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Coaching on the Living Edge with Patrick Williams, Ed.D., MCC

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Longwood, Florida, Church on the Living Edge hosted a workshop on Creating a Coaching Culture, featuring guest speaker, Patrick Williams, Ed.D., MCC.

To empower others to connect thinking, dreams and ideas with resources available to them is at the heart of Executive Coaching which typically costs upwards of $300 per hour. When it comes to gaining a competitive edge on the career front, the demand for coaching is on the rise. The simple reason for the proliferation of the profession is that coaching has been proven to get results. Williams however, has taken the coaching profession from the corporate arena to the global community using the coaching approach as a vehicle of empowerment for social change.

Williams says that Life Coaching, “Guides people by empowering them to think outside the box. It doesn't give answers, but allows you to think about how you can take your ideas and dreams and move them to reality”. He believes that this process helps people move from good to great by bringing out the best in each of us. This became the passionate vision of Patrick Williams as he founded Coaching the Global Village.

No one knows more about the powerful impact that coaching can create than Patrick Williams, one of the early pioneers of coaching. In 1998 he founded the Institute for Life Coach Training, an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program. He speaks worldwide on topics of living purposefully, coaching for global change, wellness coaching, and the coach approach in leadership. He has written dozens of articles and been interviewed on TV and radio.

Dr. Mark Chironna, Pastor of Church on the Living Edge, also an ICF Certified Life Coach, knows the value of, "Utilizing professional coaching techniques to empower communities around the world to develop sustainable solutions for pressing human and societal needs." He hopes to harness the power of impactful coaching conversations to reach the global community beginning with Central Florida. Chironna says,

"Our message is a whole message for a whole person, so that in every area of your life: spiritual, social, familial, psychological, financial, vocational, and physical, you can actualize all that is innately within you according to the greatness of God’s “grand design” in you."

"Coaching exists because it can be helpful, and it will prosper because it can be transformational," says Williams.

Williams is reaching global village locally with the "Road To Success" Flagler’s Youth Program: Coaching the Global Village is providing coaching/mentoring for young adults ages 16-21 who are participating in a comprehensive program designed to help participants become members of the workforce, and improve their life skills; including obtaining a high school diploma or GED, and/or obtaining a college education, He is making the tools of coaching available to those who most need a road map to success for the next stage of their journey to adulthood.

Pat Williams was awarded the first Global Visionary Fellowship by the Foundation of Coaching for his Coaching the Global Village project, a non profit organization to take the coach approach to developing villages on the planet. You may view his media kit and learn about training at

What are you doing to reach the Global Village?

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