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We create training programs that illuminate and promote purpose in life


A Purposeful Day

In this 1.5-hour presentation, participants learn a simple, powerful strategy for living each day with more purpose. They connect with other participants on what each finds purposeful. Ideal for building community and mission in existing groups.

A Purposeful Career

In this 4-hour seminar, participants plan out several possible careers that would engage their mind and heart. They learn how to create these possibilities and well as test them in their lives. This seminar is ideal for people who are struggling with their careers.

A Purposeful Life

In this 8-hour workshop, participants plan out their life based on what is most purposeful and meaningful to them. They explore these issues through personal reflection, reflective writing, and small group discussion. Ideal for people who truly want purpose in their lives.



“When I first entered college, I felt like a kid facing a daunting decision: choosing a major and mapping out a singular path for my future. Being so young and inexperienced, this process often left me feeling confined and unsure about my choices. This class opened my eyes to the fact that we are never limited to just one path in life. The Life Purposes Lab encouraged us to take actionable steps towards living a more purposeful life. It wasn't just about contemplating our dreams; we were empowered to turn those dreams into reality, living everyday more purposefully.” Riley

“"If you are curious about further understanding yourself, empathizing with others, and establishing your legacy, then the Life Purpose Lab is the place for you. This supportive team encourages you to think, collaborate, and reproduce material outside of your comfort zone. Thus far, I have learned from my peers, forged lasting relationships, and reflected on my personal and academic interests in unimaginable ways. Whether you are hesitant or excited to break new ground, this space is inviting for all who visit." Keshav


“Applying to work with the Life Purpose Lab was one of the best decisions that I made as a student at UConn. Working with Dr. Wright and the team helped me learn so much about myself and my priorities, and going forward I feel very well equipped to navigate the world around me with clarity of purpose. I am so grateful to have had this experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.” Irene

“For me, life’s purpose was traditionally thought of as this holy grail of fulfillment, exclusively achievable at some point deep into my life. Dr. Wright’s work on purpose helped me make this abstract idea concrete, and provided me with actionable information. I’ve come to understand what purpose is, where I find it in my life, and how I can obtain more of it. His work has proved to be a foundational pillar upon which I have decided to shape my life around moving forward.” Brady



In the 2022-23 school year, we trained 103. To measure the impact of our training, we surveyed participants before and after the program. The results were dramatic. Here's one of the questions that we asked:

In May, we reinterviewed the fall participants (after six months). We wanted to know if the training had a long-term impact. It did! Here are three other questions that we asked:

Campus Partners

Center for Career Development
UConn Learning Communities

Center for Access &
Postsecondary Success

Life Transformative Education
Student Health and Wellness