vocation vo·ca·tion, (noun) - a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation.
Let's be honest. You are here because, at some point, you decided you needed to settle for the job you have rather than pursue the purpose-driven work you want.
Maybe you settled for a 9am to 5pm J-O-B. Maybe you embarked on an ambitious, torrid climb up a career ladder in an industry you now feel stuck in. (Maybe you don't want to climb that ladder anymore.) Maybe you started a business venture but it no longer feels like the right path for you and you don't like the way you earn your money.
Ultimately, you know you are spending 50% or more of your day doing something for someone else that doesn't provide you with a sense of meaning or fulfillment.
Purpose-driven work used to be called a vocation. I don't necessarily mean vocation in the sense of vocational school, where a student's only real career choice is to pick a path toward future employment from a menu of apprenticeship options -- usually work done by hand as a trade -- unless the option the student chose provides them with a sense deep meaning.
No, when I use the word vocation, I am speaking of work that reflects the kind of life you want to lead every moment of the day. The kind of work that suits you so well, it demands that you to never give it up.
Not having a vocation is a symptom of not choosing the life you want.
Conroy Talent & Associates exists to help you make that choice and stick to it, because choosing the life you want -- and the purpose-driven work that will be the expression of your life well-lived -- is really a long series of strategic choices.
We've created our Vocation Design course from thousands of hours of career counseling and job search support that we've provided in the past to our job search clients. We've taken everything we've learned from those sessions and combined them into a series of online learning tools, coaching sessions, and career planning tools and resources that you can use to design the career and life you want.