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Callings: The Search for an Authentic Life

Callings are urgings from the deep self that tell us what it will take to make our lives literally “come true.” They point us toward awakenings, course-corrections and powerful authenticity.

THURSDAY, JULY 21 • 6:30-9:00pm
(upstairs at Aquarius, 3935 Broadway, enter through rear door from parking lot)

registerThis dynamic presentation – a combination lecture and hands-on workshop – will take a creative approach to the challenges of listening and responding to these calls, whether they involve career changes or creative leaps, taking on new roles or letting go old ones, launching new ventures or returning to existing ones with renewed enthusiasm and commitment, or simply making changes in your life or work. People who are fueled by a sense of calling will bring that kind of passion and spirit to their careers, their communities and congregations, their lives and the lives of others.

Though writing, discussion, brainstorming, self-reflection, dyad and small group work, and humor, you’ll gain clarity and courage to take whatever next steps will deepen your alignment with your own sense of calling, and what that callings is calling-for at this juncture.

And while honoring a calling’s essential mystery, we’ll also explore the questions that arise naturally in the presence of any call:

  • What does it ask of us?
  • How do we tell the true call from the siren-song?
  • How do we handle our resistance to it?
  • What happens when we say no?
  • What happens when we say yes?

The key issues explored will be:

  • Clarifying your callings
  • Working with the resistance that naturally arises
  • Identifying who and what can help you make the changes
  • Gaining a renewed sense of direction and possibilities

Please bring writing materials.

Presenter Bio: Gregg Levoy, author of the bestseller Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life, rated among the “Top 20 Career Publications” by the Workforce Information Group and a text in various graduate programs in Management and Organizational Leadership – and Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion, is a lecturer and seminar-leader in the business, educational, governmental, faith-based and human-potential arenas.

He has keynoted and presented workshops at the Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, National League of Cities, National Conference on Positive Aging, Microsoft, the Universities of California, Colorado, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Texas and others, American Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, and others, and has 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, former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, he has written about the subject of callings for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Omni, Psychology Today, Reader’s Digest, and many others, as well as for corporate, promotional and television projects. His website is