PUR 501: Finding Your Purpose in 15 Minutes

Find Your Purpose in Life through this self-reflective course

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What is it about those people who perform a higher level of service with care and a deep sense of meaning? You can’t put your finger on it, but you can tell when a nurse sees his or her work as deeply connected to their meaning in life. You can tell when a teacher or coach goes above and beyond to pull greatness out of you that you did not even know you had. That indescribable quality that raises their work to the next level is: purpose, and it involves the commitment of body, mind, and spirit to their work, it doesn’t make the work easier it makes it more joyful, which allows the work to be less laborious and more like a natural flow, like water running off a ducks back the work becomes effortless and natural. This is the goal of this course, to make your work purposeful, effortless, and organic.


Your Instructor


Dr. Derrick Drakeford
Dr. Derrick Drakeford

As CEO of Drakeford, Scott, and Associates LLC, our team has collectively raised over $46,425,000 in grants and awards with an A + Rating with the BBB. We specialize in non-profit consulting,business development, and motivational speaking. We offer proposal development, relationship development, strategic planning, organizational structure development, development plans and partnership development.

Derrick has served as an Instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. Derrick is a former faculty member of North Carolina Central University in the Masters in Public Administration program. He also served as the Director of Freshmen Studies and Community Service at The Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. Derrick has consulted with nonprofits, business, and churches for 20 years. He holds a Bachelors in political science from Bethune-Cookman University, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Government. He holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work; and certificates in Proposal Writing and Fundraising for Nonprofits from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana -Purdue University. Derrick received his Ph.D, from UNC-Chapel Hill.

He has written seven books:

1)Finding Your Purpose in 15 Minutes,

2) Fundraising for Nonprofits What the Bible Says,

3) Starting Your Business from the Unemployment Line,

4) Jada Goes to Pre-School: A Book on Transitions,

5) P5: The Five Secrets to Successful Grant and Bid Proposals,

6) The 2 Laws of Standardized Testing,

7) Inclusion:The Art of Story Listening, and

8) The Purpose Lifestyle



Course Curriculum


  Points of View on Purpose
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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