The Joyful Coin™

120 Days to Your Right Livelihood Plus a Resume To Go

Right Livelihood is a concept in Buddhism that teaches us to be mindful, useful, and compassionate in work.  You can “find a way to earn your living without transgressing your ideals of love and compassion.  The way you support yourself can be an expression of your deepest self, or it can be a source of suffering for you and others.” (The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, by Thich Nhat Hanh, 1998, Broadway Books ed., p.113)  Become a Worknaut™ and explore your passions, strengths, and skills – leading you to a Right Livelihood.

Who is a Worknaut™?

Think of an astronaut – literally from roots meaning “star sailor” or explorer – and now you know who a Worknaut™ is!  You can become one, too.  Explore, decide, and go forward into your choices for earning income joyfully and in alignment with your values.  It’s been said before, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life.”

So, what’s in it for you? 

Here are some of the ways in which your life will be different after completion of the Joyful Coin™ program.

  • Increased clarity about your life purpose, personal values, and enthusiasms
  • Discovery of your ideal work and a vision for your own Right Livelihood
  • Knowledge and understanding about your strengths, preferred skills, and work style
  • A personal strategy with action steps to move you towards your ideal work
  • Greater confidence with your interviewing skills

Other elements of the Joyful Coin™ program

  • Twelve 30-minute career coaching sessions by phone delivered over the course of four months at convenient times for your schedule
  • Strengths Finder 2.0 book
  • Joyful Coin™ Right Livelihood checklist tool
  • DiSC workplace behavioral assessment
  • Two hours of resume consultation by phone, after conclusion of the coaching sessions
  • Your resume created by Mary and delivered in MS Word document format

What if you discover that you are a Worknaut™ who wants to be the owner, not an employee?

If your explorations lead to the conclusion that you want to start your own business, you probably won’t need or want a resume.  In that situation, you’ll receive an additional three 30-minute coaching sessions on developing your business plan.

Your investment in yourself and your future


You will spend 30 minutes a week for 3 weeks per month on a coaching call (or two 45-minutes sessions if you prefer), plus the time it takes you to do the fieldwork between sessions.  Fieldwork includes readings, exercises, and other similar activities.  These may take you anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours or more.  Coaching sessions will be scheduled at mutually agreed upon times when you enroll in the Joyful Coin™ program.


The Joyful Coin™ program has been specially priced as a package that includes discounted coaching fees and an estimated 33% discount on resume development services at $1,650.

Payment may be by check or through PayPal.

Fees must be paid in full prior to the start of your Joyful Coin™ coaching program.

More about Coach Mary

Mary C. Miller, J.D., SPHR, ACC has coached clients for over 10 years, including executives, managers, and forward-thinking individuals.  Industry experience includes wholesalers, retailers, media, high-tech start-ups, services, and non-profit organizations.  Mary developed this program after finding her own Right Livelihood as a coach.  Based on her own experiences and observations of other people’s work lives, the program offers clients of Joyful Coin™ to opportunity to benefit directly from Mary’s 15+ years working in human resources.  She has reviewed more than ten thousand resumes and job applications, and interviewed thousands of people.  Mary understands what employers look for when screening resumes and interviewing candidates.  Plus, Mary herself is a Worknaut™!  In addition to her HR career, she has worked as an attorney, an artisan bread baker, a photo shop manager, an accounts receivable clerk, and a garden nursery worker – and that’s not even the full list.  Read a more complete bio of Mary.