get unstuck & do something different

 Join from anywhere! Our 4-session Get Unstuck Lab is a collaborative, practical series of four workshops over a month to help you get past the obstacles that hold you back — at work or in your personal life

Spots are limited to the first 30. Starts Wednesday, July 17.

Applications now closed.

 in partnership with:

GOOD | Upworthy is a global media brand and social impact company dedicated to forging connections, changing perceptions and inspiring actions. Together, we believe that helping people unlock their unique potential in the world is one of the greatest ways we can transform it. In partnership, GOOD | Upworthy will help us engage an inspired audience with purpose-focused programs and move us closer to our mission of helping one million people build more purposeful careers and lives.


what does it mean

to be stuck?

There’s something you want to change in your life but you don’t know how to start

You want to do something different with your career. You should. You have to. But you can’t.

You don’t know how to begin to answer the question “What is missing in my life?”

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I feel like I’m really DOING something, not just wallowing that I don’t know what to do.
— Steph B., Project X participant

 how it works:

  • one two-hour virtual kickoff session

  • three 75-minute virtual work sessions

  • a community of peers and an accountability plan to keep you moving forward


 what you’ll do:

With guidance by lab leaders Jeff Hittner, founder of IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility consulting practice globally and Yulia Denisyuk, Navy veteran, a serial career reinventor, you’ll get practical insight into (and get your hands dirty with!) the nebulous process of getting unstuck


kickoff session: what’s missing

Re-examine your definitions of career and success. Dive into myths around purpose and experience several activities to understand what’s missing in your life.

Micro-experiment: Small Steps.


session II: The Emotions of Stuckness

Brainstorm with your peers the “worst ideas possible” to break free of your situation.

Micro-experiment: Creating Value.


session III: Overcoming individual blockers

Name your fears and redefine your relationship with money, then, in partnership with your accountability buddies, develop strategies to conquer your blockers.

Micro-experiment: Building Foundations.


session IV: Your future fulfilled

Envision your obstacles conquered and design your 21-day action plan to move closer to your vision.

Micro-experiment: Taking Action.

 Have time for a more immersive, in-person program?

See how our Purpose Accelerator compares to the Get Unstuck Lab


the details

in partnership with

The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.
— Amelia Earhart

what people ask


Why are there different times for the workshops? We are trying to accommodate a diverse audience with different time commitments. We ask that you select only one time slot for all the workshops. After the kickoff session, you should either attend only the daytime sessions following it or only the evening sessions following it (but not toggle between the two).

Can I attend a daytime session one week and an evening session another week? We strongly discourage this because you will work with the same small group of peers each week and therefore need to commit to a specific time (either the daytime cohort or evening one).

What if I can’t make all the virtual sessions? All of our sessions will be recorded and posted to our Lab intranet where you will have unlimited access. However, we do group activities during every session so you will miss out on those.

program design

I’m interested in this program but not available during these times, what options do I have? We will be running this program several times a year and will adjust the day of the week it falls on each time. You should also take a look at our Purpose Accelerator and see if that is a good fit and/or the timing is better for you.

I am stuck personally. Is the program only designed around career “stuckness?” No, the activities, actions and peer accountability are perfect for whatever “stuck” you find yourself in.

The program is described as helping overcome obstacles that hold us back. What types of obstacles are a good fit? Any acute obstacle is a good fit for the program. For example:

  • A perspective on money that is holding you back

  • A lack of clarity around an idea you have or business you’ve launched

  • A soul-sucking job

  • A challenging relationship — at home or work

  • A bad habit you’d like to change

  • A fear of making a big change

  • A sense of something missing in your life, but you’re not sure what it is

How is this different from your Purpose Accelerator? The Get Unstuck Lab is a practical lab to help you get past the obstacles that hold you back — at work or in your personal life, while our Purpose Accelerator is an accelerated journey to finding your purpose and experimenting in a new career direction.

The overall goal of the Get Unstuck Lab is much narrower than the Purpose Accelerator. This program is also much shorter. You can see further details about the two programs’ differences in the chart further up on this page.