Nov 16, 2015
Work Reimagined: Uncover Your Calling
By Richard J. Leider and David Shapiro

WASHINGTON, DC — Work Reimagined (ISBN-13: 978-1-62656-558-6), a concept initiated and developed by Life Reimagined, shows how career paths look nothing like they did in the days before phones got smart. People work more hours at more jobs for more years than ever. It is vital to understand how to find work that allows people to remain true to their deepest sense of who they are and that connects them to something larger than themselves—in short, their “calling.” Bestselling authors Richard Leider and David Shapiro can help readers uncover it.

Through a unique Calling Card exercise that features a guided exploration of fifty two “natural preferences” (such as Advancing Ideas, Doing the Numbers, Building Relationships, and Performing Events), Leider and Shapiro offer a new way to uncover gifts, passions, and values and find work that expresses them. Along the way they mix in dozens of inspiring stories featuring people who have found, or are in the process of finding, their own callings.

Uncovering life’s calling best enables people to experience fulfillment in all phases of life. Leider and Shapiro highlight how when people choose to do what they are called to do, they are always doing what they want to do. Work Reimagined offers readers an enlightening, effective, and entertaining approach to discovering what they were born to do, no matter what age or stage of life they are in.

About the authors:
Richard Leider is the founder and chairman of Inventure—The Purpose Company. As a seminar leader he has taught over 100,000 executives and leaders from fifty corporations worldwide. Leider is the author or coauthor of ten books.

David A. Shapiro is the education director of the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children, a nonprofit organization that brings philosophy into the lives of young people in schools and community groups. He is the author or coauthor of six books.


About Life Reimagined
Life Reimagined was launched by AARP in 2014 as a personal guidance system to help people navigate transitions, pursue their goals, dreams and purpose in life. Through groundbreaking online programs and tools, and powerful live experiences, today Life Reimagined helps people discover new possibilities in life.  Begin reimagining at

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at

Matt Fagaly, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 510-817-2267,
Jessica Winn, AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560,