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Any leap you want to make in your personal or professional life that will align or realign you with your passion and sense of purpose, with your deepest values, with a fit between who you are and what you do is, by definition, a calling -- an urging from the deep self that tells you what it will take to make your life literally “come true.”

That calling could be to make a career change or creative leap, take on a new role or let go of an old one, launch a new venture or return to an old one with renewed vitality and commitment, or simply make a course-correction in your life or work. This hands-on workshop will take a creative approach to the challenges of listening and responding to those calls. The key issues explored will be:

  • Articulating and clarifying your callings
  • Working with the resistance that naturally arises
  • Identifying who and what can help you make the changes
  • Creating an action plan of specific steps to anchor your callings in the world
  • Gaining a renewed sense of direction and possibilities

GREGG LEVOY, who has been a featured speaker in Santa Barbara’s “Mind and Supermind” series, is the author of "Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life" (Random House) -- a Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, Quality Paperback Books, and One Spirit Book Club, as well as a text in various graduate programs in Management and Organizational Leadership.

Levoy photoAs a fulltime lecturer and seminar-leader in the business, educational and human-potential arenas, Gregg has keynoted at state, national and international conferences of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the International Association of Career Management Professionals (IACMP), and has presented workshops at the Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft, American Express, BP Amoco, Ascension Health, Michigan National Bank, National League of Cities, the Universities of California/Arizona/Nevada/Wisconsin/Texas and others, The Executive Committee (TEC), the School for Managing and Leading Change, the International Mass Retail Association, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, and others. He has also been a frequent guest of the media, including ABC-TV, CNN, NPR and PBS.

A former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, and former columnist and reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer and USA Today, he has written about the subject of callings for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Reader's Digest, and many others, as well as for corporate, promotional and television projects.
His website is http://www.gregglevoy.com.

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