Dec. 27, 2022

#60 DJ DiDonna: Navigating sabbaticals and career breaks

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DJ DiDonna helps us approach taking REAL time off and evolving our identity along with our career.

Whether you’re feeling like you need to take time off, or if you’re curious about what sabbaticals are and why they might be good for both you and your organization, have a listen. You’ll learn about how your interests and identity can evolve along with your career, but not be bound by your career.

Links & resources mentioned

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DJ DiDonna: LinkedIn

The Sabbatical Project

Related episodes:

#59 Kenny Borg: Identity transformation and embodying fulfillment

People & orgs:

The Sabbatical Project


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Other resources:

TED talk: Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

DJ’s TEDx talk: Sabbaticals: Time [off] well spent

LinkedIn career break feature

Research: “The three meanings of meaning in life: Distinguishing coherence, purpose, and significance”

Exercise: 2022 Reflection + 2023 Goal Setting

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