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Makers Institute Class: The Power of Purpose, Your Personal Mission

Join Be Social Change for our Makers Institute class on The Power of Purpose, Your Personal Mission with instructors Mark Monchek and Rachel Smith from The Opp Lab


This is a paid class  
Class Price: $30 
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Great leaders and agents of change have been driven by a clear and compelling mission. In order to accomplish lasting change, and manage the adversity that comes with it, our purpose needs to be strong and we need to attract like-minded people to join us.

The Power of Purpose is a practical, interactive program that helps you define what is truly important in your life, the obstacles in your way, and the resources you already have available to overcome them.


How to craft a Personal Mission Statement! During the class, participants will start defining the ideal shape of their lives. They will have the opportunity to collaborate and problem solve obstacles with each other and the instructors. Participants will leave the program with a first draft of a Personal Mission Statement, the tools to keep improving it, and a vision for how best to express the mission in the work they do.


-Social entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders
-Change agents and activists
-People want to make a positive difference in the world


Mark Monchek

After 25 years of growing entrepreneurial businesses and non-profits, Mark’s mission is to help entrepreneurs build profitable and meaningful businesses in ways that make the world a better place. As president of The Opportunity Lab, Mark leverages his expertise in executive coaching and consulting to create programs that spark innovation, growth, and acceleration in the social enterprise space. His innovative approach has benefited companies such as Apple, General Electric, The New York Times, The Wharton School of Business, the Harvard Business School Club, Cornell University, YPO, and NBC. He is a passionate storyteller and facilitator of meaningful dialog, and his goal for this workshop is to change participants’ belief about what is possible for their future.

 Rachel Smith

As the Director of Brand Experience, Rachel brings to life the Opportunity Lab’s innovative programs, drawing on her extensive communications, marketing, branding, and graphic design experience with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Her focus is to discover an organization or individual’s essence, and then find meaningful and authentic ways to communicate it to the world. Her goal for this workshop is to inspire participants to think creatively and be open to seeking guidance from one another. 


The Centre for Social Innovation is a Founding Partner of the Makers Institute and a home for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in New York City. They're building a movement of passionate people committed to a better world. Learn more at

Refund Policy: Refunds can be issued in full up to 24 hours prior to the start of the class by contacting Be Social Change. Refunds cannot be processed within 24 hours of a class or once the class has taken place. 

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  • Christine S.

    I'm really disappointed I can no longer make this and my apologies for the short notice. Any chance you will be holding the same class again?

    September 17, 2013

    • Marcos S.

      Yes, we are looking to have it again later in the winter.

      September 18, 2013

  • Kelly W.

    September 4, 2013

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