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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Free webinar: Book Club Conversation

“Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Old? The Path of Purposeful Aging” Book Club Conversation with Richard Leider

Richard will focus on his newest book, “Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Old? The Path of Purposeful Aging”. He’ll talk about writing the book, how his ideas have evolved over the years, and how to step onto (or stay on) “the path of purposeful aging”. He’ll also invite questions and comments about how the concepts in the book have played out in your life.

Register HERE
Cost: Free
Noon to 1 p.m. Central
Sponsored by the Earl E Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota

Edina Chamber of Commerce program

Join best selling author and purpose guru Richard Leider as he helps us navigate these challenges to allow us to say, “Yes!” to life. Richard will be available following his presentation to sign books. Purchase your copy of his newest book Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old through Barnes & Noble!

8-9am Registration, networking & coffee
9-10am Presentation
10:15am Book Signing

Individual: $35
Table of 8: $250

Register HERE

2021 Sage-ing International Summit

Richard will be a featured speaker on Day 2 of the Summit on Saturday, October 30th.

Ultimately, we all face a powerful choice: whether to “get” old or to “grow” old. Living this choice requires conscious purpose-driven practices. This session is about those practices. It is our purpose as evolving elders to “grow and give”-to look within to to claim our gifts and to give them to others with love and acceptance. The world needs our gifts and Richard will guide us with fresh new practices to unlock them and share them. Based on his newest book-WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW OLD?-this session offers a practical and spiritual path to living a longer, more purposeful life.

Visit Sage-ing International for more information on this Summit.

Dr. Dorian Mintzer Interview w/ Richard Leider

Dr. Dorian Mintzer, host of Revolutionize Your Retirement, will feature Richard Leider as her guest speaker on September 28th at 12 noon ET (11am CT).

View the event page.

Reserve your spot today to listen in (limit of 200 people).

Unlocking Your Path to Purposeful Aging webinar

The University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is hosting Richard Leider for a FREE webinar on Tuesday September 21st.

Purpose is not a luxury.  It is accessible to all and fundamental to health, healing, and longevity.  Click HERE to register and learn more.

Hudson Author Lecture Series

The Hudson Institute of Coaching will feature Richard in their Author Lecture Series on September 20th at 10am PT.  Join Hudson Certified Coach, Bill Lindberg, as he interviews Richard on his new book Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?: The Path of Purposeful Aging.

Join via Zoom or phone (US: 646-558-8656 or +669-900-6833 / Meeting ID: 931 517 506)

Notre Dame Heart’s Desire & Social Change Podcast Episodes

“Finding meaning and mission in a restless world”

How does one find meaning and a mission in our restless world?
How can we make decisions that help ourselves and others?
How do we find the path that leads us to discover the deepest desires of our hearts and aspirations to make the world a better place?

Based on the popular course, “The Heart’s Desire & Social Change,” we will explore these issues and the three-stage cycle of human development: self-awareness, self-development, and ultimately self-gift. Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., ’86 vice president and associate provost, associate professor of theology and global affairs, will host this series and will be joined in conversation with Richard Leider, a bestselling author and practitioner on purposeful living and working, as well as a public fellow in Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study.  Read the press release here.

Live events held on Wednesdays at 2:30pm ET.  Click HERE to register.

April 14: The Heart’s Desire & Educational Access
Sara Martinez Tucker, University of Notre Dame Board of Fellows

April 21: The Heart’s Desire & Being on the Margins
Lou Nanni, Vice President for University Relations, University of Notre Dame

April 28: The Heart’s Desire & Listening for Vocation
Parker Palmer, founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage and Renewal

The Power of Purposeful Aging

Richard will be the guest speaker at the Del Mar Community Connections virtual event on April 6 from 3-4:30pm PT.

Del Mar Community Connections is a volunteer-driven organization providing programs and services that help our maturing residents live safely, vibrantly, and independently in the homes they love. Offering transportation and housing solutions, as well as cultural and social activities, DMCC is committed to support the Del Mar senior population.

Visit the DMCC calendar to learn more and to sign up.

Modern Elder Academy Workshop

Richard will co-lead the upcoming workshop titled “The Purpose of Purpose: Reimagining the Good Life” with Chip Conley, Founder of MEA.  This Mastery Week workshop is for anyone alive who will one day grow old.

Workshop date  is March 8-13, 2021.

Click HERE to learn more about the workshop and to register.

Repacking Your Bags for a PurposeFULL Year

Join Voyageur Outward Bound School for a session with Richard Leider; author, professional coach, and expert on living with purpose.

Start 2021 with a great community, supporting each other to create a purposeFULL year.

Click HERE to register and learn more about VOBS.

Prouty Project Jammin’ Session

Richard will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Jammin’ session on February 2nd on the topic “Is Purpose Spiritual?”

These interactive sessions are open to the public and held online the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30-9am via Zoom.

A $20 donation is required (all proceeds will be donated to The Prouty Project Stretch Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation).

2 steps required to register:

– RSVP via this link
– DONATE to the Stretch Fund via this link

Your donation and RSVP will secure your spot!


Omega Blue Spirit Workshop

Richard will be teaching at Blue Spirit the week of January 9-16, 2021. Click HERE to read about the workshop.

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.