In 2020, when Áine Kerr brought Reignite to RTÉ Radio 1, the country was facing unprecedented events on a global scale. People were losing their jobs at every turn, and entire industries were being brought to their knees.

Through fear and uncertainty, people across the country were beginning to question if they would have to press reset on their careers.

With Reignite, entrepreneurial host Kerr aimed to help listeners find the motivation, information, and inspiration they needed to take an idea and run with it.

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By 2021, with the hope of vaccines in the air, Kerr says that people were "waiting to exhale" as she continued to deliver expert tips from industry leaders to help listeners pivot their businesses or start new project altogether.

Now, in 2022, although we have moved away from the strict restrictions of the pandemic, our vision of the future remains unclear. So, what are the next steps?

"We've now moved from the once in a century lifetime event that is and was a pandemic, to war in Ukraine, to this moment of inflation and cost of living hikes, and we're still looking at the true impact of Brexit."

"We're kind of in this moment of still having to embrace uncertainty knowing that change is now our only constant. It's incumbent on all of us to think about reprioritisation and re-evaluation."

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This, says Kerr, will be the focus of the latest season of Reignite: reprioritisation and the discovery of purpose.

While many have found a new work-life balance during the pandemic from working from home, and others have started the business they've always dreamed of in lockdown, Kerr notes that it has become normalised for younger generations to change jobs every three to five years, meaning that people are more likely to evaluate how they want to live rather than where they want to work.

"We've talked about this moment of a 'great resignation' but I would argue that it's really a moment of a 'great exploration'," says Kerr.

"I predict now the words like purpose, purposeful, purpose-driven work - these are all going to be phrases that we'll hear all the time now because if you look at the research, globally, it shows that people will take a 10% smaller salary or join that scrappy start-up or start that passion project because they're looking for that sense of purpose, that sense of meaning, that sense of impact."

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While some will find purpose in starting their own company, and others will find it in being able to spend more time at home with their children, many may seek bigger companies that offer simple perks like extra mental health days or free meals.

No matter the goal, though, Kerr believes that people will put more emphasis on a sense of belonging and feeling pride in their work and their legacy.

"Purpose comes in different waves, but it's about knowing what it means to you and being really comfortable with that. If you know your 'why', the 'how's' will follow."

To help listeners find their purpose in 2022, Kerr will be speaking with a selection of industry experts from a range of fields in order to deliver adaptable lessons in order to 'future-proof' our lives.

"This Saturday I'll have Ronan O'Gara in, someone who can convert lessons from the dressing room and the boardroom, hopefully, into people's kitchens and living rooms. You want to bring people in who really understand an open mindset."

As well as famous faces, Kerr says she will be speaking with small business owners and purpose-driven companies who are committed to working ethically and contributing to the community.

Reignite kicks off on RTÉ Radio 1 on Saturday 30th July at 10.00am