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Wednesday, September 20, 2023 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (EDT)


The Power and Practice of Purposeful Leadership

Featuring Guest Speaker, Zach Mercurio

Join us as we welcome Zach Mercurio, who will lead us through what experiencing purpose in everyday life, work, and school can accomplish. The belief that we and what we do matter is a fundamental predictor of well-being, motivation, and resilience in work and life. Yet people, more than ever, report feeling invisible, undervalued, underappreciated, and purposeless. 

The good news is that decades of research show that we can actively craft a contribution-first approach to our lives, leadership, and work to stay connected to our impact and build organizations and communities around us where everyone realizes their significance. 

In this session by author and researcher Zach Mercurio, Ph.D., participants will learn the practice-proven and research-backed skills for experiencing more impact in life, work, and school. Participants will also learn how to build a culture of purpose for others by ensuring everyone around them feels like they matter. 

After this session, participants will be able to…. 

  • Understand how purpose and mattering contribute to personal and organizational thriving
  • Learn the skills to develop a purposeful approach to life and work to enable more meaning, motivation, and well-being
  • Practice the skills to see and experience purpose daily
  • State their purpose
  • Learn how to create cultures and communities of purpose where everyone knows how they matter

About Zach Mercurio

ZM Consulting, Author, Keynote Speaker, Researcher

Zach is an author, researcher, and consultant specializing in purposeful leadership, meaningful work, and positive organizational psychology. He wrote "The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose” and works with hundreds of companies, schools, and governments around the world to forge purposeful leaders and cultivate positive cultures that enable more meaning, mattering, motivation, well-being, and performance. Some of his clients and partners include J.P. Morgan Chase, The Government of Canada, Marriott International, American Express Global, Business Travel, the Food and Drug Administration, Michelin, the National Park Service, and Hewlett- Packard. 

His writing on purposeful leadership has been featured internationally in outlets such as Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and The Denver Post and his research has been awarded by The Academy of Management, the Association for Talent Development, and The Association for Human Resource Development.

Wondering what to expect at the event? 

Wake Up West Coast brings together Chamber members every month for networking, to hear and learn about business best practices from fascinating leaders from around the country and within our own community. Each month features coffee and networking time followed by a delicious breakfast buffet and a featured guest speaker. We hope to see you there!


In Person: Member $35 / Non Member $50

Livestream Access: Member $10 / Non Member $20

Haworth Hotel
225 College Ave
Holland, MI 49423 United States

Parking: You may park in any open Faculty/Staff/Student Lot. Campus Safety will not ticket on the mornings of Wake Up West Coast. View Parking Map Here.

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Hannah Bowen
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (EDT)
7:30 am Coffee and Morning Mingle Networking        8:00 am Breakfast and Program
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