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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Webinar: Purpose in Times of Uncertainity

Today’s pandemic disruption has upended everything in our daily routine.

These uncertain times are revealing new realities for every one of us. Now more than ever, it’s critical that we are able to answer the question:What does my purpose look like? How can i stay true to my core during times of uncertainty? How can I strengthen my inner capacities to become even more purposeful?

Join Senior fellow, Richard Leider, as he shares three invaluable life lessons learned that you can apply immediately to live and lead with purpose.

Date:  April 29, 2020
Time: 12 Noon to 1:00pm central

Click HERE to watch the recorded webinar.

Webinar: 3 Ways to Find and Lead with Purpose in Times of Uncertainty

Today’s pandemic disruption has upended everything in our daily routine. These uncertain times are revealing new realities for every one of us—both personally and professionally.

Join Linkage and Richard Leider on Thursday, April 16 at 1pm CT for this free webinar.

Click HERE to register

Omega Blue Spirit 2020

Richard will be teaching at Blue Spirit the week of January 11-18, 2020. Click HERE to read more and to register.

Optimal Well-Being Week
The Evolving Journey to a Healthy Life With Purpose & Passion

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.

Directly experience the changes you want to see in your life. Return home with clear strategies for greater longevity and well-being in your life.

Rancho La Puerta Workshop 2019

Course Description:


We all want to find our purpose, eventually—that thing that gives us deep meaning and makes us feel that our life, indeed, matters. Richard defines purpose as “our reason for getting up in the morning.” That dimension within us that tells us who we are, where we came from, and where we’re going. Purpose fills us with passion, drive and direction.

When all else seems unsettled, uncertain, or impermanent, purpose gives us the will not just to live, but to live long and well. Purpose is not just for a gifted few, but something each one of us possesses and can uncover. Goals are different than purpose. Goals without purpose are often meaningless. Over three decades, Richard’s extraordinary exploration of the power of purpose has taken him all over the world—and his research about the importance of purpose has shed light for millions.

Click HERE to learn more about the Ranch and it’s program offerings.

Living & Leading with Purpose

Find meaning, live healthier and longer, and create a lasting legacy.

Be inspired by leaders who have found purpose, and can help guide your personal journey, whatever your stage of life – starting out or looking for the next chapter.  Richard will be speaking during the morning session of the conference.

Date:  November 7, 2019
Time: 8am – 2pm
Location:  Westin, Edina Galleria

Click HERE to view event flyer.

Click HERE to register or learn more.

KARE 11 Saturday Interview

Richard Leider, along with Lori Syverson, President of the Edina Chamber of Commerce, will be featured guests on KARE 11 Saturday with co-host Belinda Jensen on November 2nd.

Lori and Richard will be talking about purpose and the Living & Leading with Purpose Conference which will be held on November 7th in Edina.

More details on the timing of the TV interview will be posted soon.


Purposeful Leadership Program

Why do you want to be a leader? The answer to that question will make a significant difference in how well you lead. Why you lead determines how well you lead.

Are you a purposeful leader? Your purpose inspires why you lead and how you engage others. Richard will present a practical framework and three paths for becoming a more purposeful leader. Purpose is fundamental to health, healing, happiness, and, ultimately, to becoming a trusted leader.

Program details:
Date:  October 21, 2019
Time: 12:30 – 5:45pm
Location: 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management

Click here to register

Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD)

Your Journey to Purposeful Leadership Starts Here – Become a Leader Worth Following!

Richard is the Purpose Ambassador for Linkage, and will be speaking at the upcoming GILD event in Palm Desert, CA from September 16-19, 2019.

Click HERE for more information, and to register for the program.

Repacking Your Bags Workshop

Repacking has become an essential life skill for the 21st century! Join Richard Leider for this inspiring program. We change; our priorities and values evolve; confidence grows, dissolves into doubt, returns; relationships grow or die; work loses interest or takes on new meaning – all creating the need to UNPACK. REPACK. REPEAT.

Date:  September 12, 2019
Time:  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Marsh, 15000 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN

Register online or call The Marsh at 952-935-2202

Live Interview on MPR

Richard Leider will be one of two featured guests. Listen in on Minnesota Public Radio on Friday, June 28 @ 11:00am for Chris Farrell’s Marketplace conversation on purpose and work!

Eden Prairie Professionals in Aging Resource Fair

Richard will be the guest speaker at the Senior Awareness Month – Eden Prairie Professionals in Aging Resource Fair.

Richard’s book, Life Reimagined, will be given away to the first 150 guests that attend.

Richard will speak from 1-2pm, followed by a meet/greet and book signing from 2-2:30pm.

More information and registration details forthcoming.

The Purpose Checkup: “Is Your Calling Calling?”

When our lives feel uncertain or ungrounded, purpose gives us the will not just to live, but to live fully with a sense of well-being. Purpose is not just for a gifted few, but something each one of us possesses and can uncover.

Join us for this first in-depth, practical workshop in The Marsh’s year-long Purpose Project with leading life coach Richard Leider. Discover your purpose through living a purpose-centered year. Rather than flowing along with chronic busyness (or boredom), learn how choosing to live for what matters most changes everything. There is mounting scientific evidence that supports the power of purpose. And the evidence underscores that the desire for purpose is not a trend—we’re hardwired for it. Quite simply, having a sense of purpose makes us neurologically and physiologically better—at work, in school, and in life.

In this 3-hour immersion experience, you will engage in simple, enjoyable, purpose-focused practices and reflections so that you can:

  • Unlock your unique purpose
  • Reveal your calling
  • Practice living on purpose every day of the year
  • Understand…
    • The neuroscience of purpose: how contributing makes us better
    • How purpose activates resilience and protects our brain
    • Why purpose, not happiness, provides enduring fulfillment

  May 1, 2019
Time:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost:  $35.00 / $39.00 (includes workshop materials)

Register online or by calling 952-935-2202.