The Golden Thread:

Where to Find Purpose in the Stages of Your Life

The book exposes, through stories, how purpose lives within us, and right in front of us.

As we emerge from a landscape of crisis and uncertainty, this book couldn’t have come at a better time for all of us to create a new world on purpose.

The Story of My Book

My life was filled with more chaos and calamity than most, and required me to uncover who I was in order to survive.

In that ordeal and the circuitous path I followed, I gained many lifetimes of experience that uncovered the phenomena of the Golden Thread.

We each have a pull, a nudge, a longing or instinct that pulls us forward into something beyond our current life. The whispers of that “something more” guides us into sharing our greatest gifts. 

And sometimes we ignore it, which keeps us feeling life is meaningless or pointless.

This book is about how our nuanced one-of-a-kind Purpose is right there in front of us, waiting to be discovered. If we listen to its whispers, it guides us like a GPS to a more fulfilling and impactful life.  

In this book, you’ll discover where to look for the Golden Thread in your life stories so you can create a different trajectory for a life with more meaning, intention, and success.

“I’ve worked with many great business leaders and found that connection to purpose unites them. The Golden Thread clarifies that purpose is available to anyone, at any stage. The journey to leadership and prosperity is through your higher purpose and this book outlines the path forward.”

John Mackey, Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods, Co-Author Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

“Holly Woods has an excellent grasp of the depth and breadth of purpose work. No one else has looked at it through the stages of personal development lens (and few are qualified to do so!) Take this opportunity to advance your purpose journey with Holly as your guide.”

Tim Kelley, Founder True Purpose Institute, Global Change Agent, author True Purpose

“Holly takes purpose out of the ethers and into your life. Guided by decades of experience and scholarship, The Golden Thread is the first truly integral and developmentally holistic treatment on purpose. It is rich with vivid case studies and simple prose, empowering anyone at any stage of life to discover and activate their purpose.”

Brandon Peele, Author, Planet on Purpose, V.P. ion Learning

“The Golden Thread is a deeply insightful and enjoyable read about purpose as a GPS throughout all stages of our lives. Can’t recommend it enough!”

Chip Conley, NY Times bestselling author, CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Founder Modern Elder Academy