About Culture on Purpose
We believe that culture at work matters. We believe in the power of community to create its own answers. We use the power of conversation and the tools of collaboration to help your business or organization identify the right solutions. Our primary work is to help you increase engagement and create an environment of authentic inclusion where all feel welcome to bring their best selves and their best work.
We help businesses and non-profits create culture on purpose: intentional culture that supports collaboration, inclusion and success. As change makers specializing in culture, we have an expansive portfolio of work helping clients access their unique wisdom to catapult their growth and the growth of their organizations. We use bold approaches that create the conditions for change to happen from within.
We are committed to authentic inclusion, social justice and racial equity and we bring this to all aspects of the practice.
As Chief Engagement Officer, McKenzie Wren works with an array of committed partners to bring the right set of skills to the work.
McKenzie earned her master’s degree from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health where she currently teaches students on leadership and community engagement. Her public health training brought her to “the most diverse square mile in the US,” Clarkston, GA, where she has spent over 10 years working with people from all over the world, building community, fostering inclusion and helping individuals to unlock their futures.She has a background in storytelling and performance and is also trained in Asset-based Community Development and the Collaborative Operating System as well as drawing from the deep wisdom of the Presencing Institute and the Art of Hosting.
McKenzie introduced our community to the World Cafe process at a moment when we felt overwhelmed by our range of perspectives on a complex decision that we had to make. We knew we needed to hear from our diverse membership, but couldn’t figure out how to create space to honor so many different voices — and allow for real conversation rather than inviting isolated comments– without devolving into chaos.
McKenzie’s warmth and confidence enabled us to trust the process and lean into the conversation, and we emerged from a vulnerable place with a better sense of where we are and what we need.