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Your Future Is Calling: A Practical Guide to the Education You Need to Have the Future You Desire is the latest book by Michael E. Echols, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Bellevue University. It details practical steps for identifying career opportunities that align with interests and abilities, assessing education required to get into that career, and provides insider tips for achieving the required education affordably.
“The response to the book so far has been really gratifying,” Echols said. “I was aware that there are many adults out there who had not finished school because they could no longer connect their education path to career fulfillment or happiness. Your Future Is Calling shows them how to link the two and create a practical, affordable, achievable plan.”
This is Echols’ first book directed at adult learners. An innovator on assigning balance sheet value to human capital investments like training, he has written extensively on the ROI on human capital inputs. His books on the topic are widely read and quoted among C-Suite executives. They include ROI on Human Capital Investment, Competitive Advantage from Human Capital Investment, and Creating Value with Human Capital Investment. In 2007, Echols was named one of the “Top 20 Most Influential Training Professionals in the U.S.” by Training Industry, Inc., and his work is frequently published in learning professional publications.