Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 8:30 am Pacific, 9:30 am Mountain, 10:30 am Central, 11:30 am EST,12:30 pm Atlantic, 5:30 pm Zurich, 6:30 pm Istanbul, Dubai 8:30 pm
Embracing Change, Constancy and Courage While Trying to Save and Savor the World
A LPC, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur, Rich is one of the few Professors who could transition early with a defined benefits program. While still loving to teach, retirement is a word that no longer works. The drive to keep learning, wrestling with the notion of legacy, and “asking will my time be remembered” have him reflecting deeply about what’s next. He’ll talk about the daily tension of wanting to improve the world, and a desire to savor the world. He’ll offer ideas about embracing change, constancy and courage, and how he uses Rich’s Flower (featured annually in Dick Bolles’ What Color Is Your Parachute?) to navigate career chaos.
Rich Feller is President-Elect of the National Career Development Association, recipient of its Eminent Career Award. Fortunate to be one of 12 University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University he’s completed projects and presentations on six continents and 49 U.S. states. He’s authored (with the help of many), three books, three film series, the Career Decision Making System, www.cdminternet and www.stemcareer.com .
Rich Feller Ph.D
Professor, Counseling and Career Development
University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
President-Elect, National Career Development Association
School of Education
Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1588
Office 970-491-6879 Home 970-493-5228
As noted on Page 3 of the attachment, try measuring your growth and development by making a list of 10 things that you want to (1) Have (2) Do (3) Learn and (4) Give Back in the next year. The goal is to begin the list and evaluate it each year.
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Rich Feller is President-Elect of the National Career Development Association and recipient of its Eminent Career Award. Fortunate to be one of 12 University Distinguished Teaching Scholars at Colorado State University, he’s completed projects and presentations on six continents and 49 U.S. states. He’s authored (with the help of many), three books, three film series, the Career Decision Making System. What I like best about Rich is his continual desire to learn and make sense out of the meaning of life and work, both personally and globally. He's going to talk about that today. Welcome Rich!
- You provided listeners with a "LifeWork Plan" exercise from Dick Bolles's book, What Color Is Your Parachute. In the exercise, we are asked to make a list of 10 things that we want to (1) Have (2) Do (3) Learn and (4) Give Back in the next year. What were your responses to each of these four parameters for this year?
- You said you do this every year. In each edition of What Color Is Your Parachute, Dick calls it "Rich's Flower." What time of year to you do this exercise?
- How many years have you been doing this exercise?
- How have your responses played out each year?
- Have your responses changed over the years?
- I empathize with your desire to both change the world and enjoy it. How have you managed to balance these two goals on a daily basis?
- How have you challenged societal definitions of balance and success?
- Would you have done anything differently if you could live your life over?
- How does your upcoming role as NCDA president fit with your short and long-term goals?
- What suggestions do you have to listeners about embracing change, constancy and courage, and how to use Dick Bolles Flower exercise to navigate career chaos?