Author Archives: Shaun Venable

April 13

Final Chapter: Shaun’s PULSE Journey – before, during and after…

As many of you are aware, I began my local PULSE assignment at East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) in August 2016 and transitioned back into GSK in March 2017.  My journey – filled with excitement, fear, revelation, and ultimately victory – continues to inspire and move me in a way indescribable.  I would like to […]

December 05

Chapter 4: Heart of a Warrior

By definition, a warrior is a courageous person engaged in battle; a soldier. A warrior perseveres to the end, fearless and relentless in their pursuit of victory. Over the past 5 months, I’ve had the opportunity to work with such champions…whether it was an EDCI staff member, loving parent in the community, or a child with […]

October 26

Chapter 3: Be the change you wish to see

“In between a place called history and destiny, you discover life has prepared you for greater. All of your experiences, coupled with trials and triumph, demonstrate resilience.  You suddenly realize that one defining moment, one supporting voice, one courageous move sets you apart from others.  You transform into a trailblazer and blossom into a better […]

October 25

Chapter 2: Teamwork makes dream work!

The phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words” was recently brought to life when 55 GSK volunteers from across the US came together for an Orange Day at East Durham Children’s Initiative.   How it all got started… EDCI is in the fifth year of implementation. Known for their mission to “create a pipeline […]

September 28

Chapter 1: The Little Engine That Could!

Two months ago, I started a local GSK PULSE assignment at East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) .  I can honestly say it’s been an incredible journey so far. In this blog post, I will reflect on the evolution of my assignment…so get ready, hold on tight, and let me tell you a story about A LITTLE […]