Hearing Our Calling

Rethinking Work and the Workplace

By Gill Coombs

Format: Paperback

Explores whether it's possible to develop a world of work which is fulfilling and healthy, and how we each need to hear our calling.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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For many of us, work is a source of anxiety rather than joy, and our workplace routine has become a strain on our lives. This unique book explores whether it's possible to develop a world of work which is, in fact, joyful, fulfilling and good for our health. Insightful and practical, Hearing our Calling traces the history of work, challenging current work practices and routines we take for granted. Drawing on her extensive work with different organisations, the author exposes the corporate world and reveals a surprising and beautiful alternative. She argues that we all have a 'calling', and that hearing it is especially important in times of widespread unemployment and economic hardship. This lucid and readable book invites us to think differently about how and where we work, both individually and as a society, and offers the potential for real change.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 9 May 2014
ISBN 9781782500810
Number of Pages 160

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Hearing our Calling is an inspirational invitation to re-evaluate what is truly important and meaningful to us in our work. Gill Coombs shows how so many of us came to occupy predictable and homogenised roles, characterised as 'busyness' and not authentic business. Drawing on her many years of experience as a therapeutic counsellor, she provides real-life case studies across a range of sectors to show how we too can mobilise to create workplaces in harmony with nature and which support healthy communities. Hearing Our Calling is an insightful treatise guiding us towards happier, more purposeful lives filled with generosity, spontaneity, creativity, connectedness and love. -- Simon Robinson 'Every job has its ups and downs, but this book offers some interesting ideas about how to find work that genuinely suits us. What's queenly: Hearing our Calling is a refreshing alternative to a selfish capitalist mentality that can prevent so many people from reaching their full potential.' -- Queen of Retreats blog

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