Want to create more meaning, growth, impact, and joy in your engineering or technical career?
Want to get more clarity on the next steps in your career path?
Wish you could better align your career and life…while getting paid more and utilizing your greatest strengths?
Well, then I’ve got just the thing for you!
It’s filled with transformational principles and action-oriented activities and exercises designed to help you design and create a meaningful career.
- Chapter One: Start Where You Are — No matter the current situation of your life and career, get started on your own path of creating a life of intention.
- Chapter Two: Design With Intention — Identify your core values, prototype your way forward, and improve your decision making.
- Chapter Three: The Power of Mindsets — Discover how mindsets impact everything you do, and some of the key mindsets you’ll want to change to live up to your potential.
- Chapter Four: Shift Your Mindset — Go through the step-by-step process to upgrade your mindset in order to make meaningful changes in your life and career.
- Chapter Five: Get Career Clarity — Discover what you truly care about so that you can focus and accelerate your progress. Get help and insights from others along the way!
- Chapter Six: Discover Your Genius Zones — Your genius zones are a key to your satisfaction and success. Get in flow, identify your genius zones, and learn how to leverage them in a big way!
- Chapter Seven: Control Your Narrative by Growing Your Personal Brand — You have a personal brand whether you create it or not. Utilize yours in all of your critical interactions!
- Chapter Eight: Skills that Support Your Intentions — Learn the transformative power of communication, accountability, feedback, and relationships to support your intentional life.
Advance Praise of the Book
“No doubt you’ve heard, ‘Timing is everything?!’ I don’t agree that it’s everything, but timing is often the difference between success and failure. If there was ever the perfect time for The Intentional Engineer to be published, it is now! The aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic (layoffs and changes in where you work) resulted in thousands of engineers questioning their futures. Jeff Perry draws on his personal experiences and those of people he’s helped become intentional engineers. Regardless of where you are in your career, I recommend you read The Intentional Engineer and become more intentional in shaping your future.”
— John A. White, Jr., Chancellor Emeritus, University of Arkansas, Distinguished Engineering Professor (retired)
“In The Intentional Engineer, Jeff Perry masterfully guides engineers and technical professionals through a transformative journey towards a purpose-driven career. Perry’s insights challenge the conventional norms and urge readers to design their lives with intention, aligning their unique genius with their career aspirations. This book is not just a manual; it’s a call to action for every engineer to rise, introspect, and pave a path filled with intention and clarity.”
— Hüseyin Kilic, Founder & CEO of Interesting Engineering
“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us. Jeff Perry has written a book that teaches engineers how to create a beautiful life on purpose—using the mindset and skill set of innovative engineers. Must read.”
— Richie Norton, Bestselling Author of Anti-Time Management
“To be successful in today’s world, an engineer’s mindset is just as important, if not more, than one’s skill sets. In this book, Jeff Perry provides practical insights for building the right mindset to win in one’s career and life.”
— Anthony Fasano, PE, Bestselling Author of Engineer Your Own Success
“Jeff Perry ‘gets it!’ And, you can ‘get it’ too! The key to success is intentionality. And, the key to life-elevating intentionality is developing the right mindsets. In The Intentional Engineer, you’ll learn how you can upgrade yourself so that your life and career take off.”
— Ryan Gottfredson, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of Success Mindsets and The Elevated Leader
“If you want to just hope that everything in your engineering career will turn out how you desire, then go ahead and put this book down. It’s not for you. However, if you have goals of where you want to end up and actually be in control of your engineering journey, then this book is for you. Jeff does a great job of pulling out the key decisions you need to make along the way and then gives practical and actionable guidance on how to make those decisions.”
— Sol Rosenbaum, PE, Founder of The Engineering Mentor (www.TheEngineeringMentor.com)
“Jeff Perry’s much-needed focus on the impact of being intentional in our engineering roles is a breath of fresh air to an ever-more entitled workforce. The Intentional Engineer is an essential read for anyone that wants to see beyond the daily grind of colorless work and truly make a difference in the lives around them. The outcomes to those around us and to our business will be important. But the change to us will be truly transformative.”
— Colin S. Campbell, President & CEO and former VP of R&D, METER Group, Inc.
“I highly recommend The Intentional Engineer to anyone navigating the dynamic landscape of the tech sector. In a time of rapid change and uncertainty, this book provides valuable insights into aligning your career with your personal values and purpose. It’s a refreshing perspective that goes beyond technical skills, emphasizing our work’s profound impact on our professional and personal lives.”
— Sandeep Seshadri, Executive Vice President of Engineering at Kasasa
“An engaging, informative book that offers clear explanations and step-by-step guidelines for identifying and reaching your values and goals, both personally and professionally. A tremendous resource for engineers, scientists, and other technical students and professionals who are seeking to build a happier, healthier, more intentional life.”
— Katy Luchini Colbry, PhD, Assistant Dean, Engineering Graduate Student Services, Michigan State University; Director of Engineering Futures professional development program of Tau Beta Pi
“In The Intentional Engineer, Jeff Perry has done an outstanding job of guiding the engineering professional through many of the challenges faced by most of us as we have navigated careers in engineering. It’s a great guide for mentors who interact with students and young professionals. The philosophy of the book is one of guiding your own destiny and acting instead of reacting. It is an enabling philosophy for anyone but is particularly important for young engineering professionals who often tend to focus on details of the present task and do not act in a way that dictates the direction of their career. This book would be an ideal gift for a graduating engineer who is about to embark on a challenging career.”
— David Field, Director, Institute of Materials Research at Washington State University
“It’s been said that a life without a plan is like a ship without a rudder. That rudder is our intention, and without it we’re doomed to drift aimlessly through the oceans of our lives and careers. In The Intentional Engineer, Jeff masterfully explains how to set and use intention to achieve the satisfaction and joy we all crave from our work. Jeff lays out a clear path with well-defined steps that guides readers through his proven process easily and efficiently. If you are an engineering professional who feels compelled to grow into a more fulfilling career, this book is a must read.”
— Aaron Moncur, Founder, Pipeline Design & Engineering and The Wave: A Community for Engineers
“This is the mindset book every engineer needs, with practical, no-frills information and exercises on how to get clear on what you want, unpack negative beliefs that may be holding you back, and turn that self-awareness into intentional action. If you’re an engineer or technologist who has found yourself on autopilot in your career and unhappy with your current path, this book is for you.”
— Stephanie Slocum, PE, Author of She Engineers and founder of Engineers Rising, LLC
“Jeff has hit on something absolutely critical with his book. In this Age of Distraction, it’s all too easy to get swept up in the busyness of our work and lose sight of what really matters. As a result, living and working with intentionality has never been more important. If you don’t choose your own intentions, someone else will gladly do it for you. Follow Jeff’s wit and wisdom closely, and you’ll put your career—and your life—on the path to success.”
— Patrick Sweet, P.Eng., MBA, CSEP, PMP; President of The Engineering & Leadership Project
“We are facing a crisis of awareness and intentionality despite the availability of information and technological advancements. This crisis affects engineers as much as everyone else.
Jeff’s timely book reminds us of the importance of understanding our values, developing self-awareness, and becoming more intentional in our actions. Only when we live intentionally can we move towards a more fulfilling life and career.”
— Henry Suryawirawan, Host of Tech Lead Journal Podcast
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Available in digital and printed form, you’ll want to get your hands on this book.
Also included: a FREE digital workbook to help you take the ideas from the book and put them into action and practice!
You’ll be glad you did!
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