Tim “Motor-Vator” Williams
About The “Motor-Vator”. . .
The “Motor-Vator” is no ordinary man, which is evident
in his positive energy and confidence. People who know
him say his energy is contagious. For most of his
professional life, The “Motor-Vator” has been
passionate about helping those who are struggling in
their career, business and personal goals. He is a
mentor and Motor-Vator to many who have been
blessed to know him. His journey as a professional
speaker and Motor-Vator began in the automotive sales
industry 23 years ago. It is here where he has become a
top salesman and leader in the auto sales industry.
Early in his journey, he had a burning desire to be the
best and to succeed beyond the normal. The
“Motor-Vator” began putting a plan in place and
invested his time and energy in educating himself on
the many aspects of sales and leadership. His passion
for working his plan lead to him reaching the level of
success he has achieved today. Taking a quote from his
book, “failure is not an option for me”.
Joan Irby / Recruitment
Guardian ad Litem
Air Force brat from Atl. Went to the University of Ky (go Blue) , Business owner in Atl, Navarre/ Gulf Breeze area to raise my 3 kids the last 16 years and sell Real Estate. A man came to my church 6 years ago to talk about GAL and I started volunteering. I was so passionate about the program they offered me the Recruiting position 4 years ago. Took me a long time to find my calling but incorporated my Passion for orphans and at risk children and my sales background to replicate myself to bring other advocates in.
Guardian ad Litem standards were developed to inspire and empower volunteers and staff to say, “I am for the Child.”
“I am for the Child” is the theme for the GAL standards. I believe they reflect that we have listened to the children and young adults in foster care and that we heard their voices.
A Guardian ad Litem is so much more to a child than just their court advocate. A GAL volunteer often becomes a role model, mentor, educational surrogate, friend, confidant, and most important, a consistent caring person on whom the child can rely. The standards reflect this high level of empowerment and lay the foundation for guardians and staff to make an even greater difference in the lives of children.
“To the world you are one person, but to one person you are the world.”
As we approach 2015, our 35th anniversary, with the goal of more than 10,000 volunteers, I am looking forward to supporting our dedicated volunteers and staff who are there for the children and young adults not solely because it is their job, but because it’s their passion in life. This document is a living and evolving document with the sole purpose of allowing our volunteers and staff to advocate for a child’s best interest. I welcome your comments and thoughts to improve the standards.
Thanks for the important work each of you do for children. I value your commitment and dedication to ensure children’s voices are heard and children have someone in their corner fighting for them.
These standards will allow each of you to say unequivocally “I am for the child.”
Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office
The Holland Building
600 South Calhoun Street,
Suite 274 Tallahassee,
P.O. Box 10628
Tallahassee, FL 32302-3628
Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office
Feel Free to share your comments with Alan by emailing him atDirector@gal.fl.gov
Contact information for individual circuits can be found in the Local Programs section of this website