Announcing the Lifefinding Program!
One of the best things about college is that it’s a socially accepted time to reflect on what you want to do with your life. But big picture thinking doesn’t have to be confined to a short window in our 20s, and it’s never too late to explore different paths or pursue your true passions, which is why we invite you to join our new Lifefinding Program!
What is it?
One of the most frequent comments we get is, “I wish there was something like Wayfinding around when I went to school.” This program is dedicated to all those who feel that way. It is a bold, intentional and fun short-term program of self re-discovery that empowers mid-career and retirement-ready adults to leverage their lifelong learning towards refreshing their passions, strengths and values. And they’ll be doing this within a supportive community that includes dedicated staff and courageous conversations..
Who will be leading this program?
Our Lifefinding leader is Corey Pressman, a Portland-local artist, writer, and imagination professional. He is passionate about providing others a means to realize their creative potential.
As Principal at the consulting firm Intangible, Corey works with clients large and small to help them envision and enact human-centered innovation and nurture a vital organizational culture. He is also a fellow of Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, where he runs innovation workshops and develops and teaches courses on imagination and ideation.
He writes and publishes stories, poetry, and various academic works. Corey also creates and exhibits artworks on paper in graphite and pastel. He shares his passion for cooking by regularly teaching cooking classes for beginners and demonstrates his favorite recipes monthly on KATU’s Afternoon Live show.
What d0 participants get when enrolled with this program?
As a participant, you will be immersed in a hybrid experiential-learning based course comprised of a blend of two core Wayfinding Academy courses: Wayfinding 101 & The Good Life. You will also receive your very own Wayfinding Guide, assistance developing a portfolio, access to the Wayfinding headquarters space, crew, and community, as well as an opportunity to engage in an inter-generational learning community with our full-time students enrolled in the two-year program.
What will participants have at the end of the program?
A valuable reassessment of your values, passions, and strengths
A life purpose statement
The ability to identify what a fulfilling life and career means to you
Understanding of your relationship with success and fear
A greater understanding of self, a clear next step, and a network of people who support you
What are the logistics?
Meeting dates: Mondays and Wednesdays 9am to 12pm from October 7th through November 13th (6 week course)
Location: Wayfinding Academy HQ in St. Johns neighborhood in Portland, Oregon
How many participants in each course? At least 5, but no more than 15 participants
Ready to become a Lifefinder? Click below to register!
Questions? Send us a note at email@example.com