Ignite Your Purpose

Online Personal Purpose Course

Personal purpose is a North Star that will give your life focus and direction. It will simplify decision making, and give you a standard for evaluating your actions. Having a personal purpose will help you live a life of impact.

It takes work to write your personal purpose statement, and even more work to actually live by it. This course will ask you to think deeply about your life and what is important to you. And, it will equip you to live your purpose by making commitments to everyday actions that support your purpose.

Three reasons to have a personal purpose statement:

Live a Life of Impact

It is easy to get overwhelmed by all the things we could be doing. Your personal purpose will guide you to do those things that you should be doing for the greatest impact in your job, family, and community.

Simplify Decision Making

Decisions are easier when you can ask “does this support my purpose?” Once you have established your purpose you will always have a North Star to guide you.

A Guide for Uncertain Times

Sometimes we face great uncertainty. When things are hard, personal purpose helps us refocus on what is important and find a way through difficulty.

How the course works:


  • During  this course you will learn what it means to have purpose, and why it is important though five self paced online modules. These include videos, reading, and an interactive discussion board.
  • In your Guidebook, you will explore and reflect on who you are and your experiences so you can write your personal purpose statement.
  • After writing your purpose statement you will make commitments. These are actions you will take to ensure you live your purpose.
  • The course includes a 30 minute one-on-one coaching session with an instructor to discuss your personal purpose in-depth.
  • The course includes four optional live video calls to discuss what you are learning with the cohort.
  • You will be part of a cohort of students supporting each other on your personal purpose journey through four live video calls.
  • After the course you will be invited into the Purpose & Performance Group Community of Practice where you can continue learning.

This course is currently closed.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
C.S Lewis

“Create a life that feels good on the inside. Not one that just looks good on the outside.”

“If you’re serious about changing your life– you’ll find a way. If you’re not– you’ll find an excuse.”
-Jen Sincero



  • Ignite Your Purpose is divided into five modules that each take one week to complete. Most modules include 20 minutes of reading and video. In addition, there are reflections in a Guidebook, and an optional live video call. During the call, everyone in the course is invited to join an online video discussion about the week’s content. 
  • You will receive an email each week when the module is available, and an invitation to the live call with connection instructions. 
  • Module 3 is a bit different. There will not be content to complete online, but you will meet with your instructor for a 30-minute coaching call to discuss the work you have done drafting your personal purpose. 


How much time will this course require?

The course has five modules which each last one week. Each module has three parts:

  • First, you will spend about 20 minutes on introductory content consisting of videos and reading.
  • Second, there will be self paced reflection questions in the Guidebook. How long the reflections take depends on your approach, but you should plan at least an hour.
  • Finally, each module has a live call component that will last 30 – 50 minutes.

What is the Guidebook?

The Guidebook is a downloaded file that you can print or use digitally, although we suggest you print it. The Guidebook contains supplemental content for the course, and guided reflection. The guided reflection will help you understand yourself and your experiences. After examining yourself you will use the Guidebook to write your personal purpose, and commitments.

What should I expect from the coaching session?

Module 3 of the course is focused on a 30 minute one on one coaching call with the course instructors. This call will be conversational, and will focus on helping you clarify your personal purpose statement. Your coach will not tell you what your purpose statement should be, but they will ask you questions to help you clarify your purpose.

How do I connect to the live calls?

We use the Zoom video platform. You will receive instructions on how to connect during the course.

Are the live calls required?

This course is for you, and nothing is required. During the calls you will learn from other members of your cohort, have in-depth conversation about the content, and be encouraged as you do the hard work of developing your personal purpose.

What is the schedule for the live calls?

The live calls are February 19 , February 26, March 12, and March 19. The calls are from 12:00-12:50 central time.

Start your journey to living a more purposeful life!

This course is currently not open or taking registrations. Reach out to us if you are interested in learning more about when this course will be available again!

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