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by Paul D. Lowe
World Game-Changers

Unity Begins With 'U' - Paul D. Lowe & Dr Art McCoy

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On this episode, Paul is joined by Dr Art McCoy, a spiritual and religious leader and educator who has been working in the education sector since he was 18, making him the youngest certified mathematics teacher in Missouri and has gone on to be the youngest in all his roles until he became the youngest, and first black Superintendent of Schools there. He now works in mental health and diversity within his community and is here to talk about unity and the true you. KEY TAKEAWAYS I help people unlock the aspects of their potential that’s within them to then express it to the world. There are no coincidences in life, there’s only one big difference between illness and wellness: When we remove the ‘I’ from illness and replace it with ‘we’ we remove illness and replace it with wellness. Internal unity is D.R.I.V.E. – Drive, Relationships (Rapport), Insight, Volition, Engagement. External unity is what love looks like in public. That’s the ‘U’ in unity. That helps communities become vibrant. We all are given problems in life, and they can sometimes be our greatest gifts because they build our character and forge who we are. And, if we can master that, we can flourish. BEST MOMENTS ‘I’ve dedicated my life to seeing souls first and staff/students/stakeholders second.’ ‘The community helped make me and shape me into who I am.’ ‘External equity is meeting the need at the speed of the need.’ ‘The longest journey most people will ever make is the 16 inches between their brain and their heart.’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Paul’s Story: Emerging From The Forest (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Emerging-Forest-Pain-Purpose-Mastering/dp/1719373272 Paul’s Story: Emerging From The Forest (USA): https://www.amazon.com/Emerging-Forest-Pain-Purpose-Mastering/dp/1719373272 Mastering The Game Of Life Book (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Game-Life-Paul-Lowe/dp/1782227679 Mastering The Game Of Life Book (USA): https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Game-Life-Paul-Lowe/dp/1782227679 Speaking From Our Hearts Books: Volumes 1-3 (Available on Amazon) World Game-Changers Group ABOUT THE GUEST Art McCoy, Ph.D., began his career as a trailblazing mathematics teacher in the Rockwood School District after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a bachelors at age 19, reportedly as the youngest certified teacher in Missouri. After earning his Master’s in Education, he served as a principal from age 22 to 25. After receiving a Doctor of Philosophy, he was named Pattonville’s K-12 Gifted Director at age 25. In December 2010, Dr. McCoy became the youngest and first African-American Superintendent of Ferguson-Florissant School District at age 33 and a leader for Harvard’s Pathways to Prosperity. Over three decades, he has led over 20,000 staff, over 1 million students across the US, and supported thousands of students and educators in Canada, Kenya, and United Arab Emirates. Under his leadership, Jennings School District achieved multiple years of 100% graduation, college, and career placement. As a Johns Hopkins University Certified Contact Tracer, Dr. McCoy has the first to reopen schools for in-person learning in St. Louis, Missouri in 2020 and he advised 1200+ schools worldwide to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2021, Dr. McCoy became, by unanimous board approval, Jennings’ first Superintendent Emeritus, SLU Distinguish Fellow, and the STL.works Leader. He has served on 30+ non-profit and for-profit boards. He raised over $20 million for innovative programs in STEAM, workforce development, diversity-inclusion- equity, mental health and wellness. He produced two school-based health clinics, homeless shelters, grocery store food hubs, and school-based centers for healing engagement with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. www.artmccoy.com www.linkedin.com/artmccoy ABOUT THE HOST Paul has made a remarkable transformation from existing for many years in dark, desperate despair; to now living a really healthy, happy and fulfilling life. From an early age, he was in the vice-like clutches of the demon drink and constantly embroiled within a dark cocktail of toxic beliefs, self-hate and destructive violence. Along with his empathetic and dedicated team of world-class coaches and mentors, Paul’s purpose is deeply transformational: Developing World Game-Changers… He is extremely passionate about helping others to find their purpose, have a voice and ultimately, make a real difference. This has been built on a long and distinguished history of heart-centred coaching and mentoring. He has also been responsible for raising significant amounts of funds for many charities and good causes around the world; positively impacting and inspiring thousands of children – mainly from challenging backgrounds – within the UK & worldwide. Through this World Game-Changers podcast and books, he has been involved in – including being a best-selling co-author – Paul also helps others to get their own inspirational messages and stories out into the world; as well as offering support to many charitable organisations, in their development & fund-raising. CONTACT METHODS Tel: +44 (0) 7958 042 155 E-mail: Paul@Paul-Lowe.com Web: https://www.Paul-Lowe.com Web: https://www.worldgamechangers.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IamPaulLowe/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-d-lowe-7a78332a/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Episode 401

by Paul D. Lowe