Are You Stuck at a Crossroads and Don’t Know Which Road to Choose in Your Work or Personal Life?

February 25, 2015
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD

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Considering most people will spend a minimum of 40 years in their lives working, chances are if you have not already, you will soon find yourself at a crossroads in your career or personal life. Perhaps you’re beginning to feel the work you’ve been doing for several years no is no longer fulfilling. Or maybe you’re caring for young children, aging parents, and just need more flexibility to juggle everything. Or, just maybe you are ready for a completely different line of work that allows you greater challenge, personal growth, or self expression. According to Ms. Elliott Yeary, each day is a new beginning. You can start fresh, anticipating what today will bring. Or you can just settle for yesterday's doubts and fears. Which road will you take? Do you take the path to your new found future or stay in the shadows of the past? Join the dialogue as Ms. Sherri Elliott Yeary shares her expertise on personal and career crossroads, including her own journey through a few of her own.

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WORK. For some, its utter lack of enjoyment or meaning hurls them into existential crisis, while for others being on the job allows the highest level of fulfillment and even provides a life purpose. We spend a full third of our lives either preparing for work via school or actually being in the workforce. Why not look for ways to live with passion and work on purpose to maximize the meaning, fulfillment, and performance contribution associated with it? This show explores a wide array of topics that impact and shape the experience of being in today’s workforce, with the aim of creating meaningful work-life integration. Anyone looking for guidance, inspiration, and examples on how to get unstuck at work or move to a higher level of meaning or contribution will enjoy tuning in. We’ll engage in enlightening conversation with thought leaders, authors, and experts from various fields from around the world. Working on Purpose airs weekly on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

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Alise Cortez, PhD

Alise Cortez, PhD

Dr. Alise Cortez is a speaker, consultant, coach, published author, radio show and podcast host, and Development/Engagement Catalyst based in Dallas, Texas. She has dedicated herself to helping people across the globe more meaningfully and productively connect with their work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and meaningful work-life integration, and “live with passion, work on purpose.” Alise is particularly called to help organizations synergize the human-technological workforce integration that artificial intelligence and robotics have introduced to enable workforce development that raises the human contribution to work. Her other niche area is working with organizations to integrate the younger millennial and generation Z workforces with their more tenured counterparts to create an engaged, productive culture.

Alise earned a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. Fascinated with how people choose and experience their careers, she focused her dissertation on meaning in work and its relationship to personal identity. Her post-doc research yielded 15 “modes of engagement,” discovered by interviewing 115 professionals aged 18 to 80 across multiple industries. Her consulting offerings are drawn from this research.

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