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PurposeCast: Unlocking Greater Resilience

Every person on this planet encounters loss, stress, challenges, and fear. People who are more resilient bounce back from life’s adversities quicker and find ways to achieve fulfillment and joy more often. Science tells us that resilience isn’t a special trait you have or don’t have. It’s a skill anyone can learn that can be practiced and strengthened over time.

Join Dr. Vic Strecher and world-renowned resilience expert Dr. Michael Ungar as they discuss new approaches to defining and strengthening resilience.

Watch this PurposeCast to learn how you can improve resilience in your 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.


Michael Ungar

Michael Unger, PhD

Founder and Director of Resilience Research Centre Dalhousie University

Michael Ungar is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. In 2022, Dr. Ungar was ranked the number one Social Work scholar in the world in recognition of his ground-breaking work as a family therapist and resilience researcher. He is the author of more than 250 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and 17 books. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today’s website. 


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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June 26 at 2 PM ET

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