Ikigai: Purpose, Passion & Social Impact

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Ikigai: Purpose, Passion & Social Impact

October 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Ikigai is a Japanese concept that can be interpreted as “your purpose” or “your reason for being.” You’ll learn key tenets of this ancient philosophy to connect your passion for impact with an action plan. Collaborate with other social impact-minded professionals driving toward a stronger, more purpose-driven Seattle.



  • Ikigai education: a concept tied to longevity, creativity, productivity, and happiness.
  • Stronger connection to self.
  • Stronger connection to community.
  • Path to put insights into action for community impact.

Event Agenda:

4:30-5:00pm — Registration + Networking

5:00-5:25pm — Introductions + Meet Organizations

5:25-6:45pm — Ikiagi Workshop

6:45-7:00pm — Networking + Wrap up

Hosted By: Sam Ushio

Sam is the founder of Ikigai Lab, a change management firm based in Seattle, WA. The firm empowers individuals and organizations to discover and implement IKIGAI. Ushio blends expertise in traditional management consulting + large-scale program design with ongoing research into the areas of performance psychology, human-centered design and experience-based learning. Inspired by a 100-year old family story of legacy, sacrifice, and triumph, Sam launched Ikigai Lab to lead purpose-driven transitions at the individual, professional, and enterprise-level.


October 10, 2019
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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ProDev Seattle


United Way of King County
720 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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