Crafting a Life & Career

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★★★★★ This course is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, Steve Langerud for putting this online course together and generously sharing your knowledge!—MF
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Living and working with purpose helps us live longer and better. It is having a reason beyond ourselves to get up in the morning and act to make things better for someone or something else. This course provides a simple framework to help you step back and create space to explore your purpose in clear, focused, and tangible ways. Finally, you will learn an easy way to implement the technique to act on your purpose and to find people and places to share and manifest your sense of purpose.

Steve Langerud

Steve Langerud is a trusted thinking partner who provides a sounding board and source of perspective to people and organizations seeking purpose in their lives and work.  He has worked with over 15,000 people to discover and develop their purpose, identify their capacities, and guide their personal, professional, and organizational development strategy.

Langerud is regularly cited for his expertise on workplace culture by media including MarketWatch, Fast Company, National Public Radio, The New York Times, TIME, Voice of America, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, MSNBC, MORE, FOX, NBC, Philadelphia Inquirer,, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New York Post, CNBC, The National Law Journal, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, ABA Journal, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance,, U.S. News and World Report, Monster.Com, The Des Moines Register, Minnesota Public Radio.[expand title=”MORE“]

Recent articles include… “Can a six-hour workday work?” in Discovery News and “Why are some people more likely to die at work than others?” in WSJ Marketwatch and an appearance on Minnesota Public Radio with Brian McAllister, CEO of Road Trip Nation, on the value of college majors.

As an author, Steve has contributed work to such publications as CAPA at The University of Minnesota, Journal of College Student Development, The National Law Journal, LawCrossing.Com, Iowa Commerce, Grinnell Magazine, and Experiential Education.  He co-authored an award-winning guide to career and professional decisions for LGBT college students.

The context for Steve’s work comes from experiences as an archaeologist, street performer, carpenter, and president of a bicycle company.  As an educator, Steve has served as dean of experiential education at highly selective, national liberal arts college and assistant dean of a top-tier law school, and currently works on global development projects for the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.

Acting with purpose, Steve and his wife have been featured in articles about quitting their jobs and selling their belongings to spend a year traveling by bicycle through the United States, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.  Today, Steve and his family live in Grinnell, Iowa.