CLAREMONT, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Life-Changing Coaching announces that Coach Paul has been selected to participate as one of the speakers at this year’s Magic Johnson Foundation – Life Skills Leadership Conference, which is being held from Thursday, July 22, 2010, to Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at UCLA.
Coach Paul, coaching psychologist and founder of Life-Changing Coaching, says, “With all of the bad news that gets circulated about young people these days, it’s an honor to be selected to spend some time with a group of students who are doing good things with their lives.”
In 1998, the Magic Johnson Foundation formed the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program, which has supported more than 300 deserving minority high school students with scholarships. The program further promotes academic excellence and professional development by providing mentorship, internships, computers and an annual leadership conference.
This year’s leadership conference will be held on the UCLA campus in Westwood, California, and will include speakers from companies like Best Buy, Aetna, and Southern California Edison. The President of the Los Angeles City Council, Eric Garcetti, is also scheduled to speak.
Coach Paul, who devotes a considerable amount of his volunteer time working with youth from disadvantaged backgrounds says, “I was reading the paper this morning about another teenager who lost his life as a result of gang violence. That just breaks my heart. Thank God for Magic Johnson and his partners who make it possible for some of these kids to escape those dangerous situations and start living better lives. It may not be possible for us to save all of these kids, but we can sure try. I commend Magic for taking that same championship attitude that allowed him to become a legendary basketball player and using it off the court to help these outstanding young people.”
About Coach Paul:
Paul “Coach Paul” Edward, PhD, is the Founder and Managing Coach of Life-Changing Coaching, a full-service coaching psychology firm that specializes in helping people live better lives. He is the author of the award-winning book, Moving Forward: Turning Good Intentions Into Great Results (ISBN 978-0981-493923).