Introducing a Unique Resource for Work Transition... TRANSPIRATIONS: Guidance for the Head & Heart through Career and Beyond

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The Ignatian Way:
A MAP for Work
& Spiritual Growth

The Center for Life Transitions is developing an online program which will bring together web-based tools, resources and narrative, helping people clarify new work (job, career, retirement) goals while exploring personal issues of faith, spirituality and vocation. The MAP shows Ignatius of Loyola’s travels through Europe. Users engage activities and readings for their own transition while learning about Ignatius and Ignatian Spirituality.

Preliminary web pages with example functions have been started here. We hope you’ll get a sense of the potential for this program and provide us feedback as we move forward.

A River

“This book flows like a river, carrying encouragement and hands-on application for reader to identify the issues, go deeper, become clearer, set goals and stay hopeful. I highly recommend this book to anyone experiencing career or retirement transitions.”
Sr. Joyce Rupp

A unique spiritual companion for anyone in career, ministry or retirement transition.

  • Authored by university career centers director, Fortune 500 consultant and co-founder of the Center for Life Transitions.
  • Integrates personal journal entries, wisdom from spiritual masters such as Thomas Merton, Theresa Avila and Ignatius Loyola, transition insights and deepening activities, guiding the reader toward meaningful direction.
  • Useful as a guide, workbook or for daily reflection.

Podcast Interview.
Tom was interviewed on the Find Your Glee with Dinah G. podcast.

Listen to Tom’s Interview


The Center has committed to presenting weekly ideas and information for you on our blog, TRANSITIONS Reflections, combining ideas on work-related change and transition at any life stage with thoughts on spirituality. We hope these reflections will educate and even inspire you as you contemplate or execute change in your work life.