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.
Navigating career transitions successfully includes integrating our varied experiences, our accumulated expertise and our values. Jeff Plowman discusses how his experiences in advertising and business development, his musical talent, and a “sixth sense that truly empathizes with the human journey” have combined to create his current professional role of film composer.