Dear Good Generation,
After a bit of preparation, I am excited to finally bring you the “Good Profile” series, which features the voices of fellow members of our do-gooder community. They may be a few years out active in the field as entrepreneurs, employees, consultants, and more, or they may also be students just at the beginning of their “do-good” careers.
What they have in common with you is that they too thought hard about what they wanted to contribute, and went through their own reflections, experiences or rationalizations for why they do what they do now. For some, the answers were obvious as to what their path should be. For others, they may still not be sure if what they do best fits what they wish to accomplish in terms of impact and change in the world. But they are taking a chance, nonetheless.
They all come from different backgrounds that some of you will hopefully identify with as not being too different from your own. They all had alternatives and choices for career paths but for some reason chose to get into the “do-good” business. They all, not unlike you, are talented, bright and with a unique set of values that they wish to align their world to.
Lastly, one important note. If you know of people, including yourself, whom you think would make for a great Good Profile, please tell me or click the “Good Profile Sign-up Sheet“ on the bottom menu of the blog. Tell me a little about yourself or the person you have in mind. If it’s you, leave me a contact e-mail. If it’s someone else you are referring, I will ask you for an introduction if their story seems interesting. I am periodically looking for representativeness across do-good sectors or occupations, among professionals (mid-career or entry-level) or students (undergraduate or graduate all okay). Whether you are someone in the field or just looking for the way and have a unique perspective or struggle that you can articulate, I would love to hear about it.
This is also a great opportunity for you to raise awareness about your organization although the emphasis is clearly on you.
For now, hope some of you find the profiles helpful to your own reflections.