August 2

Purpose | SL60-014


In this conversation, we explore ‘Purpose’, employing a unique metaphor – a meat vending machine. Purpose encapsulates the ‘why’ behind our mission, serving as a container that provides context and importance. Using the vending machine as an analogy, the mission is represented by the meat. The variety of meats—burgers, bacon, sausage, steaks—signify the different vocations through which we execute our mission.



Molly Yen

Molly Yen, a former English and Theology teacher, now coaches teachers. She's committed to collaborative thinking and action. As a volunteer at the Authentic Leadership Foundation, she's inspired by its mission and values the learning experience.

Darren Smith

Darren Smith is a native Texan and a graduate of Dallas Jesuit and Texas A&M University. Over the past 25 years, Darren has visited 35 countries and led 100 strategy programs. He and his wife have five children.