- Inventure - The Purpose Company
- Business Author, Executive Coach
- Public Fellow ()
“Why do you get up in the morning?”
For more than four decades, Richard has pioneered the way we answer that question. From fast-growing start-ups, to established organizations, universities, summits, and conferences, his message has taken him as a keynote speaker to all 50 states, Canada, and four continents.
He is one of a select few thought leaders who have been invited to work with over 100,000 leaders from over 100 organizations such as AARP, Ameriprise, Ericsson, General Mills, Habitat for Humanity, Mayo Clinic, MetLife, National Football League, United Health Group, and the U.S. Dept of State.
Along the way, Richard has written ten 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.
Richard is founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company and a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s acclaimed Center for Spirituality and Healing. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 5” most respected coaches, and by the Conference Board as a “legend in coaching.” Richard is a contributing author to many 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 National Certified Counselor, and a National Certified Master Career Counselor. Richard’s work has been recognized with awards from the Bush Foundation, from which he was awarded a Bush Fellowship and the Fielding Institute’s Outstanding Scholar for Creative Longevity and Wisdom award. Richard is on the Council of Honored Sages of Sage-ing, International, and is the Life Coach-in-residence at Youth Frontiers.
Widely viewed as a pioneer 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 millions of people across the U.S.
Combining cutting-edge science with positive psychology, Richard works with leaders and people of all ages of life to help them unlock the power of purpose.