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Remembering Your Passion and Purpose

Join sociologist Bertice Berry, PhD, as she uses her unique blend of sociological research, storytelling, and humor to remind us that our purpose is not our job: It is our calling.

Bertice will illustrate ways to restore our energy and passion for the important work we do. Because nothing grows in a vacuum, she will also discuss the need for and importance of using diversity as a tool to become our absolute best.

You will laugh, feel, and be inspired, and you will leave renewed and invigorated to live the purpose you’ve been called to.

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Bertice Berry, PhD


Bertice Berry has applied her unique gifts and talents as a writer and ghost writer for others on a wide range of topics, including race and gender issues, sociological studies, stratification, healthcare reform, humor, spirituality, sexuality, slavery and the abolitionist movement, weight loss and wellness, relationships, servant leadership, transformational leadership, diversity, and love.

She has led parades, had classrooms named after her, and been awarded more than 10 honorary doctorates. She earned her own doctoral degree from Kent State University at the age of 26 and still sees her most fulfilling achievement and role in life as that of mother to her five adopted children.

“If you ain’t dead, you ain’t done,” a character in one of her novels says.

Bertice believes that every one of us has been given a unique purpose and it is our obligation to find it and use it to improve first ourselves, and then those we live and work with.