Richard J. Leider (Minneapolis, MN) is a founding partner of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota devoted to bring out the natural potential in people. He is a nationally-known writer, speaker, and career coach, and a pioneer in the field of Life/Work Planning. A National Certified Career Coach, he has been helping people to discover their life's purpose for more than 30 years. Author and co-author of six previous books, including the bestsellers Repacking Your Bags, The Power of Purpose, and Life Skills.
David A. Shapiro (Seattle, WA) is a writer, philosopher, and educator, whose work involves questions of meaning and purpose, ethics and identity, and dialogue and community. He is Education Director of the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children, a non-profit organization that brings philosophy and philosophers into the lives of young people through literature, philosophical works, and group activities. David is coauthor two other books with Richard Leider, Repacking Your Bags and Whistle While You Work, and is the author of Choosing the Right Thing to Do.