18 episodes

The Purposeful Work Podcast is all about how to create a work-life that leverages your gifts and syncs with what matters most to you in life as a whole. The podcast explores questions about meaning in life; positive impact; the faith/work intersection; getting the most out of your strengths and forging a career that aligns with your sense of calling. Guests include the world’s leading academic scholars on meaning and purpose in work and life; top career counselors, coaches, and career center directors; organizational leaders working hard to create work environments that promote a deep sense of purpose; and everyday people finding ways to embody purposeful work in whatever they do. The host, Bryan Dik, Ph.D., is an award-winning vocational psychologist, professor, and entrepreneur. His latest book is Redeeming Work (https://amzn.to/2Kc1Tb0)

The Purposeful Work Podcast Dr. Bryan Dik

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    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

The Purposeful Work Podcast is all about how to create a work-life that leverages your gifts and syncs with what matters most to you in life as a whole. The podcast explores questions about meaning in life; positive impact; the faith/work intersection; getting the most out of your strengths and forging a career that aligns with your sense of calling. Guests include the world’s leading academic scholars on meaning and purpose in work and life; top career counselors, coaches, and career center directors; organizational leaders working hard to create work environments that promote a deep sense of purpose; and everyday people finding ways to embody purposeful work in whatever they do. The host, Bryan Dik, Ph.D., is an award-winning vocational psychologist, professor, and entrepreneur. His latest book is Redeeming Work (https://amzn.to/2Kc1Tb0)

    4.2 NetVUE: An Interview with Shirley Roels, PhD, Inaugural Director of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education

    4.2 NetVUE: An Interview with Shirley Roels, PhD, Inaugural Director of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education

    This episode of the Purposeful Work Podcast is our second in a series on NetVUE, the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, an initiative supported the Council for Independent Colleges with financial support from the Lilly Endowment. This episode features Dr. Shirley Roels, the inaugural director of NetVUE and leader of the network for its first 8 years. We’ll learn a little about NetVUE’s history and growth, its challenges and opportunities, and about Dr. Roel’s own vocational journey. Currently, Dr. Roels leads the International Network for Christian Higher Education, serving as its executive director.

    Learn more about NetVUE (https://www.cic.edu/programs/netvue)
    Support the show (http://pathwayu.com)

    • 25 min
    4.1 Introduction to NetVUE: An Interview with David Cunningham, PhD, Director of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education

    4.1 Introduction to NetVUE: An Interview with David Cunningham, PhD, Director of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education

    The Purposeful Work Podcast is back with a brand new season! Are you interested in building a deeper understanding of concepts like calling, vocation, purpose, and meaning as they apply to your learning and your work? Of course, you are. We’re going to build that deeper understanding in this season of the podcast by spending time with experts from NetVUE—that is, the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education. NetVUE is a nationwide network of 272 colleges and universities formed “to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students.” The initiative is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges with funding support from the Lilly Endowment, and from dues collected from member institutions. We are privileged to kick off this season with a very special guest, the director of NetVUE, Dr. David Cunningham.

    Learn more about NetVUE (https://www.cic.edu/programs/netvue)
    Support the show (http://pathwayu.com)

    • 48 min
    3.7 Purpose driven MBAs: An interview with Sam Jones, Ed.D

    3.7 Purpose driven MBAs: An interview with Sam Jones, Ed.D

    Helping people discover their personal sense of calling and mission is incredibly rewarding.  So is using applied research strategies to identify student drivers of engagement. These are some of Dr. Sam Jones’ primary callings within his career, and he accomplishes them in a variety of ways.  What does it look like to promote a sense of purpose for MBA students at the prestigious Wharton School? What tools and strategies have proven most effective at achieving this goal?  Sam is a director at the Wharton School who leads the technology vertical at MBA career services. 
    He has placed more MBAs at big tech companies like Google and Amazon than any other career advisor in the country. Sam is also a consultant, a research fellow in the famed Positive Psychology Center at UPenn, and serves as a lecturer at Penn’s Graduate School of Education, of which he is also an alum. Sam’s graduate work focused on the psychology of work identity. He’s also a champion of work as a calling, which makes him a perfect guest for our podcast.
    Support the show (http://pathwayu.com)

    • 26 min
    3.6 Ever Take an Occupational Life Calling course? An Interview with Karen Hagans, M.A., Director of the Career Center for Life Calling, Ashland University

    3.6 Ever Take an Occupational Life Calling course? An Interview with Karen Hagans, M.A., Director of the Career Center for Life Calling, Ashland University

    Imagine the career center at your university was called the Career Center for Life Calling. At Ashland University, this is the reality. What activity led to the rebranding in 2020 from “Career Services Center” to the “Career Center for Life Calling”? How have career services at Ashland changed? Karen Hagans has been instrumental in rethinking career services at Ashland. She is the director of the Career Center for Life Calling, a career coach in Ashland’s Dauch College of Business and Economics, and the developer and instructor of three Occupational Life Calling courses. In this episode, we’ll learn how career services have evolved at Ashland, what is involved in discerning and living a calling, and where career services are headed in the future within higher education.
    Support the show (http://pathwayu.com)

    • 29 min
    3.5 Promoting Purpose on Campus: An Interview with Dale Austin, MA, Associate Dean of the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career at Hope College (MI)

    3.5 Promoting Purpose on Campus: An Interview with Dale Austin, MA, Associate Dean of the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career at Hope College (MI)

    Career services have evolved over time to stay ahead of cultural and economic changes we’ve endured. How? And in what ways do the concerns of emerging adults, in terms of their career development, generalize to the challenges faced by people later in life, even into retirement?  Today we welcome Dale Austin, Associate Dean in the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career at Hope College in Holland, MI. We’ll learn a little about Dale’s four decades in career services, get his perspective on managing pandemic fatigue, on the possible current-day impact of the future of work, and on building toward a purposeful retirement.
    Support the show (http://pathwayu.com)

    • 45 min
    3.4 Pivot with Purpose: An Interview with Denise Terry, MA, Director of the Center for Career Connections at Grace College (IN)

    3.4 Pivot with Purpose: An Interview with Denise Terry, MA, Director of the Center for Career Connections at Grace College (IN)

    What is your calling?  How did you figure this out?  For students, what experiences or tools or skills are most helpful in fostering wise discernment? Denise Terry joins us for this episode. Denise is the Director of the Center for Career Connections at Grace College, on the shores of Winona Lake in northern Indiana. In the interview, we learn a little about Denise’s own career journey, get her take on what makes work purposeful, and explore why learning to pivot in your career is so important during a pandemic.
    Support the show (http://pathwayu.com)

    • 35 min

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