In 2009, Mitchell Purperhart joined the Marine Corps. He was 21 years old and entered a world that completely changed his life. Mitchell achieved all the goals he set for himself: various physically and mentally demanding trainings, a deployment to Afghanistan, and a leadership role. Goals are essential in his life philosophy.
“Goals provide direction and meaning. I can’t determine what someone’s goal is, but I know a thing or two about how to achieve it. As a coach and consultant, I use my experience from the Marines, but the individual is at the center. Everything else is instrumental. I naturally seek depth in interactions. If you want to touch people, you need to know their motivations.”
Mitchell often quotes Navy Seal Commander William H. McRaven: “If you want to change the world, start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud.” He is known for his perseverance, responsibility, honesty, and directness. The Marine Corps has left a unique mark on his life. He wishes everyone could experience something like that, but the question often is: Do you dare to take the leap? Mitchell works on this with teams and individuals.
In addition to his professional career, Mitchell works with young people, including on summer camps. “There, I realize how important goals are for a healthy life. And how meaningful it is to work towards them, by making things easy and accessible. Just like during his mission in Afghanistan, he operates from a place of connection, strength, and dedication. “Dare to let go, because trust me: Tomorrow is another day.”