ORIENTATION Thursday, September 17th    4:00 – 5:00 PM (EST)

Primed for Purpose Orientation:

Expectations, Overview, Get acquainted, Material distribution

Facilitated by My Future Purpose Co-founders, Joyce Cohen and Vicki Thomas 


Week I Wednesday September 23rd  1:00 PM- 4:30 EDT
Begin with the End in Mind:  The magic of a one sentence purpose statement

The Why behind Writing your own Personal Purpose Statement
Led by Ryan Thompson, Peak Experiential

Panel Discussion – Working with an organization whose purpose aligns with yours

    • Natalie Kerrigan – Chief of Staff, Recruiting Indeed.com
    • Harry Spencer, Senior Vice President compensation, benefits and corporate social responsibility JetBlue Airways
    • TBA third panelist to come

Reflections, Panelist insights, Workbook entries, Draft personal purpose, Plan, Assignment


Week II Wednesday, September 30th  1:00 – 5:00 PM (EDT)
Honor the past; create the future

Welcome – Weekly overview;

Panel Discussion: Becoming an Advocate

Are you passionate about a cause? Translating passion to Advocacy

Panel discussion – becoming an advocate

    • Michaela Fissel – Executive Director, Advocacy Unlimited
    • Dr. Cynthia Barnett – Founder, Amazing Girls Science
    • Paul Mayer – President/CEO. The Schegg Group

Breakout room panelist discussions; Q&A; dialogue; workbook exercises

From Tokyo Japan – Hiro Murata from Murata Associates and Tohoku University

Ikigai -Japanese Secret To a long happy Life

Reflections, Panelist insights, Workbook entries, Hone personal purpose/plan, Assignment


Week III Wednesday October 7th  1:00 – 4:30 PM (EDT)
Move Aside World; It’s My Time

Welcome – Weekly Overview

Introduction to Keynote speaker – Laura Gassner Otting – Author, speaker, coach

Limitless – How to ignore everybody, carve your own path and live your best life

Panel discussion – the path to purpose by volunteering

    • Barbara Shaiman – Founder, Champions of Caring
    • Jill Stewart – Open Door Shelter Norwalk, CT
    • Lyn Nevins and daughter Christine Nevins-Herbert, MD – Special Olympics CT

Reflections, Panelist insights, Workbook entries, Hone personal purpose, Plan 


Week IV- Wednesday, October 14th  1:00 -4:30
Expand my Personal View

Welcome; Weekly Overview

Corky Stewart (retired executive) Saying ‘yes’ to life

(Volunteer, Start a cause, Work for a purposeful company, Do My Own Thing)


Panel discussion – Good that Can Come from Loss

    • Jim McGrath – Founder, Victoria McGrath Family Foundation
    • John Viola – H.E.A.R.T. 9/11
    • Ian Hockley – Founder, Dylan’s Wingman

Reflections, Panelist insights, Workbook entries, Hone personal purpose, Plan    


Week V Wednesday, October 21st  1:00 -4:30

Integrating the Components

Blending the pieces to tell your future story

Prep Time; Breakout Rooms; practice/share with peers
Presentations highlighting Purpose statement, Plan, Vision Board / Group Feedback


Glimpse the Future/Celebration
Wrap Up; Thought Snapshots; Evaluations; What’s Next