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Monday, January 13, 2020
6:00 PM


Seminary Co-op Bookstore


Free and open to the public

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Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381


"When you've found your life's purpose, work becomes meaningful to you. If you want to discover and live your purpose, read Nicholas Pearce's book. Not only will it inspire you to become who you were born to be, it also will show you how." - Ken Blanchard, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level

Nicholas Pearce discusses "The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life's Work." He will be joined in conversation by Carmita Semaan. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

About the book: Some of the world's most successful companies are not simply profit-driven, but purpose-driven. They identify the purpose behind why they do what they do. Award-winning management expert, pastor, and executive adviser Dr. Nicholas Pearce says we all should do the same. In "The Purpose Path," Pearce talks about how we can commit to aligning our daily work with our life's work and ultimately connect our soul with our role in the world.

About the author: A scholar, speaker, entrepreneur, and pastor, Nicholas Pearce is an award-winning management and organizations professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, founder and CEO of The Vocati Group, a global executive advisory firm, and assistant pastor of Chicago’s historic Apostolic Church of God. He has advised and coached leaders of Fortune 500 corporations, communities of faith, and social impact organizations on six continents. He and his work have been featured in "Bloomberg Businessweek," "The Chicago Tribune," CNN, "Fast Company," "Forbes," "Fortune," "Harvard Business Review," "The New York Times," and "The Washington Post." A native of Chicago’s South Side, he lives in his hometown with his family.

About the interlocutor: Carmita Semaan is the Founder and President of The Surge Institute. Though an adopted Chicagoan after 16 years, Carmita was raised in Birmingham, AL. Birmingham's history has greatly shaped who she is and what she feels called to do - to elevate the genius of and shine a light on the brilliance and ingenuity that is too often overlooked and untapped in solving systemic issues. Prior to transitioning into the nonprofit sector, Carmita served in global marketing, strategic planning, and engineering/operations management roles in several Fortune 500 companies, including Procter & Gamble and Danaher Corporation. She holds a master's in business administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. She is also a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.