Bea Boccalandro delivers uplifting presentations on employee sense of purpose, corporate purpose, sustainability, CSR (corporate social responsibility) and ESG (environment social governance). She has over 15 years of experience teaching corporate purpose and CSR at Georgetown University and Boston College, where over 80% of student evaluations have rated her courses a perfect 5 of 5. Furthermore, her speeches delivered across dozens of countries in English and Spanish have inspired many.

Bea is the author of Do Good at Work: How Simple Acts of Social Purpose Drive Success and Wellbeing (New York: Morgan James Publishing, 2021), which helps anybody in any job do meaningful work. The book has received critical acclaim for being transformative and enjoyable, including being named a best book of the year by New York Times bestselling author and Wharton professor Adam Grant.

Popular presentations

Pay and perks won’t fix your HR problems. Here’s what will.
If your business is like most, 75% of your employees underperform — even if you pay well, provide good benefits and manage superbly. What’s missing? Research finds they lack a sense of meaning. Fortunately, there is a solution: Expanding the social impact of their everyday work, or “job purposing.” Offering employees the opportunity to serve a societal cause as an integrated part of their workday can boost their engagement, productivity and wellbeing. Learn how innovative managers at FedEx, HP and elsewhere purpose the jobs of their team members. Leave with innovative actionable ideas to make work meaningful and make a positive social impact.

If your job doesn’t improve the world, improve your job.
Provided you’re willing to be a tad rebellious, you can alleviate global warming, bring hope to terminally ill children or otherwise support a societal cause from your existing job. Whether you work in accounting, technology or elsewhere, you can apply the practice of “job purposing” to integrate societal good into your workday. Come learn how!

Purpose or pub
Think your job is hopelessly purposeless? Bea thinks not. Join Bea as she puts her money where her mouth is. Learn the fundamentals of giving purpose and meaning to any job—yes, ANY—in this engaging presentation. The best part? She will buy a beer for any audience member she didn’t successfully help “purpose” their job by end of her speech.


Select past presentations

  • BMW, Munich, Germany
  • Business 4 Better, Anaheim, California
  • Charities at Work, New York, New York
  • Companies and Causes, Toronto, Canada
  • Conferencia Voluntare, Madrid, Spain
  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Google, Menlo Park, California
  • IMPACT 2030, United Nations, New York, New York
  • National Conference for Service and Volunteering, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Professionals in Human Resources Association, Newport Beach, California
  • PwC, New York, New York
  • ServiceUnites, Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Conference Board, New York, New York
  • The Conference Board of Canada, Toronto, Canada
  • Toyota, Torrance, California
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Victorian Chamber of Commerce, Melbourne, Australia
  • Volunteer Canada, Toronto, Canada

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“Bea is an exceptional educator and tremendous storyteller!”

John D. Sims, Deputy Director of Transition Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

“Bea is the rare speaker who combines insightful knowledge, practical steps and refreshing humor. She will fully engage participants from start to finish, leaving them inspired by their new favorite presenter. You will be delighted by her style and changed by her content.”

Matthew A. Nelson, Corporate Vice President, CRD Corporate Responsibility, New York Life Insurance Company

“Bea is one of the most innovative thinkers on corporate responsibility. Spend time with her any way you can!”

Caroline Barlerin, Head of Community Outreach & Philanthropy, Twitter

“Bea informs, inspires and delights her audience every single time she teaches.”

Kathy Kretman, Director of Georgetown University’s Center of Public & Nonprofit Leadership, Research Professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute