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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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.

Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) Asia 2019

Great leadership is Purposeful Leadership™:  Transform your organization’s leadership capabilities by coming together at GILD.

Richard will co-chair the GILD Asia event in Singapore from April 8-12, 2019.

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


Unpacking Purpose Webinar

Becoming a purposeful leader is fundamental, today, to creating trust and engagement.

Unpack. Repack. Repeat. This is is an essential life and leadership skill, today.

  • What is purpose?
  • Why is it fundamental to life and leadership?
  • How do I unpack and repack my leadership credo?

Unpacking means asking the right questions, rather than offering the wrong answers. It means pausing to take a look at what we’re carrying and why. Seeing if our leadership practices are moving us forward or weighing us down.

Join Richard Leider, the world-renowned executive coach and purpose thought leader, as he addresses the core questions and practices for becoming a purposeful leader.  Using the baggage-and-travel metaphor from his international bestselling book, REPACKING YOUR BAGS, this webinar presents a new passport to unlocking the power of purpose in life and leadership.

Following this webinar, Richard will be the opening keynote speaker at GILD and also offering a deep dive into “Becoming Purposeful- A Fireside Conversation with Richard Leider” [available to the first 30 people who sign up].

DATE:  Thursday, April 4, 2019
TIME:  12:00-1:00 pm CT / 1:00-2:00 pm ET


The Purpose Project Talk

Discovering the Power of Purpose for a Happier, Healthier Life!

The Marsh will be hosting Richard Leider’s The Purpose Project, a year-long purpose laboratory, where we can gain new information, new maps, and new mindsets as we transcend every stage of life.

Join Richard for his opening conversation on the important topic of purpose.


Date:  March 14, 2019 NEW DATE (Rescheduled from February 20, 2019)
Time: 7:00pm
Cost:  Complimentary

Register online or call 952-935-2202

The Power of Purposeful Aging Workshop

Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for a one-day Purpose Project experience with Richard Leider to help you figure out “What’s next?”


Workshop Details:

Date: Tuesday, Feb 26
Time: 9:00am – 3:0opm
Cost:  $85
Host: University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Read more / Register via this link


Aging with Purpose Webinar

It’s the end of aging as we know it.
It’s a time to grow whole, not old, on purpose.
It’s time to find the rewards of aging with purpose.

A purposeful life is a fulfilling life with a clear answer to the question, “Why do I get up in the morning?” Fundamental to happiness, health, and longevity, purpose can give you the will to not just live, but to live long and well.


Webinar Details:
Date:  Thursday, Feb 7 from 12-1pm CST

Host: University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Register for the webinar via this link.

Omega Blue Spirit 2019

Richard will be teaching at Blue Spirit the week of January 12-19, 2019. 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.