40 episodes

Produced for Gen Xers and Boomers in mind, this show explores the evolving world of work and addresses the question, "How do we stay relevant and thrive in this new economy?" Host Lou Blaser explores topics like the future of work, resilience, career longevity, un-retirement, pivots, mindset, and more. Season 3 is all about career continuity and resilience.

Second Breaks Lou Blaser

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    • 5.0, 29 Ratings

Produced for Gen Xers and Boomers in mind, this show explores the evolving world of work and addresses the question, "How do we stay relevant and thrive in this new economy?" Host Lou Blaser explores topics like the future of work, resilience, career longevity, un-retirement, pivots, mindset, and more. Season 3 is all about career continuity and resilience.

    What’s Coming Up in Season 4

    What’s Coming Up in Season 4

    According to an oft-cited statistic, "85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't been invented yet." (Source: 2017 Report by Institute For The Future) In Season 4, we'll explore eight new roles and career paths that have only been made possible within the last few years or last decade. Read the full transcript at https://secondbreaks.com/thepodcast

    • 6 min
    In Between: What Work Could Look Like in 2022

    In Between: What Work Could Look Like in 2022

    The podcast is currently on a break. In the meantime, I thought I’d pop in here for a minute with the latest Inside Briefing Notes.



    Season 4 starts on August 6, 2020. Subscribe to the podcast and tell your friends about it!

    • 7 min
    In Between: On Laughter and Stamina

    In Between: On Laughter and Stamina

    The podcast is currently on a break as I develop Season 4. In the meantime, I thought I'd pop in here for a minute to tell you about what's going inside Briefing Notes.



    Season 4 starts on August 6, 2020. Subscribe to the podcast and tell your friends about it!

    • 6 min
    Introducing Second Breaks

    Introducing Second Breaks

    Haven't you heard? The 50s are the new 40s. And the 40s are the new 30s. We, my friend, are at the prime time of our lives. Now is when we get to bring our skills and experiences — all the things we worked hard for — to the table of our choosing. And take up space, wherever it is we want to take up space!



    Second Breaks is a show where we talk about thriving in our careers, no matter if it's our second, third, or fourth one. Lou Blaser is your sidekick-host and each season, we'll explore topics like career pivots, longevity, future of work, un-retirement, mindset, resilience, and more. All the things we need to kick some butt - so nobody dares to count us out.



    Season 4 starts on August 6, 2020. Subscribe to the podcast and tell your friends about it!

    • 2 min
    134. Three Takeaways on Career Continuity and Resilience

    134. Three Takeaways on Career Continuity and Resilience

    As HR leader Randy Lumia pointed out in Episode 132, there will always be disruptions in the business world that can and will impact our work. Today, it is the pandemic, economic instability, plus a sustained civil unrest in the USA (also being felt globally). Tomorrow, it will be something else. It may not always be as far-reaching as today’s challenges are. But no matter what, there will always be something that will disrupt. *** This is the final episode for Season 3. Read the transcript at https://secondbreaks.com/thepodcast

    • 16 min
    133. Managing Our Careers in Unpredictable Times with Aenslee Tanner

    133. Managing Our Careers in Unpredictable Times with Aenslee Tanner

    “As we’re seeing nowadays, more and more things are falling into the unpredictable realm. And this is where cause-and-effect cannot be known in advance. We’re only going to be able to connect the dots in hindsight.” — Aenslee Tanner



    This episode is part of Season 3: Career Continuity and Resilience. Read the show notes and catch up on the rest of Season 3 at https://secondbreaks.com/thepodcast


    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

This Podcast is Spot ON! ,

Inspiring and On Point!

Listening to this show always makes me feel a little smarter and hopeful! Lou is engaging and thoughtful. She asks the questions of her guests that you'd want to ask and some you might not think to ask. Love this show!

Paintsplash ,

Thoughtful and Worth the Listen

Second Breaks is very thoughtfully and intelligently created. Lou does a great job asking questions that get insightful answers from her guests. I really like how she’ll take a time out to explain more in depth about things that come up for enhanced clarity. Thank you for making such an enjoyable listening and learning experience!

Leo in the ville ,

Highlight of my new career

Being on Lou’s podcast was the highlight of my new career. As a new entrepreneur, after 30+ years in corporate financial services, I have learned so much from Lou and her guests. It was a joy to be interviewed by Lou. She is so easy to talk with and SO smart. Lou made it easy to be a guest. The social assets were top-notch for sharing. Thank you, Lou!

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