We are facing the greatest velocity of change in human history. This velocity driven by a combination of exponential change in technological capability combined with rapidly expanding globalization is dramatically reshaping work. In the not so distant past, we learned once in order to work and we rode a pretty stable career escalator up through the arc of our careers. Now we are facing a combination of accelerated change and unprecedented extensions of human longevity; change is happening faster as we are living longer and thus through more change cycles. The combination of these forces suggests that the future of work is learning and adaptation. In this reality, our set career identity centered around a single occupational function or industry no longer works. We must navigate these rapids of change by defining ourselves less by what we do (job) and more by why we do it (purpose). In this talk, we will explore these forces changing work and discuss new mental models to navigate through this emerging future of work.