The Six Dimensions of Purpose & the Four Quadrants

IEC Conference: 2023-pending

The Six Dimensions of Purpose provides a practical way to look at purpose in life based on a unique interpretation of the AQAL Four Quadrants framework. By taking a phenomenological view of the Four Quadrants in relation to the developmental nature of purpose, the Six Dimensions of Purpose reveals how human beings are first and foremost social creatures embedded in a preexisting world. Using insights from Heidegger and the existentialists, humans are “beings-in-the-world”, whereby existence precedes essence. In this way the Six Dimensions of Purpose reveals a pragmatic way to understand and discover purpose in life, including life purpose.

JAMES, Charlie


Charlie James is an Integral and purpose coach helping people look inside themselves to discover their bigger purpose, and step outside themselves to create a more empowered and fulfilling life.

After 20 years as a corporate executive and 10 years consulting, leading workshops, and speaking at conferences across North America, Charlie discovered that success was not quite what she’d expected. It was only when both her parents died within a year of each other that she realized there had to be more to life.  So she quit her job and became certified as an Integral coach to make a difference that really matters.

Today, Charlie works closely with clients to help them fulfill their potential and chart a new way forward. Applying her passion and positive intelligence training, she uses her extraordinary intuition to bring an insightful and inspiring perspective to people’s lives.

She’s also co-author of The Six Dimensions of Purpose – A New Perspective for Living a Purposeful Life

KOTY, William


William Koty is Chief Sensemaker at and co-author of The Six Dimensions of Purpose – A New Perspective for Living a Purposeful Life. 

William’s purpose in life is to open doors for people to realize their potential. As emeritus faculty at UBC, William retired only to discover he couldn’t stop doing what he loves—exploring what’s emerging in the world and developing educational programs that make a positive impact in people’s lives.

Never satisfied with the status quo and eager to explore what’s possible, William focused his academic career on technology and sustainability for a better world. Today, he continues to pursue his life purpose by combining his interests in philosophy, cognitive science, and human potential to develop courses and workshops that make a difference in people’s lives. Motivated by his concern for the future of humanity on a threatened planet, William pours his energy into inspiring people to build a meaningful life for themselves and others.