Michael is the founder and Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose, as well as being a professor of psychology at Colorado State University. He is endlessly curious about learning how to create a life worth living, and this focus is the inspiration for his research. He has spent the better part of two decades studying the vital role that meaning and purpose play in our work, health, relationships, growth, and happiness. Mike is a sought-after speaker around the world due to his wide-ranging knowledge of meaning, purpose, and positive psychology, presented with humor, humility, empathy, and passion. He has published more than 120 scientific papers, including influential theory and research that has profoundly shaped the way the field understands and measures meaning in life and work purpose and meaning, as well as three published books, Designing Positive Psychology, Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace, and The Handbook of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work. He always looks for opportunities to teach and collaborate with others, and has worked with companies, non-profits, and schools across the globe to help them develop tools to nurture meaning. He gratefully receives daily lessons about authenticity, humility, and making a difference from his partner and two children.