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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PBS Pledge ~ Beginning November 28, 2015

Purpose is fundamental to human life. Watch the national premiere of a new PBS special featuring Richard Leider, preeminent life coach and best-selling author, as he offers insight and powerful tools into how each of us can recognize and unlock the purpose in our lives.  The PBS Pledge Special on The Power of Purpose will run from November 28, 2015 to December 13, 2015.

Click HERE to watch the promo video for the upcoming event.

Click HERE to check your local TV listings.

Rancho La Puerta 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.

Unlocking the Power of Purpose Webinar

Please click HERE to sign up and view the November webinar.

Ready to zero in on your life purpose?  Click here to register.  Join AARP Minnesota on November 18th from 2:00 – 3:00pm CST for a free webinar that can help you discover:

  • What is purpose?
  • Why purpose is important?
  • The paths to discover your life purpose.

You were born with a life purpose. Your purpose is the reason you are alive. Living on purpose means expressing who you are and reaching your full potential. Purpose can have a powerful effect on health, healing, happiness, and ultimately longevity. Purpose is part of what makes us human. Hear more about the Power of Purpose with life coach and bestselling author Richard Leider.

Marine Community Library Fundraiser Event

Richard Leider will be the featured author/speaker at the upcoming fundraiser event to be held at the Marine Village Hall in Marine on Saint Croix, MN.  Participants receive a copy of his book “The Power of Purpose”.  Seating is limited so make sure to register in advance.  More details on the Marine Community Library and this upcoming event can be found here.

Learning Well Radio Show

Richard will be a guest on the Learning Well radio show.  Click here to learn more about the upcoming radio show.

Edina Rotary Club

Richard will be the featured speaker at the Edina Rotary Club meeting on October 29th.

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2015 TEDx Edina Event

Edina’s inaugural event will be held on Saturday, October 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Richard Leider will be one of the featured speakers at the event.  Tickets are on sale now for $50 at  Check out for more information on the upcoming event.

Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) Annual Conference

The annual Global Institute for Leadership Development™ (GILD) is more than a standard leadership conference—it’s an event like no other, with five action-packed days complete with a 360-degree assessment, one-on-one coaching, small-group learning sessions, and networking opportunities. Led by more than 65 world-class faculty, everything at the Institute stems from Linkage’s proven High Impact Leadership Model™, tying key competencies to development and results.

Don’t attend just another leadership conference—the Institute makes leaders active participants in defining their own journey. And that’s why GILD has been named the #1 leadership development program in the world for seven years and running by Leadership Excellence.

Click here to read more and to register.   Brochure: Linkage_Global_Institute_for_Leadership_Development_Brochure

Fred Forum 2015

Richard Leider will be a featured speaker at the Fred Forum 2015 that runs from September 30th through October 2nd in Denver, Colorado.

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Discover Your Purpose: An Active Aging Presentation with Richard Leider

DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE: An Active Aging Presentation with Richard Leider
Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.
Followed by a Book-Signing and Reception

The Marsh’s Life-Coach in Residence, author Richard Leider, returns with new insights into living a purposeful life “across the ages.”

Having just launched the third edition of The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better, Richard sheds more light on purpose as an active expression of the deepest dimension within us. In one of several new chapters he poses the question: “Can Science Explain Purpose?” It will be very intriguing to hear what researchers are now discovering about how an increased sense of purpose can improve our health, healing, happiness and longevity.

Sign-up online or call 952-935-2202. $20 Public ($10 Marsh Member)

The Power of Purpose airing on tpt in the Twin Cities

Richard Leider’s PBS Special, “The Power of Purpose” will air on Twin Cities tpt channel 2 on August 19th at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.  Richard reveals the importance of identifying our individual purpose in life. Purpose provides our lives with meaning, and Leider shows how understanding and acting upon our purpose is key to our happiness and ultimate fulfillment. With great insight, Leider illuminates how our purpose often changes at key points throughout our lives, including later in life, and offers a practical guide on how to determine our purpose at each of these critical transitions.

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View tpt schedule.

NCDA 2015 Conference

Purpose and meaning is core to reimagining possibilities. has created face to face and digital effort to help users discover their purpose and find happiness. Building on last year’s keynote by Richard Leider, this presentation will go deeper into personal discovery as participants reimagine their possibilities.

Richard will be presenting alongside Rich Feller, professor at Colorado State University at the National Career Development Association 2015 Conference.   Their PDI session will be on Monday, June 29th from 1:30 – 5:30pm MST.

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