here! It’s finally out! Keep it by your bed. Give it to
fellow Renaissance Souls to enjoy as much as you do. Make
sure any parent/partner/friend/relative/co-worker who
doesn’t get you has a copy!
WHAT’S IN IT?
Are You A Renaissance Soul?
PART I: Claiming
Your Renaissance Soul
Renaissance Souls: Who You Are-and Who You’re Not
Yes, but…: Common Doubts of the Renaissance Soul
PART II: Thriving on
Many Interests Without Feeling Scattered
Panning for Golden Values
The Power of Renaissance Focal Points
PART III: Practical
Realities: Career Design for Pursuing Your Passions
Your J-O-B: No More Day Jobs
Getting Paid for Your Passions
But What If I Don’t Want to Go Back to School!:
Alternative Resources for Renaissance Souls
What If I Have My Whole Life Ahead of Me?: Renaissance
Soul Strategies for Young People
IV: Successful Life Design for Renaissance Souls
Committing Yourself to Action the Renaissance Soul Way
Time-Management Magic for Renaissance Souls
Staying the Course: Overcoming Momentum Blockers
It’s Still Hard to Get Going…
Conclusion: Be A Role
WHAT ARE PEOPLE IN THE KNOW SAYING ABOUT IT?
Where was The Renaissance Soul when I needed it
during my five career changes? This is a fabulous guide
for people who find themselves constantly tap dancing from
job to job. Benjamin Franklin would be proud!
author of I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not
grateful this book has finally been written! I need, my
clients need, the world needs this incredibly helpful,
practical, life-changing guidebook for those of us with a
multitude of passions and aptitudes. Please, get this book
into the hands of every person you know who is a
Renaissance Soul. You could change their lives!
author of Comfort Secrets of Busy Women and the
best-selling Comfort Book series
Can't decide which life or
career path is right for you? Maybe you don't have to! In
The Renaissance Soul, Margaret Lobenstine offers
inspiration, advice, and practical tips for people with
more than one burning passion.
-Laurence Boldt, author of Zen and the Art of Making a
Margaret Lobenstine has written an intelligent and
refreshingly innovative book that offers a
multi-dimensional vision of vocation while transmitting
solid principles of life-alignment. The clear and
empowering exercises in this volume ground the theory in
solid practice. This book will help many on the road to
creative career transformation.
-Rick Jarow, author
of Creating the Work You Love and The Alchemy of
The Renaissance Soul is
welcome news for individuals who just can't make up their
mind 'what they want to be when they grow up!' Career
coach Margaret Lobenstine shows how you can have it all
and create a structure for yourself that blends your many
talents, abilities, and intelligences into one vital and
-Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of 7 Kinds of Smart:
Identifying and Discovering Your Multiple Intelligences
THE RENAISSANCE SOUL will help
highly innovative and creative people find ways to make
their many dreams come true. I've already begun using its
wonderful ideas and practices with clients.
-M.J. Ryan, Executive coach and author of The Happiness
For all the people who have a
multiple of passions, this book's for you. The life
journey we take to answer to our own Self maybe different
from the 'norm.' Margaret Lobenstine is a wise guide on
that journey, offering help and inspiration as you develop
fully into the Renaissance Soul that you are meant to be!
This book will be a cherished traveling companion.
-Marilyn Tam, Former President of Reebok Apparel &
Accessories Group and international selling author of How
to Use What You've Got to Get What You Want
Sure to speak to Boomers and
older people who have done many things well, yet feel
sidelined by a culture that rewards consistency and focus.
Margaret Lobenstine makes the world safer for the
multigifted of any age who are well served by her wit and
-Marika and Howard Stone, coauthors of Too Young To
Retire: 101 Ways to Start the Rest of Your Life
Finally the multi-gifted have
a champion. But anyone feeling that they only need a
little sunshine in order to blossom will find this book
bursting with light-it has all the creative and practical
ideas they need for getting life on towards its purpose.
-Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person and
The Highly Sensitive Child
Many of my coaching clients
are individual searching for more meaningfulness in their
life and work, and organizational leaders who have made it
yet are unable to figure out why they feel lost. Margaret
Lobenstine has developed a breath of fresh air, along with
a model of liberation for people who have felt they don’t
fit their life and work. The Renaissance Soul is an
inspiring and easy-to-use approach that helps me guide my
secret Renaissance Soul clients.
-Bernie Saunders, Consultant for Fortune 500 companies,
foundations, small manufacturers, and health–care
With this long-overdue book,
Margaret finally reveals that the constantly
evolving people among us are actually the ones most
equipped to thrive in a world where adaptability,
creativity and emotional awareness are the qualities that
make all the difference in career/life success. It's about
time we acknowledged that the career track has been
replaced by the career trampoline. As a career counselor
and coach and former director of a career office working
with people ages 18 to 80, I know that Lobenstine's
message will be welcomed both by Renaissance
souls searching for 21st century career advice and the
professionals hoping to provide it.
-Dr. Barbara Reinhold, author of Free to Succeed:
Designing the Life You Want in the New Free Agent Economy
and former director, Smith College Office of Career
The Renaissance Soul actively solves what has long
been an unsolvable problem—how people with ‘too many’
talents and interests can manage their diverse passions.
With warmth, insight, and helpful exercises, Lobenstine
helps these souls find their way to making a contribution
and finally feel complete about what they’re here to do.
-Suzanne Falter-Barnes, author of Living Your Joy
The Renaissance Soul is the
consummate Social Artist, embodying the complex interests
and open hearts that are needed now in the global world.
Today, when the world mind is taking a walk with itself,
we require a consciousness that can encompass the many
realities we face. This work gives us the tools that
enable that needed growth in consciousness.
-Jean Houston, Ph.D., author of Jump Time and
senior consultant to the United Nations Development
This amazing, inspiring,
and practical book encourages us to take joy in our
dazzling array of legitimate life choices and to make
these choices boldly and fearlessly. The book is perfect
to use with clients in my empowerment-coaching practice.
Judith Sturnick, Ph.D., executive and empowerment coach
for twelve years and former president of several campuses