Your Money or Your Life: How an Attorney Strayed from the Path More Traveled and Found Wealth in Radiant Health
April 1, 2015
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD
What if your job is making you sick? How can you transition out of a career you spent countless hours and dollars to attain? Once upon a time, an attorney had a successful and rising career, winning juicy settlements for the City of New York. Tragically, litigating created a level of toxicity for Nicole Payseur that ultimately catapulted her out of the combative courtroom and into the yoga studio. Her journey is a road less traveled, beginning with a start in yoga 25 years ago when she practiced it for vanity. Then, when the going got really tough at work, she did yoga for her sanity. For the past eight years, she has been teaching yoga for humanity. She now helps balance students' bodies and minds because she experienced the shift herself. Making a career work for the mind and body enables us all to find our place in the world. Your job does not have to pay your bills while robbing your body. Come and listen to a woman who made the switch and now enjoys radiant health.
Working on Purpose
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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.
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.