For over three decades, Richard Leider has worked with executives and leaders from all walks of life to develop powerful practices and purposeful leadership capabilities. Richard works with the premise that the self is the leader's primary source of power.


InventureCoaching is a one-on-one coaching process to help you build and sustain a personal plan and practices. Richard provides the framework, the tools and the support for your growth and challenges throughout the year. Personal coaching with Richard is designed to help you become more purposeful, powerful, and present in your daily work/life. Richard will design a program to meet your individual needs via personal meetings, phone calls and e-mails.


Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity make extraordinary demands on leaders. To thrive, mastery of business issues is not enough. Being a trusted leader today, demands that we lead ourselves first. But, it is difficult to go it alone. Richard offers a plan, consistent practices, and accountability.


Ideal clients are individuals who wish to lead whole lives based on an authentic sense of purpose, values and strengths. InventureCoaching offers a disciplined process that asks the right questions and puts a plan and practices in place to support authenticity, mastery and purpose throughout a year of living purposefully.

Richard's clients generally fall into three categories: Leaders who see that their current style of leadership is keeping them from moving themselves (and their teams) to the next level; second, the immediate teams of the individual being coached; and third, individuals in transition in their work and/or lives.


InventureCoaching with Richard will help you to:
  • Create a centered presence in your daily life.
  • Develop a personal leadership plan and practices.
  • Develop clarity, focus and purpose.
  • Turn stress into vitality.
  • Enhance coaching capabilities.
  • Communicate with clarity.
  • Maintain work/life balance.


Richard meets with you one-on-one, on your schedule over a 12-month period. Techniques include initial in-person intensive sessions, regular telephone calls, quarterly check-up sessions and year-end progress review.

InventureCoaching is based on a close, trusting relationship in which honesty, courage and regular practices are required.

Learn more about InventureCoaching with Richard Leider today. Call our Minneapolis office (952-249-5222) or e-mail us ( for more information.

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Repacking is a six-month coaching process to help you manage work/life transitions. Every decade of the life cycle brings new challenges, goals, pleasures, and possibilitie

The Repacking coaching process offers the time, the tools, the framework and the seasoned guidance to support you through transitions.


Repacking fills a new gap. Every decade of the life cycle brings new challenges, goals, pleasures, and possibilities. Every transition—success, failure, career move, illness, divorce, retirement—requires us to unpack and repack our bags and look for renewed focus and energy. But it is difficult to go it alone. It requires a plan, consistent practices and accountability.


Repacking coaching is for you if you feel the need for a trusted, professional thinking partner who can provide fresh perspective and seasoned guidance.


Repacking will help you:
  • Reduce transition stress and isolation
  • Clarify "what’s next?"
  • Re-discover purpose, passions, values and priorities
  • Uncover new dreams and opportunities
  • Avoid the drain of indecision


The Repacking process uses a variety of techniques and practices to create a personal life map and practices. Steps include:
  • Pre-work
  • Two half-day in person coaching sessions
  • Six, one hour phone coaching sessions
  • Life Map Plan and Practices
  • Six-month checkup


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, Ericsson, 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 Carlson Executive Education Fellow in the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. 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."

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