Monday Apr 08, 2024

#31: Aging with Purpose: A Conversation with Richard Leider

Our podcasts explore the way forward and how we can shape our future as a society, our planet, and our personal journeys, especially as we navigate the later stages of life. Today’s episode will resonate with anyone pondering the essence of aging with intention and vitality, whether for yourself or someone you know. We explore aging with a sense of purpose, transforming our later years into a period of profound growth and contribution.  Our guest, Richard Leider, is a luminary in the field of purposeful living and aging. He is a best-selling author, having penned numerous books challenging and inspiring us to live life more fully including his latest book Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old? The Path of Purposeful Aging. Richard's approach was deeply influenced by his encounters with influential thinkers like Viktor Frankl and Abraham Maslow, He invites us to consider that growing and giving are key to vital aging.  With a career delivering keynotes, coaching leaders, and authoring eleven transformative books—including three bestsellers—Richard's insights have touched lives worldwide. His influence extends through his PBS Special "The Power of Purpose," and as the founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company, Richard has guided countless individuals and organizations, including AARP and the Mayo Clinic, towards finding their purpose. Recognized by Forbes among the top coaches globally, Richard also leads Inventure Expedition safaris in Tanzania, reflecting his deep commitment to purpose beyond borders. Dr. Izzo credits his time with Richard in Tanzania as the inspiration for his book The Five Secrets You Must Discover before You Die

Richard Shares his profound insights on how we can continue to cultivate a sense of purpose and vitality, both in our inner and outer worlds, as we age. We explore the pivotal choice points and how we can support others in their journey towards a purposeful elderhood. Also, we discuss the critical role health plays in this journey, reminding us that our well-being is tightly linked to our ability to live meaningfully.

Join us as we explore the art of aging with purpose and the choices that lead to a more fulfilled and impactful elderhood.

We would like to thank our sponsor Elders Action Network “Building a movement of elders to address the environmental, governance and social issues of our time”.


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