“If you don’t know where you are going, you might end up someplace else.” “When you come to the fork in the road, take it. “ Yogi Berra, Baseball Icon
Career Mentoring Right answers start with right questions. There are 9 key steps of career discovery or transition. “What problems do I want to solve in a career?” is a launching pad for a defined process tailored to the individual. Paul has successfully worked with hundreds of men, women and students seeking career direction, transition or complete change whether still working or unemployed. Men and women in all levels of organizations have been served.
Life Coaching Many people feel their life is not in order or even chaotic. Others have had success and want new direction. The key to restoring order: reexamine values, renew thought processes, manage emotions; take positive action. Each person is directed to examine: desires, strengths and areas for improvement in one or more of six life areas: career, relationships, spiritual, money, health and leisure. The one overwhelming response Paul and Jeanne have received over the years: “You have given me (us) focus and hope!!”
Marriage Mentoring (Pre-marriage and Married Couples) The Tomlinson’s mentor individually and as a couple sharing their lives and God’s principles. They see marriage as a covenant not a contract…both sides giving 100%. Paul & Jeanne stress two key principles: commitment and unselfishness. Love grows with the nurturing and care that comes from those two words while each develops a love relationship with God. For 20 years they have provided pre-marriage/engagement counsel in an eight week dialogue.
Serving the Less Fortunate Living Perspectives has served individuals/families, homeless men and the poor in the NW region of the US, Ethiopia and Eastern Europe. LP ministry has provided counsel and roadmaps to escape poverty involving mentoring, job search, spiritual direction and getting small businesses started. God has called us to take care of “the widows, orphans and the poor.”
- Homeless Men – Group and 1-to-1 counsel regarding career, personal, financial and spiritual matters is provided. Paul and his volunteers have worked with 100’s of men. It is a challenging assignment but one that has brought positive life change to many.
- Ethiopia – Living Perspectives has served Ethiopians since 2004. A school has been erected and is self-sustaining. A prison ministry is supported, a 5-year plan for a 140 bed Christian hospital completed and advice to a microfinance ministry are examples of LP services. Additionally investment has been made in the education of two future leaders in Ethiopia.
Our need: “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Luke 12:48 Join Living Perspectives as a volunteer mentor or financial supporter. Many of those we serve need someone to come along side through their life journey.