|Clues to Find the Perfect Path for Your Personality|
Nicholas Lore is a bit of a renaissance man. In his younger days, he was a denizen of Greenwich Village, soaking up the sixties with his boarding school roommate John Sebastian, founder of folk-rock band The Lovin' Spoonful. He studied psychology, Eastern philosophy, anthropology and literature.
Lore later worked as a CEO, an entrepreneur, a manufacturing plant manager, a psychology researcher, a blues musician, an artist, a well driller, and a paper boy. "But I still had no idea what to do with my life," he says. "Work was just a way to make a living."
In 1981, Lore founded the Rockport Institute, developing a pioneer program in the career coaching field, and for the last three decades he has guided thousands of clients -- from all walks of life and ages -- through the steps of choosing a new career, an entrepreneurial path, or just finding a better-fitting job in their present field.
"I haven't worked a day in my life for over 30 years," Lore, now 67, says with a chuckle. "I have been having fun doing something I love to do and am absolutely passionate about. It is an elegant match with me."
Lore recently released an updated edition of his 1998 bestselling book, The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success. In an interview with SecondAct.com, he talks about his eclectic career, career coaching and how people can really find jobs that fit.
SA: What are the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to changing careers?
SA: How hard is it to start a new gig when you're seen as an "older" worker?
SA: What's new in your revised book?
SA: You call your coaching holistic. How so?
[Related: How to Find Your Career Bliss]
SA: What's the key to your coaching program?
SA: What is the best way to do that?
SA: How important is passion to finding a great job?
SecondAct contributor Kerry Hannon is a Contributing Editor for U.S. News & World Report and the author of Whats Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job.
This story originally appeared at SecondAct.com.
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