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Richard Leider      

Founding Partner of The Inventure Group

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.


Whistle While You Work:

Everyone has a calling - something they were bom to do. You will find this session helpful if you are asking yourself questions like:

What do I want to be when I grow up?

How can I make a living doing what I love?

What is my life's work?

Whistle While You Work is a liberating process that helps you discover your own answers to such questions, uncover your life's calling and decide if your job is your calling. Calling is about deliberately choosing work that is consistent with your gifts, passions and values. Calling is a labor of love that is intrinsically satisfying - that makes you whistle while you work. Through story, framework and the powerful Calling Cards exercise, this session will help you uncover how to make a living doing what you were born to do.

The Power Of Purpose:

If you have ever wondered why you get up on Monday morning, The Power of Purpose will help you find the answer and integrate it into your life and work. This presentation provides a simple practical process for coaching yourself and others on the power that purpose brings. As a result of this presentation, you will be able to:

Find and act on your purpose;

Create meaning in your life and work;

Lead and coach others on purpose;

Understand your personal bottom line in a changing world.

Repacking Your Bags:

People everywhere feel overwhelmed today - weighed down by countless re-sponsibilities and buffeted by never-ending changes and busyness. Repacking Your Bags shows how to climb out from under these burdens and find new energy and fulfillment. With lively personal examples and stories, this presentation provides a simple yet elegant process to help you balance the demands of work, love and place in order to create and live your own vision of success. As a result of this presentation, you will be able to:

Lighten and balance your load;

Develop your vision of success and the good life;

Create meaningful dialogues with colleagues, family and friends around repacking issues.

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