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Better Together: Community as a Powerful Antidote to Loneliness Even in a Pandemic

Despite our digitally connected world, we find ourselves living in the most lonely era in history. More than 60% of US adults report being either always or mostly lonely. And those numbers are pre-COVID-19. Each of us has the power to change this. We can learn to foster belonging and build deep communities at work and home to help us feel more connected and defeat loneliness.

In this PurposeCast, international bestselling author Charles Vogl joins purpose expert Vic Strecher to share their stories and time-tested wisdom and principles on creating a culture of belonging. They will share how and why you should tap into the power of social connection for greater happiness and improved health and wellbeing.

Key takeaways from this PurposeCast:

  • Leveraging shared purpose to initiate and sustain meaningful social connections
  • Fundamental principles of community building from the wisdom of previous generations
  • Practical tips for growing your connections and building more meaningful relationships at work and in life

About PurposeCast

PurposeCast is a series of conversations highlighting purpose-driven thought leaders, experts, and innovators. Through their stories, get a glimpse into their journeys and gain insights and actionable tips for yourself. Learn how they harnessed their purpose to live bigger lives and how you can too.

Speakers

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Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH

CEO and Chief Purpose Officer, Kumanu

Vic Strecher (PhD, MPH) is a leader and visionary in the fields of purpose and wellbeing, creating new solutions that operate at the intersection of the science of behavior change and advanced technology. In 1998, Vic created Health Media pioneering Web-based “digital health coaching.” Since January 2014, Vic has given keynote presentations about the role of purpose in life, energy, and willpower to over 1,500 organizations, providing him the opportunity to not only respond to the growing interests of the market, but to also continue to help shape it. In late 2015, Kumanu (formerly JOOL Health) was launched as a major paradigm shift in how individuals engage in the pursuit of purpose, meaning and wellbeing while offering organizations a more insightful means to support positive culture and behavior change.

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Charles Vogl

Author, Speaker, Advisor, The Vogl Group
Charles Vogl is a widely renowned adviser, powerful speaker, and the author of three books, including the international bestseller The Art of Community. Drawing on three thousand years of spiritual traditions, Charles teaches the wisdom and principles to build deep community and resilient relationships that foster innovation and efficacy within organizations and around the world. His work on community building and leadership is used to advise and develop programs within some of the world’s most influential organizations. He is a regular guest lecturer at Yale University and a founding member of the Google Vitality Lab. Charles holds an M.Div. from Yale, where he studied religion, ethics, and business.

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