Integrative Career Counseling has allowed me to see and hear the myriad ways we experience work and career, how the work(s) we engage in also impact our development and our view of our selves. My own work continues to enlighten me on the extent to which innate capacities, lived experience, personal values, purposeful striving, accessibility, and the desire to be a valuable part of something influence the relationship we have with work and career throughout our lives. My experiences in career counseling from existential and narrative perspectives 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 often focus heavily on the acquisition of skills and capacities when discussing career paths. However, the vitality, fulfillment and expansion of our professional expertise comes to life through our collaborations, our on-going learning and our integration of new perspectives. In this interview with Leslee S. Brown PhD, founder and president of MindBodyPassport Inc., we see an illustration of professional vitality and expansion in a psychologist’s experience collaborating and learning with other psychologists from around the globe.