Advocacy: All Leaders Please Stand Up!

Being a leader comes natural to me in a business setting. To be an advocate takes a certain type of leader. My motto is don’t tell me your going to do something show me you will do what you say. The job of being an advocate for the disabled is tireless work. The bosses of a group home need to be organized, empower their employees to make decisions and set up a positive atmosphere that keeps the workers connected to educational options to help them do their job.

How can I speak  of being an advocate so confidently Well for one I am a disabled adult who is a brain injury survivor who has been a advocate for the disabled. Well I worked in the Human Services industry and saw the dysfunction. Politics and bureaucracy are not my thing even though they have their place within an organization. True leaders help their employees stand up to be advocate with a plan.

In this country of Canada I have had the joy of Teaching English As A Second Language to immigrants in central and Calgary Alberta.My travels also took me to Mexico and teach English their while on Internship for my degree. What does this have to do with advocacy you may say? Someone coming to a strange land and learning to speak a strange language need support. Thank goodness for organizations that help new immigrants to get started

To  be an advocate defined in Webster’s Dictionary is: to plead in favor of :”defend by argument before public tribunal  or public support or recommend publicly.” So whatever your cause stand up and be a leader for those need your help. You can be a great advocate.


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