Changing the Way We Do Work, and Who We Become Along the Way
We heard from another of our awesome STLR Employer Advisory Board members, Charles Gosset, a certified Life Purpose Coach (ACC) and the founder of Full Integration Coaching. His focus is on empowering passionate difference-makers to lead courageous, authentic lives so that they can find and fulfill their purpose — whether that’s the purpose of a lifetime, or the purpose for this time in life.
Since 2014, Charles has been privileged to help servant leaders, creative professionals, social entrepreneurs, and others lead, create, and innovate on purpose through his company. Clients include business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, health care, non-profit, and creative professionals. He provides transformational one-on-one life coaching, engaging talks, interactive workshops, and restorative retreats. Key topics are: authentic leadership, intentional living, goal setting success, energy management, and making meaningful contributions in personal and professional life.
April Jolley, STLR Communications Assistant: What are two interesting facts about yourself?
Charles Gosset: My past career was as a professional forester, and while in school I was the first North American to study abroad at an international forestry school in Honduras – all in Spanish! I sing, play the guitar, and will use almost any excuse to get outside.
April: Why are you passionate about recruiting college students and/or why did you choose to serve on the STLR Employer Advisory board?
Charles: I’m passionate about collaborating with college students in the work I do to provide STLR assessments for UCO students, and in working with paid student interns to develop their skills while growing my business. I chose to serve on the STLR Employer Advisory Board because I strongly believe in the program and its potential to change the way we do work in the world, and who we become along the way.
April: What 3-5 traits do you look for in potential hires?
Charles: Coachability, work ethic, problem solving, creativity, communication
April: What advice would you give to students as they prepare to enter the job market?
Charles: Develop your interpersonal communication skills. Be adaptable to a variety of work roles. Cultivate resiliency and long-range vision.
April: Do you have any advice for underclassmen just starting their college careers?
Charles: Start learning about everything you can about yourself now. Take advantage of the UCO Career Development Center. Get involved with student groups. Participate in STLR-tagged events and projects. Reflect with staff or friends about your transformative learning experiences. Practice telling your story, what you’ve learned, and how it’s changed you.
April: Any other words of wisdom you’d like to share with us?
Charles: You will never have another time in life quite like this one. Make the most of it and enjoy the journey!