The Purpose Handbook

Eloise Skinner

Publication date: October 5, 2021

£12.99 exc. VAT

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It’s Monday morning, 9am. How do you feel?

Imagine waking up to start another week. In a perfect world, how would you like to feel? Maybe you imagine feeling motivated and energized. Maybe you imagine starting your week with a sense of purpose, peace and intention.

The goal of this book is simple: to help you live with a sense of purpose. Part-manual, part-manifesto, this book is not a quick fix for happiness; it’s not a five-day plan promising a fast result. Instead, it’s a companion, your personal guide to navigating your own sense of purpose as it evolves throughout your life.

Eloise Skinner is an author, therapist and teacher. She’s also the founder of The Purpose Workshop, an agency helping clients to navigate their purpose and redesign their lives.

Eloise studied at Cambridge, trained at Oxford and practised as a corporate lawyer, but after some soul-searching (including a year training to be a monk!) she followed her passion into psychotherapy.

Above all, Eloise is driven by the idea of integration – the power of bringing together all aspects of work and life; to live fully, with intention, integrity and purpose.

I really enjoyed this book, it exceeded my expectations. Full of practical exercises and sound advice, I think many readers will get something useful out of it. I was genuinely excited at points as I began figuring out what my purpose in life is, something which has been bothering me for the last few years. The book encourages you to find a balance between doing something you love, that ideally helps others and is something that you can make a living from.


I am a strong believer that everyone has their own purpose in life and every one of us has something to offer to the world, and The Purpose Handbook helps readers find out exactly what their purpose is. Although this is written with a professional or career-minded individual in mind, the concepts discussed and introduced are adaptable, making this suitable for all situations. This is of high quality and definitely worth purchasing.


..’we are ‘meaning-seeking animals’ – if you’re interested in determining your purpose and need ideas to help put it into practice, then this is definitely the right book for you’

HR Director

Packed with guidance and practical exercises, the book takes you through a process and has downloadable resources.
What it’s all about, why it matters, purpose-finding exercises and finding the support around you are all topics covered in this useful book, recommended for any stage in your life when you are asking yourself “what is my purpose?”.


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