Life On Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything
Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH
Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan School of Public Health
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Aristotle and other Greek philosophers argued that we have human agency, that we are who we choose to be, so we should be very careful who we choose to be. Yet even modern humans often seem to live as if on automatic – as if we have no choice in the matter. Can we help people actively design purposeful lives worth living? Vic Strecher reconsiders directions taken in the health and wellness space and discusses new strategies and new outcomes for our field. From the considerations of ancient philosophers through the most modern theories, scientific evidence, technologies, and design thinking, Vic explores the next generation of programming in our field.
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Dr. Strecher is Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he has been the leading investigator on over $45 million in grant-funded studies. He founded HealthMedia, a web based digital coaching company and sold it to Johnson & Johnson in 2008. In 2014, he founded JOOL Health, Inc. to stimulate a paradigm shift in how individuals engage in the pursuit of well-being. His most recent book is Life On Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything.