Facing Your Fears with a Purpose
Cindy will share with TEDxSanAntonio ways in which one person can make a significant difference by facing their fears and finding courage to follow through with their own big idea. The difference between simply having big ideas and actually making those ideas come to life stems from overcoming your fears, believing in yourself, and having determination, perseverance, and (the biggest reason) the “why.” Her own big idea was to make a difference in hunger using a bottle of wine as a “one-for-one” business model. The concept is very simple: For every bottle of The Gracious Gift Wine purchased, meals are donated to that area’s local food bank (zip code specific). For example, in San Antonio, 1 Bottle = 7 meals donated to the SA Food Bank. The unique thing about this wine is it makes a local impact. It’s important that consumers know they are helping out their hungry neighbors in need. This idea in action has provided more than 60,000 meals year to date!
Cindy Sebek is founder and president of The Gracious Gift Wines. She grew up in the Texas Hill Country town of Kerrville, attended Tivy High School, and obtained her undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University. She also recently graduated with her Masters in Business Education at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Cindy has been a successful sales professional in the medical industry for twelve years, consistently recognized for her leadership and sales skills. She has won President’s Council trips (top 10% of the sales force) three times, serves on a sales advisory team, and helped create a women’s leadership forum within her company.
Cindy is a full-time servant to others and is contagiously optimistic. She has always believed in the importance of being a contributing member to her church, and her passions are her faith, family, and friends. Her strong professional drive has established her as someone who will follow through on every commitment she makes. More importantly, her belief that she can help others go to bed without being hungry is something that drives her passion in the fight against hunger. In the short nine months of this fight her company has provided over 60,000 meals to children and people all over Texas and Illinois.