Calling Tools


References and Recommended Reading for further reflection

 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

--Jeremiah 29:11-13 

Ideas and tools for this website were drawn from the following resources, which can be further explored: 

  • Blake, Jenny. Pivot: The only move that matters is your next one. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2017

  • Bolles, Richard N. What Color is Your Parachute? 2019: a Practical Manual for Job-Hunter and Career-Changers. California/New York: Ten Speed Press, 2018  (Includes The Flower Exercise, a self-inventory, which around people, working conditions, transferable skills, knowledge, salary, geography and purpose in life.)

  • Brooks, David. The Second Mountain. New York: Random House, 2019

  • Frankl, Viktor E. Man’s Search for Meaning. Boston: Beacon Press, 2006

  • Jones, Laurie Beth. The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life. New York: Hyperion, 1996 (Provides inspiring and practical advice to lead readers through every step of both defining and fulfilling a mission.)

  • Konstant, Marti. Activate Your Agile Career. Chicago: Konstant Change Publishing, 2018

  • Lore, Nicholas. The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011 (Like a personal career coach, guides you through the process of moving forward from your present uncertainty to designing career that fits you.)

  • O’Connor, Elizabeth. Cry Pain, Cry Hope: Thresholds to Purpose. Waco, TX: Word Books, 1987 (Explores the dimensions of vocation with an emphasis on spiritual gifts and life in community.) 

  • Yates, Julia. The Career Coaching Toolkit. London and New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2019


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