Happier at Work: How to Lead from Purpose and Love

Gayle Van Gils and Zach Mercurio

May 2–4, 2018

Tuition $399 + 2 nights
Early Bird Tuition $299 (25% off of $399 until Mar. 16)

Gayle Van Gils

Zach Mercurio

Do you want a more inspired organization? When people are happy at work, they do better work. Through this immersive experience, discover the researched-backed practices that will allow you to cultivate personal joy at work and build a happier workplace. You will leave with the transformative tools of self-awareness and inner purpose which will allow you to manage stress, increase focus, expand empathy, and better serve those around you. In addition, you will learn how to use these tools to take strategic action to improve effectiveness and engagement in your work and organization.

In this retreat, you will:

  • Tap into what truly energizes you and your team, and understand how to reinvigorate your work and work culture
  • Understand how to radically increase engagement in your organization by connecting individuals and teams with a deeper awareness of purpose and connection to each other
  • Learn the science behind how purpose compels people and organizations, and researched-backed practices which help you make the shift to a purposeful mindset
  • Participate in exercises designed to help you discover and clearly state your and your organization’s purpose
  • Experience how mindfulness meditation increases attention and clarity while reducing stress and distraction
  • Enjoy enhanced self-awareness, which is a path to greater emotional intelligence
  • Achieve greater emotional resilience through applications of mindfulness and compassion that reduce reactivity and increase responsiveness
  • Learn self-compassion and compassion practices which will enhance communication, collaboration, and inclusivity in your company


Attend as a company or team and save on tuition!

  • Teams of 4 or more.
  • Register individually, save together.
  • Team discount: $299 (25% off)
  • Early bird team discount: $225 per person, ends Mar. 16th
Register at the team tuition rate HERE.


Zach Mercurio

Zach is an author, speaker, and consultant who has helped diverse organizations and individuals around the world understand how purpose and meaning unleash human potential to create thriving organizations and lives. He is the founder and author of PurposeSpeaks.com, the popular blog on purposeful leadership, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and a researcher and Adjunct Faculty at Colorado State University. Zach is author of The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations.

Your program begins with dinner on Wednesday, followed by an orientation that evening. Thursday and Friday will start with breakfast at 7:30 and the days will include talks, discussion, experiential exercises, and time to be outdoors. On Friday, the program will end no later than 5 pm.

Please make travel plans accordingly. You may wish to add an extra night during registration by clicking "add night" in the upper right hand corner. Or you may call Guest Services at 1-888-788-7221.

Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.