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It is with gratitude that I enter another year of service to the calling of my heart. I respectfully speak for all who partner as my associates, an intricate network of talent culminating in a beautiful team, one which is equipped and available to you merely by request.

It has taken me many years to enter into my vocation; the calling of my truest self. Vocation is rooted in the Latin for voice. “Vocation does not mean a goal that I pursue. It means a calling that I hear. Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am. I must listen for the truths and values at the heart of my own identity, not the standards by which I must live - but the standards by which I cannot help but live if I am living my own life.”

For those in the business world, some of you may have found yourselves in a place you never imagined you might land. My ministry dreams never included the idea of a corporate setting; yet, I was thrust into it in 1990 by virtue of life circumstances. The corporate world was a new territory for me to discover after fourteen years of ministry in the church. It was here I found my financial sustenance; and unexpectedly, (beyond my comprehension), I also found the acceptance of my talents in the larger global market. The Corporate World was very receptive to my talents and I was recognized for it. It was due to this unforeseen journey, that I am now placed providentially in this vocation with awe as I enter another year as a counseling professional in private practice. My past has converged with my present. I have found counseling and providing employee assistance programs as a way to minister to a broader community beyond the borders of the brick and mortar church. I recognize the field is ripe for harvesting. Many of you, like me, are seeking a high calling of heart which cannot be limited by others’ reduction of our truest self and calling.

The attainment of our “high calling of heart” is facilitated by our own “knowing.” For when we know ourselves we can act, as Parker Palmer said, on the “calling that I hear.” I am pleased to present our latest inSIGHTout series as a remedy to the countervailing influences that seek to turn our “high calling of heart” into a sclerotic abyss; the illuminating remedy is the discovery of our human needs.

For those who have desire for “ears to hear,” there is invitation to this journey of discovery together. We will journey together.

Crystal Anzalone

 

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