Do you want more meaning in your work or to make work more meaningful for your employees?
Successful career consultants Max and Frances Harré are "coming home" to Rotorua to share one of the key strategies for making progress in your work.
They will also present their new book, Work, passion, power: strategies for a working life you will love, at Rotorua Library on Thursday 12 April at 6pm.
For Max and Frances, the biggest attraction for speaking in Rotorua is the feeling of coming home – Rotorua is their home town.
Their new book Work Passion Power stands out as a firm, optimistic voice for possibility, pitched at what individuals can do for themselves. The authors run Auckland business Forté Career and Business Designs, specialising in untangling career direction and progression issues for individuals and workplace management skills training.
Max has wanted to try and bring something home for a long time and says this opportunity to share the new book in Rotorua is a huge blessing. He says he loves the idea of going away to come home stronger, and believes this will resonate with many others who have split away from whanau only to find a deep desire to come home and give something back.
In a way, this idea is one of the driving themes in the book. Max explains that when we think of work and careers it is so important to look within first, to find a sense of purpose and direction by listening to ourselves.
The importance of soft skills and finding a sense of purpose in the workplace is reinforced by Frances, whose focus is in helping people through counselling, teaching and coaching. Max and Frances both feel the truth in the saying that the most important thing in the world is people: "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata", "It is people, it is people, it is people".
Frances says there is a lot of pressure to forget this and think it's about money, technology, status and material wealth. She says a big part of her work is bringing people home to themselves and their wider sense of purpose and community. "This is what our book is really about and what our visit to Rotorua is really about".
Max says that as careers, employment and working patterns are being deeply disrupted, with threats from many directions, Work Passion Power guides individuals to look closely at their own situation – the one place where most of us do have some control.
The presentation will help answer questions pertinent to employees and employers such as; What direction should I go with my career, how do I get started, will a robot steal my job and what can I do about it, and, how can I get more balance in my life?
The couple's presentation and book launch will be held in the Discovery Space at Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri on Thursday 12 April at 6pm. All are welcome to come along and light nibbles and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Copies of the new book will be available to purchase and those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to provide catering numbers.
Please RSVP online or contact Rotorua Library.