Opportunities for self-actualization through careers have never been greater. Yet all too often, the pressures of the world of work and the weight of social norms leave even highly motivated executives and professionals unfulfilled. Knowing they have unrealized potential yet feeling trapped by their circumstances.
The trap is rarely as powerful as it appears.
Amidst the limitless variety of career journeys, there’s a core aspect shared by all who experience the deepest levels of success. They take what’s often called the Hero’s Journey. It’s the key to self-actualization and the levels of freedom, energy, fulfilment and even joy that accompany it.
Examples of Self-Actualization
We can all benefit by learning from others who have gone before us on our journeys. So over coming months, we will be inviting some of our clients to participate in video interviews, sharing their perspectives on the experiences that have transformed their journeys and made them inspirational.
You won’t find any fancy, scripted and polished videos in this collection. Just the frank, unrehearsed reflections of people whom we’ve been privileged to help in taking new levels of control of their careers. We’ve found their commitment exemplary and been inspired by their results. And we’re grateful to them for their willingness to help others by sharing their experiences.
We hope you’ll find their examples inspiring, too.
Paul transformed his career through a radical change in midlife. The full video provides relevant context for those who would like a fuller understanding of the experience through the eyes of a client. Or click on the button below to view excerpts highlighting aspects of our work that contributed to his outcome.
“What I learned… is that you can change your career path”
“You have to confront the dragon… In my case, I didn’t have a network”
“If you think in abundance, you will find abundance”
“The services have worked tremendously”
Hans van der Vlugt
After migrating to Australia in mid-career with no local employment history, Hans found his applications for executive roles were consistently ignored or rejected.
It’s an experience that has crushed countless executive careers. Fortunately, Hans sought a new approach. We helped him build the methodology and connections he needed to become CFO of an early stage business. And his commitment was abundantly rewarded as he went on to increase shareholder value by fourteen times over the ensuing two years.