Thank you Carol, for sharing your universal and world view model of career development and exciting news about contributing to the 50th Anniversary of the World Fair.
Thursday, November 10, 2011, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, Noon Central, 1 pm EST, 2 pm Atlantic, 7 pm Zurich, 8 pm Istanbul
A Universal Model of Career Development and Cyclical Weltanschauung (Worldview)
“Happiness requires an ability to tolerate uncertainty.” –Gordon Livingston, MD
Learn about a universal, cross-cultural, and practical model of change and transition that will shake your world. Even in the face of diverse social contexts and conditions, the questions we pose and we use to examine our sense of meaning are universally forged in the human experience. These shared understandings and the cycles inherent in these passages are the focus of this presentation. Based on work of Carl Jung, Daniel Levinson, Gail Sheehy, Joseph Campbell, Frederic Hudson, William Bridges, and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross as well as Native American and Eastern traditions, this cyclical and holistic approach to life and career changes and transitions uses a seasonal metaphor. This easily accessible “road map” has already helped guide tens of thousands of people over the past 20 years in choosing the steps they need to take in order to find their passions and mission in life by:
- navigating and normalizing change in every aspect of life and work,
- understanding what it takes to define life and career visions that are meaningful and heart-based, and
- uncovering the most effective steps to take when you feel confused and stuck.
Centerpoint has been collaborating with the Seattle Center on its P3 Project—People Passion Purpose—since August 2011 and will continue to do so until June 30, 2012 as part of its 50th anniversary celebration of the World's Fair. Specifically, P3 is designed to find out more about how "people of all ages and from all backgrounds can realize their intrinsic motivation to learn and grow." (More info at www.thenextfifty.org.)
Carol says, "It's a great project... they are also producing a documentary of this project/process so that the learning can be shared not only in the Washington State community but also nationally. Centerpoint has been playing a big role: we have shared the Cycles of Change and we're currently facilitating 22.5 hour Passion Search workshops for the 25 Voyagers who have been chosen to participate. We also have been in charge of selecting the 25 Guides (mentors) who will be supporting these individuals over the next few months."
Carol Vecchio is the recipient of the 2010 NCDA Outstanding Career Practitioner Award in recognition for all her contributions to the field. In 1992 she founded Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal, a one-of-a-kind, nonprofit organization for adults in career and life transitions. With a holistic and cutting-edge approach to career counseling, Centerpoint assists individuals and organizations and has helped tens of thousands learn lifelong tools to navigate uncertainty, build meaningful careers, and design courageous lives.
As a full-time career counselor since 1981, Carol has worked at New York University, Fordham University School of Law in private practice. Her professional development includes a degree in psychology, graduate studies in counseling, and extensive training with Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute? Her purpose in life is to help others embrace and learn from the uncertainty that change brings, to uncover what makes them unique, and to create lives that they love. She is currently writing a book under the working title, The Time Between Dreams: Successfully Navigating Change and Uncertainty in Life and Career.
Link for ACA VISTAS Article
Centerpoint's Life/Career Self-Test http://www.centerpointseattle.org/Start/SelfTest
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- What do you mean by "holistic career counseling?"
- How did you come up with Centerpoint's approach?
- Upon what models/theories does Centerpoint base its holistic approach?
- How is Centerpoint's holistic approach different from or similar to other career models and theories?
- With whom else in the career development field are you collaborating?
- I see that Centerpoint is a nonprofit organization. What does that mean?
- What is your background?
- I hear your organization is part of the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair. What's this about and how did you become part of this program?
- What's your opinion on the future of career counseling?
- Where do you see yourself going from here?
As a special treat, I am making available recordings of interviews and other materials of Careerwell Speakers at the Poetics of Aging Conference.
- Poetics of Aging Politics
- Poetics of Evolving Abilities
- Poetics of Caring
- Poetics of Lifework
The above themes will be discussed in depth at the Poetics of Aging Conference November 16-19, 2011. Register for the entire conference, one or two days, or even a half day. More information....Even if you can't attend live, click on Presenter Resources to access the wealth of speaker powerpoints, papers, and other material.