Creating Your Encore Career with Lynn Friesth


As Boomers, we have to reinvent ourselves as companies themselves are reeling from the pace of economic and technological change. And one of the most effective ways to do that is to pull together different pieces of ourselves to create a specific value proposition that we can bring to the table.

On his podcast, Lynn and I dive deeper into these topics and dispel some of the myths around Boomer workers:

  • Why freelance work can be a great fit
  • Why you need to find a tribe or network
  • Why even with a W-2 job, you should think of yourself as a consultant, not an employee
  • The importance of patience and persistence in working independently – especially post-pandemic
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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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