The current pandemic has impacted communities, organizations, and nearly every household causing uncertainty around the economy, jobs, health, childcare, and more. Like our Notre Dame Class of 2020, individuals of all ages and from all walks of life are experiencing a period of transition. During this time, many may be engaging in personal discovery and discernment.

The Inspired Leadership Initiative at Notre Dame regularly brings guest speakers to campus to share life experiences and strategies on how to successfully forge a path to new beginnings. This week’s ThinkND Digest shares three videos with stories, frameworks, and perspectives that will enlighten and inspire you as you continue your journey to be a force for good in your community and beyond.

Inspire your mind and spark conversations.

Financial Executive, Leader, Inspirational Speaker: Paul Karos

Paul Karos was diagnosed with a blinding eye disease at age 8 and is 99% blind today. He also has had a 30-year career in the financial industry and launched Matrona Ministries, an Orthodox Christian ministry. In this discussion, Karos shares his insights as a leader in business, faith, and family life.
Paul Karos at the University of Notre Dame - Financial Executive. Leader. Inspirational Speaker.
Watch time: 56 minutes

Never Too Old to Get Rich: Kerry Hannon

Kerry Hannon is an expert in career transitions, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and retirement. Earlier this year, she shared insights from her book, "Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business at Mid-Life," including starting businesses, partnerships, and women-led ventures.
Kerry Hannon: Never Too Old to Get Rich
Watch time: 61 minutes

Paths to Purpose: Richard Leider

Richard Leider shares why purpose is so integral to human life. Ranked by Forbes as one of the five most respected executive coaches, Leider shared personal anecdotes to illustrate the importance of purpose and why he believes discovering—and even revising—one's purpose is essential to one's happiness and sense of fulfillment.
Richard Leider: Paths to Purpose
Watch time: 65 minutes
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