Past Events

Richard frequently speaks at events both locally and internationally and he would love to see you at an upcoming event. If you have an upcoming event and would like to see if Richard is available to speak, please visit the contact section of our website and let us know the date and location of your event.

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Purpose Summit: Working Together with Purpose

The benefits of having purpose for individuals is undeniable, but can individual purpose positively impact an entire community? Join Richard Leider as you learn how to unlock purpose in yourself and others while building a more resilient community.

This event is for individuals and organizations interested in bringing the Path to Purpose Project into their organizations.

Location: Edina Mann Theatre

Cost:  $30

7:45-8:15am – Registration
8:30-9:30am – Purpose Summit with Richard Leider
9:45-10:15am –  Book signing with Richard

Click HERE to regiser.

NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley presented by ArtReach St. Croix

Everyone is Getting Old, But Are You Growing Old?

Richard will be the featured guest on April 19, 2023 at 6:30pm at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI.  His talk will be focused on growing whole through developing a sense of purpose in later life.

Click HERE to learn more about the NEA Big Read events and speakers lined up. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Click HERE to register for Richard’s program.  Both virtual and in-person registration is free.

Sage-ing International Turning Points Interview Series

Sage-ing International is pleased to announce their new program Turning Points, a unique 12-month interview series featuring 12 thought leaders whose wisdom has inspired and supported a great many people on the path of conscious aging and finding one’s sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Richard will be the featured thought leader interviewed on March 28th.

The series is the 4th Tuesday of every month from March 2023 through February 2024 from 11am-12:30pm central.

Click HERE to learn more about the interview series and the featured thought leaders scheduled.

Rancho La Puerta Workshop 2023

Richard will be teaching at Rancho La Puerta from March 25-April 1, 2023.

To get a life, get a purpose! Purpose is not a luxury for the few, but is accessible to all and is fundamental to health, healing, happiness, and longevity, adding 7-10 years to your life. Purpose gives us the will not just to live but to livelong and well. Legendary life coach Richard Leider offers a Purpose Checkup to help us unlock the power of purpose and inspire us to get out of bed in the morning with intention and joy.

Visit the Rancho La Puerta calendar of events HERE to sign up and for all programs they offer.


Omega Blue Spirit Retreat

Richard will be teaching at Blue Spirit the week of January 7-14, 2023.  Click HERE to read more about the upcoming event.

Wisdom & Wellbeing Multi-Faculty Week 1
Presence, Purpose, and the Neuroscience of Connection

During week 1 sample from a wide variety of programs with acclaimed teachers and choose from the following workshops during the week. Enjoy a workshop in the morning, try another in the afternoon, or stick with the same workshop all week. You can also abandon your schedule and head to the beach.

The program includes:

  • All classes and program with world renowned teachers for this week.
  • Gourmet vegetarian and vegan meals from our Buffet-plus fish being served three times during the week.
  • Blue Spirit amenities such as the Longevity Center, salt water pool, and direct beach access.
The Power of Purpose Workshop

Richard and Chip Conley, founder of MEA and New York Times bestselling author, will co lead the Mastery Week: The Power of Purpose workshop.  The workshop runs from November 14-19, 2022.

MEA is on a mission to reframe midlife – from a crisis to a calling.  They’re dedicated to helping people navigate midlife transitions with a fresh perspective.

Click HERE to learn more about this workshop.




Celebrating the Power of Purpose

Enjoy an Evening Celebrating the Power of Purpose sponsored by mPulse Mobile

Evening agenda is an informal forum for sharing insights about the purpose of our partnership and the work that we do.

4pm Cocktail Hour
5pm Opening Remarks
5:10pm Main Address
5:30pm Shared Perspectives
5:50pm Reception and Networking

Register for the event HERE.

Humanity Rising Broadcast Webinar

The Inner Work of Age Week presents Retirement from the Inside Out and from the Outside In with moderator Dr Connie Zweig.

Richard Leider and Marc Freedman will be the featured guests on Day 3 of the 5 day event.

Event runs from Oct 24-28, 2022 from 8-9:30am PT (10-11:30am CT) and is FREE to attend.

Click HERE to register for daily events.

Click HERE to register for the day 3 event only.

Next Chapter Kickoff Event

Next Chapter was designed for those facing life transitions.  They provide resources and support for those in the community facing the challenges of moving to the next chapter of their lives.

Richard will be the speaker for their first monthly program.

The event will be held on October 13 from 6:30-8:30pm.

Click HERE to learn more about Next Chapter


Living and Working on Purpose Workshop

Join us for a FREE 60 minute workshop with Chip Conley, Richard Leider, and Dr. Imani Woody.

One of the goals at MEA (Modern Elder Academy) is to gather some of the most influential and inspiring voices in the world to reflect on topics such as finding a new calling, living on purpose, or leaving a legacy through their Free Live Event series. We hope you will join Founder Chip Conley in an interactive discussion on Living and Working on Purpose with Richard Leider and Dr. Imani Woody.

May 10, 2022

3-4pm CDT / 4-5pm EDT

Click HERE to register

An Evening of Purpose with Richard Leider

Join Cathy Wurzer, broadcast journalist and founder of End in Mind, for an Evening of Purpose with Richard Leider.

This intimate event has limited seating, but will be live streamed as well for those who cannot attend in person. In person attendees will receive a copy of Richard’s newest book.

Click HERE to learn more and purchase your ticket.

Wisdom & Wellbeing Workshop

Richard will be teaching at Blue Spirit the week of January 15-22, 2022. Click HERE to read about the workshop and to sign up.

Come to experience a unique holistic,integrated approach to living your best life. Top teachers in their fields help you explore all facets involved in achieving your fullest health potential while living with purpose, peace, and passion. Discover the full spectrum of proven practices to

transform your inner and outer well-being in fun and effective ways that you can continue at home.

Led by experts in longevity, nutrition, wellness, life coaching, meditation and mindfulness, yoga, qigong, Pilates, and more, you explore the process of discovering your greater health potential. Each day offers programs that build on each other to illuminate a path toward greater well-being and teach you how to live your optimal life.