Are you doing your part to contribute to The New Way?

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The way we are working and living is broken. COVID has called attention to the cost of this brokenness and people are desperate for guidance toward a better way for themselves and the people and planet around them. The twenty-first century way of working and living is plagued by unprecedented levels of lifestyle illnesses, climbing inequality in our communities, economic uncertainty and instability, and finally, irreparable damage and new, existential threats to our planet. The good news is that we do collectively have the knowledge, resources, and technology required to reset, building a fairer, healthier, more just, equitable, and sustainable approach.

What we need is the will and courage to make these changes, and that requires that all of us - or at least a critical mass of us - be clear about how we can and want to contribute. That clarity - a sense of purpose - is what will enable us to persist through the challenging and uncertain process of systemic change.

Ready to play your part in that reset? The Fall 2020 Purposeful Growth Fellowship is designed to help you do just that. We'll provide you with the individual knowledge and skills to make an impact and bring about the New - fairer, healthier, more equitable, just, and sustainable - Way. 

Clarify your impact. Activate your purpose. Contribute to The New Way.

Do you...

  • Feel like you're chasing someone else's dreams?

  • Wonder how your work really matters?

  • Know what change you'd like to see, but not sure how to make it happen?

  • Wish you had more ways to contribute to a brighter future?

  • Think the crises of 2020 present a massive opportunity to change things?

Well, you’re in the right place. After more than 10,000 hours of work with professionals who are asking the same questions, we’ve built tools and resources, as well as a fabulous community to support your purposeful growth.

Our Fellowship helps you clarify your impact and activate your purpose to be part of systematic change, realizing the opportunity presented by the crises of 2020. It will give you the information, reflection, and inspiration, combined with connections to experts and peers, to realize your potential to be part of progress toward the New - fairer, healthier, more equitable, just, and sustainable - Way.

If you’re excited about that purposeful growth, take the next step here!

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We're Thrilled to Introduce the Purposeful Growth Fellowship!

Our 10-week Fellowship will help you gain clarity, increase productivity, improve motivation and personal well-being by understanding how to satisfy your innate human drive to contribute to a more just and sustainable future. Through self-guided learning, independent reflection, expert-led webinars, and peer group discussions, you will learn why and how you can pursue Purposeful Growth, for yourself (Me), the teams and organizations you’re part of (We), and the people and planet around you (World). This new offering is informed by over 10,000 hours of work with thousands of professionals since 2013, as well as an intense period of understanding how purpose is a lifeline in pandemic conditions, when our lives and livelihoods are at risk. Now, the power of purposeful growth is available to professionals like you, who want your work and life to matter, to contribute to a brighter future the New - fairer, healthier, more equitable, just, and sustainable - Way.

From October 14 to December 16, 2020, the Purposeful Growth Fellowship will guide you through four modules:

  • Me:

    Clarifying Your Impact – learn how and why you can have the impact we need from right where you are, regardless of your job (if you have one!), background, skills, age, etc.

  • We:

    Activating Your Purpose – understand how you can live and work purposefully in any team or organization that you’re part of. And how doing so will make you AND the team perform better!

  • World:

    Explore what this New Way can look like, based on academic research, best practice, and cutting edge innovation. And how you can contribute to progress toward that New Way, throughout your work and life.

  • Taking Action:

    Now that you understand your levers for impact, and the potential outcomes of pulling those levers, we’ll help you make a plan! Like purpose, systems change happens in small behaviors that are changed and repeated regularly.

Each Module Includes:

Individual Learning and Reflection

  • Curated resources and guided reflection exercises to help participants identifying and learning about their unique role to shape a better world and how to apply it to their own life and work.
  • Time Commitment: 30-60 mins or more - as you like!

Expert Insights and Inspiration

  • Facilitated by Inspiring Capital, world-class experts will discuss the elements and meaning of Purposeful Growth in bi-weekly webinars.
  • Time Commitment: 60 mins every 2 weeks

Peer Learning and Accountability

  • Participants will engage in peer group discussions facilitated by Inspiring Capital with guiding questions to encourage relationship-building, reflection, and accountability.
  • Time Commitment: 60 mins every 2 weeks


Halla Tomasdottir

CEO, The B Team

Edward Dugger III

Pioneer VC Impact Investor & CEO, Reinventure Capital

Jerry Colonna

CEO & Executive Coach at and Author of Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

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Emmanuel Chan

Summer Fellow 2020

"I found a greater sense of purpose this summer because of the Inspiring Capital experience. I learned so much from my cohort mates and from the weekly seminars. Inspiring Capital helped to really clarify not only my why, but how to actualize it."

Neha Mundra

Summer Fellow 2020

"In this new virtual world, being in the IC Community meant having a safe environment to talk about your purpose, dreams and challenges openly. The sort of exposure I got being in a diverse yet cohesive background of people was to cherish for! While it's very tough to describe "one" best part of the internship, I have loved the pre-work leading to the Peer Learning Sessions."

Matthew Milner

Summer Fellow 2020

"The largest impact that I personally have taken away from the experience is the focus on personal growth - I am walking away with a better understanding of who I am as a person, what motivates and makes me tick, and the importance of focusing on personal well-being first in order to maximize your impact in the world as well."

Michael Conway

Summer Fellow 2020

"For anyone that wants to get into social impact I'd highly recommend joining the IC community and their extensive network. The network provides a direct line to numerous social impact professionals who are willing to connect with you."


  • How can I enroll now?

    You can sign up now by scrolling to the top and clicking on the "Sign Me Up!" button. We can't wait to have you join our community!

  • Who should take this course?

    All curious professionals who are seeking more purpose and impact in their current position, want to gain insight and experience about being a changemaker, and desire external credibility as someone who's contributing to the Business as a Force for Good movement. Our content resonates with people across ages, industries, life stages, backgrounds and callings. What makes it right for you is that you desire to be a force for good for yourself and the people and planet around you.

  • How will my life be better after this course?

    Fellows will leave with a greater sense of clarity, motivation, productivity, and well-being. Additionally, professionals will be left with an expanded network and added credibility to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.

  • How much does this course cost?

    In a mission to make purposeful growth available to everyone who wants it, we have a buy-one-give-one model. Each paid tuition enables someone without access to financial resources from their employer or school to enroll in the Fellowship. If you are committed to purposeful growth and don’t have access to funding from your employer or school, let us know in this brief application at Pay-what-you-can spots will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

  • What time are webinars? Will they be recorded?

    The five webinars will be held every other Wednesday (12-1 pm ET) from Oct 14 to Dec 9. Each session will be recorded and made available to participants afterwards. Peer discussion sessions (5 in total, held every other week from Oct 19 to Dec 18) will be held weekly at a time to be determined by each cohort.

  • What software do I need for the online course? Do I need a microphone or webcam?

    The webinars take place over Zoom, so we recommend downloading the latest software version. And, yes! We encourage all participants to turn on their video and microphone to facilitate better discussion and interaction. During peer learning sessions, video is strongly encourage, given what we know about the powerful community element of the Fellowship. In all cases, we understand personal learning styles, Zoom fatigue, life obligations, and technical problems, and will support participants accordingly.