Nicholas Pearce is a scholar, speaker, entrepreneur, pastor, and clinical associate professor of Management & Organizations at Kellogg School of Management.
Dr. Nicholas Pearce on Rediscovering Your Purpose and Calling Dr. Nicholas Pearce, an award-winning professor at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management as well as the founder and CEO of The Vocati Group, joins me on the show for an amazing interview. Dr. Pearce is a leading scholar, lecturer, and trusted strategic adviser on values-driven leadership, collaboration, and change in organizations. He has served leaders of Fortune 500 corporations, social impact organizations, governments, and communities of faith on six continents. In this interview, Dr. Pearce and I dive into the topic of rediscovering your life's purpose and calling. It is an apt topic given that Dr. Pearce is the author of "The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life's Work." He and his work have been featured in leading outlets including BusinessWeek, CNBC, CNN, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, and Dr. Pearce is committed to giving back to his community, serving as a trustee of the Field Foundation, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago Children's Museum, and Seminary Co-Op Bookstores. He has been a Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago since 2015 and has also been named one of Chicago’s 40 Game Changers (under 40) by WVON/Ariel Investments, a Galbraith Scholar by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Public Voices Faculty Fellow with The OpEd Project. Dr. Pearce is also an ordained minister, currently serving as Assistant Pastor of the historic Apostolic Church of God on Chicago’s South Side, where in addition to his preaching & teaching duties, he leads the Christian education and discipleship ministries of Apostolic's 15,000-member flock. He is a gifted communicator who is emerging as one of his generation’s most trusted and influential voices, with a ministry that has impacted tens of thousands of lives across cultural, generational, and denominational boundaries. and Dave Meltzer - CEO of Sports 1 Marketing on Combining Business and Spirituality Dave Meltzer, the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing and host of the Playbook Podcast, joins me on the show this week for a very special interview. Dave has built a hugely prestigious personal brand and he has been profiled by national publications such as Forbes, ESPN, Bloomberg, and others. In building his agency and business, Dave has been mentored by Gary Vaynerchuk and has adapted some of Gary's philosophies including documenting his journey as an entrepreneur, taking the time to care about all of his fans and followers, and making a strong effort to build a personal brand. Dave is also the author of several hit books including "Connected To Goodness," "Compassionate Capitalism," and most recently "Game-Time Decision Making: High Scoring Business Strategies from the Biggest Names in Sports." After losing everything in the 2008 housing crisis and recession, Dave came to realize that he needed to blend spirituality with business. He began melding his new life and business outlook to Leigh Steinberg, the sports agent that inspired the character Jerry Maguire. The results of his transformation led him to create Sports 1 Marketing along with NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon as a business partner.
Pastor Jason Reynolds sits down with Rev. Dr. Pearce to discuss his new book, The Purpose Path Description: In The Purpose Path, award-winning management expert and megachurch pastor Dr. Nicholas Pearce invites readers to courageously embark upon the journey of aligning their daily work with their life's work. This one-of-its-kind guidebook is for anyone ― at any level, age, or professional stage ― seeking to have more than just a job or career, but a meaningful calling.
Nicholas Pearce, clinical associate professor at Kellogg School of Management, says too many companies and individuals go about their daily business without a strong sense of purpose. He argues that companies that are not simply profit-driven are more likely to succeed and that the same goes for people. He says individuals who align their daily job with their life’s work will be happier and more productive. Pearce is also a pastor, an executive coach, and the author of the book "The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life's Work."
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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