In 2 sentences, tell us who you are, where you are from, and what you do for GenFeeds:
Hey folks! I’m Michael De Selm – a marooned San Diego, CA beach bum currently living in Allentown, PA. I help event hosts build relationships within their communities & businesses to create a lasting revolution of generosity so that all children can thrive. (Coaching Team Lead, Event Coach, Event Facilitator, GF Swiss Army Knife).
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is:
Never apologize twice… your friends don’t need it and your enemies will never listen to you. Your friends love you, believe in you, and have already given you the benefit of the doubt. Your enemies will never listen to you, so don’t waste your time trying to make it right. Life is too short to keep apologizing – make it right and move on.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Believe in the difference that you can make – in every conversation, in every moment, wherever you are. Every meal has the chance to change the life of a child in need – a child that didn’t choose hunger – a child who will thrive because of love’s generosity.
My favorite word in the English language is:
Stoked. I am “stoked” that with every meal packed, a child will get to change their story and rise above hungers clutch, and thrive.
What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
The most inspiring part of what I get to do with Generosity Feeds is seeing the lasting impact that Generosity has on a community and its people. Generosity changes hearts, changes lives and unites communities.
The most important thing I learned before high school was:
I couldn’t be a beachbum forever – find something that gives you life and invest your time doing it.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
Breathing underwater. Have I mentioned that I love the beach?
When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a ___ when I grew up:
Either the President of the United States or in prison when I grew up… at least that’s what my parents always told me.