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 diverse experiences shape the choice and direction of a career transition. Integrating our personal and work experiences illuminates the unique perspectives we have gained, the skills and capacities we have developed; it helps us to contemplate what might be possible. In this interview, visual artist Siobhan Arnott generously shares the experiential journeys that shaped and motivated her career transition, a transition also filled with personal meaning.