Patricia Shafer is the founder and “Chief Catalyst” of Mothering Across Continents, a nonprofit organization where volunteer catalysts — people who work together to create change in the world — receive consulting, coaching and mentoring to make dream ventures a reality. Projects have been launched on four continents.
“We’re all on this planet together,” said Shafer. “We need to help our tribe.”
The former corporate strategist sees numerous opportunities for people to be engaged with global issues, one being service to orphans and vulnerable children. In late 2005, she wrote an op-ed piece for The Charlotte Observer encouraging metro Charlotte residents and noting, “Aspirations to be world class are about so much more than building businesses, sports and entertainment.”
Be sure to catch Shafer’s TEDxCharlotte talk on Feb. 15!
by Joanne Spataro