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 career? Do you feel ready to take the next step? Have you perhaps recently lost your job or just want a change? Do you want to build your network, understand your challenges and find tools to overcome them?

The Purpose Fellowship supports purpose-driven professionals to build a career they love, are fulfilled by and that serves a greater good. It is a 9-week peer-to-peer coaching programme, carried out entirely virtually, created by tbd* and The Arc.

«I am in love with this Purpose Fellowship.» – Purpose Fellow, First Cohort



► Friday 19th June at 1pm CET / 5pm CET (you choose)


► Tuesday 16th June 10pm CET*


► 35 EUR / WEEK + VAT (Total: 374.85 EUR)

*Please note that places are limited. Based on experience, places sell out quickly!

The deadline has passed but you can sign up for the waiting list for the next cohort here

In this 9-week programme you will:

  • Crack on with your biggest career challenges - but at your own speed. We love it if you are ambitious. But we also want you to enjoy and have fun in this exciting process.
  • Learn to coach yourself and others in weekly virtual calls and small groups - supervised by a professional coach by The Arc
  • Connect with ambitious, like-minded professionals, who share your values
  • Get information and tools you need to progress on your journey to more purpose

«I had a coaching from the Arbeitsagentur (Unemployment Service) in parallel which somehow was forced upon me. Luckily I managed to stop it because it didn't really help me. Your program is so much better. Why? Because of the mastermind groups, the additional sessions (indeed, very helpful!!!), your loving and caring attitude, the possibilities to connect to each other. I have been searching for more meaningful work since January 2020, sometimes hopeful, sometimes in despair, sometimes too tired to go on. But you give me hope, knowing I am not alone in this. So thank you. I feel blessed.» – Purpose Fellow, First Cohort

What to expect?

  • Your personal Mastermind group: Based on your application/ registration you will be matched with 2-3 other smart and passionate people to serve as your direct challengers and cheerleaders.
  • A professionally accompanied peer-coaching process: With the guidance of our professional coaches you will learn the basics of peer-coaching and get a tried-and-tested framework to help each other to set and achieve your objectives.
  • Topic-specific workshops with a truly supportive community: three optional virtual workshops ranging from CV-coaching, "meet the recruiters", "meet the founders", finding your life-purpose and other topics that you suggest!
  • An online network: We use slack to stay in touch and communicate between calls. You will not only have access to the knowledge and resources of tbd* and The Arc but also of the entire community of Purpose Fellows - and that does not end after nine weeks. You are a Purpose Fellow for life.
  • A certification at the end of the programme: our goal is or for you to exit this programme with a purpose-driven mindset, basic coaching competencies and leadership potential, which will be included in your certification
  • Individual professional coaching sessions – if needed: In case you are so stuck that even your Mastermind group cannot help you, there is always the chance to book an individual session with Astrid Schrader, founder of The Arc, or Naomi Ryland, founder of tbd* and author of “Starting a Revolution”, who can help you create the most compelling job application or launch a revolutionary business. Please note that individual coaching is not included in the standard Purpose Fellowship price.

Time invest over the whole programme:

  • 1-2h at the start to complete the online crash course on coaching (more optional resources are made available during the course)
  • 1-3h per week to coach your fellow Mastermind members and be coached yourself
  • Time to complete your own homework (you choose)
  • 1h every Friday (at either 1pm or 5pm) to improve your own coaching and get your weekly dose of inspiration and community

Who is it for?

The Purpose Fellowship is designed for purpose-driven professionals, who align with our mission to make the world a better place. 

It is an entirely virtual programme (although we will hope to have some live events and dinners in different locations once we are able to meet offline again), so you can take part from anywhere. 

It does not matter where you are in your purpose- career-journey. What matters is that you share our ambition to build a meaningful career and to reach your next level professionally. You should also feel intrigued by the idea of doing all this with the support of an equally inspired community.

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 have 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 an alternative economy, and a better and more just global society.

Click here to view the course outline

Our week begins every Friday…


► Fasten your seatbelt! Ready for take off! Coaching basics! Meet your peers!

  1. In our Mastermind Call (Friday): Welcome party! We will explain the unique peer-to-peer-coaching methodology and get to know each other
  2. Learning: Get started with the online crash course on coaching
  3. Practical stuff: Meet your Mastermind group and start into a first intense, emotion-deep-dive peer-coaching process

WEEK 2 MY PERSONAL GOAL FOR THIS FELLOWSHIP | What’s the next step in my purpose-career-journey?

► We start our process of radical self-inquiry with an honest look at our current situation and (for each fellow) set an individual objective for the time at the Fellowship.

  1. In our Mastermind Call (Friday): Understanding what makes a great yet realistic objective by answering the intriguing question “Which aspect of your work life (if improved just a little bit) would have the biggest positive effect on all other aspects of your work life?”
  2. Learning: Dive deeper into the online course and our Mastermind-coaching-framework R-O-S-A (Reality-Objective-Solutions-Action)
  3. Practical stuff: Establish a coaching schedule with your Mastermind group and get going with your first coaching sessions

WEEK 3 SETTING SMART ACTION STEPS | Which to-dos make my journey smarter, not harder?

► We learn to improve our weekly action plans. Hack strategies for ourselves that make homework-lists more intelligent. Not just longer

  1. In our Mastermind Call (Friday): What makes great homework? What are my strategies that can make the hard stuff less hard?
  2. Learning: Study the online course on R-O-S-A
  3. Practical stuff: Meet up with your Mastermind for individual peer-to-peer-coaching sessions. Coach and get coached yourself. Schedule time for homework resulting from your coaching sessions


► We will organise special sessions tailored to your needs. Potential topics are “Pimp my CV”, “Meet the founders (virtual fireside chat with entrepreneurs)”, “Meet the recruiters (with recruiters from your area of interest)”, “Making money with your life purpose” etc. etc.

  1. In our Mastermind Call (Friday lunch time): duuuuh… it’s a virtual workshop on the chosen topic :) at times we will have external guests
  2. In our Mastermind Call (Friday afternoon): a chilled session with exercises/ group work to deepen what happened in the Inspiration Session (basically: we make time to sit down and do the work like optimising our CV - which otherwise we wouldn’t really do ;))
  3. Learning: We might send you optional reading to prepare or follow up on the Inspiration session. Not too much ;) no worries. 
  4. Practical stuff: Continue coaching with your Mastermind group

WEEK 5 DEALING WITH SETBACKS | There’s no failure, only feedback! Overcoming fears of failure, rejection, anxiety and other “traumas”.

► Chances are that by now you have encountered AT LEAST SOME obstacles in your coaching journey. If you haven’t, you probably haven’t taken enough risk. This week focuses on how to overcome such disempowering stories in our heads. 

  1. In our Mastermind Call (Friday): Maybe some areas keep being hard for you. Let’s incorporate mindset work into our coaching. We will disect our fears and learn strategies to counter them that go beyond “just put a post-it on your mirror saying I-can-totally-do-it”
  2. Learning: Advanced coaching knowledge on mindset hacking (optional)
  3. Practical stuff: Continue coaching with your Mastermind group


► See week 4. 

WEEK 7 SELF-MASTERY & FLOW | What are my specific ways of reaching my professional goals - but with ease and grace?

► By now we will probably have understood that “reaching the top of a mountain” is more than just ticking to dos. If this process is supposed to be inspiring, it is more about choosing a path of conscious self-mastery. Let’s face it: If we know where we wanna go and why we do so, few things can demotivate us.  Let’s figure out your true path of inspiring yourself and others (and how you are probably already on it!)

  1. In our Mastermind Call (Friday): Let’s evaluate! What worked for us, brought us further AND brought us joy? What is my unique way of self-mastery?
  2. Learning: Advanced coaching knowledge on self-leadership (optional)
  3. Continue with your Mastermind group: Challenge yourself to create homework that brings you into flow


► See week 4

WEEK 9 THE ROAD AHEAD | Learning to celebrate the good, the small and the ugly

► We are forging the path while walking on it. Let’s understand: Where we are is exactly where we are supposed to be. Evaluate our journey. Learn to celebrate everything: the good stuff, the small stuff and the ugly stuff that happened on the road. 

  1. In our Mastermind Call (Friday): Wherever we are, we take an honest look at our journey – its successes, its hard roads, its failures. 
  2. Practical stuff: Decide on how we want to continue with our Mastermind process after the programme

Close Course Programme

«I have literally been ranting to all my friends all evening about how powerful and on point was to listen to you talk about my challenges and how fulfilling it has been to talk about someone else's challenges to really help them understand their problems. Such a great session, I am so energised!» – Purpose Fellow, First Cohort


► Friday 19th June at 1pm CET / 5pm CET (you choose)


► Tuesday 16th June 10pm CET*


► TOTAL 35 EUR / Week + VAT (Total: 374.85 EUR)

*Please note that places are limited. Based on experience, places sell out quickly!

The deadline has passed but you can sign up for the waiting list for the next cohort here