Ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the “Top 5” most respected coaches, Richard Leider is a best-selling author with 30 years’ experience in coaching people to live and work on purpose. As founder and chairman of the Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm, he is an internationally recognized speaker who works with many leading organizations including 3M, Boeing, American Express, Pfizer, Habitat for Humanity, and the Mayo Clinic. As a leader in executive development, Leider has taught more than 100,000 executives from 50 corporations worldwide.
Richard Leider holds a master’s degree in counseling, is a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s acclaimed Center for Spirituality and Healing, and is a nationally certified master career counselor. Leider consistently receives the highest marks as an educator in the Global Learning Resource Network of Duke Corporate Education, and is a Carlson Executive Fellow at the University of Minnesota School of Management and guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School Executive programs.
Leider is the author of many books, including three best-sellers, and his work has been translated into 23 languages. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal development field, and Claiming Your Place at the Fire, has been touted as the defining book on the new retirement.
What People are Saying About Richard Leider
“Leider draws a road map for a life of service and improving the lives of others.”
—Walter F. Mondale, former United States Vice President
“What are your gifts? How can you best serve? What are you here to do and be in this life? These are the questions Leider raises and helps you answer.”
—Eric Utne, founder of Utne Reader
"Leider...helps us to see how many extra burdens we’ve been carrying around and how to lighten our load.”
—Gloria Steinem, founder of Ms. Magazine