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Purpose Rockstar: Daily Career Stories including Grammar Girl and Gretchen Rubin

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Purpose Rockstar tells inspirational stories of people who have found purpose in their careers, 5 days a week. We interview guests from every type of job. Bring out your inner rockstar and be inspired to create the career you have always wanted. Purpose Rockstar is hosted by Derrick Duplessy and a production of Duplessy Foundation.

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Purpose Rockstar tells inspirational stories of people who have found purpose in their careers, 5 days a week. We interview guests from every type of job. Bring out your inner rockstar and be inspired to create the career you have always wanted. Purpose Rockstar is hosted by Derrick Duplessy and a production of Duplessy Foundation.

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Purpose Rockstar Rocks!!!!!!

By RayRosewcstalkradio - Jan 16 2015
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You love this inspiring podcast.

awesome inspiration!

By Rachel Rofe - Dec 21 2014
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thanks for this excellent show. great stuff!

iTunes Ratings

84 Ratings
Average Ratings
79
3
1
1
0

Purpose Rockstar Rocks!!!!!!

By RayRosewcstalkradio - Jan 16 2015
Read more
You love this inspiring podcast.

awesome inspiration!

By Rachel Rofe - Dec 21 2014
Read more
thanks for this excellent show. great stuff!

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Purpose Rockstar: Daily Career Stories including Grammar Girl and Gretchen Rubin

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