I made a visit to my favorite career counselor this weekend, Dick Bolles, and brought my son to meet him. An Episcopalian minister turned supreme career guru in his 40’s, Dick was guided to his calling by just trying.to be of service.
With a responsibility for covering campus ministries across the US and supporting those ministers, when the church needed to make some major cutbacks in staff in the late 60’s, Dick was asked by one campus minister after the next “How do I get a job outside of ministry?” From that simple inquiry posed to Dick, and from the research and materials he pulled together to support these ministers, was born “What Color is Your Parachute?” which will celebrate its 40th year of publication this year.
Amazing what simply looking to fill a need can birth!
And, can you believe, with the conversation being so engaging, I forgot to take one single picture! But here’s one from 2008 when I spent a week with him, his wife Marci, and 20 other folks in a workshop in his home.