Bryan Dik, Ph.D., is a vocational psychologist and professor of psychology at Colorado State University. He is also co-founder and Chief Science Officer of jobZology and co-inventor of the award-winning PathwayU career assessment platform. Bryan’s scholarly work focuses on meaning and purpose in the workplace, calling and vocation in career development, and the intersection of faith and work. He has delivered keynote lectures on four continents, has published four books (including Redeeming Work and Make Your Job a Calling), and hosts the Purposeful Work Podcast. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and American Scientific Affiliation, and is recipient of the John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research (APA Div. 17) and the Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Award (APA Div. 36). He lives with his wife Amy and their four sons in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

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My primary area of research targets meaningful work and work as a calling. A sense of calling (i.e., a transcendent summons toward purposeful work with prosocial motives) is a particular expression of meaningful work, one that is associated with substantial benefits (and also, paradoxically, some drawbacks) to career-related and general well-being.  To date, I have … Continue reading Research


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“For years I’ve been waiting for this book to be written. In the Christian community we needed someone who could weave Biblical and theological frameworks with on-the-ground research about work and calling. Now Bryan Dik has cultivated this intersection. With great clarity, he describes social science findings about gift assessments, occupational connections, job search processes, … Continue reading Books


I frequently speak on topics related to calling, meaningful work, evidence-based career counseling and coaching, fit-based hiring and employee development, and the intersection of faith and work.  I have delivered keynotes and facilitated workshops at conferences, on college campuses, and for business groups, including internationally. To inquire about my availability for speaking at your event, please visit my … Continue reading Speaking


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