Finding Purpose and Alignment in Your Career

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th

Sevaa Group (226)
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Chris McGrath
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Chris McGrath is the CEO of Esteemed, a company focused on people, workforce management, and human workplace solutions. He is a longtime tech leader, web developer, digital strategist, and solutions architect. He has been an active member, speaker, organizer, and sponsor of the Drupal community since 2011.

Dori Kelner
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Dori has a passion for building organizational culture with a strong orientation towards valuing people. At Esteemed, she serves as the VP of Culture + Well-Being, helping to create a compassionate, human-centric workplace for Esteemed's many knowledge-workers and business partners. Her work at Esteemed is informed by her own company, Insightful Culture, in which she has been designing workplace programs for stress management, resilient leadership, and cultural change.

We often go through life taking it where it leads us rather than acting intentionally according to our values. When was the last time you stopped to consider your guiding values and purpose in life? Cultivating self-awareness forms the foundations of the path towards becoming the best versions of ourselves so that we are able to more effectively meet the demands of our lives. One thing has become very clear from our work at Esteemed – self-awareness is a key skill  for navigating today’s landscape of work. 

We can learn to live in alignment with our values and purpose. In this session, Chris McGrath, CEO and Dori Kelner, V.P. of Culture + Well-being at Esteemed will share insights and reflections for mastering self-awareness and connecting with our authentic selves. They will discuss the themes and patterns encountered while working the past 25+ years with developers of all backgrounds, in the past 15 years in the Drupal space as agency owners, and, in Dori’s case, as a mindfulness practitioner.

Attendees of this session will walk away with:

  • Techniques for understanding the importance and impact of knowing one’s purpose in career and life.
  • Skills and tools to feel grounded in their job search, and more authentic in their interactions.
  • The ability to actualize the goals that swim endlessly in their heads
  • Clarity to make a positive impact in their personal and professional life