“When you have a choice of paths to take, take the Path With A Heart.”
-A Yaqui Indian proverb
WE INSPIRE INDIVIDUALS to explore compassionate careers
If you wish to weave meaning and purpose into your career plans, this personal guidebook of thought-provoking and practical exercises is for you.
PURPOSE WITH A PAYCHECK
Let us help you find your purpose with a paycheck—not just one or the other!
Our desire is to expand interest in what we call ‘compassionate careers,’ strengthen leadership, and improve the readiness of civil society organizations to acquire new talent and develop the sector’s workforce. Essentially every major social, political and environmental breakthrough started as the vision of just a handful people. Habitat for Humanity, for instance, was the brainchild of a couple who never imagined their concept would become a worldwide phenomenon. Most major movements have begun in this way—the result of a few individuals who had the audacity to invite others to join them. That’s even more true today, as entrepreneurialism and technology synchronize to address global challenges. Ultimately, our vision is for people of all walks of life to feel empowered to create the world they want to live in. We welcome you to see and share the gifts you have to offer to the world.
Jim Collins, author of Good to Great,15 says, “When what you are deeply passionate about, what you can be best in the world at, and what drives your economic engine come together, not only does your work move toward greatness, but so does your life. For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work. Perhaps, then, you might gain that rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that makes a contribution. Indeed, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent, and that it mattered.”