PATRICE JENKINS

THRIVING at LifeWork

Hello! I'm Patrice Jenkins, an organizational psychologist who has researched the factors that contribute to thriving at work. When I say "thriving" I'm referring to a psychological state where you experience both energy and vitality, as well as growth and development. You might describe it as, "I was in the Zone today!"


I refer to this "zone" as LifeWork because it encompasses all aspects of our lives. You might experience thriving while working on a challenging project at work. You might experience thriving while preparing a meal over a hot fire at a campsite. The context doesn't matter as much as the process of being totally engaged in the process. 


Over the past 10 years, I've focused on helping people thrive in retirement. This is a time of life when it can be difficult to thrive; when we're without our work identity and status. You can learn more about this work by checking out my book and online course.


As I look ahead, my goal is to learn more about what contributes to my thriving. What do I really like to do? What brings me joy? What do I care about? This is what will make up my LifeWork. I'll be writing about these things in my blog and on this website. My hope is that through my writing and speaking, you'll also be inspired to create your LIfeWork, and experience more meaning, joy, engagement and fun in your life.