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Identify Your Passions: Creating the Vision for the Rest of Your Life

Friday, July 29, 2016 9:00 – 11:30 at The Greenhouse, St. Petersburg

When you what you are doing is connected to your passions and core values, you are living a life of discovery that energizes you every day. Discover or reconnect with your passions and explore how you can use them to create your vision for yourself. Building on this vision, tied to your passion, you can create overall goals to help you realize your exciting vision.

Those attending the program will use creativity and art related activities in a fun and enlightening program to:
1. Identify what core values are important to them now,
2. Identify their passions and
3. Visualize what a life connected to those passions might look like.

Free but must register HERE.

Rethinking Your Identity in Mid Life. Who do you want to be?

Friday, August 26, 2016, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at The Greenhouse in St. Petersburg.

You’ve had many roles in your lifetime…parent, worker, teacher, spouse. By midlife, our identity may seem well established. You’re proud of what you’ve accomplished! But as you approach midlife, those roles may be shifting and you long to do something else.

Join us for a thought provoking discussion group, where we will cover areas such as:

  • Creating an expanded sense of self through mindful reflection and focus on new areas of your life.
  • Exploring sides of yourself that may have been suppressed
  • Discovering new opportunities to empower your emerging identity.

Come refashion your identity, embrace your passions, and explore new pathways. This is also a great opportunity to work with Bobbi Gemma, Master Certified Coach, Executive Coach and Life Architect with the Gemma Group.

Free but must register HERE.

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  • 10,000 Baby boomers are turning 65 every day
  • 9 million people ages 44-70 are in their encore career
  • Another 31 million are interested in joining them
  • 37% of boomers say they expect to retire after 65
  • 10,000 adults are turning 60 every day
  • Over 40% of all start ups in America are by adults over 45 years of age.
  • 70% of all boomers expect to work in some capacity after they "Retire"
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