The Authors: About the Partnership
One never knows where one will find inspiration, and the possibility that each relationship offers is always unfolding. Steve and Robin met in an unexpected way, when Steve was chairing a taskforce to help address the financial and unemployment crisis facing so many families and individuals over the last few years.
A rabbi, Robin was looking for ways to help her congregants in need, with an eye toward mobilizing the entire community to join forces and combine their strengths to help everyone. She was a taskforce member.
Steven and Robin spoke by phone in preparation for the first meeting, and discovered a synergy in their visions and views of the world. So they decided to meet for lunch at a Chinese restaurant to further their discussion. During that lunch, Steve shared with Robin his vision for the Find-Fulfill-Flourish project, highlighting how their different strengths could combine to create a powerful set of tools to help guide others on their life journey. Over fortune cookies, a partnership was born.
Steve Weitzenkorn, Ph.D.
Steve Weitzenkorn, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience as a business and nonprofit advisor, concentrating on the people side of organizational development, strategy formation, and change. He is a learning innovator, experienced facilitator, and has designed programs to improve leadership, trust, strategy implementation and communication, breakthrough interactions, and service and sales effectiveness.
Steve donates about 25 percent of his time to helping nonprofits grow and innovate. His programs and simulations have been recognized internationally, including winning the Henkel Award for Global HR Excellence and the Byham Award for Innovation and Excellence in Training Technology.
Steve is the lead author of Find-Fulfill-Flourish: Discover Your Purpose with LifePath GPS – a book, tool kit, and workshop series focused on guiding people toward more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
His doctorate is in Human Learning with an emphasis on Organizational Behavior. Steve and his wife live in Arizona; their son is completing his college education.
Robin Damsky is the rabbi of West Suburban Temple Har Zion in Oak Park, Illinois. Her work is devoted to building relationships and community both within and across faith and ethnic lines, bringing greater joy and well-being into our world. A central component includes helping individuals and groups find and strengthen their spiritual path as a way of serving the greater good.
Robin’s years as a professional dancer and medical massage therapist have enhanced her journey, awakening her to the role that a joyful life plays in our health and well-being. Robin spent many years as a single mother and understands the challenges of balancing a busy life and pursuing a passion. Her daughter, Sarah, is a freshman at New York University.
Robin has written articles for various publications throughout the country. Her work as co-author of Find-Fulfill-Flourish: Discover Your Purpose with LifePath GPS, is part of her purpose to bring tools to individuals that aid them in living rich, rewarding and meaningful lives.