I am Michael Steger, one of the world’s leading experts on meaning and purpose. I founded Meaning and Purpose Resources to turn my decades of research, speaking, teaching, and training experience into effective tools for living a dynamic, impactful life.
Time and time again I have seen people struggle with motivation. We know what we want to accomplish, but we lose our momentum or get distracted and our dream slips away. We are told that motivation is just “digging deeper” or “trying harder.” It is not that, not at all.
I have integrated my research and hands-on work with thousands of people worldwide to fix the motivation problem. I teach people how to identify the right goals and use the power of purpose to fuel their motivation for the long haul.
My program puts world-renowned expertise in the hands of people who are seeking to excel and transform their lives by harnessing the power of purpose.
Meaning & Purpose
His research interests center on understanding how people create a life worth living, and seeking ways to help people flourish and achieve well-being. He is particularly interested in how people develop a sense of purpose and meaning regarding their lives, and how they bring that purpose and meaning to their work and their relationships.
Dr. Steger is a recognized authority on meaning in life, purpose, happiness, psychological strengths, and positive psychology. His research on these topics has been published in more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His books include Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace (American Psychological Association Press), Designing Positive Psychology (Oxford University Press), and the forthcoming Positive Psychology in the Business World (Wiley-Blackwell).
His TEDx talk shared the idea that a meaningful life is in reach for everyone. He is a speaker who infuses passion, humor, and enthusiasm for the science of flourishing into each engagement. He provides keynotes and workshops to business executives, organizations, non-profits, educational institutions, professional organizations, community groups, and scholars.
His research and commentary is regularly featured in popular media outlets including Time, Men's Health, Fox News.com, Yahoo! News, MSNBC,com, and BusinessWeek, EcoLuxe, Shape, and Self magazines.