The GOGI the world knows today was a mere vision in 2007 when then Sgt Grady Machnick approached Coach Taylor at the Los Angeles Times book fair in 2007. Asking if she would speak to detained women at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Sgt Machnick shared his vision for rehabilitation that would empower the women to move beyond trauma and addiction. Coach Taylor was guided, supported, and protected by Sgt. Grady Machnick from 2007 to 2009 as the first GOGI Campus was created under his [...]
AYAAD has extended an invitation to Getting Out by Going In (GOGI) a USA, California-based, non-profit, to facilitate leadership training to AYAAD participants and stakeholders in the community. AYYAD members certified in the use of the GOGI Life Tools, a set of practical life tools proven to inspire and unite communities. The Association of Youth and Young Adults Development (AYYAD), a charitable organization based in Accra, Ghana, Africa, empowers Ghanaian youth to resolve community challenges standing in the way of unity throughout Ghana. Through educational sponsorship, youth mentorship, and community volunteerism, AYAAD promotes peace, courage, and unity throughout Ghana.
In This Issue: Is Freedom Really Freedom? Parole Hearings - The GOGI Way Is Freedom Really… Freedom? Thoughts from Coach Taylor Coach Johnny, the GOGI Mailroom Manager and GOGI Board Member, will often share a few words of encouragement to recently released students of the GOGI Life Tools. What he shares inspires them to smoothly navigate the challenges inherent in transitioning from a DOC to the outside world. He tells them that physical freedom requires a positive attitude and a lot of work. It’s more [...]
In addition to releasing the GOGI Yoga for Small Spaces book, GOGI is increasing the number of episodes of the You Tube Humans of GOGI Series. All future GOGI initiatives focus on expanding use of the GOGI Life Tools to every sector of the population, with new and innovative ways of sharing the GOGI Life Tools.
https://youtu.be/syM22oBSL6s Coach Johnny - Special guest on the prison post
The Bob Barker Foundation has been supporting non-profit organizations serving justice-impacted communities since 2004. The PowerUp Leadership Academy (PLAY) initiative of Getting Out by Going In (GOGI) was recently awarded grant funding by the Bob Barker Foundation to address the unmet need to better prepare GOGI Students for leadership positions upon release. Through the grant funding, more than 60 participants will be provided with multiple required leadership courses leading to full certification as a GOGI Coach.
A Note from GOGI Founder, Coach Taylor - Sometimes trauma or unfortunate circumstances can be morphed into pretty awesome outcomes, especially for those of us who use our GOGI Life Tools. Because I believe myself to be skilled at using my GOGI Life Tools, I was able to create positive outcomes from my recent fall off a horse and the resulting metal plate in my arm. What I know is this. When we perceive our challenges to be opportunities in disguise, we can create some significantly powerful outcomes. (Read more in GOGI Coach News).
With this book, ANYONE, in any place and under any circumstance can PowerUp! their life with the simple tools created by and for prisoners as their gift to the world.
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