About Zach


Welcome! I’m Zach and I am glad you’re here exploring more about the science and practice of purpose and meaningfulness.

Before I dive into the official stuff below, I want to tell you little bit about me, the person behind the titles and “credentials.”

I am a New Englander at heart (go Red Sox!), but have made my way through Virginia, Washington, D.C., and now live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my amazing wife Erin, two sons Tapley and Jaxon, and two overly quirky adopted dogs.

I don’t think there is such thing as too much espresso, you can usually find me out on my road bike, I love watching baseball, and I am an obsessive newspaper reader. And yes, I read research (along with dystopian, sci-fi novels) for fun. 

Now, for the professional stuff:

I believe that every human being is built for purpose, craves meaningfulness, and deserves to be fulfilled in life, work, and school.

I’m an organizational learning, performance, and change researcher and Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author of “The Invisible Leader,” [LINK] strategist, and keynote speaker.  

I’ve spent the last decade researching purpose and meaningfulness while helping individuals, entrepreneurs, leaders, and organizations around the world use the power of purpose and meaningfulness to unleash human potential to produce tangible results.

While I’ve done high-impact work with brands such as Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, The National Park Service, Ernst & Young, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Telstra, I’ve also had amazing opportunities to engage in transforming health and veterinary care, government, non-profits, universities, and K-12 schools.

That’s the powerful thing about purpose and meaningfulness: it’s universally applicable.

I’ve also had the chance to spread the message of purpose and meaningfulness internationally on my blog and in outlets such as Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, Thrive Global, and The Huffington Post, while serving as a regular guest on a wide range of leadership and organizational development podcasts.

Thanks for stopping by, and I want to personally invite you to join the movement by subscribing to my monthly newsletter “The Spark!”





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