Gene McConnell is the founder and president of Authentic Relationships International, a non-profit organization dedicated to liberating people from toxic influences and beliefs. For over 31 years, he has trained therapists, pastors, law enforcement, medical professionals, and others about domestic violence, sexual abuse, shame, and building and maintaining healthy relationships. Gene’s real life experience of brokenness and recovery has positioned him to develop highly successful programs that have helped hundreds face and overcome sexual addiction and relational brokenness. His program, The Power of Pornography, has been presented to over 80,000 college students across the country. As a sought-after speaker and program leader, Gene has been interviewed as a subject expert on several nationally televised talks shows like Montel Williams and others. His work has helped many men and women to escape the sex industry.