Ep 34: Authentic Purpose

Learn about revealing your true purpose to make an extraordinary impact on your life and the world around you. In this episode, Meg chats to the acclaimed author, speaker and consultant, Zach Mercurio PhD, about purpose. They discuss how to uncover your purpose, how adversity can amplify it and how finding your purpose can lead to meaningful connection, compassion and empathy for yourself and the people in your life.

So what’s this episode really about

  • Understanding what purpose is and how your unique strengths can have a remarkable impact.
  • Discovering the impact we have on our lives and the lives of others.
  • Committing to living purposefully and making a contribution to the world.

Why you should listen

If you are curious to understand your purpose here, then this episode is for you. Even if you feel too busy in your life to consider your bigger purpose, this conversation will allow you the time and space to stop and reflect. Through mindfulness, discover the ‘why’ behind your actions and the ‘what now’ that will reveal your true purpose. Zach’s insights will help you create meaningful connections with your community, live with compassion, and make a lasting contribution for better wellbeing and success.

Actionable Skills

  • Notice the impact we have on our lives and other peoples’ lives.
  • Share stories of impact in leadership roles – why we’re doing what we’re doing.
  • Help others see their contributions so they can discover their purpose and values.

You can quote us on that…

“Purpose does not equate to pleasure; purpose is not always pleasurable.”

Zach Mercurio Ph.D

“Some of the most extraordinary people I’ve met do ordinary things with an extraordinary perspective.”

Zach Mercurio Ph.D

“It’s amazing what happens when you invest just a moment to make someone feel seen”

Zach Mercurio Ph.D


Zach Mercurio Ph.D – Website | LinkedIn | Instagram


Article: The Moral Bucket List by David Brooks – Read

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B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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