Category Archives for Boomers

Why A Working Retirement Makes Sense

No surprise to anyone keeping tabs on the issue of Social Security and aging Americans, but here’s a great video report from PBS News Hour on why it a working retirement makes economic sense for our generation. There is a mounting pile of opinion and evidence on the ways in which continued income earning can […]

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Training Boomers for Success in the New Economy

Our generation gets a bad rap for supposedly being behind the times and slow to learn. Experts, however, tell us that nothing can be further from the truth. Here is some advice and reassurance for boomers who may be wondering if the times have indeed passed them by and there’s nothing they can do to […]

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Why Boomers Make the Best Mentors

Being a good mentor not only makes sense from a pay-it-forward point of view, it also makes good business sense. Boomers have all the right ingredients to successfully mentor younger professionals to become successful leaders in their own right. Boomers have what it takes to seed and perpetuate the value they have gained through years […]

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Don’t Rush Your Reinvention

When recovering from a career transition later in life, take the time to reflect on who you are and what you want before jumping into a new job or starting a new business or freelance practice. While we Boomers have lots of life experience, and the wisdom culled from making many valuable mistakes, pivoting to […]

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Leigh Hometh – Supporting Women’s Health & Fitness

Encore careers are perfect opportunities for boomers to combine what matters to them with what works for their business, and fulfills their ideal lifestyle. Exercise studio owner Leigh Hometh found both personal and professional transformation through her career reinvention that has provided more meaning and purpose in her life.

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Ted Smith: Consultant to Realtor

After 35 years in the same business, is it possible to turn on a dime and make a go of it in some entirely new field? The answer of course is “yes,” but when you’ve been “downsized” or otherwise unceremoniously dumped by your company, it is still an incredibly unsettling and disorienting experience. Sampling the […]

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Paul Harris – From Pilot to Print Shop Owner

When commercial pilot Paul Harris finally folded up his wings after decades working for the airline industry, he overcame his fears of starting a small business by acquiring a franchise, and taking advantage of the career reinvention support and guidance he needed in order to be successful. Pitfalls abound, however, in the search for the […]

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David Harrison – Tech, Philanthropy & Senior Discounts

David Harrison, 66, is turning coupons into causes. He and his wife Cindy have started Boomerang Giving (www.boomeranggiving.org), a non profit dedicated to supporting our generation in giving back to causes we believe in, using a traditional (and perhaps cliche-ridden) institution to do it: the senior discount. The Harrisons were shopping in a grocery store […]

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Jean Roth – From Public Affairs to Graphic Design

Many of us are blocked from reinventing ourselves into new careers by a linear concept of who we are and what we’ve done. We’re not comfortable with simply cutting the cord and somehow falling into a career reinvention of our own making — as if it’s that simple. It would be great if our reinvention […]

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