Acting Out: Dalton Craft's Young Rise to the Stage

November 23, 2016
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information

Episode Description

Many young and more seasoned pepole seek a field of work that has a convenient path to entry. That is, they had limited exposure to options, or a family member or friend were employed in a particular field and soon enough find themselves just following suit. Today, many people reinvent themselves and pursue entirely different fields later in life. And then there are the seemingly few and precious minority who discover early on in their lives exactly what they wanted to do for a living in elementary school or earlier. As it were, the host crossed paths with an extraordinary young man, extremely articulate, and something of “an old soul.” In speaking with him about his plans for the future, he boldly indicated he planned to pursue an acting career and had been firm in this plan since at least age 11. Exhilarating to hear! Perhaps both my youth and adult listening audiences can learn a thing or two from this young man about how to identify what we really want to be when we grow up?

Working on Purpose

Working on Purpose

New Episodes Weekly on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

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.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share
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.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share