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What it takes to build a purposeful career: Google Hangout with Aaron Hurst

Missed the Q&A? Watch the recording below!

There is a sense that things are changing around us.

While we remain concerned about the economy and our jobs, we are also reimagining what work and the economy could look like, especially those of us who want our work to have a positive impact on the world.

What does this desire to do good say about us? Who is ushering in new ways of working for change? How can we add purpose to our careers, regardless of sector?

Google Hangout with Social Entrepreneur and Author Aaron Hurst

On Thursday June 12th at 1pm NEW TIME: noon EST, we’ll explore these questions and more with Aaron Hurst, founder of the Taproot Foundation, CEO of Imperative, and author of  The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community is Changing the World.

Kari Mirkin, Idealist Careers book reviewer, will lead the Q&A and take your questions as well. Click here to read her review of the Purpose Economy.

How to join

The conversation will take place via a Google Hangout on Thursday June 12th at 1pm noon EST. Anyone can view the conversation by returning to this page.

Want to submit a question? Ask a question in the comments below and we might answer it during our live Q&A. You can also ask questions on Twitter. Tweet us @IdealistCareers using #PurposeChat.

About Aaron Hurst

DSC08881 A globally recognized entrepreneur Aaron Hurst is the CEO of Imperative, a technology platform that enables people to discover, connect and act on what gives them purpose in their work. Aaron is a close advisor to many global brands and frequent speaker and writer on the development of the Purpose Economy

He is the founder and an active advisor to the Taproot Foundation where he was the catalyst and lead architect of the $15 billion pro bono service market. He was the creative force behind the conception of the national Billion + Change campaign. Previously he worked in Silicon Valley developing the precursors to social media.

Widely known for his thought-leadership and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post,  Stanford Social Innovation Review and LinkedIn, Aaron is a member of the  Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50, and has been recognized as a top social entrepreneur by Fast Company,AshokaDraper Richards Kaplan FoundationManhattan Institute and theCommonWealth Club. In 2009, he received the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus of the University of Michigan.

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  1. Chelsea

    Hi Allison,

    Will the session be recorded? I would really like to watch it live but I have to be in class at that time.

    • Yes! The Hangout will be recorded and shared.

      • John Brill

        Hi, Allison. How do we access it? Thank you!

        • Hi John! Just hit play on the video above.

  2. Diane

    I would be interested in hearing Mr. Hurst’s perspective on why non-profits (boards and search consultants) are so reluctant to hire someone with extensive experience but just not in that particular field – i.e,. literacy, food banks, etc. Some of us want to change careers and make a difference but can’t break through their self-imposed barriers.

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