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Richard Leider will be keynote speaker at upcoming Minnesota Career Development Association Conference April 28 - 29, 2011. Download Summary of Conference Activities.

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Discovering What Matters To Individuals 45+

Thursday, April 9, 2009, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, noon Central, 1 pm EST

Discover the difference between living the "Good Life" and not living the Good Life for adults age 45 - 74. Learn what five activities most contribute to living the good life and what activities are least important.  Richard Leider, best-selling author, executive educator, and life coach, discusses the results of a Metlife Study conducted in 2008, based on his work.

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To get the most benefit from this tele-interivew, read the study and go through the workbook before listening to the interview.

To access your complimentary copy of the MetLife Mature Market Institute Discovering What Matters Study and Workbook Go to: www.metlife.com...  Click on "Topics," then see Richard Leider on the right. Click on the pdf files under his name, Discovering What Matters: Balancing Money, Medicine and Meaning: Study (1 mb - 28 pages) and Discovering What Matters: Your Guide to the Good Life: Workbook (1.24mb - 24 pages) and soon to be released DVD.  If you choose to print the study and workbook, "go green" by setting for draft/grayscale and consider printing both sides of the paper. Please come to the interview having "studied the study."

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Interviewee: Richard Leider


Founder and Chairman of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN, Richard has a worldwide practice working with leaders from organizations such as Ameriprise, Caterpillar, Habitat for Humanity, MetLife, Pfizer and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Richard is consistently rated as one of the top executive educators and coaches in the world.  He is ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 5” most respected executive coaches, by Linkage as one of the “Top 50” executive coaches, and by the Conference Board as a “legend in coaching.”

As a speaker and seminar leader, he has taught over 100,000 executives from 50 corporations worldwide.  He is an adjunct faculty on executive education programs at Duke Corporate Education and the University of Minnesota Carlson School's Executive Development Center.  He is a guest lecturer in the Harvard Business School's General Management Program.  

Richard is the author of eight books, including three best sellers, and his work has been translated into 21 languages.  Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal development field. Claiming Your Place at the Fire and Something to Live For, have been touted as breakthrough books on “positive aging.”  He is a contributing author to many leading edge 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.

Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Master Career Counselor.  He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing where he is a founder of The Purpose Project.  As a commentator on work/life issues, Richard appears in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today, and on PBS public television, NPR public radio and other media sources.  Along with his professional pursuits, Richard has led Inventure Expedition walking safaris in Tanzania, East Africa for 25 years.

A pioneer and leader in the field of coaching, Richard is widely recognized for his leading edge work on helping people discover “their calling” in work and life.  His work received recognition from the Bush Foundation, from which he was awarded a Bush Fellowship to study “purposeful aging.”  He was named a “Distinguished Alumni” by Gustavus Adolphus College and to the “Hall of Fame” at Central High School in St. Paul, MN.  Believing passionately that each of us is born with a purpose, he is dedicated to helping people to “discover the power of purpose.”


Interviewer: Elizabeth L. Craig


Elizabeth is a Master Career Development Professional, Internationally Certified Career & Job Search Strategist.  She is trained by and affiliated with the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing and Richard Leider of the Inventure Group. An Award Winning Charter Member, Elizabeth is a member of the University of Minnesota Purpose Project Facilitator's Guild. She is a Global Career Development Facilitator & Instructor, NCDA CDF eLearning Instructor, and Master Career Development Professional. She is one of just 96 in the nation & the only Minnesota career professional to hold this prestigious international designation from the National Career Development Association.


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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Welcome Richard Leider, our speaker today, and welcome Elizabeth Craig, who is going to interview Richard. A pioneer and leader in the field of coaching, Richard is widely recognized for his leading edge work on helping people discover “their calling” in work and life. Author of 8 books including three bestsellers, The Power of Purpose, Repacking Your Bags and Whistle While You Work. He recently conducted a MetLife Mature Market Institute study on purposeful aging. You can order the Discovering What Matters Study, Workbook, and DVD at www.maturemarketinstitute.com.  Elizabeth, our interviewer for today, is an NCDA Master Career Development Professional and award-winning charter member of the University of Minnesota Purpose Project Guild.

Before we begin, I would like to encourage listeners to press 5* if you have any questions and I'll call on you at a break in the conversation.  if you haven't already,  California counselors register for Sue Zgliczynski, April 16, who will discuss California Licensing; and everyone register for Rich Feller, April 30, who will discuss science and math careers and Success in the Global Marketplace.  Register for upcoming live and recorded tele-interviews at careerwell.org. Remember to complete the evaluation form that you received in your call-in email and keep encouraging your favorite organization to subscribe so you and your colleagues can listen to these tele-interviews. Email me at info@careerwell.org if you would like to earn CEUs for listening.

 Elizabeth, I'm going to turn it over to you now.

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