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Discover the Purpose Behind Your Goals and Reduce Burnout

Having a strong sense of purpose that supports your goals does more than help you achieve certain milestones, it also helps prevent burnout and improves resilience. When we become overwhelmed or tired, purpose helps to fuel us forward, encouraging us to try new ways of achieving our goals.

Purpose also helps us navigate uncertain and unsettling times by mitigating the ill consequences of stressors and strengthening emotional resolve. It draws us through obstacles, toward future accomplishments, and even helps us develop broader and deeper social networks.

In this PurposeCast, Dr. Vic Strecher and John U. Bacon will discuss how to set meaningful, specific goals to bolster achievement and reduce burnout. Bacon is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist and educator bringing passion to the topics of business, sports and health. Listen in as he and Dr. Strecher provide strategies to help you create and accomplish more purposeful goals.

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.


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John U Bacon

New York Times Bestselling Author

John U. Bacon has worked nearly three decades as a writer, a public speaker, and a college instructor, winning awards for all three.

Bacon earned an honors degree in history (“pre-unemployment”) from the University of Michigan in 1986, and a Master’s in Education in 1994. In 2005-06, the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship named him the first recipient of the Benny Friedman Fellowship for Sports Journalism.

He has authored ten books on sports, business, health, and history, the last six of which are national bestsellers, including Bo’s Lasting Lessons, EndzoneThe Great Halifax Explosion, and his most recent, Let Them Lead.


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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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