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Unraveling Identity and Purpose with Erik Jacobson

SHOW NOTES: Episode 25

In today’s episode, I am joined by Erik Jacobson from the Paterson Group, an organization that helps grow people and organizations into their greatest potential and purpose. Erik is a trusted and respected advisor, partnering with influential leaders and their teams to unleash their full potential and drive impactful results. Today we are diving in to the topics of identity and purpose which are two crucial parts of our life that we often question and explore. I share more about my personal experience of working with Erik and how it helped me discover my next steps and my calling. We also talk more about having a clear plan.

Erik shares the difference between identity and purpose and the power in knowing your identity first and then using that to define your purpose. Sometimes society can promote purpose first before identity but we chat more about how identity should come first and then purpose. We dive deep into these topics today along with the uniqueness of each individual person and embracing your true self!

This was a great conversation that I hope you were able to gain some insight from!

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  • Identity and purpose

  • Defining your identity and purpose

  • Uniqueness

  • Finding your true passion

  • Embracing your true self



Life’s greatest joy and greatest pain come in our relationships with others.  God created us for relationships so it's no surprise that we learn best how to navigate them…together! 

On Relationships Unraveled, we will create an inviting atmosphere for conversations that goes below the surface!  We will unravel stories and relationship dynamics of all kinds (God, Self, and Others), through honest and practical conversations that shock the norm to create new perspectives and understanding! I am your host, Maranda Kirk, and I use my faith in Jesus, passion, life experiences, and training as a life coach and Enneagram coach, to unravel ideas around relationships. 

On this show, we will talk honestly and practically about relationship dynamics we all face, so we can live the life we were created for, be an inspiring example to others, and ultimately fan the flame of relational wellness!  I learn and grow tremendously from the conversations I’m having with people, so I want to bring you along, in hopes that, by listening in, you will feel supported as you are challenged and encouraged to apply new ideas, understanding or skills to the relationships in your life and begin making the changes you desire! By experiencing small wins, we create momentum as we make progress!

Given my heart for conversations and relationships, I want to hear from you, connect with you, and cover the topics you want to learn more about! Connect with me on my website where you can join my email list,  Find me on Instagram @marandakirk and Facebook @Maranda Kirk - Relationships Unraveled


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