Join an international community of like-minded people, who will support you to take the next big leap towards a more meaningful career.

Are you currently feeling lost or stuck in your impact-driven career? Do you feel ready to take the next step? Have you perhaps recently lost your job or are starting a new business? Do you want to build your network, understand your challenges and find tools to overcome them?

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Since 2020 The Purpose Fellowship has supported hundreds of purpose-driven professionals to build a career they love:

  • Inspiring and interactive 8 week programme
  • 16 practical virtual input sessions 
  • 8 individual and group-coaching activities to shift your mindset, build your confidence and much more
  • Join the weekly sessions or catch up in your own time by watching the videos whenever you want!
  • Get matched with your own personal Mastermind Group
  • Access to the fellowship online community with all the alumni to exchange jobs, ideas and grow your network

Our alumni rated the programme at an average of 4.5 out of 5!

Here is what the alumni said:
"There is real value in working with like-minded strangers to help get objective feedback on your future, and working together toward a common goal means that you build a ready-made career network that will support you in your transition to a more interesting career."

"It enabled me to get back on track, regain my positivity, meet awesome, inspiring & purpose-driven people and to realise that I am not alone with my struggles."

"I feel grateful for having the chance to be part of this community! Seeing new faces, discussing so openly with other people and sharing our concerns and fears; but also our ambitions and power, already gave me lots of positive energy. It was very restorative."

"The fellowship has been exactly what I needed, it has made an incredible difference for me."


Next cohort starts in October 2021!

Purpose Journey Sessions happen every Friday at 1pm-2pm CET. You are encouraged to join but all of these will be recorded so that if you can't make it you can watch in your own time!

You are also invited to join the Mastermind Sessions on Fridays at 5pm CET (open-end). However you can also arrange an alternative meeting time with your mastermind group if this time doesn't work.

Sign up for the Waiting List here.

Who is it for?

The Purpose Fellowship is designed for purpose-driven professionals at any stage of their career, who align with our mission to make the world a better place. It is an entirely virtual programme so you can take part from anywhere. 

Important! The Purpose Fellowship is not for everyone. It requires a significant amount of self-organised work and drive. Hence, please only join, if all the following apply to you:

  1. You are willing to DO THE WORK. Do not expect to be given a magic recipe for a better life with overnight results (although you should expect quite a few aha moments!)
  2. This is a peer-coaching programme. You are ready to receive feedback, to listen and are ready to give your time and energy to others, too. #no_arrogance
  3. Purpose Fellows want to build a better life for themselves and a more sustainable and just global society.

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►Get matched with your Mastermind and start right away into a process of honest self-enquiry: How am I generating the very conditions I am trying to avoid?

►We will take an inventory of how fulfilled we are in different areas of our (work) life, and which areas - if improved just a little bit - would have the biggest overall positive effect on all other areas in our lives


► Based on our findings in Week 1 and using a powerful methodology to connect to your intuition, we shall indulge in a vision-building process where we will sense into the following questions: What is my true passion? What is my mission? What is the impact I am here to build? 


► Using our Purpose Canvas you will follow the key questions that you need to make what you have learned so far fit into a career. Yes, we'll talk about money as well as passion, people and roles.


► Knowing where you are heading, what you need to let go of, what you need to accept and what you need to change is what this session is about. Cut down your to-do list and focus on what really matters.


► This week we will focus on how to build yourself an ecosystem that challenges and supports you on your journey to more impactful work


►The essence of a great first impression whether that’s in a CV, a networking event or an elevator is a credible and authentic story. Let’s develop yours. One that comes truly from the heart and the telling of which fills you up with pride!


► Let’s face it! Many of us struggle to dare great things, because we don’t feel confident enough. This is memorized suffering. If our thinking shapes our reality: What would you choose to think differently?


► Just because the Purpose Fellowship is finished, doesn’t mean it’s ending! In this session we design a compelling path for you to go on after the Fellowship. 

►And… celebrate all our successes!

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Scholarships and Subsidies

We wholeheartedly welcome fellows who have experienced marginalisation and/or are subject to significant financial barriers to taking part. We have a small number of scholarships available. Please understand that simply being unemployed does not qualify you for a scholarship, as this is a programme which is specifically targeted at people who are making a change in their career. If you would like to apply for a scholarship please send us an email (no special application materials necessary, please keep it simple) and include the following information:
1. Information about your financial situation 
2. Evidence of your previous commitment to a career with purpose 
3. Your goal(s) within the Purpose Fellowship
4. Any other relevant biographical information that you feel comfortable sharing


Only emails containing this information will be considered. Please note we will respond to scholarship requests after the application deadline has closed. Please don't expect a response until then.

Wir akzeptieren die Bildungsprämie für The Purpose Fellowship. Das Bundesprogramm Bildungsprämie wird vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung und dem Europäischen Sozialfonds gefördert.
Förderberechtigte Personen bekommen einen Förder-Zuschuss von bis zu 500 €.
Die Bildungsprämie ist nicht mit Rabatten kombinierbar.
The Purpose Fellowship befähigt die Teilnehmenden, selbst die Coaching Methoden in der eigenen Arbeit einzusetzen (z.B. in der Bildungsarbeit, Berufsorientierung, im Coaching etc.) und können daher bei entsprechendem Wunsch des Teilnehmenden als Weiterbildung anerkannt werden. Eines deiner beruflichen Weiterbildungsziele sollte also u.a. sein, eine Methode zu erlernen, mit der Du andere Menschen bei der Berufsorientierung unterstützen kannst. Informiere Dich hier über die Bildungsprämie. Falls es für Dich in Frage kommt, melde Dich gern.

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