I’m Wende Gonzales, founder of Social Grace Media LLC.
One of my favorite quotes is from Howard Thurman: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
After working as an accountant at the same company for 21 years, I realized that I didn’t feel alive anymore. While in discernment about what to do next, I was asked these questions: What makes you come alive? What do you find yourself doing when you should be doing something else? One of my answers was: Social media.
I had been managing my church’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts when a newly-formed spiritual community asked for my help with their social media and website. I had my first client!
I decided that my niche is social media for churches and other spiritual communities, and their internal and external organizations. I also have experience that is helpful to professional practices, non-profits and small businesses. I enjoy coaching individuals and small groups on using social media, as well.
As a lifelong member of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a mainline Protestant denomination, as well as serving on the launch team of an interfaith/non-faith community, I know how to reflect a spiritual community’s uniqueness in its online presence via written word, photos, videos, and shared articles.
I’m creative, intuitive, enthusiastic and patient. I have a great sense of humor and you will probably enjoy working with me. My beliefs might be different than yours, but we can coexist, learn from each other and have a pleasant working relationship.
I help people with social media. It makes me come alive.