HTS Theological Studies
On-line version ISSN 2072-8050
FOURIE, Madelein C. and VAN DEN BERG, Jan Albert. Middle-career development through spiritual lifestyle coaching: Preliminary theoretical perspectives. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2013, vol.69, n.2, pp. 1-9. ISSN 2072-8050.
This study bases itself in the epistemological and methodological development of a broad and interdisciplinary dialogue where various voices in the form of different domains converse in order to establish an integrated whole. The research contributes to the actual corporative question regarding spirituality in the workplace, specifically aimed at the individual in the middle-career phase. This phase is characterised as a re-evaluation period aimed at personal and professional growth. A shift in emphasis to the meaning and sense of work is linked to spiritual intelligence as spirituality can be described and understood as a type of intelligence. The study shows that the middle-career experience provides opportunity for an altered future view. Lifestyle coaching serves as facilitating process and offers guidance in answering existential questions which are included in the spiritual. The probable outcome promises to add meaning as a manifesting component in a dynamic and transforming life strategy.