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How do we find our purpose in life? Answering this question is the focus of this podcast. It features case studies of people who have found and lived out purpose, interviews with experts who study purpose, and practical lessons about finding purpose. As we understand how to find purpose, we can have more of it in our lives. Bradley Wright is a professor of sociology who studies meaning and purpose. You can learn more at Schoolofpurpose.org.

School of Purpose Bradley Wright PhD

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

How do we find our purpose in life? Answering this question is the focus of this podcast. It features case studies of people who have found and lived out purpose, interviews with experts who study purpose, and practical lessons about finding purpose. As we understand how to find purpose, we can have more of it in our lives. Bradley Wright is a professor of sociology who studies meaning and purpose. You can learn more at Schoolofpurpose.org.

    #14: Developing Purpose in College-UConn Honors Student Lily Forand

    #14: Developing Purpose in College-UConn Honors Student Lily Forand

    How can college students effectively find purpose in their lives? They have so many options--which is best?Today's guest is Lily Forand. She is gifted at finding purpose. Though just a sophomore, she has already made courageous--at times...

    • 46 min
    Can We Find Purpose Intentionally? Mini-Lesson 13.5

    Can We Find Purpose Intentionally? Mini-Lesson 13.5

    Here are three ways of thinking about whether purpose can be intentionally found.

    • 3 min
    #13: Using Spiritual Practices to Discern Purpose-Sociologist Jaime Kucinskas

    #13: Using Spiritual Practices to Discern Purpose-Sociologist Jaime Kucinskas

    Spirituality and life purpose are closely intertwined for many people. This raises an interesting question: Can spiritual practices lead us into greater purpose?Jaime Kucinskas is an accomplished sociologist at Hamilton College where she studies...

    • 55 min
    Acting on Purpose without a Destination. Mini-Lesson 12.5

    Acting on Purpose without a Destination. Mini-Lesson 12.5

    This week we start something new. Every Monday there will be mini-lessons on purpose. These are short, practical ideas about how to think about purpose and act on it most effectively. Enjoy!

    • 2 min
    #12: Identifying Life Purpose as It Starts in Our Childhood-Purpose Coach Holly Woods

    #12: Identifying Life Purpose as It Starts in Our Childhood-Purpose Coach Holly Woods

    When does purpose first show up in our life? Does it span our life, taking different forms at different ages? Holly Woods has made a career of helping other people find their life purpose. She is a coach, consultant, and author. In addition, she founded...

    • 50 min
    #11: The Power of Reading and Learning in Finding Purpose-Catholic Convert Glenn Stanton

    #11: The Power of Reading and Learning in Finding Purpose-Catholic Convert Glenn Stanton

    How can reading books and other forms of learning be gateways into finding our purpose in life?Glenn Stanton is the Director of Global Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family. He's also a recent convert to Catholicism. Glenn spends his days...

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

SC2455 ,

Excellent interviews

I highly recommend this podcast for anyone who wants to live a life of greater purpose — which should be all of us. Brad is a wonderful interviewer, both humble and humorous. He is able to glean wisdom the stories of his guests, who have varied and interesting backgrounds, and explain it in an accessible way.

Kbella920 ,

School of Purpose has a purpose

School of Purpose does a great job connecting solid research with lived experiences to answer questions many of us ask as we navigate our own lives. Each episode skillfully takes thoughtful and meaningful conversation, and in a relaxed “meeting with friends” environment- gives the audience the tools to be able to ask one’s own self, and find answers to, similar questions. Highly recommend adding it to your list!

cate8676309 ,

Fascinating

Interesting interviews about the often quirky paths people take as they learn to recognize the things in life that spark their sense of purpose. And the interviewer has a sexy voice too!

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