ManoPod Podcast with Larry Essrig and Mike Pollack


“We have to redefine what “old” means, and start defining that as a good thing.” That’s the teaser to my fun and animated conversation with the jolly Manopause guys, Larry Essrig and Mike Pollack.

After we get through the drill down into my checkered Hollywood career, we get into the meat of my 5-step prescription for reinventing your career over 50: Reframe, Listen, Accept, Express, and Connect. The framework has evolved since I first wrote about it in the Boomer Reinvention book, but the principles still apply.

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John Tarnoff is an executive and career transition coach, speaker, and author who supports mid and late-career professionals in defining, planning, and achieving more meaningful and sustainable careers.

Fired 39% during his 35 years as a film producer, studio executive and tech entrepreneur, he learned how to turn setbacks into successes in a volatile business. He reinvented his own career at 50, earning a master’s degree in counseling psychology to share his career lessons with others going through similar challenges.

Since leaving entertainment in 2010, John has coached individuals, groups, and led career workshops for university alumni, including for UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Corporate coaching clients have included Bank of America, Bridgewater Assoc., Levi-Strauss, Softbank, TD Ameritrade, and Thrive Global.

He is the author of the best-selling Boomer Reinvention: How to Create your Dream Career Over 50 and has been named a Top Influencer in Aging by PBS/NextAvenue.


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