Cyndee Lake says her purpose is helping other people become their best selves. Cyndee is the Chief Purpose Officer of Blank Page, a company that helps people connect to their purpose through designing meaningful experiences and creating the space to have big conversations. Your purpose defines your priorities, and your priorities determine what actions you actually take. Cyndee and Kevin unpack the philosophy behind Blank Page.
How do we give the very substantial amount of time we spend at work meaning? Cyndee shares her story of changing paths, from climbing the corporate ladder and seeking success through traditional routes, to realizing that a purposeful life means helping others.
Blank page helps people write their own stories, their own ways. We all have the permission to turn the page and craft a story that has meaning, that we’re excited about – Cyndee talks about how empowering it can be for people to reclaim authorship of their own story.
Do you think just six words could change your approach to your work? Cyndee shares the six words that she sees as guiding her in helping people become their best selves and be more purpose-centred in their work and lives.
Your purpose, whether you like it or not, drives the decisions and choices that you make every day. Whether you’re owning that and making it a public, visible statement, it’s there somewhere. It’s reflected in how you choose to show up and how you choose to lead your organization. It may even show up in the work you choose to prioritize. By allowing yourself to own that, it will give you and your team more choice in how you choose to do great work.
The extraordinary is within the reach of all of us, and it’s often by doing something ordinary with just a slightly different focus that we achieve that. Cyndee offers advice to business leaders and owners who are pondering how to better integrate their personal and professional purpose.
Cyndee discusses the links between leadership, listening, compassion, and care. How can leaders harness the power of listening to help the people we serve become more inspired and engaged?
If you or someone you know is interested in bringing the benefits of writing your own story to your enterprise, let us know! Email Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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