When I arrived at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, I expected to feel great. I’d had a successful early career, first as a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico and then as a management consultant for Bain & Company. As an MBA, I was about to spend two years developing myself, making great friends and traveling the world. But I didn’t feel great. I felt lost.
Nothing in particular was wrong, but I felt like something was missing. In retrospect, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life and, worse, I didn’t know how to know what I wanted to do with my life.
I set out to solve that problem, first through a broad survey of all of the research on happiness with a research team with at Kellogg. When we presented our findings, we had to size up the room three times, add a second date and present to standing-room only audiences. I realized that I wasn’t alone in needing help finding my way. That initial research led to a deep investigation of the science and practice of human development.
The result has been a deep sense of purpose as I have uncovered my values – what matters most to me – and aligned my life with them. Because of that work, I left Bain for a stint as a startup COO at Blank Label and now as the founder of my own firm, Like Humans. I am building exactly the career I want.
I love helping other high-achievers find their path by facilitating a data-driven and researched backed value exploration.
What if you knew your life’s purpose?