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Upcoming Partner Events

Transitioning Into Retirement:

Join us for this free virtual symposium, and hear insights from 12 leading experts (including our own Bevan Rogel) on how to tailor a meaningful, fulfilling retirement that’s made for you!

- How the world is changing because we are living longer
- The skills and agility we need to have the life we want
- How you can live consciously and age wisely

This free event airs from Feb 28 through March 2.

Upcoming Encore Academy Events


This workshop will help you explore and identify your passion, purpose and interests for your “Second Half” of life:

- Learn how the world is redefining retirement;
- Begin your internal exploration of what has meaning and value for your life
- Identify the “Gremlins” that are holding you back
- Visualize the possibilities for your “Second Act”
- Begin to take some action towards your discovery journey.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
St. Pete College

New: Forty But Not Finished: How to Compete in Today’s Job Market

- Are you 40 or over and looking for work?
- Have you been out of the job market for some time?
- Do you have the latest information on how to present yourself in a job search?

How we present ourselves during a job search is one of the most important factors in getting a job. For job seekers 40 and over, this is especially important. The most qualified candidate isn’t always the one that’s hired; often it is the best “presenter”.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Collaborative Center
2101 E. Palm Ave., Tampa FL 33605

Recent Articles from the Blog

Joy at Work: 3 Steps to Ensuring a Satisfying Encore Career: Guest blog by Lisa Huetteman

According to a recent report by the Gallup organization, there are twice as many actively disengaged workers in the world as there are engaged workers who love their jobs.  You can download the report here: Can you believe that?  Twice as many people hate their jobs as those who love them.  But, it gets worse. Gallup found that only 13% of workers feel engaged by their jobs. That means they … [Read More...]


In the last six months, I have been so inspired by the significant progress and attention to the portion of the Encore Movement referred to as “purposeful aging”.   In late 2016, the Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging convened a powerful “Purposeful Aging” summit that brought together national thought leaders, policy makers, academia, philanthropists and media to talk about the … [Read More...]

The Power of Looking Back to Move Forward: One Woman’s Special Journey

After graduating from college with an Arts degree, Janet Saunders enjoyed a professional career as a teacher, while working at the Humane Society as a volunteer. Now retired, she continues to enjoy life along with more time to help the Humane Society. Janet’s teaching career was ignited when a neighbor suggested she teach pre-school. After years of experience in this role, Janet was able to … [Read More...]