Nicholas Pearce, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organization, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Founder and CEO, The Vocati Group, and Assistant Pastor, Apostolic Church of God, Chicago.
The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life’s Work
Some of the world’s most successful companies–Google, Disney, Starbucks–are not simply profit- driven, but purpose-driven. They identify the purpose behind why they do what they do, and then let their “why” drive what they do every day. In his first book, The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life’s Work, Nicholas Pearce, Ph.D. argues that we all should do the same: discover our “why” and commit to the journey of aligning our daily work with our life’s work. The book is organized around five key questions: 1) What is success?; 2) Who am I?; 3) Why am I here?; 4) Am I running the right race?; and 5) Am I running the race well? The Purpose Path is for people in any field who long to have more than just a job or a career, but a true vocation that allows them to “connect their soul with their role.”
A scholar, speaker, entrepreneur, and pastor, Prof. Pearce is an award-winning management and organizations professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, founder and CEO of The Vocati Group, a global executive advisory firm, and assistant pastor of Chicago’s historic Apostolic Church of God. He sits at an unconventional intersection of academia, business, and faith. He has advised and coached leaders of Fortune 500 corporations, communities of faith, and social impact organizations on six continents. He and his work have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.