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Ernie Urquhart: “Accepting obstacles”

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Ernie Urquhart, built a career by making choices, not waiting to be chosen. And when he found his path hidden by unplanned and unexpected events, he found a way to continue to tell his personal career path story. Ernie’s a role model for the facing the truth and finding the personal meaning inside the story.

Ernie Urquhart sees life as a series of transitions. Some are expected and planned, like the transitions from childhood to adulthood. Some are expected but unplanned, including where you work, what you do, where you live, and who you find to be part of your personal and professional circles. Then there are the transitions Ernie calls “boulders”- those that drop on your life, unplanned and unexpected and often unwelcome, and cause you to face your life, your values and purpose in order to move forward.

He has held senior Vice President responsibilities for Human Resources at Catholic Healthcare West; Harcourt; and Johnson & Johnson.  His current interests involve a new business about facilitating career transitions for executives who want to be intentional about their future changes and transitions, and realizing the dreams of college-bound African-American students through his Urquhart family foundation.

Ernie has been described as “ a seasoned executive who listens carefully, thinks creatively, and helps you through the knotholes of your own problems. He is excellent at the role of a trusted adviser”.

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