Integrative Career Counseling has allowed me to see and hear the myriad ways people experience work, how the work we do affects our development and our view of our selves. My own work continues to enlighten me on the extent to which innate capacities, personal values, purposeful striving and the desire to be a valuable part of something impact the motivation, definition, decisions and challenges people face in the work they do and wish to do. My experiences in counseling inspired me to create this Interview section to highlight personal expressions and experiences of work. I thank the many individuals who share their perspectives and reflections in these interviews.
Our careers and professional lives grow, expand and shift. This movement, aided in part by our unique and accumulated experiences, adds depth and perspective to our interests, talents and contributions. Marie-Claude (MC) Lessard is no exception as she reflects on the developments in her professional journey. As she states, “I feel my professional and personal lives seem to be merging in a most uplifting manner”.