Zac Willette is a board certified chaplain and founder and president of Allay Care, a nonprofit organization that guides people through both life and death experiences by helping them become more comfortable talking about and documenting end of life wishes and values. It is his belief that we are never too young or too healthy to get prepared for death, that death is part of life, and that death should be considered with dignity and beauty, similar to that of life. Zac received his bachelor of science degree from Vanderbilt University in elementary education and service learning and later his master of divinity degree from Boston College. If you’re someone who’s searching for ways to blend your spiritual and work life and love helping those in need, then this is the episode for you. Tune in to learn more about Zac’s fascinating life journey in normalizing death.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- What types of entry level jobs you should look for to gain experience and credibility
- What skills and qualities Zac looks for in the young team members he hires
- Why your day-to-day interests and life choices are as important if not more so than your undergraduate major
- Why a graduate school degree is necessary for certain jobs and how it can open doors to specific leadership roles
- Why reflecting on life experiences is valuable
- How to “write with fewer words and speak with more silence”
- If you want to learn more about how Zac built a career by shifting cultural norms, tune in to T4C episode #209.
- Watch Gandhi to gain a theatrical understanding of what chaplaincy is like
- Read Zac’s book recommendation Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup