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.
We infuse everything we do with who we are. And everything we do is related to others, interconnected with them and with the world around us. In my interview with Jenny Mitchell, a fundraising coach, Chief Visionary Officer and Founder and President at Chavender, we catch a glimpse of how diverse experiences and capacities, personal values and impassioned goals weave together to create a meaningful, fulfilling and collaborative profession. As Jenny so aptly states in this interview, “there are so many ways to live your life and contribute.”