Executive in Passage: When Life Lets You Know It's Time to Change, Let That Knowing Lead You

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Executive in Passage (Making Sense of Crisis: A Story of Enlightened Change) is a healing book — a powerful story about engaging life-disrupting changes and discovering your path to a level of triumph beyond what most people believe possible.

This is an intimate diary, a true story, of a top advertising executive’s struggle to find satisfaction in his career and happiness in his life.
“I had quit smoking but was making ads for Marlboro. I was working on Kellogg’s while restricting the kids’ intake of presweetened cereals. I was asked to keep GM’s gas guzzlers selling during the nation’s worst oil crisis. These clients were the largest billings in the house, and the most exciting projects for creative people, but I could barely stomach working on them.”

A crushing incident during a major client presentation brings Marrs to a breaking point. He finally stops resisting change, then quickly discovers that what he thinks will be a simple career change becomes a passionate quest for whole-life fulfillment.

With insightful storytelling, rather than the headiness of a how-to book, Executive in Passage escorts the reader beyond the pain and uncertainty of midlife change, career transition, crisis and burnout — to discovering the transformational secrets that illuminate and inspire this universal journey.

As the story unfolds, readers find themselves comforted and not alone. They gain a clear sense that their challenges are not the result of mistakes they’ve made or signs that they are broken or lacking. Rather, they are milestone along a natural, albeit confusing and sometimes scary, unfolding of personal and spiritual development.

There is plenty to munch on here for anyone who would benefit from expanded perspectives on their search for a happier life. To speed the passage and make it easier and less frustrating, the story’s structure highlights:
-> Three distinct phases to successful transition
-> Eleven hidden thresholds of transformation
-> Deciphering signs and markers that point toward the best choices
-> The language of inner guidance, a personal mentor for the passage

For anyone interested in attaining a deeper understanding of the mysterious underpinnings of a beautifully evolving life, this is an extremely helpful guidebook.

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About the Author:

Donald Marrs, by his resume, is a distinguished corporate executive whose career in advertising took him into the boardrooms of some of America’s most powerful corporations. A closer look reveals an insightful man on an abiding quest to resolve the split between his career and his values, and to find deeper meaning in his work, and in his life. Executive in Passage, his first book, describes his treacherous but ultimately triumphant journey out of a painful, career crisis into a more whole, more personally meaningful way of life. Don is an inspiring personal coach on life and career change.

Paige Marrs, PhD, is a dynamic and effective coach for clients grappling with relationships, communication, and life change. Her insights and methods provide solutions needed to make the journey easier, smoother, and more successful. Paige’s approach is a unique blend of interpersonal neurobiology, cutting-edge communication theory, and spiritual wisdom, plus findings from her own research and a meditation practice of many years. In professional practice for over 25 years, Paige holds a Doctorate in Human & Organizational Systems and a Masters in Human Development.  

Review:

“Indispensable...especially when it’s time to align your work with your soul.” — Harry R. Moody, PhD, The Five Stages of the Soul

“Many career-change books discuss the formulas, but Marrs’ book shows it’s possible to create a career based on ideals.“ — Joyce Lain Kennedy, Chicago Sun-Times

“He was a highly successful advertising executive in Chicago when he began to hear an inner voice call him to seek deep meaning in life. This is his frank and engaging account of integrating his values with his work.” — Yoga Journal

“A truly inspired work. Perfect for those who are trying to find real meaning in their work lives.” — Ron Scolastico, PhD, Healing the Heart, Healing the Body; Doorway to the Soul

“Marrs is a kindred spirit to each of us in business who has had the nagging thought, ‘there must be a better way.’” — David Langer, President, Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment (GATE)

“Riveting... His journey takes a long path inward, makes a screeching hairpin turn, and then back out as an ‘evolved being.’ This reviewer rates it outstanding.” — Phoenix Star Tribune

“Intensely personal and inspirational... gives us all hope that we can come into full alignment with our own true natures.” — James Weil, Retired Executive, MetLife

“It takes us through the crisis many people experience these days. It’s beautifully written with raw honesty, courage, and inspiring possibility about creating a fulfilling personal and professional life.” — Sarah Edwards, LCSW, PhD, Finding Your Perfect Work

“...a courageous story of a businessman’s transformation... deeply moving and highly entertaining account. Must reading for anyone struggling to revolve the conflict between material success and inner fulfillment.” — Leading Edge Review

“A powerful book about personal change. It is not a religious book but it is a spiritual journey— the finding on one’s true self. This is one of the best books of its type I have ever read.” — Virginia Sink, Oklahoma Tribune-Star

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