For anyone who has ever felt stuck, underwhelmed, and unfulfilled by everyday life, author, speaker, and consultant Genevieve Piturro has a potent message.
“The pandemic has caused us to look at the choices we’ve made and re-consider how we’re living our lives, how leaders are running businesses. We all have a purpose and yours is out there,” she says. “Actually, your purpose is inside you. You just need to be open to it and trust the Human Connection to support you.”
Piturro’s journey from television marketing executive to the founder of the immensely popular national nonprofit Pajama Program (which provides much-needed pajamas and books to children at risk all over the country) captures the essence of what people today are seeking: a deep sense of purpose and human connection.
In her new book, Purpose, Passion and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning, Piturro shares her own winding path, from starting and growing her nonprofit organization through personal stories of her unmindful direction, internal struggles, and finally, self-realization.
“I tell it like it is,” she adds. “All the ups and downs. But living your purpose changes everything for the better.”
Piturro’s narrative chronicles her nerve-wracking yet triumphant leap off the corporate ladder to pursue her true purpose and passion to deliver pajamas to children in need, which generated an army of support — including Oprah Winfrey. The key messages throughout the book focus on empathy, kindness, compassion, heart, determination, and commitment. She leads by example, showing readers what they can accomplish when they stay true to their inner voices.
Each chapter offers Heart-of-the-Matter takeaways that apply to life and career. In one particular lesson on leadership, Piturro writes, “The human connection has inexplicable power. It can be profound and transforming, and it always evokes respect. It is in these moments when we lead with meaning, that we move mountains, and more significantly, it’s when we move people.”
Piturro is also a highly sought-after speaker and business consultant, and in tandem with her book, she works to inspire others on how to:
– Bring their purpose to the forefront now through these uncertain times
– Create a shared culture for leaders and teams of organizations
– Recognize the awkwardness so many people feel now and find new ways to re-engage and communicate to connect on a deeper, more emotional level
– Learn how the secret of The Power of One is really, The Power of One-Another
About the Author
Genevieve Piturro is an author, TEDx speaker, and purpose consultant, sharing life and leadership lessons from her multiple award-winning bestseller, Purpose, Passion, and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection and Lead with Meaning.
A successful TV marketing executive, Piturro dramatically changed the direction of her life and found her purpose when a 6-year-old girl asked her one simple question: What are pajamas? Piturro founded the nonprofit Pajama Program, which this year celebrates its 21st anniversary, having delivered more than 7 million new pajamas and new books to children through 63 chapters across the U.S. She has been interviewed by many local and national media, including most recently, Hallmark’s Home & Family show and Huckabee, OPRAH, TODAY, GMA, The Early Show, CNN, Fox & Friends, O Magazine, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Parenting Magazine.