"When I grow up..."
When I was asked, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" as a child, I would have never said: philosopher - organisation development consultant - systems thinker - integral coach - reiki practitioner - focused on dialogue and conversations. But it turns out, that is my calling. It's lot of things, but at core they are the same: all concerned with the human condition and potential.
My insight is:
- Your job doesn't have to be ONE thing
- You can invent your own job
I think that we can support young people (albeit a particular section) to better explore the opportunities available or to make their own. For me it was a combination of dreaming, support from mentors and a coach, and a breadth of short-term jobs that got me here.
Key questions / concerns for me are:
- what is the best vehicle to get these conversations going? Maybe it is a reconfiguration of the traditional "Career's Advisor", maybe it is a "Design your Dream Job toolkit"...
- who would this be suitable for? Does this work as well for a Western University graduate as it would for a young person from a less priviledged background?