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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Well-Being Summit 2017

Join Richard Leider on February 15th at the Workplace Well-Being Annual Summit!

Richard will be giving the keynote address on “Working on Purpose.  Living on Purpose.  Leading on Purpose.”

Click HERE for more information on the Summit.

Good Leadership Breakfast Series

Richard will be the featured speaker on February 10, 2017.  Come learn how the Power of Purpose illuminates the Seven F’s of Good Leadership.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Omega Blue Spirit 2017

Richard will be teaching at Blue Spirit the week of January 14-21, 2017Click here to read more and to register.

Course Description
To get a life you need a purpose in life! Purpose is fundamental to health, healing, and happiness. Purpose gives us the will not just to live, but to live long and well. This program will help you find your reason to get up in the morning and integrate it into everything you do.

About Blue Spirit
Blue Spirit Costa Rica provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge – Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches, supporting your retreats, workshops, and trainings to be a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.

Blue Spirit is located in one of the world’s Blue Zones© which inspired the name Blue Spirit. According to author Dan Buettner, the Nicoya Peninsula is one of five Blue Zone’s in the world: a Blue Zone is an area where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being. While visiting Blue Spirit, you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy, because of the rich subtropical environment, and the cultural lifestyle.

Rancho La Puerta 2016 Retreat

Renew your mind, body, and spirit on a journey to true wellness. At Rancho La Puerta, near San Diego, California, you retreat from life’s stress and distractions on a healthy vacation that empowers your true self. The Ranch encourages integrative wellness for women and men of all ages and fitness levels through exciting, energetic fitness options, delicious organic cuisine, and pure fun and relaxation …all in a tranquil setting in the shadow of Baja California’s mystical Mt. Kuchumaa.

Founded in 1940, Rancho La Puerta started the modern Fitness Revolution…and we’re still on the cutting edge of fitness vacations today.  For more information on the event, please click here.

GILD (The Global Institute for Leadership Development)

GILD is the World’s Best Leadership Development Program!  GILD develops leaders capable of creating lasting impact in their organizations by providing focused development in areas proven to distinguish exceptional leaders.  The foundation for the experience is a five-day immersion program, complete with a world-class faculty, one-on-one executive coaching, and peer learning.

GILD will be held October 16th – 20th in Palm Desert, CA.  Click HERE to view the Linkage website for more information on the upcoming program.

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Financial Advisor Conference Presented by think2perform
Adapt to Thrive:  Evolving Your Financial Advisory Practice

Featuring John Taft (former CEO, RBC U.S. Wealth Management), Doug Lennick (CEO think2perform), and Richard Leider (Author, The Power of Purpose).

Are you equipped to thrive? Learn what’s needed to maintain a successful financial advisory practice amid new DOL regulations, emerging technology and shifting client demographics.

Join think2perform for an informative, two-day conference featuring some of the industry’s best thinkers and leaders. You’ll walk away with ideas and actions you can put to use immediately.

• Deepen your understanding of marketplace changes and industry shifts.
• Discover new value propositions to attract and retain more clients.
• Examine how to leverage technology to your advantage.
• Share insights and best practices with industry peers.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (1-5pm)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (7-12 Noon)

Cost: $995

Heartland TLC Conference and Celebration

Richard Leider will be the closing keynote followed by a reception/book signing at Heartland’s 20th Anniversary event.

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus
1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Think Big, Act Bold: Great ideas, real outcomes
Invite a colleague! Use discount code TLC10%

Heartland’s 20th Anniversary Conference & Celebration features extraordinary Conversation Starters, Café Leaders, Imagineers Awards, Reports from the Field, co-Conveners, and participants from across the Twin Cities.

Great ideas, real outcomes: The Conference is a celebration of Heartland’s 20 years of convening remarkable leaders like you. 20 years later, what is possible?  “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker. In 1995 our dreams for the future began on the back of a napkin in conversations with other imagineers. You will hear lessons learned from Twin Cities leaders and innovators, on how they have manifested their great ideas and visions. In Imagineering/back of the napkin sessions, you can take your great idea to the next level. What will it take? Who will you partner with?

More information and registration information can be found HERE.

The Purpose Checkup Webinar

What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning? These days the answer to that question seems more difficult than ever to answer. Based on Richard Leider’s perennial bestselling book, “The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning. Live Longer, Better,” this webinar will help attendees unlock the power of their purpose and work and live in ways that align with that purpose.

Click here to register

The webinar will be held on September 29th from 12:00 – 1:00pm CDT.

The Mary Hanson Show – Interview w/ Richard Leider

Richard will be the featured guest on the Mary Hanson Show on TPT MN on Sept. 26th.  The topic will be on Work and Purpose.

Mondays at 10 AM, 4 PM, 10 PM (and 4 AM for the night owls)

Over the air/digital – Channel 2-2
Comcast subscribers in Minneapolis and Bloomington – Channel 202
Comcast in St. Paul, Anoka, Maple Grove, and Burnsville – Channel 243
Mediacom – Channel 102
Charter – South Metro – Channel 199
Charter – West Metro – Channel 199
Midcontinent Comm in Cambridge and Forest Lake – Channel 15
DIRECTV – Channel 17-2

For out-state viewers: The MN Channel is available on your local PBS station.
Call tpt at 651-229-1330 for more specific information or assistance.

4th Annual ~ A Lifetime of Learning Forum

What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning? We all need a good reason. Without one, we don’t live as long, we aren’t as productive and we aren’t happy. Bestselling author and life coach Richard Leider will take us on a journey through his more than 40 years of research studying the power of purpose.  View information here for this FREE event in the Minneapolis area.

** The Lifetime of Learning Task Force is a West Metro group committed to advancing healthy aging through lifelong learning in adults age 55+. Representatives include: Robbinsdale Area Schools, Wayzata Public Schools, the City of Wayzata, the City of Plymouth, Friends of the Wayzata and Plymouth Hennepin County Libraries, Senior Community Services, Interfaith Outreach, Ridgedale YMCA and community volunteers.

Omega Institute presents “The Power of Purpose”

We all have a unique gift and were put on this earth to share it.  What’s yours?

Click HERE to read more about the upcoming hands-on workshop to be held June 17 – June 19, 2016.

Purpose Check-up Webinar

Why do you get up in the morning?  Purpose is not a luxury. Your answer is fundamental to your health, happiness, productivity, and creativity.

Is it time for a “purpose check-up”?

Join us for an interactive webinar with preeminent life coach Richard Leider. In this session, you will:

  • Discover the “2-Minute Purpose Practice” for leading yourself
  • Learn the key question for coaching others on purpose
  • Name your purpose (or learn a “default purpose”) for daily leadership practice

Presenter: Richard Leider is widely recognized as one of the top executive coaches in the world and for his work helping 100,000 leaders from more than 50 corporations discover the power of purpose. He is also the co-chair of Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development®.

Click here for registration information.