Connecting Your Career with Your Calling and Your Profession with Your Purpose

May 27, 2015
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD

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After careful consideration of a college major, you navigate a thoughtful and successful career. Years go by and you learn a ton along the way and enjoy knowing you’re making a valuable contribution to your employer. Then, seemingly out of the blue, you enter another stage of life where you want something else from life and your work. The question is – should you stay or should you go? There are certainly advantages to each route. How do you choose what’s right for you? And once you do decide, how do you strategize that transition and make that new path work for you? If you can relate to this story or any of these questions, tune into this episode as Dr. Shelette Stewart discusses how she learned to connect her career with her calling and her profession with her purpose and how she espouses this same path for others in order to maximize personal fulfillment and professional success and drive performance, productivity, and bottom-line profitability.

Working on Purpose

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.

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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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