Creating a Breadcrumb Legacy in Your Life with Dr. Jann Freed

Legacy can seem far off and out of reach, but it doesn't happen at the journey's end, and it's not only for the rich and famous. Legacy is now, and Dr. Jann Freed shows how you can find and leave meaning on a daily basis. Jann will introduce her Breadcrumb Legacy™ framework, a radical but pragmatic approach made up of small actions you consciously take over time that accumulate into the trail or legacy you'll leave behind. Breadcrumb Legacy™ is also a mindset, an awareness of the impact you're having on your relationships, your organization, and your family in every communication and interaction.

In this program, Jann will share her journey of writing her last two books, Leading with Wisdom: Sage Advice from 100 Experts and Breadcrumb Legacy: How Great Leaders Live a Life Worth Remembering. She will describe in more detail her breadcrumb legacy concept and why it is important for people of all ages and stages to understand how this concept can change their lives.

Note: This is an audio-only interview.

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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

Topic: Creating a Breadcrumb Legacy in Your Life

Speaker: Dr. Jann Freed, Professor of Business Management Emerita, a leadership development coach, consultant, author, facilitator, and speaker

About Jann Freed Jan-Freed-headshot-small Creating a Breadcrumb Legacy in Your Life with Dr. Jann Freed

Dr. Ruth is one of Dr. Jann Freed's sheroes. Dr. Ruth, sex therapist, professor, author, and professor, was talking about sex in the 80s, a taboo subject, when no one wanted to talk about it. Dr. Jann Freed wants to talk about retirement when people don't want to talk about it and are scared to even think about it! At 94, Dr. Ruth is still writing and speaking, and Jann plans to do the same.

As a former professor for decades, Dr. Jann decided to practice what she was teaching and preaching. She says she is out to retire the word “retirement.” We are not retiring from life, but moving onto something else. Jann believes it takes time and intentional thought to successfully move on to what's next in life.

This awakening led her on a research journey that resulted in her book, Leading with Wisdom: Sage Advice from 100 Experts. One chapter that really resonated was Leaders Live Their Legacy. So she did a deep dive on legacy work and set out to interview gurus. From this work, she created the concept of Breadcrumb Legacy ™ and it became her latest book, Breadcrumb Legacy: How Great Leaders Live a Life Worth Remembering.

Dr. Jann also hosts the Becoming a Sage Podcast, where she interviews thought leaders on the wisdom of life and work. She also writes the “Leading Edge” column for Training Magazine, which is published in print and online.

Her mission is to be a seeker and learner who leaves a Breadcrumb Legacy for herself and others. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband and her dog, Grover. She is proud of her three adult sons who are thriving in this ever-changing world.

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How to Maximize Your Health in the Fourth and Fifth Age with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Karl Singer

Dr. Karl Singer is a family physician and geriatrician who recently retired from active practice in Exeter, NH. Over more than 40 years in practice, he has seen enormous changes in the patterns of illness in his older patients. The changes reflect both advances in medical care and a new understanding of the importance of lifestyle on illness and quality of life.

In this episode, Dr. Singer will discuss strategies for optimizing health and function in older adults based on current research. He will also outline some of the challenges of the new frontier of caring for patients in their 80s and 90s and attempting to maximize function in these patients.

When you tune in, you should have a better idea of the steps you and your patients or clients can take to remain active and engaged through the fourth and fifth age.

About Karl Singer:

Dr. Singer graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1967 and completed his training in medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston in 1972. Since then, he has practiced as a primary care physician in Exeter, NH. He recently retired from his office-based practice. Dr. Singer is board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics as well as Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Practice.

Dr. Singer's interest in older adults began when he joined the staff of Rockingham Nursing Home, a 220-bed county facility, in 1975. Dr. Singer has over 200 publications on a wide variety of medical topics. He has been the chairman of the education committee at Exeter Hospital for more than 30 years and has taught at Harvard Medical School and Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel.

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Your 5 Keys to Juggling Success for Boomers and Beyond with Dorian Mintzer and Denise Archie

Denise Archie will share her 5 keys to personal success – how many balls are you juggling? Denise's approach to life, work, and play is a combination of “loving what I do” and anything I do must pass my “five non-negotiables” test:

  •  Is it fun?
  • Do I like who I am being in this relationship?
  • Does it make a difference to others?
  • What can I learn?
  • What can we learn together?

This highly engaging and interactive session will allow you to laugh, share, and consider your 5 keys to your personal and professional success.

About Denise Archie:

Denise Archie is an entrepreneur and is recognized as a “pioneer” in vocational education and training, coaching, mentoring, and e-learning. Over the last 20 years, Denise has founded and built several businesses, including one of the first in Australia in online learning. (Imagine during 1998 explaining to potential clients how online learning works and could change how training was delivered – she was viewed with much skepticism.)

Denise is recognized as a leader and one of Australia's learning, development, and innovation experts. During this time, Denise has worked successfully with over 40,000 people from many blue-chip companies across Australia and New Zealand. She has conducted workshops, and as a professional coach and mentor, has created powerful transformational results both personally and professionally for her clients, allowing empowering life changes to occur.

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The Mindful Body: Thinking Our Way to Chronic Health with Dorian Mintzer and Ellen Langer

Discover how adjusting your thoughts can change your health—from the “mother of mindfulness” and the first female tenured professor of psychology at Harvard.

When it comes to our health, too many of us think that a medical diagnosis describes a static or worsening condition. We live our lives as though our ailments—our stiff knees, frayed nerves, or failing eyesight—can only change in one direction: for the worse. 

Ellen J. Langer’s life’s work proves the fault in that logic. She has spent more than forty years testing the limiting effects of our negative assumptions as well as the healing power of being mindful—present in the moment and not distracted by memories or projections into the future. 

In this program, you'll discover:

  •  how our thoughts and perspectives have the potential to shape our well-being.
  • her colorful experiments illustrate the influence of mindfulness on how our bodies function, how we heal, and how we age
  • how discouraging health news can lead to a worsening physical state
  • that a true understanding of health begins with our mindset

About Ellen Langer:

Ellen J. Langer was the first woman to be tenured in psychology at Harvard, where she is still a professor of psychology. The recipient of three Distinguished Scientists awards, the Arthur W. Staats Award for Unifying Psychology, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Liberty Science Genius Award, Dr. Langer is the author of eleven books, including her newest book, The Mindful Body: Thinking Our Way to Chronic Health, as well as the international bestseller Mindfulness. Her trailblazing experiments in social psychology have earned her inclusion in The New York Times Magazine’s “Year in Ideas” issue. She is known worldwide as the “mother of mindfulness” and the “mother of positive psychology.”  She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Creating, Funding, and Running a Volunteer Organization in Your Third Act with Dorian Mintzer and David Campbell

In this episode, David will discuss the organizational story behind his non-profit organization, All Hands Volunteers. He'll talk about how and why he founded it, the challenges of starting a small international program, and some aspects of volunteering. He'll share his personal experience of Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the 2011 Japan tsunami, in each case personally arriving in the disaster zone in the first week to decide how to launch a project.

About David Campbell:

David Campbell has been a technology executive, corporate board member, and humanitarian field volunteer. He went to Thailand immediately after the 2004 Asian tsunami and became one of the founders of, which brought over 200 volunteers and several hundred thousand dollars to assist in the rebuilding of five Phuket fishing villages.

After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, David joined with several other volunteers to establish Hands On USA. After one week on-site, the team had an operations center in Biloxi, MS, fifty volunteers committed and en route, and dozens of projects launched. In total, over 1,500 volunteers helped serve the victims of Katrina. In 2010 this volunteer response model became known as All Hands Volunteers and has now executed many projects in the US and overseas. The organization merged with Happy Hearts Fund in 2017 and is now known as All Hands and Hearts. David Campbell stepped down as chair of the AHAH board in December 2021.

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