WORK can be a fulfilling journey that is fueled by PURPOSE that leads to MASTERY which creates IMPACT in ways that transcend bottomline results. Anyone and every company can travel journey.

Workforce Matrix was founded in January 2014 when we discovered the roadmap for that journey and why it is so important it is so important for individuals and companies. Purpose, Mastery, and Impact are the essential elements to thrive. 

Since then, we have developed a suite of services and partnered with leaders in the field so we can help companies and individuals activate Purpose and empower Mastery.

In 2018, we partnered with Imperative, the leader in Purpose related research and tools. They duly note that 66% percent of the workforce is unfulfilled. And goal of having a workforce where the majority of people are fulfilled by 2030, aligns perfectly with what we recognized in 2014. Now, Stephen Milano-Graziani, Workforce Matrix's CEO, is a Certified Purpose Coach and we have access to a new set of distinctions and tools to help our clients. 



What We Offer

Purpose-Leader Development

Purpose-leaders empower Purpose-driven organizations. Everyone can become a Purpose-leader. You don't need direct reports to leader with Purpose. 

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Tools for Purpose & Mastery

The Imperative platform makes purpose accessible and fully integrated into your organization. Our Mastery Boards help you visualize, organize, and manage your journey. 

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Executive Coaching

We comhelp you chart your course, transform obstacles into opportunities, and nourish you when you get tired. 

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Purpose and Mastery workshops are where our clients come to go deep, think big, let loose, share, imagine, learn, explore. These are retreats where hearts open, and minds expand. 

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Our Mastery Book: Hack Mastery

What if you devote yourself to doing what you love? What if you are extraordinary at that? What if your work lights you up with energy and gives you deep satisfaction? What if discoveries, good challenges, and learning filled your every day? 

These are the questions Stephen Graziani answers in Hack Mastery, a primer on living the life a Master.

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About Purpose


The Imperative Purpose Assessment

What is your Purpose? What brings you deep Fulfillment? What Motivates you? How do you Make a difference? 

These are some of the questions you will have answered when you take the Imperative Purpose Assessment. 

You will discover you purpose - who you seek to serve, how you seek to serve them, and why you are motivated to serve them. The Individual Purpose Profile provides clarity about these purpose type and drivers and this awareness has an immediate and lasting impact.

The report also gives you guidance on what activities will fulfill your purpose, identifies potential biases you might have because of your purpose drivers, and provides think you can do to "power-up" your purpose. 

When you take the Purpose Assessment, you will have access to Imperative Coaching Platform for a year. 


People are using purpose to: 

29% - Increase meaning and impact at work. 

24% - Discover new challenges and opportunities to grow.

17% - Increase ownership of their career direction. 

13% - Thrive in a new role.

11% - Become a better leader.

 4% - Become a more effective manager.

 2% - Improve a relationship with a manager.

100% of Masters used purpose to fuel their journey from beginner to intermediate to expert to master.




Purpose at Work

By acting on their purpose, companies can create more value for their shareholders and society over the long term than by pursuing purely financial goals or a narrowly defined self-interest. 

The State of the Debate on Purpose in Business EY Beacon Institute.


Their findings — five ways purpose enables success

Connect with Others

1. Purpose instills strategic clarity.

In the face of continuous transformation, intense competition and rising expectations, executives describe purpose as a strategic “North Star,” a guiding light for short-term decisions and long-term strategy at every level of an organization.  

Technology is a skill too

2. Purpose channels innovation. 

By focusing innovation
on a compelling “bigger picture,” purpose encourages everyone, from R&D to customer-facing staff, to think beyond incremental product or service improvement.  

In a complex world it pays to specialize

3. Purpose is a force for and a response to transformation.

Purpose motivates people through meaning, not fear, thus providing a more effective basis for driving successful transformation. It clarifies the desired long-term outcome, allowing people to understand the immediate need for change rather than feeling alienated by change that is "imposed" upon them.

Complexity and connectivity require collaborative skills.

4. Purpose Taps a Universal Need.

Purpose appeals to something fundamental in human nature. Whatever their motives — either a desire to belong or altruism — most people feel a need to contribute something to a community, to feel they are part of society. Purpose recognizes differences and diversity while uniting people through a desire to contribute to something bigger than benchmarking or performance metrics.  

Education remains the pillar of success

5. Purpose builds bridges. 

Purpose makes it easier for companies to create alliances. Whether the goal is cross-industry collaboration or an industry movement, companies can compare their potential for collaboration with a particular group or another business by looking for common ground in their purposes. Internally, too, purpose helps individuals and teams to work across silos in order to pursue a single, compelling aim.   


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Coaching-for-All Initiative.


We earmark 25% of our coaching revenue to subsidize scholarships for executive coaching and workshops for young and disadvantaged people. That means for every 4 hours of coaching our clients buy; we give 1 hour of subsidized coaching to someone in need.

So far that results have been mind-blowing and heart-opening as people have level-up their skills, transitioned careers, started new businesses, discovered inner resources, developed a greater sense of self, deepened relationships, and found clarity.

We invite you to apply for a scholarship. You are an ideal candidate when you are willing to devote the time, effort, or energy to learn from your own experience and explore your inner-truths; when bring your whole-self to the conversation to find solutions and strategies to have the life you want.