In his 1989 book, The Age of Unreason, Charles Handy describes a portfolio life as "A portfolio of activities - some we do for money, some for interest, some for pleasure, some for a cause...the different bits fit together to form a balanced whole...greater than the sum of its parts." The pursuit of a portfolio life has become increasingly popular as either a next step, or an eventual destination. Perhaps you are living and working like this now, or aspiring to live this way one day.
Choosing a portfolio life allows us to stretch our careers longer, and create a more full and robust life at the same time. In this Crescendo Connect Conversation, George Dow will address the following questions:
- What is a Portfolio Life?
- What are the benefits and barriers of a Portfolio Life?
- How can Emotional Intelligence support and sustain a healthy and successful portfolio life.
George Dow has been the owner of George Dow Consulting, LLC, an executive career transition solo practice in Edina, Minnesota since 2010. Prior to that, George spent 21 years at Right Management, an International Career Transition and Organizational Consulting Firm, in various roles associated with executive level career transition coaching.
A specialist in career planning and development, George has helped over 1,000 business, non-profit and government leaders improve their career transition effectiveness, to ensure "fit" in their future position, and to review and help shape the strategic alignment of their chosen career path.
George has an MBA Degree, and a BA Degree in Psychology. He has taught at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and was a Faculty of the Year candidate in 2005.