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The Transformational Power of Purpose: Finding & Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life 

Jim Whitt

 Any animal can be trained using reward (the carrot) and punishment (the stick). Purpose is the only motive that engages the human spirit and empowers us to rise above our animal natures to become intrinsically motivated. Learn how the power of purpose transforms lives, leaders and organizations.

After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand that what we have been taught about motivation is really manipulation. We have been trained like animals to respond to the extrinsic stimuli of reward and punishment which holds us captive to our needs and fears.
  • Understand that we are the only animals that seek meaning for our existence and that meaning is found in the fulfillment of each individual’s singularly unique purpose. We have unique talents and abilities that enable us to fulfill our purpose in all aspects of our lives.
  • Understand that actively engaging in the fulfillment of an individual’s purpose liberates the human spirit and results in intrinsic motivation. This transformational process empowers us to fulfill our own unique potential.

It was the discovery of his purpose on March 21, 1988 – to help people reach their full potential – that transformed Jim Whitt’s life. The discovery of his purpose was the catalyst that launched his career as a writer, speaker, business consultant and film producer. Having personally experienced the transformational power of purpose, he developed a process to help others do the same. That process is the topic of a book, The Transformational Power of Purpose: Finding and Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life, and is available in an online course.  As a business consultant Jim developed a purpose-based approach to leadership and organizational development. That approach is the topic of another of his books, Riding for the Brand: The Power of Purposeful Leadership.  Jim’s background and education have provided him with a unique perspective in the field of personal and organizational development. He grew up working on farms, ranches and feedlots, earned a degree in animal science at Oklahoma State University and spent a dozen years in sales and marketing with two Fortune 500 companies. He views motivation and leadership from three perspectives – scientific, psychological and spiritual – which are summarized in his fundamental principle of human behavior – without a purpose our only motivation is reward and punishment.  Jim has taken his message of purpose in life and business to audiences around the world as a keynote speaker. His presentations are highly interactive and highly entertaining.    


May 17, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.


The discounted, pre-registrations for the program with the meal must be made by Tuesday, May 14th. 



OSU Tulsa Campus700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106 

B.S. Roberts Room




 "Becoming a World-Class Trainer, Presenter & Speaker: A Powerful, Transformative Workshop"


April 26, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Location:  Manhattan Construction Training Room

(5601 S 122nd E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74146)



Kristine A. Sexter   

Trainers, Consultants, Executives, Managers, Salespersons, Educators, HR Professionals, Media Relations, Training and Development Professionals and those who wish to transform and elevate their public speaking skills are urged to attend this exclusive, interactive training event.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understanding the value of possessing powerful training and presentation skills
  • Best practices for world-class trainers, presenters and speakers
  • Handling difficult situation and participants
  • Lights, Camera, Action!     

Two ways to participate in this workshop:

  1.  Be individually coached - Benefit from personalized one on one coaching.  Includes pre workshop one on one support as you plan and deliver a 3 minute presentation on the day of the workshop.
  2. Be an observer - Observe as a select group deliver a presentation and are coached, live, by Ms. Sexter.  Your input and feedback will be solicited.    

Workshop Pricing:

Option 1: Individual Coaching

ATD Power Member: $250

ATD Chapter Member: $300

ATD Non-Member: $350 

Option 2: Observer 

ATD Power Member: $150

ATD Chapter Member: $200

ATD Non-Member: $250 

Space is limited.  


Kristine A. Sexter, President of WorkWise Productions and FindTrainKeep, is an industrial and organizational consultant who has devoted over 22 years to studying success and professional commitment. With an extensive background in recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent, Kristine expertly serves the government, healthcare, manufacturing, and human resources industries with acclaimed, quantifiable results.

Ms. Sexter is a professional speaker, consultant, and columnist and is the author of six books, including “The 100 Worst Employees: Learning From the Very Worst How to Be Your Very Best.”

Her recent work in facilitating the highly interactive, professionally intimate workshop, “World Class Presentation Skills” has been repeatedly deemed a “game-changing, career elevating experience” for nearly all those who attend it.

Compelling testimonials from clients such as Boeing, The U.S. Air Force and Oklahoma Career Technology professionals is propelling the popularity of this very powerful, educational event.

Kristine has been participating in ATD events for over 20 years, is the Past President of the Oklahoma Speakers Association, was twice-honored as the Speaker of the Year, and is an Honors Graduate of The College of New Jersey.  

ATD Tulsa 2018 Annual Report

ATD Tulsa 2018 Annual Report - Final 1-14-19.pdf

The ATD Tulsa 2018 Annual Report includes the Chapter’s goals and accomplishments in five key areas: administration, financial management, professional development, membership and communications. As the Report indicates, the Chapter accomplished most of its goals including achieving an average quality rating of 4.32 out of 5 for its professional development events and attaining 51% Power (ATD Tulsa + ATD) Membership status in July 2018. By fulfilling all its Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) and attaining greater than 50% Power Membership, ATD Tulsa will be awarded SUPERSTAR Chapter status for 2018 by ATD.

 If you have questions about the ATD Tulsa 2018 Annual Report, contact Linda Jenkins, Past President at past-president@tdtulsa.org or 918-808-6935. 



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