Purpose changes throughout our lives, that’s why it’s recommended that continual learning and exploring our unique purpose take place.

Below are links to articles, books, podcasts, events and ongoing support in the journey of discovering your purpose.

The Powered by Purpose Journey is currently closed, but we look forward to offering the opportunity again this Spring. 

An organization's purpose is just as important as an individual's purpose discovery. Keep an eye out for an Organizational Purpose Journey coming soon. 


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  • "Optimize Employee Engagement Through Purpose-Driven Work"
    As we continue to venture through COVID-19 disruptions and change, it’s more important than ever to help employees find connection and meaning at work. According to a Deloitte 2021 Human Capital Trends Report, “Organizations that embraced purpose were able to sift through competing priorities, unite workers under common goals, drive belonging and focus resources on their most pressing organizational and societal goals.” In this session, Tanya Fish will share how working on her individual purpose and connecting it with the purpose of her employer helps drive her each day. She will share best practices for engaging employees in organizational purpose and the added benefit of helping employees identify and connect their own purpose with that of their employer.

    Presenter: Tanya Fish, Strategy Advisor for Employee Experience Solutions, ITA Group
    June 16 at 12 p.m.
    Register now

  • Yoga in the Park
    Yoga in the Park, presented by UnityPoint Health, returns to Gray’s Lake Park Saturdays from June 4 to Sept. 25. Join us each week on the southeast lawn from 9 to 10 a.m. for a free session with a volunteer instructor. More information here.
  • Wellness in the Garden
    Through exercise, meditation, and finding peace among tranquil landscapes, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers an opportunity to recharge, reconnect, and enhance wellness unlike any other. More information here.
  • Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival
     Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival is the only two-day Latino Heritage festival in the state. The exclusive Sabor Latino event features everything, meaning there's something for everyone during the action-packed weekend in Des Moines. More information here.
    September 25 & 26, 2021

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  • How Full Is Your Bucket? - Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D.
  • Best Books on Finding Purpose (Blog) - The Meaning Movement
  • What Color is Your Parachute? - Richard Bolles
  • The Art of Work: a Proven Path to Discovering Work That You Were Meant To Do - Jeff Goins
  • Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters - Jon Acuff
  • Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
  • The Economics of Higher Purpose - Robert E. Quinn and Anjan Thakor
  • The Heart-Led Leader: How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life - Tommy Spaulding

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