Vocational

Put Your Hand Out and Help Somebody

Posted March 17, 2021 | By lkist

“If you’re ever feeling sad or lonely, or feeling like you don’t matter…put your hand out and help somebody else up.”

These aren’t just wise words from GROW Central Florida Founder and Director Colleen Gonzalez; rather, a mantra that has become her framework for a meaningful life lived in service of others. Watch as Colleen shares more about her journey from an engaged parent to a non-profit founder and leader solving problems and changing lives with 80 volunteers across 50 Central Florida schools.

Are you inspired by Colleen and her story, and ready to focus on your vocational wellbeing? Here’s a couple of action items to do just that with our Ways to Wellbeing:

• Learn more about the organization and volunteer opportunities with GROW Central Florida here.

• Watch Working Hard to Make a Difference, a WBN profile on Central Floridian Martha Cole who found fulfillment and inspiration after becoming involved with Habitat for Humanity post-retirement.

• Watch CHWB On-Demand: Making a Difference – Serving Others While Nurturing Ourselves, with Licensed Mental Health Counselor Alison Issen. Issen explores the rhythms of compassion and ways to balance our needs with the vast needs of those we serve.