True North is designed to be your compass for navigating school, work, and life and helping steer you towards life’s ultimate GPS: Purpose

The Research Behind True North

True North is based on an evidence-based decision-making framework documented in the book by Belle Liang and Timothy Klein:

How to Navigate Life: The new science of finding your way in school, career, and beyond.

Meet the Team

Belle Liang

Belle Liang, PhD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. She is Principal Investigator at Purpose Labs and her research focuses on mentoring and cultivating purpose in school, work, and life. She leverages technology and social media in this work.

Tim Klein

Tim Klein

Tim Klein, LCSW is an award-winning urban educator, clinical therapist, former teaching fellow at Harvard University and lecturer at Boston College. Throughout his career, he’s worked intensively with marginalized students to empower them to pursue meaningful and fulfilling lives. Prior to his work at Boston College, he helped launch Stanford University’s Project Wayfinder, where he trained educators from over 30 states and 12 different countries.