Career coach Emilie Wapnick celebrates the "multipotentialite" — those of us with many interests, many jobs over a lifetime, and many interlocking potentials.

Why you should listen

Emilie Wapnick has been a musician/songwriter, a web designer, filmmaker, writer, law student and entrepreneur. "This is how I’ve always lived," she writes, "moving from interest to interest, building on my skills in different areas, and synthesizing the knowledge I acquire along the way."

As a career and life coach, she helps other people with wide and varied interests understand and appreciate who they are, in a society that asks us to pick a lane and stay in it. Her work with "multipotentialites" has resulted in the book Renaissance Business and the interesting website Puttylike.

Wapnick's new book, How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up, is due out in May 2017. 

Emilie Wapnick’s TED talk