Thursday, March 29, 2018

Chris and Carol Green Honored on Capitol Hill

Chris and Carol Green (doctors honoris causa)

Washington, DC (Capitol Hill) ---Community Life Coaches, Chris and Carol Green were part of a special Honors and Distinctions Ceremony held in Washington, DC in the chapel of the U.S. Capitol Building.

In this year's event, the Greens received their second honorary doctorate degree (see 2016 ceremony) in as many years. This time it was the Latin University of Theology conferring upon them, honorary doctorates in Society and Human Rights to acknowledge their 25 years of ministry and service in the urban community.

"We are humbled by this honor and very grateful," the Greens responded afterwards. "We don't know how we came to be included with such an elite list of highly esteemed people. You never know how far your calling and passion will take you. From our perspective, two kids from the 'hood' were honored on Capitol Hill."

Hosted by iChange Nations™ and Dr. Clyde Rivers, this non-political event featured several honorees from across the United States and from Africa. The list of honorees included:

* Dr. Ruth Mizell, is a former campaign manager for President George Bush Sr., who also served under President Ronald Reagan and President George H. W. Bush as adviser to the U.S. Peace Corps. During those years, she served as liaison to the White House for the American Christian Trust, served on the Board of Directors of the National Prayer Embassy, and was active in several Christian ministries. In 1994 she became active in Capitol Hill Prayer Partners and became their liaison to the Capitol.

* The Honorable Simona Broomes, serves as the Minister of Natural Resources for the Republic of Guyana, Africa; recognized for her work to stop human trafficking.

* Natasha Stewart, MS-LPC, currently serves as the director for The Center for Counseling and Behavioral Health at The Potter's House of Dallas, under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes.

* Dr. Jason Renville, is an Author and Empowerment & Human Development Facilitator at Jason Renville Ministries.

* Chaplain Allen Perry, is a powerful motivational speaker, who is a certified Chaplain with the National & International Chaplain’s Association through Florida Theological Chaplain Academy.

"This couple is effectively changing lives in south central Pennsylvania!" stated Dr. Rivers as the presenter of their latest degrees. "They are making a true impact and creating a new narrative in the arena of  Life Coaching. We decided to bring them to Capitol Hill for this recognition because we believe they are the best of the best in what they do. They are on the front lines of a completely new way to serve communities and equip leaders in human services."

Since 2004, the Greens have been able to establish a network of community leadership-supporting services that have been essential to their work with the unemployed, the homeless, to human service advocates, educators, pastors, and all who are seeking to inspire a higher and greater purpose for living.

They served in local church pastoral leadership in Saint Louis, MO and Harrisburg, PA for a combined 27 years, before launching out full-time to encourage, support and strengthen leaders from all spheres and aspects of life. They are:

For their community life coaching service, the Greens have also received a United Way 2017 Volunteer of the Year Nomination, Urban Leadership Awards (2016) and Community Ambassador Awards (2015) from iChange Nations™, and Goodwill Ambassadors of World Peace Awards (2015), as part of an interfaith peace-building initiative to the United Nations, by Golden Rule International. 

Together, they are the authors of 14 inspirational life-building books, and the creators of several blogs and eNewsletters. They are also accomplished songwriters, having penned and produced over 150 songs since 1992.

As the world's leading producers of CARE-Ready™ Life Coaches, Chris and Carol Green teach and train community, government and education leaders, human service organizers, business visionaries, and neighborhood dreamers how to be much more effective by embracing the principles of CARE (Compassionate Accountability with Respect and Empathy) in their professional and personal lives. They LISTEN to people, LIFT people and LAUNCH people. Then they equip and empower them to do the same for others.

Many coaching, mentoring and community outreach programs employ what is known as a "deficit model" of working with people. That's where you focus on the problems (deficits) of a person, and then apply a set of pre-determined, cookie cutter steps and treatments to address their issues. The deficit-based model is what many well-meaning Helpers use, but it rarely works long-term, leaving Helpers wondering why their clients fail to break the cycles of addiction and recidivism.

However, CARE-Ready™ Life Coaching mirrors the principles found in the proven, Best Practice strategies of Strength-based, Solution-focused models. CARE-Ready™ life coaches are trained to connect with people in order to build a relationship/ partnership that empowers the client; thus allowing the client to discover the solutions that will work best for them.

Also, while many coaching programs focus on how to target potential high-paying affluent clients, and high-paying speaking opportunities, the Greens train, equip and empower Care-Ready™  Responders and Life Coaches, who are willing to take on the most often overlooked people of society; those who live in under-served communities, who can least afford, but benefit the most from professional guidance.

If you want to be trained and empowered to coach or mentor with a purpose that's greater than yourself, EXPLORE THAT POSSIBILITY at