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Today's Takeaway with Florine Mark

May 24, 2021

With Dr. Victor Strecher, Public Health Professor at University of Michigan


The events of the past year have been life-changing for everyone. Sometimes after going through traumatic or life-changing experiences, we might begin asking ourselves soul-searching questions. Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? My guest today is University of Michigan of Public Health professor Dr. Victor Strecher. As an award-winning pioneer in the field of Behavioral Science and the Founder of the digital platform, Kumanu, Vic can help us answer such questions. Kumanu’s mission is to create bigger lives, stronger organizations, and much healthier communities by providing tools that help people find and live their purpose each day. Kumanu believes our wellbeing starts with asking, “Why?”


What You’ll Hear on This Episode:


  • What does Kumanu mean and how was the name chosen?


  • How does Kumanu work for both individuals and corporations?
  • How does having a purpose, or lack thereof, affect our wellbeing?
  • How to live with purpose even when you’re facing hardship.
  • How a life-changing personal tragedy transformed Vic and his family.
  • What is the connection between behavioral science and cancer prevention?
  • Why did Vic leave his behavioral science job?
  • What are the different applications for Kumanu?
  • Why Vic hasn’t quit his day job teaching at the University of Michigan.
  • What happens to our brains during times of fear?
  • What does describing Kumanu as a “next-generation well-being company” mean?

Brought to You By:

Florine Mark

Mentioned in This Episode: 


Dr. Victor Strecher’s Books on Amazon

Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies PROFIT from Passion and Purpose