Getting Your Ph.D. an Interview with Dr. Philip Merry
Have you thought about getting your degree and then life got in the way? Maybe your plans got derailed for getting that master’s or that Ph.D. and you decided it’s too late now? If so then I think you are going to love today’s episode with Dr. Phil Merry, who got his Ph.D. at age 69. We’re going to talk about why is a rebel with a cause and why he believes that being 65 or older is the perfect time to do your best work in the world!
A consultant, speaker, coach and trainer, Dr Phil helps global leaders and teams integrate HEAD and HEART to successfully lead change. A Certified Speaking Professional and Global Speaking Fellow Phil has a PhD in Synchronicity and Leadership.
Here is a glimpse into the episode:
[1:58] Why does Dr. Phil describe himself as a Rebel WITH a cause? And what cause is it he is focused on?
[2:50] What is one factor that Dr. Phil never considered a factor when he decided to get his Ph.D. in synchronicity and leadership?
[8:00] What simple phrase would Dr. Phil have given to his younger self to help him discover all the possibilities that life has to offer sooner?
[9:36] What is synchronicity? And how can we use it to avoid regret?
[10:33] What mindset does Dr. Phil attribute to pushing through the obstacles he encountered while getting his Ph.D.?
[14:07] Why does Dr. Phil credit David Cooperrider with his outlook on what a Ph.D. should bring to the world and how did he encourage him to live a bigger life?
[16:23] What is Dr. Phil’s vision and mission?
[21:41] Listen to the incredible message that Dr. Phil believes is for someone in this audience!
[25:48] What are two of Dr. Phil’s favorite quotes? And where might they lead you?
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- Website: www.philipmerry.com
Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
At age 61, I m not very sure now to what field to go into for a masters degree, it s being almost 4 decades since I got out of college. Is there a career quiz that I could do ?
Thank you so much,
Hi Isabel – Yes that can be a challenging thing to navigate! I think it is a combination of what you enjoy and want to learn more about and where your skills are.
I think if you don’t have something you are currently drawn to, you might want to get some type of career coaching. An online quiz might be fairly impersonal and not take into account your experience, the way you work, and things you get excited about.
I just took one myself and it said I should go into the medical field which is absolutely the wrong career for me!