“There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.”
These immortal words spoken by Gandhi are the only truth about peace that will lead to its ever being realized in our world. You and I must strive toward peaceful living in our homes, with our families, our communities and our world. That means to be purposeful and conscious of our actions and communications every day. And when we find ourselves not at peace, act! Do something peaceful, or “peace-creating.” Be anonymously kind to someone, or be of service to a stranger. Give a gift for no reason other than that of love. – Dr. Patrick Williams
In May of 2006 Pat was awarded the first Global Visionary Fellowship by the Foundation of Coaching for his Coaching the Global Village initiative to bring coaching methodologies to villages in developing countries and to the leaders of the non-profits and non-governmental organizations who serve them.
The proposal was: To utilize the power of the coach approach as exemplified today with the evolution of the profession of Personal and Business Life Coaching (aka leadership coaching, personal coaching, wellness coaching) for personal and professional growth, I am proposing that a Coaching the Global Village project be developed to create positive social change for the underserved, undervalued, underfed, undereducated, and under appreciated in many of the villages and towns of the world, especially in places like Africa, South America and Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Haiti or others.
Today Coaching the Global Village has provided support for projects from Haiti to Nepal, from Kenya to the United States. Our Signature Project for funding and program delivery is now Project Liberation. CGV has become the fiscal sponsor of this life changing program for formerly incarcerated women and we have plans, hopes, and dreams to expand this domestically and internationally. We are gearing up to train others to work with this underserved and undervalued population.