Tom Karl

Recovery Capital Research to Application

Tom Karl is the founder and CEO of R1 Learning. He founded R1 Learning as the result of his own experiences in addiction and recovery. The idea for the R1 Learning System and the Discovery Cards came to Tom following a relapse when he noted a lack of practical tools in addiction treatment settings. He has used the creation of the tools to help him better understand himself and address his challenges. Through R1, Tom’s goal is to put impactful self-discovery tools into the hands of individuals in recovery and empower them to change their lives. Tom has over 25 years of experience working with global companies, government agencies, and education institutions in learning and development, career planning, and employee engagement. 

Tom is a graduate of Duke University and lives in Arlington, Virginia. He is active in the recovery community and volunteers with patient engagement programs.