“Fabulous. Thank you for helping to bring purpose to life for us!”
— Chief Human Resources Office, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Corporate and Conference speaking

Innovative conference planners, corporations, and non-profit organizations around the world seek out and trust Zach Mercurio to provide researched, mind-shifting, and profoundly practical programs on the power of purpose and meaning in work.

Zach travels from Denver, Colorado; speaking fees are available upon request.

Questions? Contact info@zachmercurio.com



Each program listed below can be offered as a keynote speech, organizational training workshop, or a virtual presentation. In addition to the most-requested programs listed below, Zach offers specific programs on request related to purposeful customer experience design, sales, fundraising, and branding. More detail is available in Zach's speaking kit. Zach also offers transformational consulting and coaching services. 

Zach customizes every keynote and its research to the industry, organization, and audience profile.


Through vivid storytelling, powerful case studies, and cutting-edge research, Zach shows how individuals, teams, and organizations in any industry can transform when purpose is discovered, clarified, and instilled. Participants will learn the science of purpose,  the key research-backed practices to build and participate in organizational and team cultures that cultivate mattering and significance, and how to craft their own work (and lives) as purpose-led to drive both personal and organizational results. 

LEAD WITH PURPOSE | Leaders/Managers

This powerful session explores the key, research-backed practices of Purposeful Leadership. With a specific focus on instilling belief in the purpose to compel engagement, unity, and results, leaders will learn research-backed practices to adopt a purposeful leadership approach. Leaders will also leave with clear action steps to guide their own leadership philosophy.

Design A Meaningful Workplace | LeadeRS/MANAGERS

Research finds that employees experience meaningfulness when they (1) feel they are significant, (2) can see the human impact of the work, and (3) benefit in all aspects of their lives from their work. This session covers key strategies for intentionally designing and building a workplace that elicits a sense of meaningfulness.


This session is ideal for employees at any level of the organization. Research and case studies have found that people can “craft” even the most mundane tasks in their work as profoundly meaningful. This session inspires, empowers, and compels people to begin crafting work as meaningful to feel more engaged, satisfied, and to increase performance.

Zach is masterful. He makes the important topic of purpose approachable, fun and inspiring.
— Kim Reynolds, Senior Vice President, Think2Perform



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SOME Past Audiences

Corporate, Conferences, and Non-Profits

  • ABB Robotics

  • Advantage Media Group

  • Arrow Electronics

  • Cache Bank and Trust

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

  • Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations (Finance)

  • County of Los Angeles

  • Crankset Group

  • Flood and Peterson Insurance

  • ForbesBooks

  • Food Services of America

  • Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Future Business Leaders of America

  • Gannett / USA Today

  • Housing Catalyst

  • Intern Bridge

  • JAX Mercantile Company

  • Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development

  • Natural Products Expo West

  • New Hope Network

  • Madinah Institute of Leadership and Entrepreneurship – Saudi Arabia

  • National Association of Health Underwriters

  • Navigating North Summit

  • New Hope Network

  • PacWest Student Financial Services

  • Telstra

  • Texas Capital Bank

  • University of Colorado Health System

Campuses / Education

  • Alpha Sigma Kappa

  • Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention Programs in Higher Education

  • Boulder Valley School District

  • Bryant University


  • Colorado Christian University

  • Colorado Interlibrary Loan Association

  • Colorado Mountain College

  • Colorado State University

  • Fort Hays State University

  • Future Business Leaders of America

  • GenFKD

  • George Mason University

  • HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy

  • James Madison University

  • Lynn University

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver

  • Poudre School District

  • Putska Foundation

  • Southwestern Oregon Community College

  • University of Colorado - Boulder

  • University of Northern Colorado

  • University of Wyoming

  • Virginia Tech University

  • Western New England University

  • Youngstown State University