coaching people who need to step out of the busy to face into it with strength bringing multi-cultural experience to networks of people and organizations that build From 1992 to 2012, Patricia joined and co-led teams partnering with nationals and internationals in multi-ethnic Detroit, Asia, central Europe, and western Europe. Listening was the foundation of all that these teams did. Loving and learning the local people, cultures, networks, and languages was the blueprint for moving forward, keeping the good of the whole in view. Following years were spent with people experiencing homelessness, many with a wide variety of addictions and/or disabling diagnoses. Clients and colleagues formed Patricia as a grant provider, outreach staff, and county housing consortium member. The skills and passions brought by that combination of listening, administration, and advocating remain, along with the unifying experience among the local network of strength-giving organizations.