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Age & Retirement: Some Game Changers with Dorian Mintzer and Helen Dennis

The longevity revolution and concept of having an encore life are here. This Revolutionize Retirement conversation will focus on four game changers happening “on the ground.” Separately and collectively, they are influencing the age and retirement experience: The Village movement, encore careers, technology, and a response to retiring career women. Join us for an informative, lively, and “fun” conversation.

In this program, you'll discover:

  • We are in a new life stage, but we can't decide on its name
  • How this new life stage affects men and women
  • What are some game changers — The Village movement, encore careers and technology?
  • What is Project Renewment and why now?

About Helen Dennis:

Helen Dennis is a nationally recognized leader on issues of aging, employment, and retirement. She has received numerous awards for her teaching at the Davis School at USC's Andrus Gerontology Center and for her contributions to the field of aging, the community, and literary arts. Editor of two books, author of over 50 articles, frequent speaker, and weekly columnist on Successful Aging for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, reaching 1.3 million readers, she has assisted over 10,000 employees to prepare for the non-financial aspects of their retirement.

In her volunteer life, Helen has served as president of five nonprofit organizations and continues to serve on several boards. Fully engaged in the field of aging, she was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and has extensive experience with the media. She is co-author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller, Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women.

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Redefining Retirement: What’s Your Encore? with Larry Jacobson

Why is it important to have a non-financial plan for your retirement? Almost everyone has some sort of financial plan because that’s what we see on TV and billboards—Do you have enough money to retire? For those who do, that’s not the only important question. What you do with your time and how you find a new social network, purpose, and fulfillment are also of critical importance to a happy retirement.

In this program, you'll discover:

  • 9 areas that need to be addressed in order for a smooth transition from a career to retirement.
  • 8 key categories to a full and balanced retirement

Note: This is an audio-only interview.

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)

Topic: Redefining Retirement: What's Your Encore?

Speaker: Larry Jacobson, a Retirement and Entrepreneur Coach and author

About Larry Jacobson Larry-Jacobson Redefining Retirement: What's Your Encore? with Larry Jacobson

“Retirement is not the end, but rather the opportunity for a new beginning,” says Larry Jacobson, a leading authority on non-fiscal retirement planning. Jacobson uses his successful experience from his own business career, retiring from the corporate world, and from achieving his personal dreams, as a proven model for his coaching. His experience has attracted coaching clients from all walks of life including entrepreneurs, CEO's, doctors, attorneys, teachers, and public figures.

Jacobson believes retirement is not a time to stop growing, and he coaches clients to discover untapped passions. He then combines these passions with their past knowledge and experience to build a plan of action for a retirement of fulfillment and purpose. Jacobson is also known for his coaching in Leadership, entrepreneurship, and public speaking.

Successfully transitioning from CEO to sailor, Jacobson achieved his lifelong dream of sailing around the world. After that accomplishment, he transformed himself into a six-time literary award-winning author and motivational speaker. Now Buoy Coaching & Training focuses on coaching programs that rethink and redefine retirement. The groundbreaking program, Sail Into Retirement, which combines home study and personal coaching feedback, has quickly achieved notoriety in the field.

A California native, circumnavigator and adventurer, Jacobson has over 50,000 blue water miles under his keel. His books include the six-time award-winning memoir of his six-year circumnavigation, The Boy Behind the Gate, and his recent Let's Go! — a children's version of his journey around the world. He also recently published Navigating Entrepreneurship, in which he shares solutions and practical steps to success in an online video training course. Larry lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Roads Taken: Work as the Expression of the Questions We Are Asking Ourselves with Dorian Mintzer and Fred Mandell

Roads Taken is less a map than a meandering, less a history than a reflection, less a presentation than a prism, less a how-to guide than a journey.

Fred Mandell will review his work journey as an outgrowth of a series of animating questions. He will share what motivated him to launch The Global Institute for the Arts and Leadership as a response to the world in which we live. He will reflect on his current arts-based leadership consulting to enliven organizational culture and unlock innovation. Through these reflections, he will provide the opportunity to hold up a mirror to each of our own personal journeys.   Fred will share his mistakes, vulnerabilities, insights, and surprises in a search for wholeness.

In the spirit of Max Beckmann, the great 20th-century German artist, Fred sees art as a paradigm through which we pursue “the quest of our self that drives us along the eternal and never-ending journey we must all make.”

In this episode, participants will understand and appreciate:

  • The connection between work/life choices and what matters in our lives and those of our clients
  • Work in the second half as a Creative Choice
  • The role of animating questions in making work/life decisions
  • The creative power of choice

About Fred Mandell:

Fred Mandell is a founder and principal with Creating Futures That Work, a consultancy that draws on the precision and focus of science and the insights and skills of the arts to elevate leader effectiveness in the areas of collaboration, innovation, organizational culture, and professional development.

Before establishing CFTW with Harvey Seifter, Fred served as a senior executive with American Express, building leading marketing and sales businesses and running a multi-billion-dollar investment company. During his tenure, he introduced new business models for fee-based financial planning in a large financial services institution.

In 2014 Fred launched The Global Institute for the Arts and Leadership, a not-for-profit entity whose mission is to build a more peaceful, sustainable, and beautiful world by using the arts to catalyze social change. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board.

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Policy, Housing and an Aging Society with Dorian Mintzer and Louis Tenenbaum

Aging issues won't disappear, despite whoever is in office. Second, we can't expect more federal funding or new entitlements. But this could be good if it pushes us to think out of the box, particularly regarding aging in place, by focusing on the situation facing older middle-income Americans.

While low-income older adults desperately need funding and support, 70% of older Americans (70 million people) do not qualify for government or not-for-profit programs but, at the same time, cannot afford expensive retirement communities or 24/7 care. These people have some resources, and most want to age in place. Many own their homes and spend out-of-pocket for care, which is often challenging to locate and manage. Without question, this is a cadre that needs better support.

In this program, Louis Tenenbaum will discuss several out-of-the-box options that businesses, government, and baby boomers can do to ensure their housing meets the needs of an aging population

About Louis Tenenbaum:

A leading authority on aging in place, Louis Tenenbaum is the founder of HomesRenewed, a coalition of business, government, non-profits, and consumer stakeholders. Uniquely straddling the building, aging, healthcare, and policy worlds, Louis was named a 2016 “Influencer in Aging” by Next Avenue and won a prestigious HIVE (Housing, Innovation, Vision, and Economics) award. His article, Aging in Place Needs Out of the Box Thinking, appeared in Forbes and received more than 4000 shares.

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The Making of an Old Soul: Aging as the Fulfillment of Life’s Promise with Dorian Mintzer and Carol Orsborn

Scholar and mystic Dr. Carol Orsborn will shed new light on the entire arc of life, revisioning age not as diminishment but as the fulfillment of life's promise. Bursting through the stereotypes into a world of old souls, Orsborn will share how to embrace the luminous spirit within that beats steadily beyond the wounds of childhood, beyond the unintended consequences of your best intentions, beyond the twists and turns of fate over which even at the peak of the developmental pyramid you have no control. Her vision of aging affirms that seekers of all ages and circumstances have what it takes to grow not just old, but old souls.

About Carol Orsborn:

Carol Orsborn, Ph.D., is a recognized thought leader in the field of Conscious Aging and author of 30 books translated into 15 languages, including her most recent bestseller, The Making of an Old Soul: Aging as the Fulfillment of Life's Promise. Orsborn earned her doctorate in adult development from Vanderbilt University and is chief archivist at Fierce with Age, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration, and Spirituality housed at She also founded and co-leads the Sage-ing International Book Club. For the past 40 years, Orsborn has been a compelling voice of her generation, interviewed on Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, The Shift Network, and the New York Times. She has spoken frequently at the American Society of Aging, Sage-ing International, and the Positive Aging conferences.

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