Find Your Peaceful & Life-giving Career at Any Stage of Life
Includes a Step-by-Step Guide to Design Your One-Page Career Strategy in One Week
By Michael Alan Tate
Are you graduating college? Changing careers? Returning to work? Or considering retirement? This inspiring parable and simple strategy is designed to help you find your place in the world of work today. To learn more – watch the 5-minute video below.
The White Shirt by Michael Alan Tate is the story of how a young man named Cyrus discovers and applies a few timeless principles to find his place in the world. In the process, he designs a simple plan that anyone can use to move into an ideal career at any stage of life. Executive consultant and career coach Michael Tate’s imaginative illustration of career discovery details the processes and principles that will work as well for you as they did for Cyrus and his friends. This inspiring parable and simple strategy coincides with a step-by-step guide to create your own one-page personal career strategy in only seven days.
“The White Shirt strategy gave me the courage to start my own consulting business, and the 1-page career change plan I created gave me an easy way to talk with potential clients.” – 52-year-old HR professional
“I wanted to get back in the workplace after my children had gotten older. That’s very difficult if your resume is blank for the past 12 years. My best friend and I were in the same boat and didn’t know where to start. By going through The White Shirt strategy together, we wrote our plan and brainstormed about who to share it. The video series was helpful too.” – 39-year-old medical office manager
“Our men’s small group meets weekly. We have studied several books. But we needed something that would help us address the topic that continued to come up. Most of us were dissatisfied with our jobs. We looked at career direction/calling books, but most were too touchy-feely. Guys like to build things, and we liked how the White Shirt book helped each of us build a plan. Then something unexpected happened. The step by step made it easy and natural to share many of our personal challenges and get advice from other guys.” – 28-year-old engineer
“After years of doing all I could do, I got so frustrated with my boss that I quit my job. Then I realized that I couldn’t just sit at home. I needed to do something that was meaningful. I had a resume but sending it out wasn’t getting the results I wanted. Then I used The White Shirt strategies to put a plan together for the next move in my career – instead of sending out a resume that HR departments used to screen me out. I shared my career plan with a couple friends and ask for their advice. This led to some projects and now I’m consulting part time in the field related to what I was in. Now I loved to get up every morning and do something that pays well, I enjoy and it really helps others.” – 45-year-old high school teacher
“My husband and I lead a group of young adults at our church. Most of the kids are struggling with what to do with life, job or career. We wanted to help but neither of us are experts in career or finding a job. We facilitated a weekend retreat using The White Shirt group leader guide and videos. There was a real sense of excitement in our group.” – Middle-aged couple serving their church
“Retirement is scary. I kept putting it off because I just didn’t know what to do with my life with no career. My wife was as worried as me – she didn’t want me hanging around the house all day messing up her plans. My cousin and I are the same age and have always been close. He was nearing retirement and was feeling the same way. But neither of us had ever looked for a job and we didn’t know where to start. We had a one-week golfing trip planned, and we decided to read The White Shirt and work through the plan on this trip. I’m now retired and working part-time as a consultant two days a week and enjoying golf with my wife and my friends. I didn’t retire from work. I repurposed my life and work. My cousin is still hanging on to his old job, but he has a plan.” – 66 and still swinging