Bill offers a unique blend of expertise in business dynamics, passion for human connection, and a love for music. For him, Sewa Beats is a way of paying forward the many gifts that have come out of his time living, working and studying in Africa. His work is an expression of his commitment to making a difference in the world.
Bill first went to Africa when he was awarded a grant to study a herd of giraffe as part of an ecology and conservation research project he designed. It was then that he fell in love with Africa, its music, and its people. He learned KiSwahilli, taught English at a local school, and began his studies of the drum. He later went on to become a close personal student of legendary master drummer Mamady Keita, and achieved the degree of Senior Instructor at the world’s first international academy of West African Drumming.
Today, Bill is based North Carolina – taking advantage of living between the mountains and sea to pursue his love of outdoor adventure sports. When he’s not mountain biking or trail running, Bill can be found spending quiet time with his family.
What’s the most inspiring thing about Sewa Beats?
“It’s head and heart together – it’s research backed and uplifting at the same time. It’s business focused we’re making a global difference – the programs happen in the context of the business world but have far reaching personal and social impact”
What’s your personal mission?
“My mission is to have an impact on the organizations and people that make a difference in today’s world. My mission is to connect people to themselves, and to each other. I believe by changing the way companies approach success, we can change the way people think about themselves and others. Employees can start to understand their true purpose and reach their full potential – both at work, and in their personal lives. I envision the world to moving towards being a global human community.”
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned during your time at Sewa Beats?
“You can’t give what you don’t have. You have to live it and be it. It all comes from you. The external results we generate are a direct result of our internal growth.”