Interviews with Experts Series

Revolutionize your Retirement: Interviews with Experts to Help You Create a Fulfilling Second Half of Life

On the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 12:00 noon Eastern (which is 11 am Central, 10 AM Mountain, 9:00 am Pacific, and 6 AM Hawaiian) and I offer a free monthly call for all of you (and other people who may be interested.)

My goal is to bring experts to talk with you about “what's next?” I'll interview the experts for 45-50 minutes, followed by time for Q & A. You will be able to call in or access the call from your computer. More information will follow. It's a free call, but you'll need to sign up for the calls below.

If you are unable to make the call, go ahead and register. We will send out a recording to everyone who has registered.

2024 Programs

  • June 25. 2024: Hugh Willard, a psychotherapist, singer-songwriter and author, will join us to discuss his book: Finding Beauty in the Gray: Stories and Verse From the Third Age, and share some of his stories and verse. As a companion to the book, Hugh has a podcast series titled: Aging Well: Finding Beauty in the Gray, where he interviews guests who share a variety of stories and expertise relevant to living and loving life in the Third Age.
  • July 23. 2024: TBA
  • August. 2024: TBA
  • September 24. 2024: TBA
  • October 22. 2024: Helen Dennis, a nationally recognized leader and pioneer in the field of aging, employment and the new retirement, and co-author (with Bernice Bratter) of Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women. First published in 2008, this book influenced the development of “Renewment Groups” around the country. These groups continue and new ones have developed over the years. Virtual groups began during the pandemic. Helen will focus on the impact of her book, the evolution of the groups, and the questions and issues women (and men) grapple with as they age.
  • November 26. 2024: Dr. Teresa Amabile, the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School. She's taught at Brandeis University as well as at Harvard Business School, focusing on social psychology, the psychology of creativity and statistics. In her new book, Retirement, based on a nine-year research study with four other scholars, she'll focus on the findings of the study and its implications for pre-retirees, retirees, professionals and corporations.

This Month's Program

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What others are saying about the series: 

“I am very grateful for all that solid direction and redirection that did get through to make yesterday's interview a warm and positive experience. You folks are amazing! Before the session, I never fully appreciated how much intelligent effort goes into a successful call like those in your series. I've given and conducted more than a few interviews over the years, but It sometimes seemed that even with solid research, enthusiasm, and smart questions, it was a high-wire act with me trying to stay steady and not look down. But what a team you are! I was so comfortable the whole time, thanks to Donna's expert guidance and Dori's perceptive line of inquiry. You made it feel so easy, and that cannot be easy. Thanks ever so much for the invitation.”
~~Donald Officer, MA, a planner, communicator, consultant, coach, innovator, and educator

“Dori Mintzer is one of the best interviewers in the podcast world. Her knowledge of the subject matter of retirement coaching is of course, unbeatable and it shows. She knows how and when to dig deep for answers and as a result, brings out the best in her guests. This makes her show a ‘must-listen' and I'll be tuning in to all of her podcasts. Well done, Dori!
~~Larry Jacobson, Non-financial retirement coach

“You're such a great interviewer. Kind of like NPR's Terry Gross–you are willing to dig in.”
~~Richard Leider, founder of Inventure–The Purpose Company, one of America’s preeminent Executive-Life Coaches

“Oh my gosh, what a WONDERFUL session with Louise Aronson this morning! I was writing so fast, so much great info and I can't wait to listen to it again. So grateful for the opportunity. I'm reading her book, but hearing her “live” was so empowering. Thank you again for this, and I'm putting your other sessions on my calendar. Thanks so much for all you do, Dori.  You are a needed service in our world!
~~Wendy Pender, Older Adults Program Coordinator, King County Library System

“I've attended your retirement webinars since they began. You are a gifted, thoughtful interviewer and perform a wonderful service for all of us bewildered boomers and those coming after us. Thank you for all you do and please keep it up.”
~~Sarah Powers

“I regularly attend Dori's monthly Revolutionize your Retirement Interview with Expert's Series. She invites interesting, articulate people to discuss their work, ideas, and/or books on all facets of living an engaged, fulfilled second half of life. She has a gift for asking good questions, engaging in dialogue with her guests, and then inviting comments and questions from her listeners. It is directed to professionals and the public and, as a professional, I almost always come away with new information and ideas, and glad I spent the time in his virtual community.”
~~Margaret (Meg) L. Newhouse, Ph.D. Passion and Purpose LifeCrafting

“I so admire and appreciate the time, the devotion, and the network you have created that bring so many inspiring people to your work.”
~~Elizabeth Bell, Ph.D., Consultant and Coach, Founder, Elder Wisdom Initiative

“When I was first introduced to the concept of positive aging, as the main thrust of my new semi-retirement position, I discovered Dorian's monthly “Interviews with the Experts” series which introduced me to a variety of experts in the field of retirement and aging: Richard Leider, Louise Aronson, Connie Zweig, Elizabeth Fideler, Kerry Hannon, Sara Zeff Geber, Jan Hively, Moira Allen, and many more. Her insightful questions and gentle style always bring out the richness of her speakers' experiences and demonstrates Dori's finely-honed coaching skills. Every interview is filled with new concepts, research learnings, and tools for those in the Third Stage of Life. These inspiring interviews teach us what it means to age purposefully, retire with hope, re-engage and live the life we were meant to have!”
~~Pamela Ramsden, Manager, Coming of Age

Our previous guests have included:

  • Kendall Dudley — Travel as a Mirror and a Map
  • Alan O'Hare —  Honoring the Art of Our Lives
  • Carleen MacKay — Working in Wonderland, Part 1
  • Keith Lawrence and Alan Spector — Your Retirement Quest
  • Bob Weber — Exploring Spiritual Opportunities in the Second Half of Life
  • Kerry Hannon — Strategies for 50+ Job Hunters
  • Andrea Gallagher, Mary Radu, Bruce Frankel and Natalie Eldridge — Live Smart After 50!
  • Viki Kind —  Getting Caregivers to Accept Help
  • Marci Alboher —  How to Make a Living and Make a Difference in the Second Half of Life
  • Bruce Frankel —  What Should I Do With the Rest of My Life? and How Dance Can Protect Your Brain
  • Lynne and Josh Berrett —  Music for an Ageless Mind
  • Betsy Werley —  The Caring Collaborative
  • Jan Hively and Moira Allan — “We are the Ones” — Pass It On!
  • Renée Rosenberg — Achieving the Good Life After 50: Tools and Resources for Making it Happen
  • Ruth Nemzoff — Don't Bite Your Tongue and Don't Roll Your Eyes: Find Ways to Get Along with Adult Children and In-Laws
  • Andrea Gallagher — What Do You Know About The Cards You've Been Dealt?
  • Jan Cullinane — Think We Know How We Think?  Think Again!
  • Abigail Trafford — New Road-No Rules for Work, Love and Play in the Bonus Decades
  • Julie Shifman — Imagine. Then Do It!
  • Sallie Felton —  Why We Get In Our Own Way Dealing With the 3 Types of Clutter
  • Sara Zeff Geber — Fifty-Plus, Minus Kids:  The Unique Challenges of “Solo Agers”
  • Holly Thomas — Financial Lifestyle Planning
  • Kerry Hannon — What's Next?  Meaningful Midlife Job Transitions
  • Vic Strecher — On Purpose:  Lessons in Healthy Retirement
  • John Sorensen from The Conscious Elders Network and Ron Pevny from The Center for Conscious Eldering — The Conscious Eldering Approach
  • Denise Archie — Your 5 Keys to Juggling Success for Boomers and Beyond
  • Dr Karl Singer — How to Maximize Your Health in the Fourth and Fifth Age
  • Dr. Elizabeth Fideler —  Deciding Not to Retire or to Un-Retire
  • Douglas Goldstein — What Investors Don't See That's Ruining Their Portfolios, and What They Can Do to Fix It
  • David Campbell — Creating, Funding, and Running a Volunteer Organization in Your Third Act
  • Robert Laura — No Regrets Retirement Planning: An Empowering Look At Maximizing Retirement's Opportunities
  • Chris Farrell — Retiring to Unretirement
  •  Suzanne Braun Levine  — Revinventing Your Life: Embracing the Second Half of Life
  • Jay Goldfarb — Legacy of Wisdom – Making Wisdom a Central Theme of Aging
  • Sue Levy — Make Healthy Eating Happen in 2015!
  •  Kim Porgieter —   Planning For No Regrets
  • Helen Dennis — Age & Retirement: Some Game Changers
  • Alice Aspen March — It's Never Too Late to Get the Kind of Attention You Need
  • Robert Weber, Ph.D. and Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. — The Spirituality of Age
  • Roger Landry — Live Long, Die Short: Authentic Health and Successful Aging
  • Meg Newhouse. Ph.D. — Legacies of the Heart: Living a Life That Matters
  • Mary Tyrrell — From Inception to Retirement: How I Help Elders to Record their Memoirs
  • Bob Mauterstock — Passing the Torch: Critical Conversations with Your Adult Children
  • Dr. Harry “Rick” Moody — Dreams for the Second Half of Life
  • Greg Finch — The Art of Creative Caregiving
  • Dr. Tom Kottke — Positive Health and Well-Being for You and Your Patients
  • Dr. Bill Sadler — Adult Development IN Aging
  • Viki Kind — Caregiving and New Tools to Help Caregivers
  • Connie Goldman — Partnerships and Adjustments in Later Life
  • Dana Steinova– Memory Training: Developing Confidence in Your Abilities
  • Dr. George H. Schofield — The Many Faces of Retirement
  • Mitch Anthony — The New Retirementality: Planning Your Life and Living Your Dreams…at Any Age You Want
  • Jan Hively and Moira Allan – Digital Globetrotting with the Pass It On Network
  • Louis Tenenbaum — Policy, Housing, and an Aging Society
  • Dr. Carolyn Walter,  The Retirement/Reinvention Years: Grief, Loss, and Transformation
  • John C. Robinson: The Psychology, Spirituality, and Mysticism of Conscious Aging
  • Barbara Shaiman: Living Your Legacy Now!
  • Ashton Applewhite: This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism
  • Jann Freed: How to Lead With Wisdom
  • Cynthia R. Green: Welcome to the Brain Age: The Revolutionary New Science of Cognitive Health and What You Should Know About It
  • Gregg Levoy: Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion
  • David Holland: Retirement Planning Essentials
  • Kathleen Burns Kingsbury: Breaking Money Silence: How to Shatter Money Taboos, Talk more Openly about Finances and Live a Richer Life
  • Dr. Bill Thomas: The MAGIC of Minka
  • Dr. Sara Zeff Geber: Planning for Retirement and Beyond and a Solo Ager
  • Dr. Gillian Leithman: Aging in the 21st Century Workforce: The Work Motivation of Mature Workers
  • Fred Mandell: Roads Taken: Work as the Expression of the Questions We Are Asking Ourselves
  • Nancy Collamer: Design Your Second Act Career
  • Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle: Aging with Wisdom
  • Jan Hively and Meg Newhouse: Positive/Vital Aging: Life Long
  • Louise Nayer: Emotional Planning for Retirement
  • Marc Freedman: How to Live Forever
  • Bruce Frankel and Paul Nagle: Creating a Grassroots Force to Change Policy and Build Community
  • Richard Eisenberg: The 10 Secrets of a Happy Retirement
  • Connie Zweig: The Reinvention of Retirement
  • Mark Miller: The Jolt Phenomenon
  • Joy Loverde: We'll Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends
  • Jeri Sedlar: Don't Retire, REWIRE!
  • Kerry Hannon: Never Too Old To Get Rich
  • Chris Farrell, Purpose and a Paycheck
  • Lori Bitter, Hacking Longevity: How 3 Generations Over 50 are Thinking About a 100-Year Life
  • John Leland, The Paradox of Aging: Why People Are Happier as They Age
  • Teresa Amabile, Exploring Your Identity, Creativity, and Life Structure in Retirement
  • Lynda Smith: Navigating Your Second Career: Finding Passion, Purpose and a Paycheck 50+
  • Mary Pipher, Women Rowing North
  • Raines Cohen: Aging in Community: New (and Old) Ways of Living Well Together
  • Chip Conley: The Making of a Modern Elder
  • Ellen Langer: The Art and Science of Mindfulness
  • Nancy Walton-House and Wendy Pender: Libraries Serving Older Adults through Community Partnership
  • Mark Fischer and Lucy Rose Fischer: How to Make Your Older Years the Best Time of Your Life
  • Dr. Ken Dychtwald: What Retirees Want: A Holistic View of Life’s Third Age
  • George Kinder: Life Planning, Mindfulness, and a Golden Civilization
  • Wendy Marx: How To Brand Yourself in a Changed World
  • Dr. Louise Aronson: Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life
  • Dr. Richard Leider, The Path of Purposeful Aging
  • Harry Margolis: Disaster-Proof Your Retirement
  • Elizabeth Fideler: Aging, Work, and Retirement: A Trifecta of Challenges
  • Bruce Feiler: Life is in the Transitions
  • Helen Dennis, Game Changers in Aging
  • Kerry Hannon, Navigating the New World of Work
  • Rabbi Laura Geller, Getting Good at Getting Older
  • Claire Panke: Light Years: Intergenerational Stories of Resilience, Creativity, and Meaning in Later Life
  • Richard Leider: Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?
  • Connie Zweig: Retirement: From Role to Soul
  • Sky Bergman: Lives Well Lived
  • Elizabeth Isele: Senior Entrepreneurs Are Driving More – and More Sustainable – Social Innovation Worldwide than Any Other Demographic
  • Glenn Frank: 50+ Finding Your Life Balance Between Time, Money, and Joy
  • Dana Griffin: Eldera: Unlocking the Social Capital of Older Adults
  • Carol Orsborn: The Making of an Old Soul: Aging as the Fulfillment of Life’s Promise
  • David Chernikoff: Conscious Aging: Seven Keys to Awakening with Purpose and Joy as You Age
  • Ryan Frederick: Choosing the Right Place at the Right Time in the 2nd Half of Life
  • Dr. Marilyn Heins: Geriatrica: A Traveler's Guide
  • Kerry Hannon: The Future of Work
  • Jan Cullinane: The New Retirement: Create a Life You Don’t Need a Vacation From
  • Mark Miller: Retirement Reboot: Commonsense Financial Strategies for Getting Back on Track
  • Harry (Rick) Moody: Preparing for a Green Retirement
  • Larry Jacobson: Redefining Retirement: What's Your Encore?
  • Kathryn Britton: Write! Transform Your Experience into Content That Matters
  • Bruce Feiler, The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World
  • Connie Zweig: Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path
  • Renée Rosenberg: Applying Japanese Philosophy for Personal Growth to Make Your Later Life More Healthier, Happier and Successful
  • Ken Dychtwald: Radical Curiosity: My Life on the Age Wave
  • Ellen Langer: The Mindful Body: Thinking Our Way to Chronic Health
  • Dr. Jann Freed: Creating a Breadcrumb Legacy in Your Life
  • Dr. Mary Cronin, Why Entrepreneurship Is a Smart Retirement Option
  • Donald Officer: What You Don't Know About Post-Truth and Why It Matters
  • Barbara Waxman: From Retirement to Preferment: How to Create the Next Best Stage of Your Life
  • Chip Conley: Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age
  • Andrea Carlisle: Let's Tell Our Stories: How Older Women Can Redefine Aging With Age
  • Maddy Dychtwald: Increase Healthspan, Brainspan, and Lifespan with Ageless Aging