one-on-one Coaching provide a safe space for men to share, without judgement, and transform. My male clients learn to release their inner greatness and stop self-sabotage, the #1 roadblock keeping them from reaching their goals.



Website: https://profitcompassion.com/

Email: drew@profitcompassion.com

Free Webinar: Overcoming Self-Sabotage Registration


Men’s Group Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/771474359577?aff=oddtdtcreator

Book a Coaching Discovery Call: https://link.mavericksystems.online/widget/bookings/netweaving/connect30

Pick up a copy of Drew’s book: https://amzn.to/40dsbyR

Drew Deraney Mindset Mastery Coach (Life Coach with a Twist)

Drew Deraney now travels the world both to Live and Virtual Events showing mostly men the steps needed to strengthen self-identity and self-worth, to overcome self-limiting beliefs, and to build confidence while being authentic, maintaining boundaries and to transcend people pleasing skills to become the person they are destined to be. Drew challenges them to reach deep inside and make a lasting impact.

In a 9-month span, Drew experienced a grueling divorce, job loss, his son’s suicidal ideations, and his father’s death which devastated Drew emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. It is a commonality for men to consider any challenge as a weakness as well as to show emotion and ask for help. While writing his book, Drew realized he was not the only man suffering in silence. With more clarity of purpose than ever, he began asking for help. Drew Deraney’s mission is to help especially men, release their inner greatness by showing vulnerability, keeping in integrity of their power, and making a great impact on the people in their lives both personally and professionally.

Drew Deraney was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ where he still lives to this day caring for his elderly mom and his 3 adult children Matthew, Nicholas, and Emma. Drew earned his B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Applied Psychology, and two psychology research publications while at Fairfield University; a scholarship from the Healthcare Financial Management Association; and his M.B.A. in Health Care Administration from Baruch College / Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NY. His hospital career spanned 24 years where he was co-chair of the Leadership Institute, spoke at JD Power, was one of three leaders interviewed by The Commonwealth Fund, received his Communicating with Empathy Trainer certification and is a Certified Patient Experience Professional. Four years ago, Drew founded Profit Compassion LLC, an entity to coach and empower mostly men to create resiliency and authenticity as Chief Resilience Officer. Drew is the podcast host of ‘From Caving in to Crushing It’ and recently became a best-selling author with his book ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ - Memoir of a reformed People Pleaser.