Craig Nathanson M.S/M.A The Vocational CoachTM.
Craig Nathanson was very successful in corporate America
for over 25 years doing all the right things and following
all the right steps. Yet, he was empty inside, good at things
he didn't care deeply about. After several layoffs and a brief
but thought provoking bit of introspect, he decided to finally
follow his perfect vocational day of teaching, counseling
and writing combined with daily running and quality time with
family. As a result life has changed. The change is much more;
however, than increased family time and more possibilities
to do what he wants to do each day. It is deeper. He has a
renewed sense of the world around him and in his local
community. People seem more interesting, there is so much
to learn, and the air is fresher to breathe.
Craig Nathanson is The Vocational CoachTM dedicated to
guiding individuals to discover and experience their
vocational passions. Craig offers private coaching,
retreats, seminars and workshops. Craig's audience includes
those in and or approaching mid-life, professionals in the
helping fields and educational institutions and organizations
seeking to include vocational life making skills in their
Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at California State
University, Hayward in the school of business and economics.
Craig has consulted with individuals and organizations in
transition guiding them to be resourceful, confident and to
believe in themselves. Craig's research has focused around
"the experience of vocational passion." Craig is the author
of the upcoming book, "P is for Perfect, Your Perfect
Vocational Day''and multiple mini-books and workshops on
personal and organizational growth. Craig has been an
executive, senior manager, trainer, counselor and internal
consultant for 25 years working in large Fortune 100
companies as well as several internet start-ups, one of
which he was an original founder.
Craig is a Ph.D. candidate at the Fielding Institute in
Human Development where his dissertation is focused on
"The experience of Vocational Passion at Mid-life" expected
to complete in 2004 and has been researching mid-life
transition for the past eight years. He holds two masters'
degrees in Telecommunications Management and Human Development
and an undergraduate degree in Human Relations and
Organizational Behavior. Craig is a member of the Association
of Humanistic Psychology and the American Society of
University Professors. Craig describes himself as a writer,
teacher, counselor, speaker, researcher, father, husband,
community volunteer, vocational coach and marathoner.
Craig was one of three Americans selected to speak at the 1996
national quality conference in San Salvador to focus on the
theme "Rebuilding Human Resources through Quality."
Craig has delivered workshops and individual counseling
to individuals seeking vocational change and growth.
Craig describes his purpose in life to be spirited,
compelled, and passionate, enabling those who cross
his path to make a difference! Craig lives in Danville,
California with his wife of 20 years and their three children.
Publications by Craig Nathanson
(Available through www.thevocationalcoach.com)
P is for Perfect; Your Perfect Vocational Day, The Book (2003 150 pages) ©
Strategies for thriving in midlife (1993) ©
Does Neuro-Linguistic Programming really work? (1993) ©
The power of defining purpose (1994) ©
A helping hand for adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (1995) ©
Learning through narrative therapy (1994) ©
The impact of the computer and the internet on subjective behavior (1996) ©
The impact of the environment on the success of the software professional (1996) ©
How does your environment rate for success? (1996) ©
The link between learning outcomes in therapy and midlife transition (1995) ©
Value based self assessment (1991, revised 2002) ©
Are you following your vocational Passion? (self-assessment) 2003©
Value based organizational assessment (2002) ©
What occurs in midlife with regards to work and personality? (2002) ©
And multiple articles on personal growth©