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Do you want to help create a world where people are passionate about their work, inspirational leadership helps team members realize their greatness, and capitalism thrives while serving the highest causes? Me too. The working on purpose program is a thought leadership engine that enlightens and inspires listeners with insights from elite business leaders and novel subject matter experts. Together, we’re working on purpose to steward the future of work and business to elevate us all.

Do you want to help create a world where people are passionate about their work, inspirational leadership helps team members realize their greatness, and capitalism thrives while serving the highest causes? Me too. The working on purpose program is a thought leadership engine that enlightens and inspires listeners with insights from elite business leaders and novel subject matter experts. Together, we’re working on purpose to steward the future of work and business to elevate us all.

Location:

Tempe, AZ

Description:

Do you want to help create a world where people are passionate about their work, inspirational leadership helps team members realize their greatness, and capitalism thrives while serving the highest causes? Me too. The working on purpose program is a thought leadership engine that enlightens and inspires listeners with insights from elite business leaders and novel subject matter experts. Together, we’re working on purpose to steward the future of work and business to elevate us all.

Twitter:

@alisecortez

Language:

English

Contact:

PO Box 140641 Dallas, TX 75214


Episodes

Aiming High to Enliven Stakeholders in Today's Business

10/13/2021
Business can be such a force for good in the world, especially when it is consciously and purposefully crafted and executed. Building on a long career in technology, we learn in this inspiring and possibilities-blasting episode just how large-scale and multi-stakeholder enlivening business can be. Tune in to learn the birth story of Regenrus, a woman-owned, women-led, heart-centered and science-based social impact community. The company is guided by a sense of reverence for all life and a...

Duration:00:45:31

From Striving to Serenity: Navigating the Second Half of Life

10/6/2021
After decades in pursuit of striving, working, competing, achieving, and accumulating, we can draw from wisdom and serenity in navigating our second half of life. In this deep and connecting conversation with two Sage-ing mentors, we discuss the newest frontier in human development to set a path and purpose for the boomer generation to complete life with fulfillment while creating a legacy.

Duration:00:50:54

How Leaders Provoke the Future by Overcoming Fatal Human Flaws

9/29/2021
At a time with ever increasing change and uncertainty, it is extremely challenging to set a course direction in business. As the pandemic has highlighted, successfully navigating this uncertainty can be the difference between success and failure. Yet, we humans are naturally wired to “wait and see” when uncertain of a way forward. In this episode, the authors of Provoke share how the best leaders move faster than their peers to identify and shape important inflection points. In short, they...

Duration:00:50:35

SanityDesk: Behold the Possibility of a Better Digital World

9/22/2021
Samuel Cook learned a thing or two about how precious and fleeting life is during his tours serving in the US Army and losing a brother early. Those experiences instilled a steadfast determination to do all the things, with focus and intention, that both he and his early departed brother wanted for themselves. Add on a life-long study of history and teaching it, and today you have Samuel at the helm of SanityDesk. He and team are out to craft a better digital world in the otherwise...

Duration:00:50:46

Planksip: A Bold New Venture in Digital Publishing

9/15/2021
Behold a new frontier of organically grown thought leaders, courtesy of the philosophy and culture media outlet, Planksip. On this platform, emerging writers and thought leaders have the opportunity to literally sip on the planks of fellow members’ works, while each lifting the other in growth and inspiration. In this episode, founder Daniel Sanderson shares why he created this platform and his vision of what it can do to help launch and develop a whole new breed of philosophers and...

Duration:00:49:13

Business Leadership for a Human-Centric Future

9/8/2021
A call for human-centric organizations is in order, says Executive Advisor and Futurist Deborah Westphal. This new organization embraces the messiness and beauty of people, iterates policies and procedures, and constantly challenges and refines strategies and goals for both itself and all the stakeholders it serves. Human-centered organizations optimally balance technology, business, and people to create a human-centered future that lifts us all.

Duration:00:48:53

Standing in Her Purpose to Lift and Empower Women

9/1/2021
Natalie Benamou found her career of 29 years entirely altered when Covid hit. Her world came to a crashing halt when trade shows were cancelled right and left. Doors were swiftly closing everywhere. And that’s where the magic happened. In that vast, ever opening gap which Natalie then began to see as a window, she got quiet and listened for that which called her. She could then turn her passion of empowering and lifting women and express it as her purpose through the HerCsuite platform she...

Duration:00:36:26

Bigotry is Everywhere: The Unspoken in Diversity and Inclusion

8/25/2021
Much of what traditional diversity programs teach is wrong … and sometimes illegal. The EEOC said that our focus needs to be more on building skills so we can create an environment of workplace civility, which means focusing on such topics as trust, tolerance, and conflict resolution -- and not teaching about different cultures. No one should ever be denied an opportunity to work or be promoted, yet they often are due to bigotry and misguided diversity and inclusion policies. We’ll learn...

Duration:00:49:37

Nature: The Perfect Antidote to Today’s Spiritual and Well-Being

8/18/2021
In an age when people ache for meaning and purpose, there is a tremendous opportunity to connect with nature to let in its wonder. Doing so affords emotional and spiritual well-being and can awaken the path to purpose. In this episode, we learn from wildlife conservationist and journalist Swati Thiyagarajan the sheer magic available in the everyday nature around us. She helps us see that only when we love the planet we live on can we save it.

Duration:00:41:08

The Trumanitarian on Bringing Agency and Non-Hierarchy to Orgs

8/11/2021
Lars Peter Niessen has managed to find a special niche most of us like to avoid – he’s got a knack for working productively in “messes” and has done so all over the world. His mission through the organization he has created and stewards is to see the crisis for what it really is and change the outcome. Critical to necessary change is often very uncomfortable truth, another unusual area he is adept at navigating. In this episode, we learn from this soft-spoken wizard how he blends truth and...

Duration:00:50:24

Instead of You Laboring, Why Not Put Your Purpose to Work?

8/4/2021
Most people lack the clarity of who they really are and seem to be in an endless search for a better job. And this is the problem; people are looking for a good job, the ideal job, instead of first figuring out their purpose, why they are here on earth. When you understand your purpose, the work you pursue becomes the channel through which you express that purpose. Purpose gives us crazy energy and courage. In this episode, we explore with a “Sweet Spot” Career Coach just how to go about...

Duration:00:50:09

Passionately Striving in “Why” Authors Gather

7/28/2021
People are yearning to tune in to their unique reason for being, desperately seeking ways to matter. Purpose is available to anyone, anywhere in the world, and when we discover and serve from it, we encounter unparalleled fulfillment and can make the difference worthy of our one, precious life. In this fireside conversation, a few of the women who authored their story in a soon-to-be-released anthology weigh in on why the world needs purpose and what can happen when we live from it. Ours is...

Duration:00:46:49

Wild Alive Scratching for Meaning and Purpose

7/21/2021
The ache for meaning and purpose can quite literally drive us to insane ends. Ask Ken Banks. His pursuit of meaningful work that makes an impact took him to do volunteer development work Zambia and Uganda, work at a primate sanctuary in Nigeria, then teach English in Finland among other pursuits. Along the way, he leveraged his technology talents to create a text-messaging platform for non-profit organizations in developing countries. And that seemingly simple act has cascaded a wave of...

Duration:00:50:13

B Corps: Business as a Force for Profit and Purpose

7/14/2021
It’s hard to remember the times when people began a business, in order to make a “boat load of money.” Of course, that still happens. But more and more people are looking for ways to balance profit and purpose through their business – AND society and customers are asking them to do the same. Enter the B Corp certification for business. Rather than focusing on profit maximization, these business owners and leaders consider the impact of their operations on their workers, customers, suppliers,...

Duration:00:49:36

Purpose and Profit: Today’s Business Imperative

7/7/2021
Today’s business climate calls forth the best leaders and companies can offer. No longer is it sufficient to simply offer a well-positioned product or service to remain viable in today’s ever-evolving consciousness in business. Companies must embrace purpose and giving in order to stand up to the scrutiny in today’s business climate that expects them to steward a better tomorrow, especially around ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiatives. In this episode, we learn how Founder...

Duration:00:49:51

Circles: Women Creating Sanctuaries of Care

6/30/2021
Come along with us in this conversation as we discover the new consciousness weaving its way through communities of women, connecting, caring, and uplifting each other. Activated through the power of circle, there is increasing evidence of an emerging culture of community-minded activists and artists collaborating to create the change we all desperately need. The feminine soul is rising, and she is running for office and changing policy to create new communities connected through caring....

Duration:00:50:13

Namaste Direct: Lifting Guatemalan Business Women to Thrive

6/23/2021
After committing to 50/50 of his time equally between work and a service project, Bob Graham found himself enjoying a golden age of personal transformation. He founded Namaste Direct in 2004 as a project for his family foundation to assist low-income women microentrepreneurs in Guatemala with their business development. Using three techniques – individual mentorship, financial literacy classes, and small loans – they have trained nearly 4,000 women to make more money and lift them from...

Duration:00:50:13

The Distinguishing Value of Upstanding Company Character

6/16/2021
Who could have predicted the recent trifecta of a global pandemic, recession, and level of social unrest around such matters as the George Floyd murder? An unprecedented level of sensibility toward what is expected of business leaders on environmental, social, governance (ESG) issues affecting companies has emerged. Now is the moment for businesses and brands to determine what they will stand for. Figuring out what you think about and will do on matters of social justice, inclusion, climate...

Duration:00:47:15

Bringing Compassion to Cultures of Masculinity

6/9/2021
People are hungry for meaning and purpose. People want to know the work they are important and the work they do matters. Consciousness is evolving as education and interdependence across the world increases. Gender roles are changing, as men and women share domestic roles at home and participate alongside each other in the workplace. To become our best selves, both genders are learning from each other to claim their highest humanity. In this episode, we explore embracing the feminine in...

Duration:00:50:30

Doctor’s Orders: A Prescription for Empathy to Reunite the US

6/2/2021
Nutritionists tell us that we are what we eat. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli believes that we are what we perceive. We are in a dark time and in need of enhanced empathy to allow us to regain our civility and our sense of reason. The cancer in the United States is deep and it is growing, but it is still curable if we devise a treatment plan that we are all willing to implement. This episode will teach us how.

Duration:00:50:57