Who are we?
Tempest (formerly known as Hip Sobriety) is a female-founded, first-of-its-kind digital recovery platform that provides alcohol abuse treatment for the 46 million Americans who don’t identify as addicted. We are a modern alternative to current recovery options like AA, focused on putting people at the center of their own recovery through an approach that’s empathetic, empowering, and desirable.
Tempest serves a customer currently ignored by the wellness, healthcare and recovery industries; deliver them to sobriety; and keep them engaged in an evolutionary pursuit at a fraction of the cost of traditional treatment modalities. We position sobriety less as a singular goal and more as a holistic, aspirational lifestyle, and communicate this through our meticulously designed brand, through the thoughtfulness and joy built into our products, and through our commitment to culture-shifting via The Temper, our media presence.
Our current core product--an 8-week course that combines ed tech with an online support community--has been wildly successful. To date, over 4000 participants have been through the beta course with a Net Promoter Score of ~80. About half of our sobriety school participants convert into annual members and receive access to monthly Tempest content, a supportive online community, and the opportunity to attend in real life events.
The Community Supporter role is a volunteer role that lets current and former students interested in a career with Tempest try out being part of our team. Community Supporters, who enroll (gratis) in Sobriety School as Alumni, play an important role in ensuring our facebook groups are filled with dynamic interactions and meaningful engagement. We hope for a weekly commitment of 30-60 minutes during the 8 weeks of school, but also understand that things may come up week by week.
We select our Community Supporters based on expressed interest and past engagement as a student, including high activity within the Facebook groups (especially in terms of commenting and supporting fellow students) and attendance on Lab calls. After 3-4 months, we find Supporters generally know whether they want to pursue a part-time or full-time role with Tempest, and look forward to having those discussions.
- Week 1:
- Post your intro in your Facebook Group within 12 hours of the group opening, and start the conversation in the FB groups. We are looking for help starting the conversation and supporting people as they form community.
- Weeks 2-8:
- On a regular basis, you post to share wisdom and your experience, and you comment and like other people's posts. Ideally, you’re giving about 30 minutes of time each week making sure that other people feel held and heard (as in looking for posts that other people might miss so no one feels left out, giving *solicited* advice where you can).
- Report any inappropriate posts to our Teaching Assistants
- Respect individuals’ privacy - don't talk to each other about other students
- Support the groups as formed - focus on the community you are part of, not creating additional alumni or student groups
- Provide feedback to the Tempest team to help us continue to improve how we serve our students
- You’ve been in Hip Sobriety School as an engaged student.
- You are interested in giving back to the community and/or you are thinking about working as recovery supporter as a career.
- You don't have to be anywhere in your recovery, and we’re not asking you to hold yourself out as anything more than a returning student.
What we value and why you should join.
We’re a group of passionate and committed individuals determined not only to create a modern, feminist, inclusive, recovery modality but also to entirely upend the way our culture views alcohol—we are the anti-Rose All Day. We have a scrappy, get it done upstart ethos. We believe in showing up no matter what, honesty at all costs, persistence, straight-talking, and risk-taking. We’re not looking culture fits, we’re looking for individuals looking to build an entirely new culture. You should join if you want to make a difference in the world, and see this as the obvious way for you to do just that.