Why You Need a Post-Retirement Personal Branding Statement

2019-05-28T18:34:16+00:00December 2018|CAREER|

This week I am finalizing grades for students completing the course "Career Management and Transition" at New York University.  One of the required assignments is to present a Personal Branding statement to their classmates.  I started wondering why I haven't heard about post-retirement branding statements. Company brands are a well-known part of our culture.  Think Apple, Coca-Cola, Donna Karan, Ford, [...]

How do you re-fresh yourself?

2018-12-04T22:13:15+00:00November 2018|CAREER, EXPRESSIVE INTERESTS|

How does a city re-fresh itself? Perhaps by installing a Poetry Jukebox for people in a hurry.  I think of it as another version of slow down and smell the roses.  But what is shown here is a place to stand still and hear poems recited at a kiosk.  How do we "re-fresh" ourselves, particularly after the end of a [...]

Rewirement: Where are you going to?

2018-12-21T17:11:42+00:00October 2018|CAREER|

As host of last evening's presentation on "The New Retirement Model: Rewirement," I was struck by how much the topic resonated with an audience of Ivy League graduates at our university club.  Were they there to explore how to navigate their 50s, 60s, and 70s as working, semi-retired, or retired professionals? Comments focused on: how to compete with co-workers 20 [...]

Retirement: Open space of time or dark, scary void?

2018-10-26T07:42:29+00:00October 2018|CAREER|

All of a sudden, I am reading about those who want to retire in their 30s as well as those who aim for age 99. There’s something in the air about when to switch gears and experience life on new terms. It’s complicated because the decision has significant psychological and financial consequences. Harvard Business Schoool Professor Teresa Amabile studied retirement and her work [...]

Expressive Age meets Modern Elder

2018-12-21T17:16:07+00:00September 2018|CAREER, TRAVEL|

Sea of Cortez (SR, Expressive Age) Synchronicities make life interesting. Each year, I return to my two week timeshare located Corridor in Baja Sud. I’ve shaped it into my own wellness retreat by watching the sun rise over the Sea of Cortez, walking through landscaped gardens, running on the beach, reading, swimming, and disconnecting from world news and [...]

Is work really a natural expression of you?

2018-10-12T03:28:16+00:00September 2018|CAREER|

In a few weeks I will be back at New York University to teach a course in “Career Transition and Change.” My students are mostly Millennials. I am a Baby Boomer aka at an Expressive Age. My goal is to emphasize that career is part of lifespan development. It’s not linear, there are interruptions, and unexpected opportunities and crises. What [...]

Mid-career transition along the arcs of success?

2018-10-26T06:02:41+00:00September 2018|CAREER|

Amagansett (SR, Expressive Age) Have you ever thought about a new career? How would you achieve it? My colleague Victoria Axelrod and I developed SuccessArcs™, a visually online based course designed to assist professional women achieve a career transition or readiness to make a change based on sharing experiences and goals within a group context. Our learning objectives [...]

Working longer and starting later: In years

2018-10-26T06:07:26+00:00September 2018|CAREER|

Work is a way to express your interests, skills, and personality, if you're fortunate enough to have found the right fit. Mid and late-career change can be both a crisis and opportunity. As we reach an Expressive Age (50 to 75) re-considering that fit takes much thought, effort, and even planned happenstance. But it's possible. In my professional experience, people [...]