Uncover Your Calling

Are you looking for work without knowing where you will fit best?

FAQs:

When and where does Uncover Your Calling meet?

New Groups:

Current evening group for men and women meets 7-9pm Thursday evenings in Mountain View, started August 10
Next evening group for women only will meet 7-9pm Tuesday evenings at Deborah’s Palm starting October 10.
Next evening group for men and women will meet 7-9pm Thursday evenings in Mountain View, starting January 11.
Next afternoon group for men and women will begin Tuesday afternoons in Mountain View, date TBD.
Material available privately or semi-privately via online video chat or in person — timing by mutual agreement.

Email Marcia@UncoverYourCalling.com.

How will I know if Uncover Your Calling is a good fit for me?
1)  You know you want to make a major change from what you have done before, or
2)  You feel like you are floundering because you don’t have any focus in your job search, or
3)  You have a hard time answering when someone asks “What’s your ideal job?” or
4)  You like doing so many things you don’t know which to choose.
and
5)  You have the time, motivation, and stamina to deeply contemplate your life history, your current abilities, and your desired future.

How much work will I have to do?
Two hours of homework each week.  You’ll get more out of the class by investing more time, but you can learn a great deal with just two hours of focused effort on each week’s assignment.  If you don’t have two hours to attend each class, and two hours to work on each assignment, then defer taking Uncover Your Calling until you can carve out that time as a priority.

Besides the time commitment, are there any other requirements?
Yes.  This course is designed to build community.  You need to bring the capability of listening to and offering encouragement to others in the group, while holding back criticism, honoring confidentiality and offering grace.  You also need the ability to commit to and take action steps each week.

What can I expect as benefits of putting forth this effort?
People see themselves differently after taking Uncover Your Calling, no longer stymied by their history or career choices, but empowered to leverage their passions and experiences for lasting impact. A community grows in each Uncover Your Calling group as people take off their masks, share authentically of themselves, offer encouragement and connections to each other, and take concrete action toward a more purposeful future. The hard work of career change is facilitated by a thoughtful process and accountability with a supportive group.

Who leads Uncover Your Calling?

Marcia Davis-Cannon is a career transition coach with a passion for helping people work through barriers to get in touch with their purpose and find work that is meaningful.  She designed “Uncover Your Calling” in response to a multitude of people who didn’t like their last or current job, but didn’t know what else to do. Marcia has led more than four dozen Uncover Your Calling groups, continuously since the pilot group in 2009.

What is her background?
Marcia had a 20-year corporate career in operations, finance and product management before following a new calling.  She has an MBA from Wharton and a coaching certificate from Western Seminary. She is Director of Large Group Meetings for Career Action Ministry and an Area Governor for Toastmasters International. She leads writing groups and coaching groups, and coaches individuals.  Additional background at http://www.linkedin.com/in/marciadaviscannon.

Why is this 12-week course broken into three four-week modules?
Life happens.  It can be hard to commit for 12 full weeks.  So the course is in three 4-week modules. Each builds on the previous module.  If your circumstances change, and you are unable to attend classes during a period of time, you can stop attending this group and pick up wherever you left off in another group later in the year. You only pay for four weeks at a time.

What is covered in each module?

Module 1: Building the Foundation

  • Understand how your personal history has shaped you, prepared you, and sometimes limited you.
  • Gain tools for working through losses, doubts and self-limiting beliefs.
  • Analyze your peak experiences.


Module 2: Preparing your Life Map

  • Identify transferable skills, values, and compelling interests, and write a personal mission statement.
  • Think deeply about what is most important to you, in supportive community, with accountability for taking action.
  • Brainstorm new possibilities for the masterpiece that you’ve uncovered.


Module 3: Landing Work You’ll Love

  • Develop your ideas through research, connections, and informational interviews.
  • Learn how to create the job you want without waiting for a job posting.
  • Boost your interviewing skills with behavioral interviewing techniques.
  • Leverage social media.
  • Overcome self-limiting beliefs
  • Learn skills for setting boundaries and managing your boss

Can I take a module out of order?
No.  Each module is a prerequisite for the one that follows.

But I’m in a hurry.  I need a job now.
Marcia can work with you as a private coach to help you land a job quickly. But the process of Uncovering Your Calling takes time.  We have a lot of layers to peel back.  Many people find the process so powerful they’d like to linger in it even longer.

How much does Uncover Your Calling cost?
Each four-week module costs 99 dollars, payable the first week of each new module.

This material sounds great, but I can’t do those evenings/don’t like groups.  Can I uncover my calling at a different time or in a different way?
This material is also available through private coaching at 125 dollars per hour or through a 600 dollar package, which includes ten 30-minute coaching sessions plus unlimited email support over a 16-week period. Two people can split a semi-private package for $750.  If travel is an issue, the material is also available through video chat.

What are my payment options?
You may pay in cash, or by check, credit card, Paypal, Venmo, or online bill payment.

I have more questions.  How do I get them answered?
Email Marcia@UncoverYourCalling.com.

I can’t decide if I should attend.
You are welcome to attend the first session.  If you decide Uncover Your Calling is not for you, go on your way with no obligation.  Pay before you leave that first session in order to get the first week’s assignment.

I want to come.  How do I sign up?

Email Marcia@UncoverYourCalling.com and express your interest.  Include a link to your LinkedIn profile or attach a resume.

What are all the groups Marcia offers?

Email Marcia@UncoverYourCalling.com for more information
Uncover Your Calling, for finding work that fits
Uncover Your Narrative, for creative and healing writing
Uncover Your LifeStory (So Far), for learning from the stories of your life
Uncover Your LifeStory (Next Chapter), for changing the trajectory of an unsatisfactory story
Uncover Your Encore, for planning a fulfilling second half of life