The Authentic Vocation Process is designed to provide a focus in your work, from concept to implementation. Please work through it thoughtfully, take your time, and allow your unique gifts and your true self to emerge.
We begin by exploring the first element of your Authentic Vocation, Life Purpose. Find a quiet place and about an hour of undisturbed time, and respond to each of the following questions.
Clue No. 1: What do you love to do when you have spare time?
Clue No. 2: What parts of your present job or life activities do you thoroughly enjoy?
Clue No. 3: What do you naturally do well?
Clue No. 4: What have been your 10 greatest successes to date (in your eyes)?
Clue No. 5: Is there a cause or value or quality which you feel passionate about?
Clue No. 6: What are the 10 most important lessons you have learned in your life?
Clue No. 7: Think back over your life. Are there some issues or perceived problems that have occurred over and over again?
Clue No. 8: What do you daydream (or dream) about doing?
Clue No. 9: Imagine you are writing your epitaph. What things do you want to be remembered for? What things will your life be incomplete without?
Clue No. 10: What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Now, narrow down your responses to glean the 10 most important aspects of your life purpose and write any themes you notice here:
To compose your life purpose statement, synthesizing your responses to the Clues, use the following format:
life's purpose is to [ESSENCE] through
The “essence” is the part of your life purpose statement that stays relatively unchanged over you lifetime, and might be something like “to enhance peace in the world” or “to make the world a beautiful place” or “to help women find their own voice.” The “expression” is the way(s) in which the essence is being expressed (or can be expressed) in your life right now; it will change as your life circumstances change. An example might be “working in a company that values authentic communication, dedicating myself to conscious parenting, and volunteering at the local library once a month.”
Write your life purpose statement here:
"My life's purpose is to ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Career coaching is an interactive process of exploring work-related issues – leading to effective action – in which the coach acts as both a catalyst and facilitator of individual and, in turn, organizational development and transformation.
Career coaches connect people with their passion, purpose, values and other critical aspects of their ideal work. They help their clients earn to manage their own careers –whether they work for themselves or for an organization.
This empowers the client as they face the typical 5-10 career changes in their life, so that they can continue to grow personally and professionally through their work. They also facilitate the client’s process of developing and implementing a job search or business start-up plan to activate the client’s Authentic Vocation™.