Lawrence Williams

LAWRENCE WILLIAMS is an independent human service professional, providing education & training, with a primary focus on leadership development, workplace coaching/mentoring, team functioning in the workplace, and topics addressing human diversity and cultural competency. He retired in 2013 as an Executive of Talbert House (Cincinnati, Ohio). During his tenure responsibilities included oversight of the agency’s Human Resources, and training and development departments. He is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio; received his primary and secondary education in Cincinnati Public Schools; and earned Criminal Justice Bachelor and Master of Science degrees, from the University of Cincinnati.

As an independent trainer/consultant, Lawrence plans, prepares and provides staff development, leadership, one-to-one coaching, as well as gives related talks, in-services and workshops to a variety of professional and community-based clients. Past clients include: The National Institute of Drug Addiction’s (NIDA) Community Education Network; Hamilton County Juvenile Court; Department of Jobs and Family Services; Community Mental Health & Recovery Services Board; Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (formerly Department of Alcohol and Drug Addictions Services (ODADAS); Ohio Community Corrections Association (OCCA); United Way of Greater Cincinnati; Talbert House; Central Community Health Board (CCHB), and local community and faith-based organizations. Additionally, Lawrence served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati, where he developed and taught: Fundamentals of Cultural Competence, in the Addictions Studies program.

Lawrence has been married for 44 years, has one son, and served as father to a niece and nephew. He is an active grandfather to 2 girls and 1 boy, ages 17, 14 and 8. He has served several local and state community initiatives and non-profit boards, including: The Cincinnati Center for Chemical Addictions (CCAT), Ohio Credentialing Board for Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCB), AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati (AVOC), Cincinnati Action Now (CAN), Cornerstone Community Loan Fund, Winton Woods Community Drug-free Coalition, Prevention First (formerly the Coalition for a Drug-free Greater Cincinnati), and the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cincinnati alumni board.

Other activities include: He is an avid Bible student (in affiliation with Bible Standard Ministries –, reading, mentoring young people in their personal development journeys, traveling, spending time with grandchildren, writing, music (listening to jazz); spinning, walking and bicycling; amateur photography.