If there is a core passion in Errol’s life, it is this – he loves helping individuals and organizations bring their vision, true purpose and deepest calling into reality.
He credits his military service as the training ground for learning how to accomplish a team mission and overcome severe tests of endurance.
As an Airborne Ranger Infantry company commander in Vietnam during the period 1967-68, Captain Sowers experienced not only the close camaraderie of his men but the pain of their wounds and lives sacrificed. Death and loss served as both teacher and tormentor. And like many returning warriors, he still carries the lingering feelings of guilt of “why them and not me.”
Teaching and leading others to believe in themselves and rise to their highest level of human potential is a “calling” that inspires his life. As an instructor in the elite Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia, plus command time as a unit leader in a “special alert battalion” deployed to the Berlin Wall and later to a base in southern Germany, Errol learned that “service to others, to country and to a higher mission beyond self” is what motivates every true warrior.
After 5 & ½ years of military service, Errol successfully transitioned into the corporate business world but yearned to start his own business. Today he looks back on his 35 years of co-founding five enterprises and serving in many civic organizations as a journey of growing spiritually and finding his true mission – walking the path of a warrior-mentor.
For distinguished service to his country, Errol was awarded the Bronze Star, Vietnam Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, & Combat Infantryman Badge.
His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree from Yale University –both in Forestry & Environmental studies. More recently, he earned a Doctor of Divinity degree.
Although his work/family life is now more balanced, Errol and his wife Meredith continue to volunteer in their non-profit foundation three days a week. They enjoy time with their blended family of six children and eight grand-children, and doing gardening, outdoor sports & activities, reading, writing, and service to others.