About Zach

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Zach is one of the leading experts on the role of purpose and meaning in organizations and life. 

Through speaking, consulting, and research, Zach has helped diverse organizations and individuals from around the world understand how purpose and meaning unleashes human potential to create thriving organizations and lives. 

He is the founder and author of PurposeSpeaks.com, the popular blog on purposeful leadership, work, and life. He is also a regular contributor on purpose for the Huffington Post and other international media outlets and the author of the acclaimed new book, "The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose."

Zach also serves as a researcher and Adjunct Faculty at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado where he teaches courses on purposeful leadership and organizational development as he completes his Ph.D in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change. His research has been featured in the Human Resource Development Review and at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference.

Zach is the co-founder and Vice President of the Foundation for Purposeful Organizations, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting purposeful leadership.

He lives in Fort Collins, CO with his wife, two sons, and two adopted dogs. 




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