The O'Shaughnessy and St. Catherine University Present

Richard Leider: The Power of Purpose

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Tuesday, October 10
Doors: 5:30pm // Show: 6pm
$5 to $34

What is a purposeful life? It’s a fulfilling life with a clear answer to the question: “Why do you get up in the morning?” Purpose is not just for a special few, but something each one of us is born with and can unlock at any age. Fundamental to happiness, health, and longevity, naming your purpose can give you the will to not just live, but to live long and well. Join us for this exciting purpose-filled journey with Richard Leider.

An international bestselling author of eleven books including three best-sellers which have sold over one million copies, his latest book, Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?: The Path of Purposeful Aging is the defining book on purposeful aging. Widely viewed as a pioneer of the global purpose movement, his work is regularly featured in many media sources, and his PBS Special – “The Power of Purpose” – was viewed by millions of people.

This event is produced in partnership with the Edina Innovation Lab.

*ASL interpretation will be provided at this show.
*For patrons who would like to control the volume of their listening experience, assistive listening devices and sensory ear plugs are available upon request at the Ticket Office. More info at:

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.” Overview “Why do you get up in the morning?” Internationally bestselling author, coach, and keynote speaker, Richard has pioneered the way we answer that question. Widely viewed as a thought leader of the global purpose movement, his 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 cities across the U.S. He has taken his purpose message to all 50 states, Canada, and to four continents. Along the way, Richard has written eleven books, including three best sellers, which have sold over one million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal growth field. His latest book, Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old? defines the power of purposeful aging. Richard is the founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company, a firm created to guide individuals to live, work, and lead on purpose. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 5” most respected coaches and is a contributing author to many coaching books. He is one of a select few coaches who have been invited to work with over 100,000 leaders from over 100 organizations such as AARP, Ameriprise, Blue Zones, Ericsson, Habitat for Humanity, Lifespark, Mayo Clinic, Modern Elder Academy, National Football League, Outward Bound, United Health Group, and the U.S. Dept of State. Richard holds a master’s degree in Counseling and is a National Certified Counselor, and a National Certified Master Career Counselor. His work has been recognized with many awards including a Bush Fellowship, the Outstanding Scholar for Creative Longevity and Wisdom award from the Fielding Institute, and Sage-ing International. Richard is a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s acclaimed Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing, and an Education Fellow with the Retirement Income Institute. Richard serves as the Purpose Ambassador for Blue Zones, The Whole Health Institute, the Vail Alliance for Purposeful Living, and Blue Spirit Costa Rica. For over 30 years, he has led Inventure Expedition safaris in Tanzania, where he is on the board of the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania. He and his wife, Sally, live in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.
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