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

Episode Guest: George Kinder, Kinder Institute of Life Planning. Internationally recognized as the father of the Life Planning movement

Episode Description:

Author, speaker, meditation teacher, and father of the 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 on 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 episode, you'll discover:

  • The inner listening/mindfulness skills required for mastery of client 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.

About George Kinder:

Internationally recognized as the father of the 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.

Get in touch with George Kinder:

Program Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/George-Kinder-Presentation.pdf
Kinder Institute's website: https://www.kinderinstitute.com/
George's websites: https://www.georgekinder.com/ and https://www.agoldencivilization.com/
Purchase George's Book, A Golden Civilization and The Map of Mindfulness: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/goldenciv
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ 

The Making of a Modern Elder with Dorian Mintzer and Chip Conley

Episode Guest: Chip Conley, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, and founder of the Modern Elder Academy

Episode Description:

At age 52, after selling the company he founded and ran as CEO for 24 years, rebel boutique hotelier Chip Conley was looking at an open horizon in midlife. Then he received a call from the young founders of Airbnb, asking him to help grow their disruptive start-up into a global hospitality giant. He had the industry experience, but Conley was lacking in the digital fluency of his 20-something colleagues. He didn't write code, or have an Uber or Lyft app on his phone, was twice the age of the average Airbnb employee, and would be reporting to a CEO young enough to be his son. Conley quickly discovered that while he'd been hired as a teacher and mentor, he was also in many ways a student and intern. What emerged is the secret to thriving as a mid-life worker: learning to marry wisdom and experience with curiosity, a beginner's mind, and a willingness to evolve, all hallmarks of the “Modern Elder.”

In a world that venerates the new, bright, and shiny, many of us are left feeling invisible, undervalued, and threatened by the “digital natives” nipping at our heels. But Conley argues that experience is on the brink of a comeback. Because at a time when power is shifting younger, companies are finally waking up to the value of the humility, emotional intelligence, and wisdom that come with age. And while digital skills might have only the shelf life of the latest fad or gadget, the human skills that mid-career workers possess–like good judgment, specialized knowledge, and the ability to collaborate and coach – never expire.

Conley ignites an urgent conversation about ageism in the workplace, calling on us to treat age as we would other types of diversity. In the process, Conley liberates the term “elder” from the stigma of “elderly,” and inspires us to embrace wisdom as a path to growing whole, not old. Whether you've been forced to make a mid-career change, are choosing to work past retirement age, or are struggling to keep up with the millennials rising up the ranks, Wisdom@Work will help you write your next chapter.

About Chip Conley:

Chip Conley is a New York Times bestselling author and the hospitality maverick who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand. In Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, he shares his unexpected journey at midlife – from CEO to intern – learning about technology as Airbnb's Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, while also mentoring CEO Brian Chesky. Chip is the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, where a new roadmap for midlife is offered at a beautiful oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico. He serves on the board of Encore.org and the advisory board for the Stanford Center for Longevity.

Get in touch with Chip Conley:

Program Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Chip-Conley-Resources.pdf
Chip's website: https://www.modernelderacademy.com/
Purchase Chip’s Book, Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/modernelder
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ 

Design Your Second Act Career with Dorian Mintzer and Nancy Collamer

Episode Guest: Nancy Collamer, speaker, author, and semi-retirement coach

Episode Description:
If you're thinking about the possibility of working during retirement – whether to supplement your income, keep active and engaged, or some combination of the two – join us for a conversation with Nancy Collamer, author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. Nancy will share inspirational second-act career success stories and provide concrete advice about how you can profit from your professional expertise, passions and personal interests during your semi-retirement years. 

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • Why so many boomers are choosing to work part-time after retirement
  • The four main categories of second-act careers
  • Examples of fun and unusual second-acts
  • Easy steps you can take to discover your own “what's next”

About Nancy Collamer:
Nancy Collamer is a semi-retirement coach, speaker, and author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. She writes a monthly blog for NextAvenue.org (syndicated on Forbes.com) and publishes a free bi-monthly newsletter about second-act careers through her website, MyLifestyleCareer.com.

She offers a digital toolkit and course for professionals who want to work part-time after retirement called Design Your Second Act. In private practice since 1996, Nancy holds an MS in career development from the College of New Rochelle and a BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Get in touch with Nancy Collamer:
Check out Nancy's course: Design Your Second Act: https://second-act-school.teachable.com/p/work-after-retirement 
Nancy's website: https://www.mylifestylecareer.com/
Purchase Nancy’s Book, Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/secondact
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ 

Hacking Longevity: How 3 Generations Over 50 are Thinking About a 100-Year Life with Dorian Mintzer and Lori K Bitter

Episode Guest: Lori K. Bitter, a seasoned trend analyst in the field of aging who provides strategic consulting, research and development for companies seeking to engage with mature consumers

Episode Description:
Based on foundational research in 2018 with the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers and Gen X, Lori K. Bitter wanted to understand if people are embracing the idea of a 100-year life and if they are, what they are doing to get there. It was a massive project – focus groups, national survey of 3000+ respondents, and personal interviews on new research platform. In her research, she uncovered key motivational differences between the generations.

In 2019, she launched a study looking at five key shifts that emerged from the 2018 work, and she will be sharing these in this episode:

  • Caregiving
  • Grandparenting
  • Aging Single
  • Career Encoring
  • Change of Living Situation 

About Lori K. Bitter:
Lori K. Bitter provides strategic consulting, research and development for companies seeking to engage with mature consumers at The Business of Aging. Her recent research, Hacking Longevity, sponsored by AARP and Proctor & Gamble, has just launched its second study on key life shifts in later life. Lori was named a Next Avenue Influencer in Aging. Her book, The Grandparent Economy, is a National Mature Media Award winner. She serves as co-producer of What's Next Boomer Business Summit and The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit. Lori has more than 30 years of advertising, public relations, and strategic planning experience. She serves on the advisory board of several start-ups and nonprofits. 

A sought-after speaker, Lori has presented research, trends and analysis about mature consumers and the opportunity of the longevity marketplace to more than 200 conferences and events in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.  She has been featured in Forbes and Entrepreneur's 100 to Watch and appeared on CNBC.

Get in touch with Lori K. Bitter:
Buy Lori’s book: The Grandparent Economy: How Baby Boomers Are Bridging the Generation Gap: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/grandparent
Lori’s website: https://thebusinessofaging.com/
Download Lori’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Hacking-Longevity-Talking-Points.pdf
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/

Purpose and a Paycheck with Dorian Mintzer and Chris Farrell

Episode Guest: Chris Farrell, author, senior economics contributor for Marketplace and columnist for PBS Next Avenue and Star Tribune

Episode Description:
Purpose and a Paycheck is the title of Chris Farrell's latest book. The book focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation, and work in the second half of life. Growing numbers of experienced adults are starting their own business and working well into the traditional retirement years. An impressive body of scholarly research strongly suggests that given the opportunity, people in the second half of life can be as creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial as their younger peers, if not more so.
Tapping into the talents of experienced workers and breaking down the barriers of age discrimination holds the promise of boosting the economy's dynamism and household incomes.

In this episode, you'll discover:
The impact on the economy if more people continue working rather than retire
Why more people are working well into the traditional retirement years
The kind of jobs are people getting in their 60s and 70s
How to find a job in the second half of life

About Chris Farrell:
Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media's nationally syndicated public radio business and economic programs. He is economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of its series, Conversations on the Creative Economy. An award-winning journalist, Chris is a columnist for Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Times, Kiplinger's and other publications. His most recent book is Purpose and a Paycheck (HarperCollins Leadership).

Get in touch with Chris Farrell:
Buy Chris’ book: Purpose and a Paycheck: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/purposepaycheck
Chris’ website: https://chrisfarrell.net/
Visit Marketplace.org: https://www.marketplace.org/
Visit Minnesota Public Radio: https://www.mpr.org/
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/