04/03/2017

Richard Bolles

Author of "What Color is Your Parachute" dies at 90

Richard Dick Bolles

Richard Bolles was a frequent presenter and participant at NCDA Career Development conferences.

Read the New York Times announcement here.

See also the following articles published in NCDA's web magazine Career Convergence:

An Interview with Richard Bolles: The Lasting Power of 41 Editions of What Color Is Your Parachute? - By Jenn Long (2013)

Legendary Parachute Author Dick Bolles Teams With Son On E-Version - By Willa Smith (2011)

The Career Counselor's Handbook - Book Review by Hope Deighton and Kyung Hee Kim (2011)
The Career Counselor’s Handbook (2nd Ed.) was authored by Howard Figler & Richard N. Bolles.

1 Comment

Rich Feller on Tuesday 05/16/2017 at 12:32AM wrote:

Fortunate to be one of Dick's first students within his two week workshop, I believe Dick moved vocational guidance and a reliance on trait factor models to a humanistic approach of self-inventory and life design. He helped professionals respect workers as holistic beings in search of meaning and purpose. Dick's colorful life and parachute opened widely, inclusively, and with a spirit that nudged all to define career in highly individual ways. Thank goodness his intellect, research skills and inspiring presentations touched so many. No one will fill his shoes in my lifetime.

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