Posts by Carol Ross

Sacred Conversations on Work, Episode 1

GUEST: John O’Sullivan HOST: Carol Ross Guest Contact Information: Irishmanbali@hotmail.com Click here to listen to Episode 1 In the inaugural episode of Sacred Conversation About Work host Carol Ross interviews the remarkable General Manager of the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico. John O’Sullivan: poet, artist, traveller and management guru reveals his compassionate, and…

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The Season of Tears

It’s the season of tears. That time of year when middle-aged men and women make their way to college campuses around the country, with one of their biggest accomplishments in life in tow–offspring who are ready to leave the nest. It is an act of love and faith, to leave your child in a strange…

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I Am Not a Career Coach

“I’m not a career coach.”  I uttered these words to an acquaintance yesterday, after an event, where the speaker (a friend) had just finished talking about career reinvention. Photo by Erich Ferdinand. That’s an odd thing to say for someone who has made her living for the last 13 years by helping professionals find more…

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Gifts of Joy and Playfulness

I grew up playing the flute, starting in fifth grade, and continuing through my freshman year in college. I was not particularly talented, but I worked hard. The musical notes were something to master as a technician. The competitions and auditions were a source of pride.  Being musical also paved the way to belonging. Doing…

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Unexpected Gifts in My Closet

I love gifts. Especially unexpected ones. Photo by Andre P. Meyer-Vitali For as long as I can remember, I have put artifacts and mementos from my life in shoe boxes. In the early years, a shoe box became the keeper of handwritten letters, ticket stubs, and theater programs. In the middle years, I stored birth…

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