Andrew Co - World Class Facilitation

Andrew Co - World Class Facilitation

Following Typhoon Yolanda, some people rallied and made a tremendous difference. Andrew Co was one of these folks. A well connected businessman, he put the full weight of his resources to work and make a tremendous impact. Listen as Mr. Co shares his heart.

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Typhoon Yolanda: Maryann

Typhoon Yolanda: Maryann

Out in the middle of nowhere and our bus couldn't go any further. So...we just set up clinic in the middle of what used to be a coconut farm. One of the first people that we met was Maryann and she could speak English! She volunteered to serve as my interpreter. You won't believe her story.

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Typhoon Yolanda: Unstoppable

Typhoon Yolanda: Unstoppable

Today is Thanksgiving! It really doesn’t feel like it. Usually, at home I’m up early and starting my day long relationship with a couple of turkeys. Today, most likely, we are going to have MREs (Military Meals Ready to Eat) and maybe some special freeze-dried desserts from REI. In a storage, simplistic way, I was looking forward to it. And… I was thankful. After all, it is Thanksgiving. There are so many things that I take for granted: Toilets that you can sit on and that you don’t have to flush with a bucket, water the comes out of the faucet that you can drink, Internet access, a bed, a shower with hot or cold water (that you can drink if you want to), sleeping without a mosquito net to get tangled in, and more. Yep, I’m thankful alright. Number one, I have a roof. Number two, it doesn’t leak.

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Typhoon Yolanda Heli-Clinics Video Update

Typhoon Yolanda Heli-Clinics Video Update

I spent my 31st wedding anniversary apart from my lovely wife, Debbie. In fact, we were 6,642 miles apart. I was in Tacloban in the Philippines and she was at home in Bremerton, WA. It's actually more confusing than that since I started celebrating it a day before her due to the time zone shift. So, in reality, I missed her a ton on our anniversary which lasted more than a day and a half.

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Resilience: No Hands & No Feet!

Resilience: No Hands & No Feet!

Frankly, stories like this make me a bit uncomfortable. There is a lot to learn from 25 year old, Kyle Maynard. He was born without hands or feet and yet he climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro. His attitude is refreshing and, at the same time, challenging. Watching him redefines my challenges and compels me to get back in the game. How about you? What are your thoughts after watching him?

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