Richard Leider

Richard Leider

Founder, Inventure – The Purpose Company


Purposeful Leadership

About Richard:

Richard Leider, founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company, is one of America’s preeminent executive life coaches. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the Top 5 most respected executive coaches, and by the Conference Board as a “legend in coaching.”

From fast-growing start-ups, to established organizations, universities, summits, and conferences, his message has taken him as a keynote speaker to all 50 states, Canada, and four continents.

Along the way, Richard has written ten books, including three best sellers, which have sold over one million copies and have been translated into over 20 languages. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal growth field.

Background and Experience:

As a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, he founded The Purpose Project. Richard’s work has been recognized with awards from the Bush Foundation, from which he was awarded a Bush Fellowship and the Fielding Institute’s Outstanding Scholar for Creative Longevity and Wisdom award.

He is also a contributing author to many coaching books, including: Coaching for Leadership, The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, Executive Coaching for Results, The Leader of the Future, and The Organization of the Future.

Widely viewed as a global thought leader of the purpose movement, Richard’s work is featured regularly in many media sources including PBS public television and NPR public radio. His PBS Special—The Power of Purpose—was viewed by millions of people across the U.S.

Education and Training:

Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a National Certified Counselor, a National Certified Career Counselor, and a National Certified Master Career Counselor.

Richard's Insights

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You Might Be a Conversational Narcissist and Not Even Know It (Here’s How to Tell)

If you have the tendency to make every conversation about you, you might be a “conversational narcissist” and not even know it. Here are 3 signs you are and practices to help adddress this.

Are You Fulfilling Your Life Purpose? Answer These 7 Questions Now!

There are no rigid formulas for how to write your purpose statement as a leader, mentor or coach, but there are many helpful techniques to assist you. Here are seven thought-provoking questions to get you started.

Are You Becoming a Wise Leader?

So, how does one go from being a smart leader to becoming a wise leader? Start by seeing the world differently—from the inside out. A wise leader is constantly becoming more self‐aware. Without self‐awareness, it’s very hard to move out of smartness.

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