Friday, October 23rd, 2020
“Career Selection – It’s More Than Just About the Money”
Executive in Residence Emeritus
School of Business, Government, and Economics
Seattle Pacific University
Al Erisman is Executive in Residence emeritus at the School of Business, Government, and Economics at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). He currently is writing, speaking, and involved on the boards of KIROS and the Theology of Work Project.
In April 2001, Al completed a 32-year career at The Boeing Company, the last 10 years as Director of R&D for computing and mathematics. There he led a staff of 250-300 scientists as a part of the Boeing central research organization. He is the author of The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith, and Calling from the Life of Joseph, co-editor of The Purpose of Business: Contemporary Perspectives from Different Walks of Life, and The ServiceMaster Story: Navigating Tension between People and Profit. His new project is another book, A Mathematical Way of Seeing.
Al and his wife Nancy have been married 57 years with three grown children (Michael, Andrew, and Amy) and seven grandchildren. Al and Nancy partner in work and faith activity both locally and around the world, and together serve at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue.
Yes, in searching for a job, you want to be able to earn a living. But can you serve Christ in that work? Even if the job doesn’t seem ideally suited to your gifts and abilities? Even in difficult circumstances? If you think and pray about this as a part of the job search, it can change how you view your daily tasks, and how you can find purpose and meaning even when the work is challenging.
KIROS Transitions is a resource for people in career transition. The agenda for our Zoom meeting will include introductions and practice of 45 second elevator speeches (optional), speaker presentation, and Q & A time.
Registration is free for this event.
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