About Robert Curry
Founder, Women Empowering Women Institute (WEW)
Robert Curry has more than 41 years of personal and professional experience working with behavioral issues, substance abuse and addictions of all types. After 22 years of working for the Rockefeller Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, he left the corporate world and started Turning Point for Leaders, an executive intervention, coaching and consulting organization focused on addressing dysfunctions and addictions of all types.
In January 2016, he opened Shana’s House in Westport, CT, the first extended care sober living house for women. It thrived for 5 years and served over 120 women in that time. Due to Covid, it closed at the end of 2020. Then In 2022, Robert established the Women Empowering Women Institute (WEW), a 501 c3 non profit organization located in New Canaan, CT that was created to empower women.
Robert served in Vietnam with the Marine Corps and earned a BA and MBA from Columbia University. He also trained at the Betty Ford Center, The Meadows in Wickenburg, AZ, The Relational Life Institute, The Westchester Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, The institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, and The Tavistock Institute for Group Relations. In addition, Robert is certified in Positive Psychology and Executive Coaching by Columbia University’s Business School and Teachers College with an emphasis on behavioral health, addiction and recovery.
He is married to his lovely wife Helen and they live in New Canaan, CT. Robert and Helen are blessed with three daughters and four granddaughters. He enjoys family activities, amateur acting, travel, skiing and enjoys being involved with Fairfield County’s extensive recovery community.