Begins June 4 • Enrollment closes June 2

Designing Your Purposeful Path to Work

Uncover your inner and outer purpose with confidence, community and a fresh perspective.

teacher
30+ expert faculty
14 day money back guarantee
lifetime access
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4 live sessions
Lynne Twist
Lynne Twist
Bestselling Author
Blake Mycoskie
Blake Mycoskie
Founder Toms Shoes
Richard Rohr
Richard Rohr
Famous Christian Mystic
John Donahoe
John Donahoe
CEO Nike Inc.
Ronnie Lott
Ronnie Lott
NFL Hall of Famer
Sherry Lansing
Sherry Lansing
Former CEO Paramount Pictures
Michael Franti
Michael Franti
Musician
Taught by 30+ business experts and thought leaders, including
• Arthur Brooks
• Daniel Pink
• Richard Leider
• Mark Nepo
• Paul Hawken
• Scott Kerslake
• Nina Simons
• Elizabeth Lindsey
• Maria Ortero

Your Purpose is not a noun, it’s a verb. Let’s develop it. Together. 

Are you a professional hitting a crossroads in life? Maybe it is due to external circumstances like wanting to do something new, changing jobs, retiring or starting a new business. 

Or maybe it is an internal crossroads of wanting to explore how to turn a career into a calling, a passion into a profession or retirement as a “rousing.” Maybe you just want to feel more engaged and know your work matters. 

MEA Online’s 8-week guided experience offers learning, growth and connection with insightful tools to help shift your perspective, understand what purpose means, and create micro goals to transform your life.

Live online classes led by 30+ top-level professionals

Are you feeling burned out or overwhelmed and want to focus on what matters most? Learn about living purposefully from some of the top names in the world.

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Join 2000+ MEA Alums from 40 countries

Wisdom is not taught, it is shared. Join participants from around the world in this 8-week retreat-at-home experience for social learning and practical guides.

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This course is right for you if…

1

You are unsure about your work trajectory or professional goals.

Whether by choice or circumstance, if you need direction, our tools help to create structure and reflection to uncover what’s next.

2

You want to be more engaged and on purpose in your current path.

Using top expert’s tools and strategies, develop your own purposeful path, and find new opportunities to flourish at work.

3

You feel isolated and want to grow in a new community of like-minded people.

You’re not alone. We’ll help you to reflect on your lifetime of experience as a “long life learner” and share your wisdom with others.

 98% Student Satisfaction from our previous program

Thousands of students have experienced MEA from over 30 countries.

“This couldn’t have come at a more pivotal time. I have a new purpose now.”

I have been focused on what’s next for me to reflect on my next transitions and I know that living a purposeful life seems so poignant at this time more than ever before.

“It’s a warm sunny beachfront feeling even in the digital space”

This program has great touches of leadership, psychological safety vulnerability and engagement with important issues. MEA has a skill of the head and heart that is unified and shared.

"From the comfort of home, I feel empowered, bold and courageous!"

I learned ways to look within, be powerful and vulnerable with others going through the same thing. Now I’m free to work towards identifying my purpose and creating it so it is real.

"This program helped me look at my purpose and live with more clarity."

I was skeptical about online programs, but this is phenomenally structured. The pedagogy, number of voices, group work all leads to highly participative and interactive insights.

Meet Your Core Faculty

Chip Conley

Chip Conley

Modern Elder Academy | MEA founder, Student, Sage
Kari Henley

Kari Henley

SVP Digital & Alumni Strategy at MEA, Digital Evangelist & Strategist
Jeff Hamaoui

Jeff Hamaoui

MEA Co-founder, Chief Education & Innovation Officer
Chris Marcell Murchison

Chris Marcell Murchison

Consultant, Thought Partner, Coach and Bricoleur
Christine Sperber

Christine Sperber

MEA Co-founder, Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
Lori Schwanbeck

Lori Schwanbeck

Leadership Coach and Business Consultant
Paula Pretlow

Paula Pretlow

Investment & Finance Advisor, Fortune 500 Board Member

All Star Guest Faculty

John Donohoe

John Donohoe

President & CEO, Nike Inc.
Ronnie Lott

Ronnie Lott

Professional athlete, businessman and philanthropist
Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr

American Franciscan priest, Founder Center for Action and Contemplation
Michael Franti

Michael Franti

Musician, rapper, poet and activist
Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist

Co-founder of Pachamama Alliance and founder of the Soul of Money Institute
Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie

Founder of TOMS shoes
Sherry Lansing

Sherry Lansing

Former CEO Paramount Pictures, President of Production, 20th Century Fox
Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink

NY Times bestselling author
Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo

NY Times Bestselling author and celebrated poet
Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken

Environmentalist, author, activist, entrepreneur
John Donohoe

John Donohoe

President & CEO, Nike Inc.
Ronnie Lott

Ronnie Lott

Professional athlete, businessman and philanthropist
Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr

American Franciscan priest, Founder Center for Action and Contemplation
Michael Franti

Michael Franti

Musician, rapper, poet and activist
Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist

Co-founder of Pachamama Alliance and founder of the Soul of Money Institute
Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie

Founder of TOMS shoes
Sherry Lansing

Sherry Lansing

Former CEO Paramount Pictures, President of Production, 20th Century Fox
Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink

NY Times bestselling author
Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo

NY Times Bestselling author and celebrated poet
Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken

Environmentalist, author, activist, entrepreneur
Elizabeth Lindsey

Elizabeth Lindsey

Nat Geo Explorer, UN Visionary, Anthropologist, Fmr. Miss Hawaii
Arthur Brooks

Arthur Brooks

Professor Harvard Kennedy
Richard Leider

Richard Leider

Internationally bestselling author and coach
Scott Kerslake

Scott Kerslake

Founder and former CEO of Athleta, former CEO of Miraval and prAna Living
Alvin Tillery

Alvin Tillery

Professor Political Science, Northwestern University
Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman

President, CEO and Founder of Encore.org
Connie Zweig

Connie Zweig

Pioneer Shadow work and meditation teacher, author
Scott Shute

Scott Shute

Former Head of Mindfulness at LinkedIn
Shelley Paxton

Shelley Paxton

Former CMO, Harley-Davidson, Founder, Soulbattical
Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman

Founder & Director Center for the Science of Human Potential
Dr. Philip Pizzo

Dr. Philip Pizzo

Founding Director Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute
Barbara Waxman

Barbara Waxman

MS, MA Gerontologist, author of Middlescence, executive coach
Nina Simons

Nina Simons

Co-Founder, Bioneers
Tushara Canekerante

Tushara Canekerante

Global Entrepreneur, Founder Nadastra
Angela An

Angela An

Emmy Award winning Television Journalist
Rich Feller

Rich Feller

Professor of Career Development Colorado State University
Camille Seaman

Camille Seaman

National Geographic Photographer
Julia Randell-Khan

Julia Randell-Khan

Senior Fellow, Encore, co-founder of The Purpose Xchange
Jonathan Collie

Jonathan Collie

Founder, The Age of No Retirement, co-founder of The Purpose XChange
Deb Gale

Deb Gale

Co-founder of The Purpose XChange
Begins June 4 • Enrollment closes June 2

Online Course Overview

Led by founder Chip Conley, learn from A-list storytellers and foremost experts on business, socially conscious careers and strategies for living an extraordinary life.

Week 1

Intro Session

Live

Experience our multi-sensory platform, and get to know our signature flow of materials. Two hours per week of joyful learning await.

Live Session: June 4, 8 - 10am PT
Week 2

Purpose

What is it and why is it so important in our career?

Week 3

Success Scripts

Live

The evolution and revolution of your journey. 

Live Session: June 18, 8 - 10am PT
Week 4

Ikigai

Finding passion and joy while doing good in the world.

Week 5

Options

You have more options than you think: various paths to purpose.

Week 6

Successism

Live

The hidden cost of success and the value of Significance.

Live Session: July 9, 8 - 10am PT
Week 7

Generativity

The role of the “modern elder” in Leadership.

Week 8

Great purpose reframe

Live

An action plan for your flourishing future.

Live Session: July 23, 8 - 10am PT

Join a close-knit community of 2000+
MEA Alumni

"
Eternally grateful for everyone and everything MEA!!
 "

Just know how grateful I am for the joy fuel you all put in my rocket ship. When I want to feel loved or just need a good smile I can think of my time at MEA, which came at the perfect time to encourage me on my journey. Thank you!

Alejandro Cano
Alejandro Cano
Co-Head of Opportunities Funds Oaktree Capital
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These past 8 weeks with you were incredible!
 "

My high expectations were far exceeded and I am so grateful the content remains available to reference again and again. Big admiration and gratitude for all this and for making me believe that digital intimacy is possible.

Elisabeth Scharbaum
Elisabeth Scharbaum
Hospitalitarian
"
Thank you and all at MEA for the amazing program you have put together.
 "

I am a "sem-rewired" facilitator, adjunct professor at a German university, and this is the first online course that is 'done right'.  You have taken this to a new level that I love!!  Kudos and many, many thanks!

JoAnn Mann
JoAnn Mann
Professor
"
MEA is for anyone who wants to live with greater purpose and gratitude.
 "

I experienced MEA as a newly diagnosed multiple myeloma cancer patient and as a result of the things I’ve learned - I’ve banished the anxiety of being a cancer victim, am in remission and living with a new found energy and purpose.

Bruce Deyle
Bruce Deyle
Engineer, IT Architect Verizon
"
This was a beautiful journey that has come to an end, unfortunately.
 "

The program was spectacular. It really surpassed my expectations. I was really surprised about how the course was curated. There was such a warm intensity and personal touch to it.

Marc Posch
Marc Posch
Brand Consultant
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The experience will forever mean a lot to me.
 "

Thank you so much for the impactful training design in the 8-week MEA program on transitions! The experience will forever mean a lot to me.

Carol Davis
Carol Davis
Learning & Dvlpmt. Strategist
"
I have much more peace and acceptance of who I am.
 "

For the first time in my life I feel that I am good- just as I am! There is always space for improvement but I have much more peace and acceptance of who I am.

Adele Martz
Adele Martz
Dir. Risk Mgmt. Blue Cross, Blue Shield
"
This was the best thing that came out of 2020!
 "

This was the best thing that came out of 2020! All of the team and my fellow compadres at MEA have really opened up a new path for so many of us. Thank you!

Carole Cooper
Carole Cooper
Caregiver
"
My biggest takeaway was the confidence and permission to move forward.
 "

My biggest takeaway was the confidence and permission to move forward without any pressure of timeline or having figured it all out well.

Michael MacNair
Michael MacNair
CEO, GO MACNAIR Travel
"
MEA Online exceeded my expectations. Your structure just works. And Lifetime access is a big deal!
 "

MEA Online exceeded my expectations. Your structure just works. And Lifetime access is a big deal!

Angela Vazquez
Angela Vazquez
Senior Consultant
"
Without these new tools, I would have been in trouble. This training on transition is so necessary.
 "

Without these new tools, I would have been in trouble, possibly turned my natural sadness into depression as a new empty nester. This training on transition is so necessary.

Leslie Hielema
Leslie Hielema
Global Innovation Engineer
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Highly recommended for anyone wanting to live a richer life as they age!
 "

I would highly recommend this program for anyone who wants a road map and a community they can call upon, to navigate through their own transitions, and live a richer life as they age.

Upkar Arora
Upkar Arora
CEO Rally
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This course has literally transformed my life!
 "

This course has literally transformed my life! It helped me decide to take the steps to learn how to be an entrepreneur and how to build my confidence to take these next steps.

Debbie Hesse
Debbie Hesse
Non-Profit CEO, Entrepreneur
"
I hope each of you have the opportunity to experience the online course.
 "

I hope each of you have the opportunity to experience the online course. It’s content and information for midlifers was truly a remarkable experience to go through.

Eddie Dobbins
Eddie Dobbins
Dream Coach
"
As close as you can come to a live retreat.
 "

It just works and is as close as you can come to a live retreat. You all really care!

Nancy Rielle
Nancy Rielle
Intergenerational Cohousing Catalyst
"
The human connection, warmth and love you were able to build into an online program is amazing.
 "

The human connection, warmth and love you were able to build into an online program is amazing.

Pat Whitty
Pat Whitty
COPE Certified Health Coach
"
We got so close that we feel like we’ve known each other for years.
 "

Started out as a slow crescendo that ended in an explosion of fabulousness! We got so close that we feel like we’ve known each other for years.

Cindie Adams
Cindie Adams
Social Advocate, Adventure Seeker
"
I didn’t realize how much I needed this course! Thank you!
 "

I didn’t realize how much I needed this course! Thank you!

Barbara Vance
Barbara Vance
Freelance Customer Service Professional
"
The biggest gift I received was that of community. I now have a strong support system!
 "

Loved the flow and structure of each week. The biggest gift I received was that of community. I now have a strong support system and friendships to help me navigate my journey to truly becoming a Modern Elder.

Pamela Grieb
Pamela Grieb
Community Relations Manager
"
Loved the content and the capacity to fit it in around my schedule in my own time.
 "

Loved the content and the capacity to fit it in around my schedule in my own time.

Natasha Ginnivan
Natasha Ginnivan
Postdoctoral Fellow UNSW, AU
"
An online course unlike any that I’ve seen before. Very engaging!
 "

An online course unlike any that I’ve seen before. This course really helped me narrow my focus, and think about what are next steps…and I got them.

Linda Grubbs
Linda Grubbs
DEI Learning Consultant
"
Thank you for putting this together! I have already learned a lot and have enjoyed the process!
 "

Thank you for putting this together! I have already learned a lot and have enjoyed the process!

Beth Woolfork
Beth Woolfork
Sr, Project Mgr, OnShift

Let’s do this together.

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