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Our research shows that purpose, when aligned with work, is the most powerful motivational force that adults of all ages have in common.

Imagine what this can mean for communities, workforces and society at large.

The serendipitous meeting in California where a doctor, lawyer and gerontologist discovered a shared purpose. 

team photo of jonathan, julia and deb

Co-founders Julia Randell-Khan (lawyer), Jonathan Collie (MD) and Deb Gale (gerontologist) started the Purpose Xchange to create a world led by purpose, where people are empowered to live their best lives possible throughout their longer lives.

With decades of academic research in life-stage transition, intergenerational connection, ageing at all ages, and resilience they discovered that economic purpose is the most powerful motivating force that adults of all ages have in common.

The world is desperately in need of human connection. People feel isolated and workplaces are fractured. Distrust and scepticism are growing. Generations are divided. More and more people are being marginalised and excluded.


You can join our global network of purposeful people - connecting, cooperating and converting purpose into action and impact, for the benefit of everyone.

Our Values

Putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Everyone has a story worth sharing and being heard.

The real power comes from our commonality and interdependence.

Approach the challenges of our time with urgent optimism.

Purpose as a catalyst for positive action and change, not a destination.

Purpose in cultures around the world


Yarning circle

The yarning circle (or dialogue circle) is an important process within Aboriginal culture.


It has been used for centuries as a way of learning, building respectful relationships, and preserving and passing on cultural knowledge. Storytelling, debating, open and safe dialogue, and physical proximity are valued as ways to build community cohesion, strong relationship bonds and a sense of belonging.

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