Category Archives for Life Planning

Life is in the Transitions with Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler has long explored the stories that give our lives meaning. Galvanized by a personal crisis, he spent the last few years crisscrossing the country, collecting hundreds of life stories of Americans in all 50 states who’d been through major life changes—from losing jobs to losing loved ones; changing careers to changing relationships; getting sober to getting healthy to simply looking for a fresh start. He then spent a year coding these stories, identifying patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of change.

What Feiler discovered was a world in which transitions are becoming more plentiful and the skills to manage them more urgent for all of us to master. The idea that we’ll have one job, one relationship, one source of happiness is hopelessly outdated. We all feel unnerved by this upheaval. We’re concerned that our lives are not what we expected, that we’ve veered off course, living life out of order. But we’re not alone.

Life Is in the Transitions introduces the fresh, illuminating vision of the nonlinear life, in which each of us faces dozens of disruptors. One in ten of those becomes what Feiler calls a lifequake, a massive change that leads to a life transition. The average length of these transitions is five years. The upshot: We all spend half our lives in this unsettled state. You or someone you know is going through one now.

The most exciting thing Feiler identified is a powerful new toolkit for navigating these pivotal times. Drawing on his extraordinary trove of insights, he lays out specific strategies each of us can use to reimagine and rebuild our lives, often stronger than before.

In this program, you’ll discover how to:

  • Start with your transition superpower
  • Identify your emotions
  • Shed something
  • Try something creative
  • Rewrite your life story

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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

Topic: Life is in the Transitions

Speaker: Bruce Feiler, one of America’s top voices on contemporary life, best-selling author of 15 books, speaker, and TV personality

About Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most thoughtful voices on contemporary life. He is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS; and the inspiration for the drama, Council of Dads on NBC. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge turned into practical, positive messages that allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. His new book, Life is in the Transitions Mastering Change at Any Age, describes his journey across America, collecting hundreds of life stories, exploring how we can navigate the growing number of life transitions with greater purpose and skill.

Bruce Feiler has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of a Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.

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How To Brand Yourself in a Changed World with Wendy Marx

Author, speaker, reinvention coach, and branding expert Wendy Marx will describe how to brand yourself in a changing world. The world has changed and you need to also —whether you want to work part-time, volunteer, or start a new career. Marx will explain how you can take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to show your value and how you can help.

In this program, you will discover:

  • The 5 key personal branding strategies
  • How to become a director of your life, not a passive onlooker
  • Other tips to engage people, find more meaning and purpose
  • Insights from her new book, Thriving at 50+: The 7 Principles to Reinvent and Rebrand Yourself

All the details of our upcoming call are below:

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

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

Topic: How To Brand Yourself in a Changed World

Author, speaker, reinvention coach, and branding expert Wendy Marx, MSW, MBA

About Wendy Marx

Wendy Marx is a marketing and branding authority sought after for her ability to turn virtually unknown people into brands of distinction. As founder and president of Thriving at 50+, her proprietary coaching program is designed to help Baby Boomers discover their point of differentiation, then rebrand and retool themselves toward a more rewarding “Second Act.” Drawing on Wendy’s over 30 year’s experience in marketing, journalism, public relations, and counseling— her programs provide a unique mix of marketing and PR savvy blended with psychological wisdom. She will take you from a stage of uncertainty to assuredness, confidence, and success.

Wendy holds an MSW, MS in journalism, and an MBA in marketing. Her articles have appeared in Fast Company, Inc., job-hunt.org, Advertising Age, The New York Times, and others. She is the author of Thriving at 50+: The 7 Principles to Rebrand and Reinvent Yourself.

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Life Planning, Mindfulness, and a Golden Civilization with George Kinder

Author, speaker, meditation teacher, and father of the Financial Life Planning movement in financial advice, George Kinder, will describe how Life Planning delivers an exhilarating and meaningful experience for the client. Kinder will briefly discuss Life Planning’s five-phase EVOKE® methodology, based in mindfulness, that utilizes deep listening and communication skills to uncover clients’ dreams of freedom and then delivers them.

He will share the evolution of his Life Planning work, as described in his latest book, A Golden Civilization & the Map of Mindfulness, and how it is now being used by groups globally to rethink civilization through an interactive visioning strategy that goes beyond the self or even the larger community but considers the entirety of civilization and empowers leaders to develop the world they want to live in right now.

In this program, whether you’re a client or a life planner, you’ll discover:

  • The inner listening/mindfulness skills required for mastery of important conversations and the significance of great listening for successful client engagement.
  • The efficacy of the Life Planning model when working with groups to vision and deliver outcomes.

All the details of our upcoming call are below:

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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

Topic: Life Planning, Mindfulness, and a Golden Civilization

George Kinder, Kinder Institute of Life Planning. Internationally recognized as the father of the Financial Life Planning movement

About George Kinder

Internationally recognized as the father of the Financial Life Planning movement, the Harvard-educated George Kinder revolutionized financial advice for over 30 years by training over 3,000 professionals in 30 countries in the field of Financial Life Planning. He founded the Kinder Institute of Life Planning in 2003 after 30 years as a practicing financial planner and tax advisor.

His three books on money are considered by many to be the seminal works in the burgeoning field of Financial Life Planning. He has written a book on mindfulness, Transforming Suffering into Wisdom, and his latest book, A Golden Civilization & the Map of Mindfulness, challenges the basic concepts of economics, our understanding of democracy, of space-time, and our own hearts. His objective is to bring greater levels of Freedom everywhere.

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