To Reach. To Coach. To Propel.
UNPLUGGED is a non profit organization designed to shed light on and provide solutions to issues that keep people PLUGGED into the negative influences of society. We utilize the creative arts and coaching resources to inspire people to connect to their "Art Form" and to serve God and people with it.
We as an organization strive to not only bring awareness to issues like substance abuse, economic responsibility, self-hatred and homelessness but also provide resources and support to aid local communities that struggle in these areas.
It began with 100 + students, shuttled 10 miles from Tulsa’s Northside on a summer day. With temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees, it was hot, it was humid and the dense air weighed upon their shoulders like a blanket soaked in brine. And yet, compared to the nightmare of substance abuse, child homelessness and gang violence that had become their world, the heat was a comfort to them. These students were at-risk, and in danger of losing themselves; becoming prisoners of their environment. The benefit event that they had the chance to attend may have been their only moments of relief, or of rescue. On May 1st, 2008, the students came expecting fellowship and fun with friends, but they left with so much more. What they expected to be a night filled with fellowship and friends, became so much more.
The 2008 Amped benefit event changed the way that Coach Joshua Eze sought to improve the lives of at-risk youths and adults in his community. He witnessed countless youths re-dedicating their lives to education, instead of drug abuse. He witnessed youth re-dedicating their lives to social injustice instead of gang violence and in 2009 he decided to go forth and fulfill the call that was on his life to build people, to build relationships and to build communities.
Coach Josh, the founder of UNPLUGGED debuted his first book titled UNPLUGGED in 2009. The motivational piece discusses the top struggles that keep people plugged into negative influences and provides insight for ways to UNPLUG from them. It was during this time that Coach Josh also launched UNPLUGGED’s YouTube channel with over 400 life coaching videos ranging in topics from Overcoming Substance Abuse, Coping with Insecurity, and cultivating healthy relationships. These videos enabled UNPLUGGED to reach an international audience. Subscribers were diverse in age, gender, racial/ethnic background and socioeconomic status. On October 30, 2010, Coach Josh launched UNPLUGGED locally in the city of Charlotte.
Since 2010, UNPLUGGED has hosted over 270 coaching events, produced over 400 YouTube videos watched in over 100 countries, provided solutions to over 250 unanswered questions, mentored 6 young men and hosted four benefit events/ concerts - 2 in the heart of Charlotte one on the Campus of UNC Charlotte and one this past November. By Gods grace we will do even more.
Coach Josh: Building People. Building Relationships. Building Communities.
Coach Josh is a certified Life Coach and Licensed Minister that lives to help people UNPLUG from the negative influences of Society and PLUG into Christ. His heart is for people to discover their purpose and live their life connected to the eternal source that will never fail them.
Since UNPLUGGED Started in 2008, Coach Josh has released three books entitled UNPLUGGED, World War M3 (Me), and The Purpose of Singleness, hosted over 300 events/ workshops, produced over 500 YouTube videos (watched in over 100 countries), answered 290 questions, and hosted two benefit concerts in the heart of Charlotte!
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You can purchase Coach Josh's book's now on Amazon below and be on the look out for his 3rd book releasing next summer.
What We Believe | "Helping People UNPLUG from the negative influences of society and PLUG into Christ"