Founder of Global Lead, H.E.R.O. for Children and ADDO, Garrett gets real about his journey. He admits that when he had the idea for H.E.R.O., he had no clue of what he was going to do, how it was going to work, but choosing courage over fear, he announced in front of 30,000 people at his college graduation that he was going to launch the nonprofit to help children infected with HIV/AIDS…that’s what I call insane courage.
After working a consulting job for a few years after college, Lauren started THROW part-time, a give back pillow company, for every 10 pillows sold, they give a bed to a child in need. Miserable at her job and knowing that her part-time business really needed some full-time attention, Lauren took the leap. I know…leaving a salary and security isn’t easy but like Lauren said, “You have to get made enough at what your life is becoming, when you get to that point, you’ll know it” and she refused to just live, work and die. And just 6 months later, Lauren was able to turn her part-time project into a profitable full-time business.