INTRODUCING THE VOCATION PROGRAM:
Your map to finding work that brings you alive.
This program is designed for people who view their work not just as a career, but as a calling.
My approach is both practical and spiritual. We work from the inside out in the understanding that, as Parker Palmer puts it, we can’t tell our lives what we intend to do with them without first listening to them telling us who we are.
I guide you through a ripening process where you can arrive at an answer of where you feel called right now and move with it because you know it’s true for you. You feel it viscerally.
My role is to provide you with the tools and support to move through a deep vocational discernment process, and to witness you each step of the way.
How the program works:
You work with me as your private coach. We meet regularly over the phone or Skype to work through a proven, 4-phase process designed to help you:
• identify work that excites and connects with you,
• get a realistic picture of what it looks like in practice, and
• take steps to move into the vocation calling you now.
Here’s what it looks like phase by phase:
Become aware of your energy, what matters to you, and who you are today.
The program starts with an online energy assessment to explore how your energy is currently working for you and also against you at times. Once you’re more aware of this, you can start making the changes you want.
I also help you stop and take stock of who you are today (including your values, strengths, and more) along with—this is a big one—who you want to be at the end of your life.
In knowing better who you are, you’ll soon be able to more clearly discern what you want to do in your work.
Explore a vital, more subtle part of who you are: your larger purpose/passion.
Now with your solid foundation of self-awareness, you’re ready to go deeper and hone into your larger purpose/passion right now.
This is what Rumi calls “the one thing you must do” because it gives the world your best and makes you feel more fulfilled than anything else you can do. And it’s what I believe is the secret ingredient in identifying work that’s meaningful to you in a lasting way :).
I also help you drill down to why this purpose/passion matters to you—by clarifying what kind of world you believe in and want to help create that connects to it.
Fully grounded in your larger purpose/passion, you’re now ready to explore work that will help you live it.
To map forward in a meaningful way with your work, you have to first understand where you’ve been. So you’ll start this phase by clarifying what’s worked for you and what hasn’t in your past jobs, and why.
I guide you on getting clear on the things you need in a work situation to feel fulfilled. Then I’ll help you choose three work directions to explore that align with your larger purpose and energize you right now.
Engage in live work experiments to identify what works for you in reality.
In our last phase, you’ll engage in six weeks of live work experiments with my active support each step. You’ll do research, informational interviews, and possibly shadowing and/or volunteering.
Drawing on all you’ve learned about yourself in the first three phases, (this is key) you’ll reflect regularly on your work experiments as you go along.
By the end of this program, you’ll be ready to discern which direction has the most energy for you right now—and start moving into it.
What’s included in the program:
1. 10 private coaching sessions (mostly 60-minute, a few 90-minute), via phone or Skype, over approximately 6 months.
2. The 20-minute online Energy Leadership Index Assessment, a 10-paged personalized report, and a debrief with me.
3. Follow-up emails from me after each session with 3 or more powerful things you said to sit with during the week.
4. Four phases of assignments that build on each other, guiding you to a work life that brings you alive.
5. Unlimited email and texting during your coaching package.