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PurposeCast: The Dynamics of Purpose as We Change and Grow

It has been a challenging year for people and organizations alike. Change is all around us and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. How does all of this change affect what’s most important to us? To our teams? How does change… change us?

No matter how many years you’ve lived, it’s clear that what gives life meaning can and does change. As we navigate milestones and transitions in life, being able to revisit and renew our purpose can continuously make our lives more satisfying and fulfilling.

We know that people with a strong life purpose have more satisfying, healthier, and even longer lives. But how do we maintain that sense of purpose throughout our lives? Join us for this PurposeCast, where Vic Strecher will talk with author and health and wellness movement-builder, Laura Putnam and her mother, Betsy Warriner, to explore the value of evolving our purpose as we change and grow.

Key takeaways from this PurposeCast:

  • Discover the value of evolving your purpose during life transitions
  • Learn how to explore new activities and expose yourself to new situations at any stage of life
  • Discover ways to embrace your purpose to live your best 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.


Laura Putnam

Laura Putnam, MA

CEO, Author, Speaker, Wellbeing Activator, Motion Infusion

Laura Putnam, MA, author of Workplace Wellness That Works, is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, a leading well-being and learning provider. Her work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, FOX News, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and NPR. She is a former urban public high school teacher, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and well-being. With a mission to get people and organizations “in motion,” Laura is a frequent keynote speaker and has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies to academic institutes and nonprofits. She is a member of the Google Vitality Lab and also serves on the Healthstat Strategic Advisory Committee. In addition, she teaches at Stanford University, is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award.

betsy warriner

Betsy Warriner, Ph.D., MA

Community & Volunteer Consultant,Betsy Warriner Consulting

Betsy Warriner believes in the power of connecting people with each other to build community. Her service extends from teaching in Ethiopia to volunteering in North Carolina, Seattle, Portland, and Bend. Founder of Volunteer Connect and most recently, Community Conversations, “she has given thousands of hours of her time, energy, guidance, and wisdom.” Betsy was voted “Woman of the Year” by Bend for a lifetime of giving back and championing justice and equality. Before moving to Bend in 2003, Betsy coordinated volunteer and service-learning programs at Seattle University and Portland Community College. In previous years, she taught middle and high school, including two years in Ethiopia. She holds an MA in Teaching from Harvard University and a Ph.D in Guidance and Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


professional headshot of vic strecher

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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