Steven F. Mezzacappa

Founder & Owner of Passion With Purpose
Author & Speaker
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I'm Steven F. Mezzacappa

After achieving my childhood dream of being an architectural engineer and builder, I was left unfulfilled, depressed, and burnt out. I spent nearly my whole life living under the motto to “follow your passion.” But after years of deconstructing my faith and the life I had built for myself; I uncovered a different blueprint to purposeful living that’s rooted in truth, integrity, and purpose.

Now I am on a personal mission to inspire, encourage, and empower people and leaders like you to unlock your potential and build a purposeful life. I would be honored to be a part of your journey to building a passion with purpose.

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Past Experience

Consistently ranked the #1 top contractor in the U.S.A. by Engineering News-Record
Former Field Engineer, Assistant Superintendent, & Business Development Engineer
Globally impacting the lives of 5,000 people annually with critical infrastructure
Former Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships
Building transformative leaders in the classroom and beyond in the business world
Former part-time Graduate Assistant


B.A.E. in Architectural Engineering, Construction Management
M.S. Candidate in Ethics & Organizational Behavior, Leadership

My Story

By the age of 23 I had accomplished everything I could have hoped for and more. I was nationally recognized as the nation’s New Face of Civil Engineering. Voluntarily, I worked alongside peers in designing and building pedestrian footbridges in Panama. Professionally, I worked on massive construction projects including an NFL stadium, healthcare & pharmaceutical projects, and on two 50-story skyscrapers, one of them being internationally.

Despite these achievements, I was left anxious, lost, and confused. My confusion turned into depression, and I found myself battling in a war I never thought I would take part in – the war on mental health and spiritual warfare; or as I like to call, “The War on Passion.”

Through years of resolve, recovery, and reflection, I learned that building a life of fulfillment, destiny, and impact is all about building a passion with purpose that is fireproof.

"What has always made an impact on me is Steven's genuine passion and energy and belief in his calling to serve God and help others."

Joe Battista

Author, Professional Speaker, Success Coach, & Owner of Pragmatic Passion Consulting

"Steve is one of the greatest service leaders I ever worked with at Penn State!"

Philip Burlingame

Former Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Penn State - Retired

Why I Do It

I had to learn the hard way that living a life of passion is like playing with fire. If not properly contained, it can cause chaos and destruction; but if properly placed and stewarded, it has the potential to bring about unimaginable purpose in one’s own life and in the lives of those they touch.

While the world continues to urge others to follow passion, I have made it my personal mission to inspire, encourage, and empower others to build passion – a passion that is fireproof. This way, people and leaders like you can experience fulfilling lives while making an impact - amidst any season of trial, suffering, and adversity.

I'd love to connect with you.

It would be an honor to be your guide as you build your passion with purpose. I can be reached directly via email at [email protected].

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