Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose
Enabling people and institutions to succeed in their meaningful purpose
Founded in the City of Boston, Massachusetts, 1986

Our experienced, professional staff assist individuals, communities, and organizations achieve their potential through meaningful purpose psychology.

Our Foundational Identity Model

A Formula to Success

Assessment

We have experience assessing leaders at all levels of the corporate spectrum. Using a combination of psychometric testing and interviews we are able to highlight strengths, potential, and areas requiring development. True to our strong suit and expertise, we have proprietary meaningful purpose assessment methods designed to measure motive, motivation, and the ability to achieve results successfully with and through others.

Our Meaningful Purpose Profile (MPP) is designed to deepen self-awareness, provide suggestions to maximize potential, leverage strengths, and build new outlooks and capabilities. Our approach is particularly tailored to support talent selection and development efforts for organizations committed to achieve robust business results through meaningful purpose. In addition to aiding firms, we also serve individuals who wish to deepen self-insight and enrich their lives through a meaningful life purpose.

What makes the MPP distinct?

  • The person being assessed is an active contributor of her or his personalized evaluation. The process is transparent, collaborative and insightful.
  • We balance inquiry exploring both competencies as well as what gives the person meaning in life and at work.
  • We approach individuals as a whole person rather than just a person in role. We avoid and discourage myopic approaches that dehumanize or pigeonhole people.
  • We even out our method with sound science, practical realities, and a meaningful experience for all concerned
  • In career and personnel selection matters, we provide insight pertaining to competence, potential, meaning, and motivational fit. We also provide developmental tips and services.
  • We collaborate with hiring professionals to design customized selection criteria and processes.

Development

While persuaded by meaningful purpose psychology, we embrace and bring an inclusive, interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach that allows us to understand and respond to our clients' needs. We assist with meaningful life and career purpose concerns, as well as an organization's strategic talent development needs. Our developmental platform is captured in our book, The Path to a Meaningful Purpose: Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology. Published and released in the summer of 2013, The Path to a Meaningful Purpose is the first book in the meaningful purpose series. Our model, illustrated in greater detail above, is continually refined based on empirical research. It has beneficial application to individuals, groups and organizations.

Our workshops and learning laboratories are designed to address real-life challenges and opportunities. Further, our experiential learning approach helps participants generate pragmatic solutions to their problems, aspirations, and aims. We are unique and are committed to support individuals and organizations practice meaningful purposes that lead to

  • financial prosperity
  • an exciting and interesting life and work experience
  • meaningful relationships with all stakeholders
  • a sense of continual growth and forward movement toward meaningful ends
  • alignment between what they do, their actions, and who they are

As with our other services, we leverage and balance competency with meaningful psychology. Paying attention to what is meaningful allows us to confidently offer options to build and develop lives and thriving organizations that do all the right things to achieve all the right results following win-win propositions. While we customize our development services to meet unique client needs and challenges, we include in our web-page some of our developmental offerings on the Meaningful Purpose Series.

Coaching

Our fit-for-meaningful purpose approach to coaching reflects our mantra: Enabling people and institutions to succeed in their meaningful purpose. We coach toward the meaningful in a purposeful way. Our coaching method is best known for assisting individuals define and fulfill their purpose for being. With the solid and confident foundation of a personal meaningful life purpose clients can select life options that are congruent with who they are, what they want, and worth a meaningful legacy.

While an array of resources are leveraged, clients are encouraged to read The Path to a Meaningful Purpose: Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology in order to gain insight on what makes a person and life meaningful. We are unique in that we have successful and proprietary methods that benefit people with their existential concerns.

Our meaningful purpose coaches follow these principles:

  • strive to establish a meaningful, safe and comfortable relationship with the client
  • help the client clarify, claim and own her or his need for coaching
  • assist the client determine improvement goals, and to what noble en
  • encourage forward movement and the implementation of resolutions
  • follow and respect the client’s pace and readiness state. We remain client-centric
  • follow a code of confidentiality and professional ethical guideline

Our experienced coaches are or are in supervised process for certification from reputable coaching licensing organizations. They are also trained in Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose Psychology theory and methods. Some of our coach partners are licensed psychologists.

Consulting

Our consulting approach is committed to our mission: Enabling people and institutions to succeed in their meaningful purpose.

We consult to generate and sustain meaningful work cultures that follow a balanced and sensible approach to meet business, technical, product, and people goals. We are pragmatic and empathic listeners and experts who understand the daily and strategic realities and pressures of business and other professional entities. We also understand how dilemma and paradox can influence decision-making at critical points, and what could be at stake. That is why we help our clients take proactive steps building a meaningful, congruent, and sustainable mission, culture, strategy, and leadership practices.

Our entire consulting process is inclusive and collaborative. Decisions are ultimately made by the client based on data and meaningful values. We study and analyze cultural DNAs, and partner to replace the meaningless with the meaningful, and the unproductive with the productive. We use sound and common sense methods from our book, The Path to a Meaningful Purpose: Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology, to give our clients a competitive edge. That includes using our ACT (acronym for allow, cooperate, and transcend) performance model. Our Organization Development and Meaningful Purpose work imbeds honesty of intention, respect toward others’ individuality and potential, cooperation, altruism, and prosperity as a way of life.

  • What makes our Organization Development and Culture experience unique?
  • Our meaningful purpose psychology approach and methods are proprietary, sound and practical
  • We have over twenty years of proven global Organization Development experience
  • We not only do Organization Development work, we teach and train others
  • We live our values. We care for people, and want our clients to succeed. While tools and methods are important, we place a higher value to our noble purpose and deep commitment to build caring, drama-free, happy, intrinsically engaging, prosperous, and esteemed organizations.

The Path to a Meaningful Purpose

Purchase Book

Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology

PSYCHOLOGY/SELF-IMPROVEMENT

Part scholarly psychological research, part self-improvement book, The Path to a Meaningful Purpose helps you answer four existential questions: Who am I? What matters in life? Why am I here? How do I successfully fulfill my life purpose? Author Luis A. Marrero uses psychology to help you understand the meaning and purpose of your life, and how to succeed.

About the author Luis A. Marrero, MA, RODP, CEO of the Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose, based in Westfield, Massachusetts. Marrero has worked for Fortune 100 companies in three continents as a Human Resource practitioner, Organization Development Consultant, lecturer, executive coach and facilitator. He is the pioneer of logoteleology or meaningful purpose psychology, a blend of logotherapy, psychological theories of motivation, and teleology.

Marrero introduces the foundations of a new movement in psychology called logoteleology, chiefly a blend of logotherapy, psychological theories of motivation, and teleology, that he calls the science of meaningful purpose.It provides a psychological basis to help you understand why people suffer and institutions fail to reach their potential despite the availability of practical solutions; discover who you are by learning about identities and how they are formed and improved; realize what is meaningful and meaningless in life; resolve to make decisions that set you up to make the most of what life offers; find and commit to a meaningful purpose that serves as a guiding compass for a fulfilling life; learn how to set goals and make choices that are compatible with what is meaningful to you; and determine how you can select and use the right type of motivation that builds and strengthens mental stamina and confidence to win in life.

The Path to a Meaningful Purpose, a foundational guide, is the first in a planned anthology. It explains why you behave the way you do and how the meaning of your life impacts your ability to enjoy life to its fullest, offering ways to help you grow and succeed.

Luis A. Marrero, MA, RODP, is CEO of the Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose, based in Westfield, Massachusetts. Marrero has worked for Fortune 100 companies in three continents as a Human Resource practitioner, Organization Development Consultant, lecturer, executive coach and facilitator.

Awarded "Editor's Choice"

Praise for The Path to a Meaningful Purpose

by Luis A. Marrero

The Path to a Meaningful Purpose is a much needed solution to the broader social disillusionment and disengagement epidemic, including in the work environment. The combination of thorough research and extension of compassion provides direction for people who long for a better understanding of themselves and to have a life full of meaning and purpose. I look forward to learning more from Luis and to be inspired by his premise that achieving our potential is not a pipedream but can be a practical reality. -- Betsy Jordyn, Founder of The Consultant’s Institute and CEO of Accelera Consulting Group, Orlando, Florida

"This book will prove to be a seminal contribution in the coming personal-fulfillment movement. Luis Marrero has created a powerful way to give wings to the purpose alignment challenge that will increasingly mark the internet age. Here comes everybody." -- Dave Guerra, author of Superperformance, and The Superperforming CEO: Liberating the Promise Within. Houston, Texas

"I've worked side by side with Luis Marrero for several years and witnessed his passion and process for meaningful purpose. His book brings multiple disciplines together to create the fundamental approach to find one's true potential and singular purpose. Luis lives what he teaches." -- Andra Brooks, Ph.D., Managing Director, Nsight 2 Success, Austin, Texas

"The Path to a Meaningful Purpose is a refreshing new look at the meaning of our identities, meaning of life and our human condition. Mr. Marrero looks in a grand new way at the nature of identity and the way we set our goals. Eventually this affects our status and state in society. The Path to a Meaningful Purpose is a must read for those interested in setting goals and understanding identity." -- Paul Homsy MD, MPH, Psychiatrist, Copperfield Psychiatry, Houston, Texas

Amazon Reviews

Great for managers AND employees By Daniel P on September 29, 2013 Format: Paperback I came across this book when I was looking for something to motivate my team. what I found was something that was applicable for that purpose and for everyday life; along with some surprises here and there. If you're looking for something to help distinguish between motivation by rewarding and motivation that comes from inside I found that this book was exceptionally helpful for distinguishing between the two and identifying drivers for each. The surprise for me was actually how much of it was relevant to my own personal life as well as my career. In addition, its something that I've gone back to more than once since reading it as a reference tool and have recommended it to colleagues, friends and family. Thanks Mr. Marrero and I look forward to future additions.

Global Reach

Meaningful Purpose Psychology in Action

Founder Luis A. Marrero, MA, RODP has travelled to Latin America, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and across the Continental United States to lecture, train, coach, assess and consult on Meaningful Purpose Psychology, Leadership, Talent Management, and Organization Development.

Marrero is a member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, the International Positive Psychology Association, Worldblu, the OD Network, and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Publications, Papers, and Presentations

Marrero, Luis A.
2013. The Path to a Meaningful Purpose: Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology. IUniverse. Bloomington, IN

Why Should "Meaningful Purpose" Concern You?. November 27, 2013.

http://authorluismarrero.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/why-should-meaningful-purpose-concern-you/

Who Benefits Reading "The Path to a Meaningful Purpose?" 2013

http://authorluismarrero.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/who-benefits-reading-the-path-to-a-meaningful-purpose/

A Psychological Definition for "Successful Living". 2013

http://authorluismarrero.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/a-psychological-definition-for-successful-living/

Organization Development Entry Phase.
2012. SHRM Arizona Conference. Phoenix; and HR Houston Gulf Symposium

The Path to a Meaningful Purpose – Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology.
2012. Paper presented before psychologists and consultants in Phoenix Arizona Region

The Right Fit: The Role of Meaningful Motivation in Selection and Retention.
2011. The YSC Wall

The Meaningful Purpose Leader.
2010. Houston Organization Development Network
2011 Vistage, Houston, Texas
2013 Miami Valley Human Resource Association, Dayton, Ohio

An Orthodox View to the Practice of Organization Development.
2010. Houston Organization Development Network; 2008. Greater Orlando Organization Development Network.
Florida

Gounaris, Kathleen, & Marrero, Luis A.
2009. Obama: A blueprint for leadership. YQ Magazine. Issue 01.

Developing Leaders through Orthodox Organization Development.
2007. Greater Orlando Organization Development Network. Florida

Amazon Review by Amazon Member Anansi

The Path to a Meaningful Purpose was recommended to me by a friend, and I am so thankful for the great advice. After reading just the first thirty pages, I was hooked into getting more and more out of my own life. Unlike so much that falls under modern psychology and self-help, Logoteleogy takes a scientific approach to how understanding your own purpose, and how to create a clear path to that purpose. It is kind of mind-blowing that here we are in the 21st Century and this is now just coming to us! I give this book a 5 out 5, and I highly recommend others to read this incredible work.

Amazon Review by Amazon Member angeline

Glad to have been led to this book by a family member. Unlike other self-help books I've read, this book has a truly personal approach and asks questions that cause you not only to reflect, but motivate you to action. The answers to these questions will be specific to each reader and I have already begun applying some principles learned to my everyday life.

Amazon Review by Amazon Member Rolo

Great book!!
Started reading it, haven't stopped!
Will Definitely will recommend this book! My brother bought it as well and thinks it
great too.

Amazon Review by Amazon Member Daniel P

I came across this book when I was looking for something to motivate my team. what I found was something that was applicable for that purpose and for everyday life; along with some surprises here and there. If you're looking for something to help distinguish between motivation by rewarding and motivation that comes from inside I found that this book was exceptionally helpful for distinguishing between the two and identifying drivers for each. The surprise for me was actually how much of it was relevant to my own personal life as well as my career. In addition, its something that I've gone back to more than once since reading it as a reference tool and have recommended it to colleagues, friends and family. Thanks Mr. Marrero and I look forward to future additions.

Amazon Review by Amazon Member Nahir

I read this book several times, finding myself reviewing the chapters meticulously and jotting down notes. This is definitely one for the bookshelves, a book that you will find yourself going back to repeatedly in your life's path. An excellent guide for those who are still looking to find balance between life and work.

Luis A. Marrero,

MA, RODP

"I worked very closely with Luis for several years at the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts business segment. Luis is a great leader who provided value added consulting to his clients and outstanding support to his partners. He was instrumental in developing many of the OD tools, templates and presentation the team used while delivering their services. Over the years he has continued to develop his expertise to the benefit not only the OD team but the company. Most importantly, Luis works very well with a wide variety of clients and partners and continues to receive the high ratings and feedback. Harold Hill, Independent OD & Training Professional, Disney Institute Associate Consultant, and former Disney Cast Member"

Chief Executive Officer

Founder and author, Luis has international experience working for global firms such as The Walt Disney Company, BP, Diageo, Beiersdorf, Iberdrola de España, HSBC, and National Grid.

About Us

Founded in 1986 by CEO, Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, in Boston, Massachusetts, our original name was The Boston Institute for the Applied Behavioral Sciences. Our mission was oriented to research, publish articles on the applied social sciences, and train professionals to practice Organization Development. The Institute has been providing OD consulting to global companies and other entities. Over the years The Boston Institute has broaden its offerings to include coaching and assessment services.

The Boston Institute eventually changed its name with the advent of the founder's first book in a planned anthology, The Path to a Meaningful Purpose: Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology. The book on meaningful purpose psychology is available through Amazon , Barnes & Noble web sites, as well as in the "Publications" Tab on this site. While we continue the work of our original charter, our services promote and are aligned with the meaningful purpose psychology agenda. The mission of meaningful purpose psychology is twofold: First, to understand the factors that enable and prevent individuals from making meaningful choices. Second, to foster the selection of meaningful options over meaningless alternatives. To that end we have boosted our development services by adding the Meaningful Purpose Learning Series. Core to our mission is to bring promising solutions and rigorous academic research to organizations of all types in order to make them more meaningful and hence successful.

The Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose is a member professional organization dedicated to promote meaningful purpose psychology globally. The Institute is encouraging members to sponsor local meaningful purpose psychology chapters. Social Science professionals, academic researchers, students, and practitioners will be invited to join, collaborate, and participate in local chapters and learning conferences.

Our coaching practice and laboratories are facilitated by certified and licensed logoteleologists. Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose OD consultants are well-versed in Logoteleology methods. Professionals interested in becoming a certified coach and facilitator on meaningful purpose psychology can contact us for details.

Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose

Contact Info:

11 Belmont Street

Westfield, Massachusetts 01085

Phone: 713-900-9845

E-mail: Luis@Bostonimp.com

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