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Richard Leider

Founding Partner of The Inventure Group

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Richard Leider Biography

A pioneer in the field of career coaching, Richard has become an internationally respected author, speaker and a noted spokesman for the power of purpose. He has written or co-written five books - The Inventurers, Life Skills, Repacking Your Bags, The Power of Purpose and Whistle While You Work - and he has contributed to the Drucker Foundation book, The Leader of the Future and also to Coaching For Leadership. The book, Repacking Your Bags is an international best-seller published in 14 languages.

Featured previously in the magazine, Fast Company, he is now a contributing columnist to Fast Company's web site and has been featured as a speaker at all of their RealTime Live events. A Certified Master Career Counselor, Richard completed a master's degree in counseling psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. His alma mater, Gustavus Adolphus College, chose him as "Distinguished Alumnus in Human Services."

An avid hiker and backpacker, Richard leads yearly Inventure Expedition walking safaris in Tanzania, East Africa, where he helped found the Dorobo Fund for youth leadership and village conservation. Richard's work received recognition from the Bush Foundation, which awarded him a Fellowship to study "mid-career renewal". The Minnesota Career Development Association named Richard one of the top 10 most influential Minnesotans in the career development field and also presented him with the Jules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award for his contributions to the career development community. Richard passionately believes that each of us is born with purpose and his purpose is coaching individuals and leaders to discover that purpose.

Speaking Topics
  • The Purpose Checkup

    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’s perennial bestselling book, The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning. Live Longer, Better, this presentation helps audiences unlock their purpose. . .a clear answer to the question. As a result of this presentation, people will be able to:

    • Unlock their purpose
    • Work and live in ways that align with their purpose
    • Optional takeaways: The Power of Purpose book and Purpose Reminder Cards

  • Living on Purpose

    Many people are feeling overwhelmed—weighed down by too much to do and constant busyness. Based on Richard’s classic international bestselling book in 21 languages, Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Good Life, this presentation shows audiences how to “lighten their loads” to find new balance and focus. As a result of this presentation, people will be able to:

    • Define their vision of the “good life”
    • Discover practices for “unpacking” – lightening their loads
    • Optional takeaways: Repacking Your Bags book and Repacking Journal

  • Working on Purpose/Leading on Purpose

    Based on Richard’s newest bestselling book, Work Reimagined, this is a presentation that helps people[spans all levels from the individual leader to the team and the larger organization] uncover their “calling.” Through story and practices, this presentation helps people discover how to bring their authentic “gifts, passions, and values” to work every day. As a result of this presentation, people will be able to:

    • Clarify how to unlock the power of purpose at work
    • Work in ways that are consistent with their natural gifts, passions, and values
    • Optional takeaways: Work Reimagined book and Calling Cards tool

Videos
Books
Work Reimagined: Uncover Your Calling

Work Reimagined: Uncover Your Calling

Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities

Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities

Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Good Life

Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Good Life

Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life

Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life

Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose

Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose

Whistle While You Work: Heeding Your Life's Calling

Whistle While You Work: Heeding Your Life's Calling

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  • How do I book Richard Leider to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Richard Leider for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Richard Leider, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Richard Leider or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Richard Leider

    Speaking fees for Richard Leider, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Richard Leider are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Richard Leider, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Richard Leider speak about?

    Richard Leider is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Consulting, Education, Health and Wellness, Inspirational Speakers, Leadership Speakers, Literary, Personal Growth, Poetry, University Speakers.
  • Where does Richard Leider travel from?

    Richard Leider generally travels from Minnesota, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Richard Leider’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Richard Leider for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Leider for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Richard Leider or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Richard Leider Biography

A pioneer in the field of career coaching, Richard has become an internationally respected author, speaker and a noted spokesman for the power of purpose. He has written or co-written five books - The Inventurers, Life Skills, Repacking Your Bags, The Power of Purpose and Whistle While You Work - and he has contributed to the Drucker Foundation book, The Leader of the Future and also to Coaching For Leadership. The book, Repacking Your Bags is an international best-seller published in 14 languages.

Featured previously in the magazine, Fast Company, he is now a contributing columnist to Fast Company's web site and has been featured as a speaker at all of their RealTime Live events. A Certified Master Career Counselor, Richard completed a master's degree in counseling psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. His alma mater, Gustavus Adolphus College, chose him as "Distinguished Alumnus in Human Services."

An avid hiker and backpacker, Richard leads yearly Inventure Expedition walking safaris in Tanzania, East Africa, where he helped found the Dorobo Fund for youth leadership and village conservation. Richard's work received recognition from the Bush Foundation, which awarded him a Fellowship to study "mid-career renewal". The Minnesota Career Development Association named Richard one of the top 10 most influential Minnesotans in the career development field and also presented him with the Jules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award for his contributions to the career development community. Richard passionately believes that each of us is born with purpose and his purpose is coaching individuals and leaders to discover that purpose.

Richard Leider Speaking Topics

  • The Purpose Checkup

    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’s perennial bestselling book, The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning. Live Longer, Better, this presentation helps audiences unlock their purpose. . .a clear answer to the question. As a result of this presentation, people will be able to:

    • Unlock their purpose
    • Work and live in ways that align with their purpose
    • Optional takeaways: The Power of Purpose book and Purpose Reminder Cards

  • Living on Purpose

    Many people are feeling overwhelmed—weighed down by too much to do and constant busyness. Based on Richard’s classic international bestselling book in 21 languages, Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Good Life, this presentation shows audiences how to “lighten their loads” to find new balance and focus. As a result of this presentation, people will be able to:

    • Define their vision of the “good life”
    • Discover practices for “unpacking” – lightening their loads
    • Optional takeaways: Repacking Your Bags book and Repacking Journal

  • Working on Purpose/Leading on Purpose

    Based on Richard’s newest bestselling book, Work Reimagined, this is a presentation that helps people[spans all levels from the individual leader to the team and the larger organization] uncover their “calling.” Through story and practices, this presentation helps people discover how to bring their authentic “gifts, passions, and values” to work every day. As a result of this presentation, people will be able to:

    • Clarify how to unlock the power of purpose at work
    • Work in ways that are consistent with their natural gifts, passions, and values
    • Optional takeaways: Work Reimagined book and Calling Cards tool

Richard Leider Videos

  • How to unlock the power of purpose | Richard Leider | TEDxEdina ...
  • BIF 6: Richard Leider - The Power Of Purpose - YouTube
  • What Makes Aging a Purposeful Experience?

Richard Leider Books

FAQs on booking Richard Leider

  • How do I book Richard Leider to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Richard Leider for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Richard Leider, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Richard Leider or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Richard Leider

    Speaking fees for Richard Leider, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Richard Leider are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Richard Leider, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Richard Leider speak about?

    Richard Leider is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Consulting, Education, Health and Wellness, Inspirational Speakers, Leadership Speakers, Literary, Personal Growth, Poetry, University Speakers.
  • Where does Richard Leider travel from?

    Richard Leider generally travels from Minnesota, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Richard Leider’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Richard Leider for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Leider for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Richard Leider or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Richard Leider is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Purpose Checkup, Living on Purpose and Working on Purpose/Leading on Purpose. The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Leider for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Richard Leider generally travels from MN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jim Carroll, Pat Williams, Linda Ellerbee, Jack Canfield and Dan Buettner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Leider for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Richard Leider Speaking Topics

  • The Purpose Checkup

    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’s perennial bestselling book, The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning. Live Longer, Better, this presentation helps audiences unlock their purpose. . .a clear answer to the question. As a result of this presentation, people will be able to:

    • Unlock their purpose
    • Work and live in ways that align with their purpose
    • Optional takeaways: The Power of Purpose book and Purpose Reminder Cards

  • Living on Purpose

    Many people are feeling overwhelmed—weighed down by too much to do and constant busyness. Based on Richard’s classic international bestselling book in 21 languages, Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Good Life, this presentation shows audiences how to “lighten their loads” to find new balance and focus. As a result of this presentation, people will be able to:

    • Define their vision of the “good life”
    • Discover practices for “unpacking” – lightening their loads
    • Optional takeaways: Repacking Your Bags book and Repacking Journal

  • Working on Purpose/Leading on Purpose

    Based on Richard’s newest bestselling book, Work Reimagined, this is a presentation that helps people[spans all levels from the individual leader to the team and the larger organization] uncover their “calling.” Through story and practices, this presentation helps people discover how to bring their authentic “gifts, passions, and values” to work every day. As a result of this presentation, people will be able to:

    • Clarify how to unlock the power of purpose at work
    • Work in ways that are consistent with their natural gifts, passions, and values
    • Optional takeaways: Work Reimagined book and Calling Cards tool

Richard Leider Speaker Videos

  • How to unlock the power of purpose | Richard Leider | TEDxEdina ...
    BIF 6: Richard Leider - The Power Of Purpose - YouTube
  • What Makes Aging a Purposeful Experience?

Richard Leider News

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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