We began working with Jon to explore vocational calling during the final year of Dave's doctorate degree in clinical psychology. Then the real exploration began when Jon coached both of us as we were about to finish up a year long residency in Hawaii.
We knew that we wanted adventure to be a big part of our lives but weren't sure exactly how that would look. One of our favorite exercises Jon had us complete was story writing. This drew out some of Dave's self-doubts and Katie's fears. Once th... continue reading
"What is going on?!"
Countless times I've asked myself this question while watching the news and world events during the last year. I'm baffled. Concerned. Outraged. Confused. And I have found very little understanding amidst it all. I know I’m not the only one feeling this way.
We ask, ‘What will come of it all?’ What’s so unsettling is that we don't know. While we may not fully understand where this turmoil will lead us individually or as a country, you personally can ask you... continue reading
I’ve been working with Jon on and off for four years and it’s without a doubt one of the best investments I’ve made in my life.
When I started with him, I just thought I needed a new job. But, honestly, I needed a new approach to life. At the time I was jumping from one job to another hoping and praying one would ‘stick.’ So when I found out about Jon’s work, I decided to see what it meant to ‘transition well’ – what did I have to lose?
Working with Jon was an investment ... continue reading
I was introduced to Jon DeWaal and Liminal Space when I took a Vocation class at The Seattle School. I loved the class and the way Jon and his associate helped me think about the potential to create a career that included my personal dreams and goals (like incorporating food and cooking into group therapy). I was in the middle of a divorce after being married almost 32 years. I hadn’t worked since I’d had my first child when I was 24. I was taking one step at a time, one class at a... continue reading
I got tricked into counseling. First by my wife, then by a God ordained meeting. My wife politely forced me to join a marriage class at the City Church in Seattle, WA focused on relationships, communication and attachment theory. I began learning about self-awareness and EQ. During 2013, my work life began to suffer as other colleagues and I began suffering from frequent anxiety attacks and a loss of drive/passion/focus due to a debilitating and stifling organizational culture. I had moved my en... continue reading