Like most people over 50, you probably can't afford to retire. And you certainly have no intention of slowing down or "moving over." With longer lives, a desire to stay engaged with the world, and continuing responsibilities to our kids and to our parents, we need and want to keep our careers going as long as possible.
"This inspiring and yet very practical book provides a step by step guide to tap into our second-act career."
"John's process delivers a structure with real problem solving tasks from someone who has "been through it."
- Clayton C., Consultant
"John’s talk helped put the presentations of the day into a different context, imparting a “big picture” view of the ideas of the day in his closing keynote."
- Marc Crosby, CEO, Enterprise Wireless Alliance
In any other field, this might be a questionable thing to brag about, but as an entertainment executive and film producer who started out in the early 1970s, this was business-as-usual in a very tumultuous, fast-paced industry. Ironically, learning how to pivot from frequent job changes and corporate instability prepared me very well for the unpredictable and disrupted 21st century economy.
Many of us in the boomer generation have lost have lost long-standing jobs. Many of us are holding on to the jobs or businesses we have, but feeling challenged, pressured, and unsure about our future. The certainty and smooth sailing that we were promised hasn't materialized - and we know it's not going to. We find ourselves in a time of unexpected shifts in the economy and the world at large, and we're struggling to find a way forward.
I believe there is a way forward for all of us!
The Boomer Reinvention® methodology grows out of my experience turning setbacks into successes in Hollywood, but is also guided by my studies in psychology that led to earning my MA, and enabling my own career reinvention from film production to a second act in education and career coaching.