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October 5, 2021 48 min

Hello CauseGirl and welcome to our first episode with author and researcher Bea Boccalandro. Without knowing what was missing exactly, Bea quit her corporate job in her 20s and went on a mission to “not do lame work.” As a self-proclaimed nerd, she set her sights on finding the answer to why she quit and the difference between petty, complaining co-workers looking for other jobs and those who were happy and productive and staying put. In this episode we talk about the difference between passion and purpose and learn how her aptly-coined phrase, job purposing, can boost our work engagement, performance and wellbeing while alleviating hunger, poverty, environmental degradation and other societal issues. 

Here to tell us how to turn ANY  job into something worth getting out of bed for, this is her story. Enjoy!

In this episode…

⭐ Papi’s Venezuelan work stories over T-bone steaks and gin & tonics

⭐ The day Bea decided to let it all go

⭐ Who performs best: people with passion or purpose?

⭐ The $5 or 5 min exercise that boosts happiness and reduces stress for weeks 

⭐ The case for social purpose as the new exercise

⭐ The best Vegas story you’ve never heard

 More about Bea:

Her first book, Do Good at Work, How Simple Acts of Social Purpose Drive Success and Wellbeing has been named a top 30 book recommendation by three-time New York Times bestselling author and Wharton professor Adam Grant. She has been recently published in Harvard Business Review for her article, "Why Your Values Belong at Work."

As Founder and President of VeraWorks, Bea works with fortune 100 companies and small businesses to ignite purpose in the workplace. She is also author of the Job Purposing blog, teaches corporate community involvement at Georgetown University and is a frequent keynote speaker. When she’s not job purposing, she’s either surfing or snowboarding depending on the season in CA or UT. 

Bea now adds “Official CauseGirl” to her impressive list of credentials.

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