If you wish to weave meaning and purpose into your career plans, this workbook of thought-provoking and practical exercises is for you. Let us help you find your purpose with a paycheck—not just one or the other!
People of all ages and backgrounds all across the globe say they crave work that makes a real difference in the world, regardless of which field or sector they’re in. For-profits are looking to have social impact and nonprofits are looking for ways to earn income. People interested in social entrepreneurship and impact investment are everywhere, but they often don’t know where to start. Hearing this over and over again prompted us to write a book called Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making a Difference (Career Press, 2015).
Our book has a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and is built on six years of research. It includes diverse testimonials from well-know people like Jane Goodall, Bill Clinton and Carlos Santana. Personal stories come from the heads of the world’s largest purpose-driven organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Feeding America. Scores of lesser famous, yet equally fabulous every-day heroes and young social entrepreneurs are featured as well. These stories are diverse and real. They capture spirit, intelligence, imagination and heart.
Compassionate Careers also contains the practical exercises that are here in this workbook, along with an online personality assessment and a robust resource section. Together these tools provide a roadmap for you to blend your passion, purpose and profession.
So if sitting on the sidelines watching the world implode isn’t what you have in mind, read Compassionate Careers and use this workbook to find your new path!