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Compassionate Careers



Publisher:Career Press, Incorporated

Authors:Jeffrey W. Pryor, Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Alexandra Mitchell

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Compassionate Careers Description

“What I see when I look into the eyes and hearts of the people who serve is joy. My invitation to you is to join them on compassionate careers.”

-Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Life's too short for you not to wholeheartedly pursue your gifts and passions. If you find the right mission and the right role within that mission, that's such a powerful thing. But Compassionate Careers also does a favor for people in that it's not candy coated. There are real tradeoffs, and it helps people think about how to navigate that path.”

-Jonathan Reckford, Ceo of Habitat for Humanity

“It's no accident that the world's happiest and most successful people all seem to have one very important thing in common-they chose a life of passion and purpose, not just a paycheck. Compassionate Careers is an intimate look into how many fascinating people have achieved the well-balanced life and how you, too, can reach the same plateau. If you want to turn your career into the vehicle you ride into an amazing future, this book is for you.”

-Jeff Hoffman, cofounder of

In interviewing people for Compassionate Careers, the authors felt that Dr. Goodall's words captured a common theme expressed by many: “I'm a hopeful, optimistic person and I want to help people understand that it's not too late to save the world if we all get involved, roll up our sleeves, and do something about it ourselves. We've got to realize that our own life and the choices that we make actually make a difference. Young people have so much to offer, and the time for action is now.”

-Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and United Nations Messenger of Peace

Many young people today are seeking something more-purpose, meaning, a cause.

Compassionate Careers is filled with examples of people who have meaningful jobs in cause-focused organizations. These stories capture their spirit, intelligence, imagination, and heart. The book is an inspira

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