Growing a Purpose-Led Career, a two month programme

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Growing a Purpose-Led Career: a 2 month programme for career entrants & career shifters


Are you passionate and motivated around issues of sustainability and society? Do you see plenty of ways you could have a positive impact but not know where to start?

Do you want to build a career that aligns with what’s important to you?

Do you need help with where to start or how to sustain your efforts?

This programme will offer you the chance to explore you next steps in building a purpose-led career – providing support, as well as challenge, to examine your motivation, values and to help you grow a career in these areas.

What to expect

The programme will commence with an opening workshop in London on Saturday 2nd February. We will spend the day investigating our purpose, values and skills through a range of tools, working in groups and individually. This will include support and challenge to understand both our underlying motivations as well as some of the blocks we put in our way.

Over the course of 9 weeks, we will explore our challenges and opportunities through fortnightly online group coaching sessions, exercises and practices.

We will close on Saturday 30th March with a second group workshop to develop skills, plan future actions and celebrate our achievements.

What you will leave with

- Greater clarity of your motivation, passion and values that draw you to develop a purpose-led career.

- Uncover and understand your skills and strengths that you will bring to future roles.

- Greater understanding of any self-limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.

- Proven tools to make your efforts in building the career you want more efficient and impactful.

- A cohort of fellow participants that will share this programme and your steps into growing a purpose led career.

Who it’s for

Anyone looking to build a purpose led career in areas such as sustainability, conservation, environment or social justice, including:

- Students completing related degrees and looking to take the first steps into employment.

- Career ‘shifters’ navigating the change into these areas.

- Volunteers looking to get paid for their passion.

You might want to work in a mission-focused business, for a B Corps or in the charity sector. Perhaps you want to transform a profit-motivated business from the inside out, or want to set up a campaigning group. However you want to build your Purpose-Led Career this programme will accelerate the changes that YOU want to make.

The facilitators

Ben Carter is a coach, facilitator, community builder and change maker. He works with individuals, teams and organisations to help them gain clarity, build trust and communicate effectively so that they can . With a background that includes construction cost management, project management of an onshore wind farm development and volunteer management at FoodCycle, Ben brings a range of experiences and viewpoints to his work.

After studying Environmental Sciences, Will Routh has been working in Sustainability for the last 15 years, focussing on issues of Climate Change, Sustainable Housing, Fuel Poverty, Environmental Management and Renewables across a range of sectors including local government, small and large charities, businesses and campaigning organisations. Will is a qualified coach and enjoys bringing people together to learn, explore and develop solutions – especially when it comes to tackling some of the biggest problems we face.


Saturday 2nd February (11am-6pm): opening workshop.

Saturday 30th March (11am-6pm): closing workshop, with a social drink afterwards.

4 fortnightly online group coaching sessions between 90 mins and 2 hours in duration. The Tuesday or Thursday evening will be agreed by the group.

  • Tues 5th / Thurs 7th February
  • Tues 19th / Thurs 21st February
  • Tues 5th / Thurs 7th March
  • Tues 19th / Thurs 21st March

Online Introductions

Want to find out more? Join us for a 30 minute webinar at the following times by following the links:

  • Thursday 3rd January 2019, 13:15 - 13:45
  • Tuesday 8th January 2019, 19:00 - 19.30

We will discuss the main elements of the programme and spend time answering any questions you might have.

There is also the opportunity to experience a 1 hour group coaching session, enter the password "withpurpose" when you click here for a free spot on Thursday 10th January at 19.00

Other details

Lunch and tea & coffee at the workshops are included. Participants are responsible for any travel and accommodation costs that they may incur and the organisers cannot be held responsible for these costs in any way.

This is a pilot programme, and the fee is discounted to take account of the fact that this will be the first time it runs. If fewer than 8 tickets are sold before the commencement of the programme the organisers may cancel and refund tickets as the programme will not break even.