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Get Started: Your Evolving Identity


“Identities change in practice, as we start doing new things (crafting experiments), interacting with different people (shifting connections), and reinterpreting our own life stories through the lens of the emerging possibilities (making sense).”

(Ibarra, 2004, p.16)

This graphic shows the relationship between gaining experience, meeting new people, and telling a new story in expanding your career identity.

Printable Version of Your Evolving Identity Graphic   

Dr. Herminia Ibarra is not affiliated with Walden University, nor does she sponsor or endorse Walden University products or services.

(11 min  50 sec)  

INSEAD (2014, December 16). Seven lessons about career change with professor herminia ibarra. [YouTube]. Retrieved from