Walking Every Season Together
The WEST Project is about Walking Every Season Together. Our work involves the focused effort of the "Women of the WEST" which includes our Executive Leadership Board as well as WEST Associates.
To listen, learn, love and actively work for the well being of all people, in and through the powerful avenue of sport.
To use our energy and influence to grow deep spirited friendships, provide ongoing mentoring, and enhance purposeful networks within the sports world, and especially for women in sport.. To coach coaches, encourage and empower, enhance our ability to communicate well, stand together against racism, and engage with significant issues.
The three pillars of the WEST Project are Wisdom, Work and Wellness.
Our founding team is made up of women from diverse backgrounds, gifting, professions and seasons of life. We have years of experience and hearts to listen, share and learn. We walk and talk together, work and share life, and grow in wisdom. Standing together against injustice, teaching and coaching the next generation, leading and affecting change, all require deep wisdom.
We believe in doing the work. We will work to encourage and empower men and women in sport. We will model effective conversations, create resources, offer mentoring opportunities, run retreats and seminars, and connect people. Our team will create written and video material that enhances conversations and provides guidance for coaches, leaders, executives and professionals in the world of sport. We will stand against racism and social injustice. We will work for and encourage the under resourced, to provide avenues of advancement and empowerment.
Recognizing the need for greater understanding and focus on mental health, and the tendency at times to disregard our own well being, we desire to provide resources and deepen our conversations around wellness. As women we can tend to care for everyone else first, often leaving our own buckets empty. Our programs and resources will include an emphasis on rest, self-care, personal growth and wisdom regarding mental, spiritual, relational and physical health.