We love questions and are always happy to provide the answers. Here are some common questions people have before signing up:
I don’t have a good understanding yet of the career direction in which I want to switch – is the PURPOSE ACCELERATOR right for me?
Yes. We’ve designed the program to support different career reflection starting points. Here’s how: as themes are introduced, first activities will often be an individual exercise - so you’ll reflect and act based on where you are. Then we collaborate as a group on challenges that get us all experiencing the theme together, but related to hypothetical situations so we can learn from each other and our experiences. Finally, our weekly goal setting will focus on taking small steps to advance your specific career change efforts.
How is the PURPOSE ACCELERATOR different from career coaching?
One of the biggest obstacles to career change is the feeling that you’re crazy for wanting to leave your job, that the little voice telling you to take the road less traveled should be ignored. In our program, people quickly realize they are not crazy and they are not alone. This sense of relief is a powerful catalyst for change. We all need support to make change - and in our program, you'll find a community to hold you accountable to making small steps in new directions.
Why a mix of in-person and virtual (online) sessions and how does it work?
After people across the country reached out about attending our Purpose Accelerator program in NYC, we decided to make it a reality. We believe face-to-face engagement is critical to developing a sense of community and a safe space to explore a topic as intimate as purpose. As a result, the program will begin with two intensive days here in NYC. Then we’ll meet up online for 4 three-hour video sessions on consecutive Wednesdays after that. Having built relationships in-person, our connection online will be much more palpable. Our technology will enable us to see one-another together as a big group and go into break rooms as small as two people. We can do everything we would do in a face-to-face setting. The technology you’ll need is very simple: a computer with a camera. Your built-in microphone will also suffice.
Can I attend the kickoff weekend virtually?
Unfortunately not, as mentioned above, there is a foundational level of community and intimacy that needs to be built up to explore a topic such as purpose and we believe that requires a face-to-face kickoff to the program. We’ve picked a long weekend to provide you with flexibility in flying in and out.
What outcomes should I expect?
Change comes in different shapes and sizes for different people. Here are a few of the outcomes our program participants have already experienced:
Yulia shifted her mindset and is no longer scared to experiment with her ideas in real time
Scott overcame internal obstacles and fears about what was holding him back and moved forward building the life and freelance career he wanted to lead
Krystal got the support of a passionate community and a network of mentors, entrepreneurs and designers.
I’m going to miss a few sessions – is it worth it?
We ask that you commit to not missing more than one session. If you do miss one, we post notes from the session you miss on an internal site to keep up to speed, and your accountability groups stay connected throughout the week ensure you are progressing.
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