Finding Your IKIGAI

Finding Your IKIGAI – A Pathway to Purpose and Authentic Leadership of Self and Others

In today’s increasingly high-tech, fast-paced, ever-changing world, knowing let alone doing what really lights us up and fills our cup can feel like a daunting and disheartening pursuit. IKIGAI is a Japanese concept meaning “reason for being” that offers inspiration and practical guidance for incorporating more purpose and passion into our personal and professional lives.

Whether you are feeling stuck in a current situation or motivated to discover new possibilities, this workshop will help you gain increased clarity about your core values and talents through a combination of deep introspection, reflection and a holistic framework for shaping your personal and professional growth and better aligning your work in the world with who you truly are.

Course topics will include an exploration of the concept of IKIGAI and how it supports longer happier life, how a deeper sense of purpose inspires more authentic and resilient leadership of self and others and how to develop a plan and strategy to start manifesting more of the life you truly desire.

Based on the ancient Japanese wisdom of IKIGAI, the intersection of what you love, what the world needs, what you are good at and what you can be paid for, learn how to bring more purpose, passion, authenticity and resilience to how you lead yourself and others.

What You Will Learn


Finding Your IKIGAI – A Pathway to Purpose and Authentic Leadership of Self and Others

In this workshop you will:

  • Understand why having a strong sense of IKIGAI makes our days and lives more meaningful for ourselves and others.
  • Learn and use a holistic framework for clearly defining the four key elements of IKIGAI that intersects passion, mission, occupation and vocation.
  • Engage in a variety of both serious and fun individual and group activities that prompt deep thinking, profound insights, enhanced clarity and invigorating enthusiasm to pursue new ideas and experiences.
  • Develop a strategy and action plan for taking the next steps toward integrating your newfound awareness of your IKIGAI into your daily personal and professional life and helping others do the same.
  • Inspired by the international bestseller, “IKIGAI: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life”

Instructor Bios


Finding Your IKIGAI – A Pathway to Purpose and Authentic Leadership of Self and Others

  • Deb Schuler

    Debra Schuler

    Debra Schuler, B.S., Management is a leadership development facilitator, coach and consultant who helps adults and youth lead themselves with more clarity and purpose to achieve greater fulfillment and success. Her work with individuals and organizations incorporates the research-based principles and evidence from neuroscience and positive psychology, as well as more than 20 years of corporate learning and development experience in large, global technology companies. Debra is a certified Professional Trainer (Association for Talent Development) and earned a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She is a certified CoreThemes™ career consultant and certified instructor for “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” https://www.ensolifebydesign.com/

09:00am - 03:30pm
Brady Sullivan Tower - 1750 Elm Street, Manchester
Debra Schuler
289.00 Workshop Fee
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
UNH Extension Discount
REEO Discount
New to NH Discount