Dr. Alise Cortez is a Purpose/Engagement Catalyst, Speaker, Consultant, Researcher, Published Author, and Radio Show / Podcast Host based in Dallas, Texas. Her career in Human Capital / Organizational Excellence spans more than 20 years. Today she and her team are focused on helping companies, leaders, and individuals across the globe to cultivate meaning and purpose in their leadership and work to achieve greater fulfillment, higher engagement, more impactful results, and harmonic work-life integration. She is a sought-after speaker and consults with organizations to increase employee engagement, improve performance, and develop purpose-driven culture and leadership.
After completing a Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies and a Masters in Liberal Studies (focusing on International Relations with South America), Alise earned a Ph.D. in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. Fascinated with how people choose and experience their careers, she focused her dissertation on meaning in work and its relationship to personal identity. Today, she is writing a book about her extended post-doctoral research that yielded 15 “Modes of Engagement,” a deep inquiry into how 115 people aged 18 to 80 from multiple industries experience meaning in their work in relation to their identity.