Wayfinding: Stories of Internal Audit Leaders Navigating to Success


This book tells the stories of 12 leaders who have all realized a career goal in the form of a title or role, but their desired destination is often tied to a sense of purpose or the need to be intellectually challenged. When presented with the prospect of greater responsibility or the occasion to influence the profession, these leaders recognized these as opportunities aligned with their desired destination.

The stories tell of finding a balance, making a difference, building a team, progress through sharing, drawing the line, the gift of the lowest moment, building confidence, unexpected success, working in partnership, influencing others for a positive change, living for the “head snap,” and finding the passion. The stories offer many lessons that can be applied to our own journeys. If we take our time to orient ourselves by increasing our self-awareness and discovering career possibilities, we are bound to make better career decisions. And monitoring our progress through milestones or by consulting with mentors is critical to success.

Wayfinding offers many lessons that can be applied to our own journeys. Perhaps the most important lesson these leaders offer is the decision to chart a new course. Every person at every moment is at the beginning of a new story.