EP 77: Having Vocational Courage to Live Your Life’s Purpose, with Dr. Nicholas Pearce

Dr. Nicholas Pearce

Dr. Nicholas Pearce

Perhaps you’re still figuring out your life’s purpose, or you have an idea but are still crystallizing what your life’s work means to you and the people connected with you. To help you sort all of that out, we got to speak with Dr. Nicholas Pearce about his latest book and his five questions that will get you on the path to finding out your true purpose.

About Dr. Pearce:

Dr. Nicholas Pearce is an award-winning professor of management and organizations at the

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, the founder and CEO of The Vocati Group, a boutique global executive advisory consultancy, and assistant pastor of Chicago’s historic, 12,000-member Apostolic Church of God. 

He is the author of The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life’s Work. An internationally recognized thought leader on values-driven leadership and organizational transformation, Dr. Pearce is a trusted adviser, executive coach, and sought-after speaker for corporations, social impact organizations, communities of faith, and governments on six continents. His speaking and consulting clients include Facebook, Google, Hyatt, JPMorgan Chase, McDonald’s, NASA, Nike, and many others (to name a few). His thought leadership has been featured in global media including The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, CNBC, CNN, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post and many other publications.

Celebrated for his leadership and scholarship, Dr. Pearce has been a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow since 2015 and has also been named Kellogg’s MSMS Professor of the Year, a Galbraith Scholar by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, a Public Voices Fellow by The OpEd Project, and one of Chicago’s 40 Game Changers (under 40) by WVON/Ariel Investments. He has also been honored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Mustard Seed Foundation, National Black MBA Association, and Union League Club of Chicago, among other notable institutions.

Dr. Pearce holds his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the S.B. in Chemical Engineering & Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a concentration in Religious Studies earned in conjunction with Harvard Divinity School. Before coming to Kellogg, Pearce worked in Deloitte Consulting’s human capital practice. A Chicago native, Dr. Pearce resides in his hometown with his wife, Tammy, son, Nolan, and dog, Baxter.

Connect with Dr. Nicholas Pearce:

Website: nicholaspearce.org
Book: The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life’s Work
Social: @napphd

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