3 Books on Finding Your Purpose

Someone asked me for advice about a book to help them reflect on their passion, their competences, and their mission in life.

Here are my favorite books on this topic:

1. The Element by Ken Robinson

Probably the book that made me decide to become a coach. I suggest it to all of my clients who are going through a carrier change. It is a collection of stories about people who found their Element, meaning the intersection between their talents and their passions.


2. What color is your parachute by Richard N. Bolles

A classic book on carrier change. At the heart of the book is the flower exercise, a self-inventory process to gain clarity about yourself and what career better corresponds to your values and skills.


3. Start with why by Simon Sinek

A very well known book in how influential companies and public figures communicate their purpose (why) before their process (how) or their product (what). The golden circle exercise can be applied to your situation and help you define your main mission and how to communicate it to your clients or your employers.


What’s your favorite book around those topics?

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