Can You Love What You Do,
Make a Difference,
and Live a High-Quality Life?


I’m Dr. Christi Hegstad, and I answer that question with a resounding YES! For nearly two decades, I’ve helped thousands of clients prove it, too.

When I began my career in the “real world,” I quickly discovered how many people don’t enjoy their work. Sentiments like “Only 3 more hours until I’m free!” or “Only 12 more years until retirement!” were commonplace, and the frustration, dissatisfaction, and burnout were palpable.

I then learned 75% of adults are unhappy at work. When you consider that work will occupy more of our waking hours than nearly any other singular endeavor, doesn’t that seem ridiculous? I sure thought so, and when I began having children, I wanted them to grow up knowing they could make a difference doing what they love, be paid well, and also have a rich and meaningful personal life.

I knew I had to do something to make that happen.

Bringing Meaning To Work and Purpose To Life!

In 2003, while pregnant with my third child, I founded MAP Professional Development Inc. (the MAP stands for Meaning And Purpose) for this very reason. I’ve been on a quest ever since to change the landscape of the professional world from one of frustration and burnout to one of positivity, contribution, and impact. Through coaching, speaking, and writing, I am happy to report I’ve helped thousands of people bring meaning to work and purpose to life – and flourish as a result.

I’d love to help you, too!


B.A.<br />Sociology, Human Services

Sociology, Human Services

M.A., Ph.D.<br />Human Resource Development

M.A., Ph.D.
Human Resource Development

Certified Executive Coach

Certified Executive Coach


Forbes Coaches Council
International Coach Federation (ICF)
ICF Iowa (President)
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Forty Under 40
NAWBO Iowa Business Owner of the Year


You can find my writing in publications like Forbes, The Huffington Post, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Business Record, Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, and more. Be sure to visit my blog while you’re here too!

Clear Goals Lead To Clear Results

Ready to grow your success doing what you love? Let’s join forces to create your meaningful work and purposeful life.

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Working with Christi, I changed how I prioritize my time, developed a new success mindset, held my first retreat, and have become a much more confident leader!
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