Why am I excited to be in the Ukraine?

Hello from Zhitomyr, Ukraine. Why am I excited to be here?

It’s the perfect place for our last training event of 2017. Coaching is new to the Ukraine. People have heard about it, but very few have ever worked with a coach. The business men and women are eager to learn, and so are the ministry leaders.

But that’s not the only reason I’m excited to be here….

90 years ago my grandparents fled the Ukraine – near Zhitomyr – for fear of their lives.  And here I am, 90 years later, teaching and training in the Ukraine.

Over the weekend I visited the mass grave where my great uncle and many, many others were executed. This reminded me of the “worst of humanity”. Then during today’s training, I saw a much different world. The Ukrainian people embraced the idea of bringing out the best in each other and developing deep mutual respect for each other.

Zhitomyr is a great reminder to me that people CAN change.

Thank you Ukraine, for this great reminder.


All the best,


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