The “Colorful” Dr. Smith on Purpose, Power and Leadership
October 20, 2021
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD
The field and inquiry of purpose is about to take a whole new leap into the possible. By taking what we know of the physical world through the science of color, we can understand more about our internal would through color theory. Color can give us access to conscious and unconscious purpose. In this episode, we enjoy a fireside chat with Dr. Smith who has spent a lifetime researching and practicing leadership, organization and social systems development inside large and complex organizations like the World Bank and the United Nations. He lets us in on how he continued to discover and iterate his model based on purpose being the source of power and how it’s expressed in at least five dimensions. He also shares his ground-breaking additional lens through color theory to illuminate our purpose choice. Hearing the narration is rather like being taken on a tour of his fine mind, bearing witness to the unfoldment of his consciousness, while elevating our own understanding of the topic through a profoundly simple elegance.
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Alise Cortez, PhD
Dr. Alise Cortez is affectionately referred to as “The Anti-Undertaker” as she awakens the often otherwise “walking dead” to discover and nurture their passion, inspiration, and purpose in life and at work. She is one part Chief Purpose Officer and Management Consultant specializing in meaning and purpose, and one part Inspirational Speaker, Author, and Radio Host. Having developed her expertise within the Human Capital / Organizational Excellence industry over the last 20 years, today she is focused on enabling organizations to lead from purpose and create cultures of meaning that inspire impassioned performance, energizing engagement and fulfillment, while encouraging a devoted stay within the organization. For individuals, she also facilitates the online Catch Fire global community and various retreats to enable people hungry for a more meaningful and purposeful life to discover and create it for themselves.