DR. BELLE LIANG is a professor of counseling, developmental, and educational psychology at Boston College, a licensed clinical psychologist, and an expert in positive youth development. She is an American Psychological Association Fellow, recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award and The Many Faces of Counseling Psychology Award for outstanding contributions in psychology, and numerous honors for teaching and mentoring. She founded the Purpose Lab, whose mission is to advance the science and practice of mentoring and cultivating purpose in schools and workplaces.Download Bio
How to Navigate LifeThe New Science of Finding Your Way in School, Career, and Beyond
St. Martin's Press
An essential guide to tackling what students, families, and educators can do now to cut through stress and performance pressure, and find a path to purpose.
From Surviving to Thriving: How Purpose & Belonging Informed Education Can Combat the Great Resignation Even pre-pandemic, many people were working harder than ever to get ahead in the workplace, while feeling disengaged and questioning their purpose and calling. Covid-19 amplified these struggles, especially in education. Dr. Belle Liang and Timothy Klein, LCSW devote their careers both to training educators and to cutting through the daily pressures to show a better way, a framework, and set of questions to help educators reclaim their “true north”: the intrinsically motivating and noble aspirations that drew them to the field of education in the first place. Liang and Klein will reveal the real cause of the teacher burnout crisis. Here’s a hint: it’s not the long hours, or the demands from students and parents. It’s the emotional exhaustion that arises from a sense of powerlessness and meaninglessness. Thankfully, there is hope. When we tap into the science of purpose, research shows it makes educators more engaged in their work, more resilient in the face of daily stressors and more likely to education work as their calling.