I spent my career moving from one incredibly interesting project to another. It did not matter to me if the pay was higher or lower or how the job title sounded.

I used to think this approach was just best practice, as a die-hard community developer, to work myself out of a job. Every time I transitioned. those I left behind were ready to take charge of their lives and/or their projects and I moved on to the next exciting project.

At the same time, as a career consultant, it has been challenging to help clients who are like me. Emilie Wapnick’s video http://puttylike.com/tedx/  has caused me to re- think my approach with people like myself who are “multipotentialites”.

The heart of the career exploration phase is still to determine what one excels at, highly values and loves to do. Identifying the things that make one curious is still crucial.

The process still involves preparing a career-life statement to drive all aspects of the search.

So what is different? The planning term that the career-life statement spans is going to be shorter.  It will still be the compass and guide to all aspects of the job search, but it will speak to many interests and how those interests might intersect. The push to choose between interests is replaced with a focused and flexible approach. It will also include analyzing  themes of interest and entrepreneurial endeavours that foster innovation.

Wapnick has brought us a whole new lens through which to help clients view career advancement. I have so much more to learn from clients who are “Multipotentialites”as we work together using these new and exciting ideas.

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Wayne Greenway is the Senior Partner with Career Aviators, a national firm that specialises in helping professionals to advance their careers. All profit from Career Aviators is directed to innovative youth leadership initiative in Guelph Ontario.