Making a Living While Making a Difference

Conscious Careers in an Era of Interdependence

This career-and-life guide provides a program for discovering one’s own values and aspirations for making a difference, helping anyone in career transition start with the firmest of foundations, and take calculated risks guided by love and hope.

By: Melissa Everett

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The career-life guide for people who care about their communities and the planet.

Making a Living While Making a Difference is a timely and highly informative guide to a working life built on principled choices and an entrepreneurial attitude. It’s about greener enterprises and technologies, socially responsible business, innovative nonprofit work, and reinventing government. It’s really about putting the pieces together with creativity and hope.

Working people everywhere are realizing that personal success is interconnected with healthy communities and the environment. We are all looking for our unique “creative edge” with work that allows us to make an impact close to home and in the world.

The substantially revised third edition of Making a Living While Making a Difference acknowledges that while the path to finding a life’s work that is satisfying, sustainable, and financially feasible is not easy, there are simple steps to follow. An empowering ten-step program includes:

  • Paying attention to what you most care about
  • Stabilizing your life with regard to time, money, and relationships
  • Assessing your core aptitudes and attitudes
  • Cultivating the entrepreneurial skills to create the workplace you want, whether or not you are in business for yourself

With dozens of rich personal stories and a thorough look at the options, this is the comprehensive life and work guide for people who care about their communities and the planet.

Melissa Everett is a career counselor, group facilitator, and educator in the field of sustainable development, and is the executive director of Sustainable Hudson Valley.

About The Author(s)

Melissa Everett has made a career of helping people—and communities — figure out their “right livelihood.” As a career counselor and trainer of counselors, she has worked with populations that range from businesspeople to divinity students. Since the first publication of Making a Living While Making a Difference in 1995, she has been developing a distinctive framework for vocational empowerment that has drawn interest in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America. From her own “day jobs” in nonprofit management, she has helped to finance and guide several environmental education organizations. Today, as Executive Director of Sustainable Hudson Valley, she works to redirect local and county economic development in support of environmental and community goals. Her Ph.D. is from Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865715912

Page Count: 240

Dimensions: 7.25 × 9 × 0.625 in

Publication Date: November 01, 2007

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