Hobbies, interests fire up career choices

Uncovering employees’ passions can keep them engaged, productive
By Monika Morrow
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/25/2011

There’s an old saying that “if you love what you do, success will follow.” I have come across several real-life examples of people who have turned their passions into profits.

First, there’s Sheila. She loved the outdoors and thrived on camping, hiking, bird watching and fishing. She formalized her passion with education and is now working for a non-profit organization as an environmental educator with children.

Then there’s Judy. She had been through many different career changes in her working life and understood the trials and tribulations of being in different roles, industries, cultures and management situations. She turned that experience, aligned with her passion for helping people, into a gig as a career coach.