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Beyond The Stethoscope

Feb 15, 2021

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Favorite quotes of the episode: 

“Purpose at work is the greatest driver of wellbeing there is now.”

“Anybody can pick up this book and modify their job to be job purposing and get all of the benefits.”

“The benefits of these small acts of kindness and contribution last weeks.”

“Even if you don’t have a life purpose, job purposing works.”

Episode Overview

In this episode, I talk with Bea Boccalandro. Bea is the author of Do Good At Work: How Simple Acts of Social Purpose Drive Success and Wellbeing, which was selected by three-time New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant as a top-30 new book. She is also president of VeraWorks, a global consulting firm specializing in workplace purpose. She’s helped dozens of large and small businesses—including IBM, Disney, FedEx, PwC, Toyota, and QVC—ignite purpose in the workplace. Her presentations across over 100 countries and teaching at Georgetown University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, have inspired tens of thousands of people to make their work more meaningful.


  • Bea’s unique career path.
  • Scientific findings around why doing good at work is not only good for employee moral but also good business.
  • Social purpose improves productivity.
  • Job purposing vs. living your purpose
  • Examples of how to do good at work.
  • If people want to start this practice at their place of work for team building and to build a sense of community, where and how should they start the process?
  • What are some of the obstacles that people may encounter on this journey from their managers and how do they overcome them? 


 Bea’s Harvard Business Review Article

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