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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.
 
Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career.

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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.
 
Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career.

    Discover the Perfect Destination for Your Retirement or Remote Work Abroad #337

    Discover the Perfect Destination for Your Retirement or Remote Work Abroad #337

    Description: In this episode, I am speaking with Emily Bron from International Lifestyle Consulting. Emily helps people relocate for retirement or for remote workers to find their ideal destinations. Emily has relocated to a foreign country multiple times in her life. You will probably pick that up by her accent. She is relocating again and helping others do the same.
    Read the Emily’s bio:
    After living and working in 4 countries (3 continents), experiencing several immigrations, changing professional fields (engineering, research, banking, IT, and travel consulting), and being an avid traveler with a cultural discovery mindset, she created International Lifestyle Consulting to advise how to find the best matching place for you to relocate abroad for a better quality of life, work, or retirement.
    As a professional Baby Boomer and remote worker, she is relocating again! Her guidance and advice are based on the following: Her multi-immigration and life experience of relocating alone and with family Daily follow-up on the selected destination news and immigration updates Firsthand travel experience at each location Thorough destination inspection with relocation in mind Real-time updates for each recommended area Knowledge of immigration options and the relocation process Information from local contacts and resources She is fully proficient in English and Russian and can speak other languages. This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 39 min
    From Turbulent Childhood to a Successful Life - Memoir by Steph Silver #336

    From Turbulent Childhood to a Successful Life - Memoir by Steph Silver #336

    Description: In this episode I am speaking Steph Silver who is the author of the book Anywhere, USA: A Memoir.
    This will be a bit of a different kind of episode. I have known Steph for many years and I had no idea that she had an upbringing with an incredible amount of upheaval. I want you to hear a bit of the story from the book, the process of writing her memoir, and what she got out of the book from a personal growth perspective.
    Read Steph’s bio:
    Steph savors the little things wherever she goes—like flowers in a field, sunlight through the trees, or sounds of laughter. Moving over thirty times before she was seventeen, traversing between campgrounds, fully furnished homes, and homeless shelters, Steph used her optimism and grit to rise to a place of comfort, peace, and personal success. She is now on a mission to enhance as many lives as possible and to help humans thrive.
    Her first book, Anywhere, USA is a memoir that reveals some dark sides of a turbulent childhood while shining light and optimism at every turn. Despite close calls with disasters, both natural and man-made, Steph believes that if she is good enough, strong enough, or works hard enough, one day she’ll become worthy of the love and security she seeks. Who she ultimately chooses to become and if she’ll transcend her circumstances are questions Steph must answer for herself more than once in this gripping coming-of-age story.
    Steph founded VINE Collective in 2018 after parting from a branding agency she helped grow over 12 years. Through individual and team coaching, retreats, public speaking, and brand work, VINE cultivates meaningful and memorable experiences that bring forth the most exceptional versions of each person and/or brand.
    Steph also uses her desire for human connection, authentic experiences, and profound growth to train, educate, and amplify leaders and businesses who live through their mission, vision, and passion as host of MVP Business Podcast. She’s deeply driven to build relationships and help people authentically grow, succeed, and connect.
    When she’s not managing her team, visiting with clients, or connecting with friends, Steph can usually be found cooking, gardening, dancing, or mountain biking with her two sons.
    After listening to this episode, I want you to think about friends and colleagues. How well do you really know them?
    I have known Steph for over 10 years and she is a really together person but after I read her book, I wondered how did she survive her childhood to become the person she is today.
    Many of us had very difficult childhoods and not everyone is here today but people like Steph can be an inspiration for all of us.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 36 min
    Rebroadcast - Are You Prepared to be an ‘After the Age of 50’ Entrepreneur? #335

    Rebroadcast - Are You Prepared to be an ‘After the Age of 50’ Entrepreneur? #335

    Description:
    In this episode I am speaking with Wendy Mayhew who is the author of WISER: The Definitive Guide to Starting a Business after the Age of 50.
    This is a rebroadcast of episode 180 I recorded with Wendy in early 2020. I think it is as relevant today as it was 3 years ago. This is a guide to entrepreneurship for those over 50.
    Before we get to the episode this episode will publish the Monday before the US Labor Day weekend. I will not be publishing a podcast episode the week of September 3rd nor will there be a Career Pivot Insights newsletter on Sunday, September 3rd.
    Here is Wendy’s bio:
    Author Wendy Mayhew has been an entrepreneur for 40 years. Her most recent businesses are WISE - Seniors in Business and WISE 50 over 50 Awards.
    WISE - Seniors in Business, was formed to change how older entrepreneurs are perceived and to guide wannabe older entrepreneurs on deciding if entrepreneurship is for them. Wendy has quickly become Canada's leading expert on older entrepreneurship. She has done extensive research and understands the challenges facing this newest and fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs. Wendy is a sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator by business organizations now starting to realize the importance of serving this newest group of entrepreneurs.
    Seeing the gap in information available to older entrepreneurs, Wendy authored WISER: The Definitive Guide to Starting a Business After the Age of 50 to assist this group of new entrepreneurs in starting their businesses.
    Wendy also offers assistance and guidance to help business organizations set up programs specific to new entrepreneurs starting a business later in life.
    The WISE 50 over 50 Awards recognize and celebrate Canadian entrepreneurs over the age of 50. With the support of well over 100 Canadian organizations sharing information on the awards through their networks, the 50 over 50 Awards have generated awareness of the most under-supported and underserved group of new entrepreneurs in Canada.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 26 min
    The Megatrends Reshaping Our Postgenerational Society: A Guide by Mauro Guillén #334

    The Megatrends Reshaping Our Postgenerational Society: A Guide by Mauro Guillén #334

    Description: In this episode I am speaking with Mauro Guillén who is the author of the book THE PERENNIALS: The Megatrends Creating a Postgenerational Society. This is a topic that you need to be paying attention to as we are in the later stages of our careers. There are some big megatrends that many companies, governments, and people are not paying attention to but many of us will still have to deal with. This will affect our work life, family life, and retirement.
    Read the author’s bios:
    Mauro F. Guillén is one of the most original thinkers at the Wharton School, where he is Professor of Management and Vice Dean for the MBA for Executives Program. An expert on global market trends, he is a sought-after speaker and consultant. He combines his training as a sociologist at Yale and as a business economist in his native Spain to methodically identify and quantify the most promising opportunities at the intersection of demographic, economic, and technological developments. His online classes on Coursera and other platforms have attracted over 100,000 participants from around the world. He has won multiple teaching awards at Wharton, where his presentation on global market trends has become a permanent feature of over fifty executive education programs annually. He is the WSJ bestselling author of 2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything. 
    I have been interested in generational change for many years. We have a lot of generational change in our society that I think Mauro discusses in his book. He does not say how to solve it but spells out the megatrends in an easily digestible way.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 30 min
    50+ Job Market - Some Examples of Success from the Career Pivot Community #333

    50+ Job Market - Some Examples of Success from the Career Pivot Community #333

    Description:
    In this episode, I want to discuss with you what I am seeing in the 50+ job market. I was on an Encore Network call the other day and two of us were asked for our views of the 50+ job market. I want to discuss how I view the world in August of 2023 and take you through 4 examples of very recent success from members of the Career Pivot Membership community.
    I am part of the Encore Network https://encorenetwork.org/ and I was asked to speak to what I was seeing. Another gentleman was asked to speak about broader economic data.
    I know a lot of listeners of this podcast are career coaches, resume writers or provide other services in helping people with their careers. I want you to check out the Encore Network. The Encore Network is a coalition of leaders who champion the civic, social, and economic contributions of people 50+ by creating community, stimulating learning, and inspiring action to transform the encore stage of life.
    Believe it or not, the economic numbers are pretty good. Yes, inflation has stretched a lot of you financially, but it is coming down. The big companies of the tech sector have been laying off but the tech sector is really a pretty small part of the overall economy.
    I will tell you that the green energy sector is hiring. A lot of money has been flowing into that sector after the Inflation Reduction Act was passed.
    The official unemployment for those 50-54 and 55+ is below 2.5 percent. I will link in the show notes the latest press release from Nifty50s.com with the data. Nifty50s is another member of the Encore Network.
    I run the Career Pivot Community which has about 40 people currently participating with an average age of 60 and over the last six months I have seen a lot of success. I discussed some of the success these folks are having getting hired during the Encore Network discussion.
    I want to highlight some of what I talked about.
    These are folks who are mostly in their mid to late 50s. They are getting hired I want to take you briefly through their stories.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 12 min
    Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain with Mitchell Clionsky #332

    Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain with Mitchell Clionsky #332

    Description:
    In this episode I am speaking with Mitchell Clionsky who is the co-author with his wife of the book Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain. This is a topic that many of us will have to deal with. It may be an aging parent, a spouse, or yourself. It is a fascinating topic on what you can be doing now to prevent getting dementia.
    Let me read the author’s bios:
    MITCHELL CLIONSKY, Ph.D., is a board-certified neuropsychologist who specializes in evaluating and treating patients with cognitive impairment, dementia, ADHD, and traumatic brain injury.
    EMILY CLIONSKY, MD, completed residencies in internal medicine and in psychiatry and is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She specializes in the care of patients with cognitive impairments.
    They have a combined 70 years of professional and clinical experience in medicine and neuropsychology and have treated 20,000 patients. They partner at a private practice, Clionsky Neuro Systems, Inc., based in Springfield, Massachusetts. They are experienced public speakers, podcast guests, and workshop presenters for general and professional audiences.
    This is a topic that has touched my life. My mother died in her mid-80s with dementia and her last few years were not pleasant due to the dementia. My son’s mother-in-law started showing signs of dementia about a dozen years ago when she was in her late 50s. She is now in her late 60s and requires full nursing home care. This a debilitating condition and for some this is preventable.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

mrlizarde ,

Honest and inspiration

As someone who has made signifact changes to their career I really appreciate nd resonate with Marcs message of aligning our work lives with our core values

Katrina195 ,

There is hope!

This show does a great job of sharing motviating and helpful ideas to inspire and inform our "second act"... it's so refreshing to hear examples of how to recreate and repurpose our past to yield a more fulfilling and stimulating future. What an inspiring podcast!

thatengineeringguy14 ,

Great Podcast to Make a Career Shift!

Marc does a great job hosting, asking interesting questions, and bringing out a conversation that shares actionable insights. Definitely worth listening to!

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