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.
Mikaela Ray exudes vibrancy and fulfillment in her work. It combines her own personal experiences, values, professional capabilities with constant change, the environment, and the experiences of her clients. As she states, “In a profession like mine if I approach change with acceptance and excitement, I learn to love the subtle changes that occur”.