Richard J. Leider

One of Fast Company’s most popular RealTime speakers, Richard Leider examines the essential importance of a sense of purpose to life/work happiness.

Leider is a founding partner of The Inventure Group, a firm devoted to helping individuals, leaders, and teams discover the power of purpose. As a pioneer in the field of life/work designing, Leider has become an internationally respected author, speaker, and executive coach, as well as a noted spokesman for “life skills” needed in the 21st Century.

Leider has written and co-written the following five books: “The Inventurers: Excursions in Life and Career Renewal” (Perseus Press,1988), “Life Skills: Taking Charge of Your Personal and Professional Growth” (Prentice Hall Press, 1993), “Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life” (Berrett-Koehler, 1996), “The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work” (Berrett-Koehler, 1997), and “Working Naturally: A New Way to Maximize Individual and Organizational Effectiveness” (Berrett-Koehler Communications, 1999). Leider also contributed to the Peter Drucker Foundation book, “The Leader of the Future.”

Leider has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a National Certified Career Counselor. His clients include many leading Fortune 500 companies. For the last 17 years he has led annual Inventure Expeditions — walking safaris in Tanzania. At the heart of his approach is a belief that each of us is born with purpose and his purpose is coaching individuals and leaders to discover that purpose.

Read more about Leider in the Fast Company article Are You Deciding on Purpose? by Alan Webber