Alise Cortez Books

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The Great Revitalization

Life and work continue to evolve, and so must your leadership. Thriving in today’s business environment requires conscious, inspirational leadership, a fresh understanding of the world we find ourselves in, and a whole new playbook anchored in meaning and purpose.

You need a set of strategies and applications that enable you to create an experience in your organization where your people give their best, feel fulfilled in their work and relationships, can work toward realizing their potential, and will persevere alongside you in service of the company’s mission.

Purpose Ignited

Transform your life, work and organization with a 6-point philosophy of work to inspire yourself and your people from the inside out. This book was written to turn you ON – to ignite you from the core of your being! The contents are designed to vitally inspire you to cultivate meaning, passion, and purpose in the everyday moments, unleashing the very best version of you, every day. And then, you will be compelled to bring it – and bring it strong – to everything you do to make the contribution worthy of your one, precious life. 

What kind of a difference could you make to each member of your team if you saw them not as who they are today, but who they could become? That is, who could they grow into and become – the person they cannot even see for themselves? Enhance your awareness of self and those around you by leveraging these videos and workbooks!

Purpose Ignited Chapter Workbooks and Videos

What kind of a difference could you make to each member of your team if you saw them not as who they are today, but who they could become? That is, who could they grow into and become – the person they cannot even see for themselves? Enhance your awareness of self and those around you by leveraging these videos and workbooks!

Passionately Striving in Why

Living your purpose takes some real effort and is not for the faint of heart. It requires listening for that delicate whisper and heeding the urgent inner calling that directs you, often in the most inconvenient directions. Passionately Striving in Why is a triumphant collection of contributions from 25 women from around the world – Australia to Zambia.

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Coloring Life

You’ve lost someone you love…or maybe you’re about to. Your whole life is changing, possibly turning upside down. How do you make sense of it? How do you get through the pain? This author shares her journey through her parental loss in the hope that you will find solace and enlightenment.  Death is a great teacher. Losing the ones we love the most can inspire us to treasure our relationships, expand our consciousness and live more fully.

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Works in Progress

Soulful Living (due out 2024)

In an increasingly fast-paced and materialistic world, understanding and nurturing soulfulness can be a path to greater well-being, inner peace, and a deeper sense of purpose in life. As individuals and societies continue to explore the depths of their own souls, the significance of soulfulness will remain a key ingredient in a global movement toward increased compassion, empathy and most importantly a movement that will reduce the prejudices in our societies that have become rampant. We’re your guides to help you reach that precious place of self-acceptance and awareness (your soul) that’s covered over by experiences, beliefs, and negative self-talk. .

Potential Realized

In collaboration with attorney Stratton Horres, we’re working on a book about potential and how we cultivate it in life to realize our best.

Morsels

A collaboration with Rozbeh Sororian, to generate the lived experiences across the emotional spectrum from the vantage point of the genders, different cultural backgrounds, and generations.

Growing Up Mattering

A children’s book to showcase mattering in life and how it’s good for everyone is on track for publishing in 2025.

Articles

Cortez, A. (2017) Reverse Mentoring as a Key Component of Corporate Culture, Enterprise Transformation Results Blog, March edition

Cortez, A. & Lynch, O. (2015) Zones of engagement: Where meaning in work meets personal identity, International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management

Cortez, A. (2014) Meaning in Work and the Self, Leveraging Human Factors for Strategic Change – An Organizational Culture Perspective / Bloomsbury India

Modes of Engagement

Modes of Engagement research – 15 modes

How we experience work and how it relates to our sense of identity are profound drivers of our fulfillment and contribution. Knowing this about yourself and your team can make all the difference in understanding and/or optimally intervening in your career navigation.

Modes are derived from Dr. Alise’s field research.

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